The new iPad Air will be available from Core Group in South Africa by the end of next week.

“We are thrilled to announce the launch of iPad Air in South Africa. iPad created an entirely new mobile computing experience, and the new iPad Air is another big leap ahead. Once you hold one in your hand you will understand what a tremendous advancement this is,” says Rutger-Jan van Spaandonk, executive director of the Core Group.

iPad Air WiFi models will be available in South Africa in silver or space grey for a recommended retail price of R5 999 for the 16GB model, R7 399 for the 32Gb model, R8 699 for the 64Gb model and R9 999 for the 128GB model.

iPad Air with WiFi + Cellular will be available in silver and space grey for the recommended retail price of R7 799 for the 16GB model, R8 999 for the 32Gb model, R9 999 for the 64Gb model and R11 499 for the 128GB model.

Customers who buy an iPad Air qualify for free productivity and creativity apps. Apple has made iWork (Keynote, Pages and Numbers) and iLife (Garageband, iPhoto and iMove) free with the purchase of any new iPad.

“We know that South Africans have been waiting eagerly for this product. We encourage customers to visit their nearest iPad Air retailer to see just how dramatically thinner and lighter it is and experience this life-changing device for themselves,” says Van Spaandonk.