Apple launches iPad Air and Mini


Apple Inc in a surprise announcement on Monday launched 10.5-inch iPad Air and a 7.9-inch iPad Mini ahead of its March 25 event.

The iPhone maker had said it would hold a media event on March 25, where it was expected to launch next-generation AirPods, an AirPower wireless charging mat and a new affordable iPad.

The Apple webstore has been down since Sunday evening, prompting speculations of a launch.

Suzan O