Back Panel Build quality issues for 2022 Apple iPad Air M1 India models?

2022 Apple iPad Air with Apple M1 Chip models were launched during the 2022 March Apple Event. This is the first time Apple is using the M1 chip in an Apple iPad Air series. Older models came with an A-Series chip which is also powerful. The M1 chip is a proven chipset and offers top-end performance, and is also found in Apple’s Macbook Air models as well as Mac Mini 2020 desktops.

So the performance is not an issue here. How about the built quality?

As of this writing ( March 24, 2022 ), there are currently 5 Verified Purchase reviews available on for the 2022 Apple iPad Air with Apple M1 Chip. All these reviewers are giving 1 Star reviews and are complaining about the back panel build quality.

All verified purchase reviews are complaining about one thing – the back panel. “Cracking noise on the back panel” complains a buyer. Another user complains “The new ipad has the worst build quality for its price“.

Read all these verified purchase reviews on here.

These issues are not just for Indian iPad Air models.

Check out this Reddit thread here in which other iPad Air 2022 owners have posted their concerns on the build quality of the back panel.

I ordered and received two blue iPad Air 2022 today and I’m a bit shocked. The aluminium backplate is a lot thinner than on the iPad 4 which I also have. You can almost feel the battery through the plate when you hold the device. Both iPads have the same feeling and are making creaking noises when you hold them. This did not happen on the iPad Air 4. Both are going back but is it just me? I also asked a second person and she felt it too.

Posted by mezzox33142 on Reddit.

In India, the price for iPad Air 2022 with M1 chip starts at ₹54900 for the base 64GB WiFi-only model. The WiFi + Cellular model has a price tag of ₹68900. For that price, Apple should provide a device with good build quality, looks like they somehow didn’t test the quality of the back panel enough and shipped out the devices.

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2021 Apple MacBook Pro 14,16 now available to pre-order on Amazon India

Apple has officially unveiled the 2021 Series of Apple Macbook Pro models with the M1 chip. These new models are powered by Apple M1 Pro or Apple M1 Max chipset. You can buy these in 14-inch or 16-inch screen sizes. The older M1 2020 Macbook model was only available in 13-inch screen size only.

Amazon India has now listed 2021 Apple MacBook Pro 16 and Macbook Pro 14 models online. These new models are powered by the new Apple M1 Pro chip. ‎2021 Apple MacBook Pro 16 MK1E3HN/A ( Price: ₹2,39,900 ), ‎MK193HN/A ( ₹2,59,900 ) and ‎MK183HN/A ( ₹2,39,900 ) are now listed for pre-order on ‎ has also listed 2021 Apple MacBook Pro 14 MKGP3HN/A ( ₹1,94,900 ), ‎MKGR3HN/A ( ₹1,94,900 ) and ‎MKGQ3HN/A ( ₹2,39,900 ) for pre-order. These new models will officially release in India on October 30, 2021.

The other two products Apple launched during the Oct 2021 Apple Event are AirPods 3rd generation ( India Launch Price: ₹18,500 ) and HomePod mini ( Price: ₹9900 ).

2021 Apple Macbook Pro India Pricing

Model nameSpecificationIndia Launch Price
Macbook Pro 14 2021M1 Pro ( 8-core CPU and 14-core GPU ) / 16GB ram / 512GB SSD₹1,94,900
Macbook Pro 14 2021M1 Pro ( 10-core CPU and 16-core GPU ) / 16GB ram / 1TB SSD₹2,39,900
Macbook Pro 16 2021M1 Pro ( 10-core CPU and 16-core GPU ) / 16GB ram / 512GB SSD₹2,39,900
Macbook Pro 16 2021M1 Pro ( 10-core CPU and 16-core GPU ) / 16GB ram / 1TB SSD₹2,59,900
Macbook Pro 16 2021M1 Max ( 10-core CPU and 32-core GPU ) / 32GB ram / 1TB SSD₹3,29,900

2021 Apple MacBook Pro 14 with M1 Pro chipset price starts at ₹1,94,900. Available in Silver and Space Grey colors, this model is powered by Apple M1 Pro chipset with an 8-core CPU and 14-core GPU. It comes with 16GB Unified Memory and has 512GB SSD Storage. There is also a more powerful model available powered by Apple M1 Pro chip with 10-Core CPU and 16-Core GPU which has a launch selling price of ₹2,39,900 in India. It also comes with 16GB Unified Memory and has 1TB SSD storage. The base model ships with 67W USB-C Power Adapter while the 16-core GPU model gets a 96W USB-C Power Adapter in the box.

