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Smart vs. Globe iPad Air, iPad Mini with Retina Display pricing, data plans


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Philippine telco giants Smart and Globe today, December 9 announced that Apple's latest flagship tablet devices - the iPad Air and the new iPad Mini with Retina Display are coming to their respective stores this Christmas season.

iPad Air Smart, Globe


Globe said that iPad Air and iPad Mini will be available beginning Thursday, December 19.

Smart announced on Saturday, December 15 that  iPad Air will be available on Monday, December 16, 2013 at selected stores nationwide.

Pre-order page for Smart is also activated last December 9.

TheSummitExpress.com will update this page for more details on pricing, launch date, subscription details or data plans for Smart vs. Globe offer.

Update on Smart iPad plans:

The iPad Air and the iPad mini with Retina Display are available on Smart Bro’s iPad Plan 1499 (16GB) and iPad Plan 1699 (32GB), which both come with 65 hours of LTE Internet surfing every month and an Anti-Bill Shock Guarantee that ensures subscribers wouldn’t have to worry about excessive data charges on their monthly bills.

Subscribers only need to pay a one-time fee of P1,000 for the iPad mini with Retina display or P5,000 for the iPad Air upon application to get their hands on these newest tablets of the season. The device amortization is already integrated into their monthly service fees, which means a credit card is no longer required to break the device cost into monthly installments.


Update on Globe iPad plans:

The iPad Air 16GB is available for as low as P1,624 monthly at Plan 499 with P1,125* monthly cash out over a 24-month contract period, which already includes 85 hours of LTE surfing. Meanwhile, the 32GB variant is available for as low as P1,790 monthly at Plan 499 with P1,291 monthly cashout over a 24-month contract period, also bundled with 85 hours of LTE surfing.

On the other hand, the iPad mini with Retina display 16GB is offered at P1,499 monthly at Plan 499 with P1,000 monthly cashout over a 24-month contract period, complete with 85 hours of LTE surfing, while the 32GB variant is available at P1,665 monthly at Plan 499 with P1,166 monthly cashout over a 24-month contract period also bundled with 85 hours of LTE surfing.

Smart and Globe boast their offer with data plans that will let customers connect to their superior Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks with speeds up to 42Mbps.

Apple launched iPad Air and the iPad Mini with retina display in the United States last October 23 and November 12, respectively.

iPad Mini with Retina Display Smart, Globe



Here's the Apple iPad Air specs summary:
  • 9.7-inch IPS LCD Retina Display, 2048×1536 pixels @ 264ppi
  • Apple A7 64-bit chip dual-core processor
  • PowerVR SGX544MP4 GPU
  • Apple M7 Motion processor
  • 5MP iSight rear camera
  • 1080p full HD video recording
  • 1.3MP front-facing FaceTime camera
  • Built-in microphone
  • 4G/LTE (Optional)
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Assisted GPS
  • iOS 7

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