Almost two months after launching the TD-LTE variants of the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display in China, Apple has announced that it would launch these iPads on Japan’s NTT Docomo network on June 10th. These iPads would use ultra-fast Xi LTE service and also lets you choose new billing plans with data sharing among family members and corporate users. Apple introduced the iPhone 5s and 5c for NTT DOCOMO by the end of 2013.
Apple would begin pre-orders of these iPads beginning June 2nd at DOCOMO dealers and DOCOMO’s website. Both these come in 16GB to 128GB variants and are available with 24-month contracts. Check out the pricing for all the variants below.
Regarding the new iPads, Kaoru Kato, President and CEO of NTT DOCOMO, INC, said
With the addition of iPad alongside iPhone, we now offer the complete lineup of Japan’s most popular mobile devices on the nation’s most reliable LTE network. We know our customers will enjoy using iPad Air and iPad mini, and anticipate that new customers will look to experience these amazing devices on our high-quality network with our new billing plan.
Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, said,
We are extremely happy for iPad to join iPhone on NTT DOCOMO’s network. The results on iPhone have been tremendous, and we look forward to delivering iPad to NTT DOCOMO customers.