2021 Apple MacBook Pro 16 models with M1 Pro chipset price range from ₹2,39,900 – ₹2,59,900 in India. The top-end model powered by M1 Max chip with 32-core GPU and 32GB ram, has a launch price of ₹3,29,900 in India.

2021 Apple Macbook Pro Specs and Features

  • Display Specs: 14.2-inch / 16.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR display ( 3024×1964 or 3456×2234 pixels resolution / 1,000nits – 1,600nits / 10,00,000:1 contrast ratio / Wide colour (P3) / True Tone technology / ProMotion 120Hz refresh rate )
  • Battery capacity: 70Wh lithium-polymer ( 14 inch ) / 100Wh ( 16 inch )
  • Power supply: 67W USB-C Power Adapter ( M1 Pro with 8-core CPU ), 96W USB-C Power Adapter ( 10-core CPU ), 140W USB-C Power Adapter ( 16-inch model )
  • Storage: 512GB – 1TB ( configurable up to 8TB )
  • USB Ports: 3x Thunderbolt 4 USB 4 (USB-C) ports with support for Charging, DisplayPort, up to 40 Gbps
  • Other ports: SDXC card slot, HDMI Port, 3.5 mm headphone jack, MagSafe 3 port
  • Keyboard: Backlit Magic Keyboard
  • Media engine: Hardware-accelerated H.264, HEVC, ProRes and ProRes RAW
  • Wireless and Connectivity: 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5.0
  • Webcam: 1080p FaceTime HD camera
  • Speakers: High-fidelity six-speaker sound system with force-cancelling woofers
  • Operating system: macOS Monterey

Apple MacBook Air M1 Offer on Amazon Prime Day 2021 Sale

2020 Apple MacBook Air (13.3-inch/33.78 cm, Apple M1 chip with 8‑core CPU and 7‑core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) is available for a Deal price of ₹84,990 ( ₹7,910.00 OFF ) on This offer is part of the Prime Day 2021 sale and will end on July 27th. You can also buy the 512GB SSD model at a price of ₹1,09,990 ( ₹7,910.00 OFF MRP Launch Price in India ).

Apple MacBook Air 2020 models are powered by Apple M1 chip which is an ARM processor offering fantastic performance and long battery life. The 256GB model uses an Apple M1 chip with 8-core CPU and 7-core GPU while the 512GB model has 8-core CPU and GPU.

You can get up to 18 hours of mixed-use battery life thanks to this new Apple chip. Since these models don’t need a fan, these models give you a quiet experience even when doing processor-intensive tasks. These laptops ships with macOS Big Sur operating system and can be upgraded to newer versions for free when they arrive.

Update: Prime Day Sale Offer price is now gone. The current lowest price for Apple M1 Macbook Air is ₹87,900. ( Aug 2021 ).

Specs and Features

  • Apple M1 Chip
  • 13.3-inch LED-backlit IPS display ( 2560×1600 pixels / 227 PPI / 400nits / Wide Color P3 / True Tone technology )
  • 49.9‑watt‑hour lithium‑polymer battery offering Up to 15 hours wireless web
  • 30W USB-C Power Adapter
  • Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports
  • 8GB unified memory
  • 256GB SSD / 512GB SSD storage
  • Backlit Magic Keyboard
  • Touch ID sensor
  • 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5.0
  • 720p FaceTime HD camera
  • Stereo speakers, 3.5 mm headphone jack, Three-mic array with directional beamforming

Apple 2021 iPad Pro, iMac, with M1 chip Price in India [ July 2021 ]

Apple has launched a few new gadgets during the Apple Spring Loaded Event held on April 20, 2021. The main highlight of the event was the new 2021 iPads with the Apple M1 chip inside. Last year’s Macbook Air and Pro laptops also use the same M1 chip.

