IPad Air, the new version of Apple's tablet, went on sale last Friday in the United States and 41 countries for as little as $ 500. Australia and several Asian cities kickstarted sales of the new tablet. model. Brazil was left out of the world launch.
Apple's new tablet is thinner than the previous iPad, weighs 453 grams and has a faster A7 processor. Apple will cut prices on previous versions of the product. In Beijing, customers were greeted at the largest Apple store in Asia with applause from vendors.
In addition to Air, Apple will begin selling in November the iPad Mini 2, a compact 7.9-inch screen that now comes with a "Retina" display (2048 x 1536 pixel resolution). The Mini 2 starts at $ 400 in the US.
According to forecasts by expert consultant Gartner, worldwide tablet sales will reach 184 million units this year, an increase of 53.4% compared to 2012.