LTE iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 Come to China

Apple announced late Wednesday evening that the LTE-capable versions of its iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 will launch in China this week. The WiFi plus cellular data versions of the company's latest tablets have been available in the United States in October, but couldn't roll out in China's government gave its official approval.

LTE iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 launch in China this weekLTE iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 launch in China this week

The China versions of the WiFi plus LTE iPads support TD-LTE, FDD-LTE, TD-SCDMA, DC-HSDPA, and HSPA+, along with "other fast networks," according to Apple.

The new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 include Touch ID support, and the larger iPad Air sports a thinner body compared to the model it replaces. The tablet's Retina Display offers better clarity, too.

Pricing for the iPad Air 2 with WiFi and LTE wireless data support starts at 3,588 (RMB), and 2,888 (RMB) for the iPad mini 3. Apple said it is selling the iPad Air 2 aqnd iPad mini 3 in more than 110 countries.