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MTN has announced the launch of Apple’s iPad with Retina Display, which is already available in store and will soon be joined by the iPad mini that is due to be released later this month.

The fourth generation iPad boasts a few improvements over the third generation model (review) including Apple’s snappier A6X processor, as well as the new, smaller Lightning Connector port at the bottom of the tablet, whilst it runs iOS 6 out of the box. Cupertino’s iPad mini boasts similar specs to that of the iPad 2 (non-Retina 1024 x 768 resolution and A5 CPU, review) except in a more grip-friendly form-factor of a 7.9" screen.

MTN carries the following specials on the Apple iPad with Retina Display deals (valid from February 1-14):

Apple iPad 16GB

•    R299 on MTN 500MB Internet Package
•    R329 on MTN 1GB Internet Package
•    R369 on MTN 2GB Internet Package
•    R509 on MTN Uncapped lite

Apple iPad 32GB

•    R349 on MTN 500MB Internet Package
•    R379 on MTN 1GB Internet Package
•    R419 on MTN 2GB Internet Package
•    R559 on MTN Uncapped lite

Apple iPad 64GB

•    R399 on MTN 500MB Internet Package
•    R429 on MTN 1GB Internet Package
•    R469 on MTN 2GB Internet Package
•    R609 on MTN Uncapped lite

MTN stated that deals for the Apple iPad mini will be announced closer to the time of launch.

“Technology continues to simplify business and people’s lives in a sophisticated manner on a daily basis,” said Serame Taukobong, chief marketing officer at MTN South Africa.

“For MTN, it is pivotal that we remain on the forefront of offering the latest cutting edge products and solutions to our customers, backed by our solid network infrastructure, for our customers to experience the full potential of the digital age. Both the Apple iPad with Retina Display and iPad mini are innovative products that embody the characteristics of a true digital-age-mobile-communications-device that is able to offer a content-rich experience,” Taukobong concluded.

In other Apple related news, the latest data from market research firm Strategy Analytics recently revealed that Cupertino became the number one mobile phone vendor for the first time ever Stateside, as the iPhone maker captured a record 34% market share during Q4 2012.

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