Apple has also gone back to the drawing board and made a few colorful iMac 24-inch AIO desktops that also use the same M1 chip. Another new product apple launched during the event is AirTag – an iPhone accessory to help you locate a lost item. A new Magic Keyboard with Touch ID built-in is another product in the 2021 list.

Apple didn’t announce the new iPhone 13 models but launched iPhone 12 and 12 Mini models in Purple color. The price range from Rs 66,400 – Rs 84,900 in India. These new models are already available to pre-order online from ( check here ).

The 11 inch iPad Pro 2021 model has a price tag of Rs 71,900 for the base model in India. ( June 2021 Price ). You can also buy this with 256GB storage ( Price: Rs 80,900 ), 512GB ( Price: Rs 98,900 ), 1TB ( Price: Rs 1,34,900 ) and 2TB ( Price: Rs 1,70,900 ). The WiFi + Cellular models have a price range of Rs 85,900 – Rs 1,84,900 in India. These models are now in stock online in India on ( check here ).

July 2021 Lowest Price: Rs 68,290 (11-inch, Wi-Fi, 128GB), Rs 76,890 ( 256GB ).

The more expensive 2021 iPad Pro 12.9 inch model has a launch price of Rs 99,900 in India for the 128GB base model ( June 2021 Price ). You can also buy this model with 256GB storage ( Price: Rs 108,900 ), 512GB ( Price: Rs 1,26,900 ), 1TB ( Price: Rs 1,62,900 ) and 2TB ( Price: Rs 1,98,900 ). The WiFi + Cellular model has a price range of Rs 1,13,900 – Rs 2,12,900. All these models are now in stock and available to purchase on ( check here for the current lowest prices ).

2021 Apple 24” iMac has a launch price of Rs 119,900 in India. It comes with 8GB of ram and has 256GB of storage. The base model has a 7-core GPU. The 8 core GPU model with the same memory and storage configuration has a price tag of Rs 1,39,900. In this model, you also get extra 2x USB 3 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, and Magic Keyboard with Touch ID. The 8GB ram 512GB iMac 2021 has a price of Rs 1,59,900. You can pre-order these via from here.

AirTag ( Pack of 4 price: Rs 10,900 – Pack of 1 – Rs 3,190 ). The Precision Finding feature on this is compatible with iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Check out the Apple Store on here to get full specs, ongoing offer,s and current lowest prices for these 2021 products.

Apple iPad Pro 2021 up for pre-order on Amazon India | Price, Specs

Amazon India has listed the new Apple iPad Pro 2021 as Coming Soon. It will be available to pre-order from Apr 30 online in India. iPad Pro 2021 is available in two sizes – 11 inch iPad Pro 3rd Gen and 12.9 inch iPad Pro 5th Gen. You can buy these iPads in Space Grey or Silver color.

April 30 Update: Apple iPad 2021 models now available to Pre-order from Amazon India. Check here for the current lowest prices and availability.

Apple iPad Pro 2021 India Prices

The 2021 11 inch iPad Pro 3rd Gen base model with 128GB storage has a price tag of Rs 71,990 in India. You can also buy this with 256GB ( Price: Rs 80,900 ), 512GB ( Price: Rs 98,900 ), 1TB ( Rs 1,34,900 ) and 2TB ( Rs 170,900 ) storage options. The base model 128GB WiFI+Cellular has an MRP price tag of Rs 85,990. This item will be released on May 31, 2021.

The 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2021 5th Gen model has a launch price of Rs 99,990 in India for the base 128GB model. You can also buy this with 256GB ( Rs 1,08,900 ), 512GB ( Rs 1,26,900 ), 1TB ( Rs 1,62,900 ) and 2TB ( Rs 1,98,900 ) storage options. The 128GB WiFi + Cellular 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2021 has a price of Rs 1,13,900 in India.

Specs and Features

Apple revolutionized the Computer market last year with the launch of Macbook Air and Macbook Pro Laptops powered by Apple’s own M1 chip. It offered much better overall performance compared to many of the Intel-powered Apple Macbooks. Now Apple is bringing the same Apple Silicon chip to the iPads. Both iPad Pro 2021 variants are powered by the M1 chip making them the fastest Tablets ever made.

The 11-inch model features a LED-backlit, IPS Liquid Retina display with a native resolution of 2388×1668 pixels. The more expensive and bigger 12.9-inch model features a mini-LED backlit Liquid Retina XDR display with a native resolution of 2732×2048 pixels. Both models support various display features like ProMotion technology, Wide color display (P3), True Tone display, Anti-reflective coating, Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, etc. Apple Pencil (2nd generation) support is available on both models as well.

The Apple M1 chip on these new 2021 iPads has an octa-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores to get the best performance and battery life. It also features 16-core Neural Engine. The 128GB, 256GB and 512GB storage models ship with 8GB of ram while the 1TB and 2TB models have 16GB ram.

All models support 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0. Wi-Fi + Cellular models have support for 5G networks as well as 4G LTE ( depending on the area you live in ). The 11-inch model is powered by a 28.65 watt-hour battery while the 12.9 inch has a 40.88 watt-hour battery. Apple is shipping these new iPads with a 20W USB-C Power Adapter in the box.

Check out the iPad Pro 2021 Pre-order page on here.


Apple Macbook Air / Pro with M1 Chip Price in India [ June 2021 Price ]

Apple Macbook Air 2020 / Macbook Pro 2020 models powered by Apple Silicon M1 chip are now available to purchase in India online. Apple has also launched Mac Mini, iPad 2021 models, and iMac 24 inch with the same chipset. We haven’t seen many big discounts, offers or price drops on these models yet. Check out the current lowest prices on below ( Updated: June 2021 ).

Macbook Air 13 2020 with Apple Silicon M1 chip has an MRP price tag of Rs 92,900 in India ( 8GB ram / 256GB SSD storage ). You can also get the 512GB variant at an MRP price of Rs 1,17,900. The current offer price is Rs 1,11,990.

MacBook Pro 13 2020 with Apple Silicon M1 chip has an MRP price tag of Rs 1,22,900 in India ( 8GB ram / 256GB SSD storage ). The current lowest price for this model is Rs 1,16,790. The 512GB variant has a launch price of Rs 1,42,900. ( Current Lowest Price: Rs 1,33,990 – May 2021 ). The 1TB 16GB ram model has a launch price of Rs 1,94,900 and now sells for Rs 1,74,900.

MacBook Air is available in 3 different colors – Space Grey, Gold, and Silver while the Macbook Pro can be bought in Space Grey and Silver colors. 

Apple Mac Mini 2020 with an M1 chip has a price tag of Rs 64,900 in India ( 8GB / 256GB SSD ). The 512GB variant has a launch price of Rs 84,900.

Apple has also now launched New Apple iMac 2021 with 4.5K Retina Display with Apple M1 Chip in India. It has a launch pre-order price of Rs 1,19,900 and will ship to customers on May 30, 2021. The newer 2021 iPad Pro models also now use the M1 chip offering fantastic performance.

All M1 chip models will be available starting from 17 November and you can pre-order them from and Flipkart in the coming weeks, as well as from the Apple India website. 

What is Apple Silicon M1 Chip?
Until now, Apple has been using Intel processors on its Macbook Air and Macbook Pro models. Apple iPhones and iPads were using Apple’s own A14 and A13 Bionic chipset, which offered great performance and battery life on these devices. With the M1 chip, Apple is bringing the same tech – an ARM-based CPU – to the laptop.

Apple M1 chip is tailor-made for Macbooks hence you can get great performance and battery life. According to Apple’s promo page, M1 is by far the highest‑performance CPU Apple has ever built. Like many other chipsets, this has two types of cores – 4 high-performance cores and 4 high-efficiency cores – to get the best out of both worlds. Apple also boasts the M1 chip has the world’s fastest integrated graphics on a personal computer. You are getting an 8 core GPU with up to 2X faster GPU performance than other laptops with integrated GPUs.

With these new M1 chip, the Macbook Pro 13 offers up to 17 hours of Wireless web browsing and 20 hours of Media playback. The new Macbook Air 13 on the other hand offers 15 hours of web browsing and up to 18 hours of media playback. All these new models ship with macOS Big Sur which is engineered to take full advantage of all the capability and power of the M1 chip.

Since the M1 chip is based on Apple’s iPhone and iPad chips, you can now run these iPhone and iPad apps on the new Macbook Air and Pro natively.

Source: Apple India