UPDATE: iPad 2 launched. New stock expected next week or you can order online. Read about it here.
There you go iPad 2 hopefuls. Your biggest question about the iPad 2 has been answered. Right after the official announcement from Apple that iPad 2 is indeed coming to Malaysia this Friday, one of Malaysia’s largest Apple retailers — Machines — has revealed the official pricing for the device, and it is cheaper than expected!
Overall the iPad 2 is cheaper across the board that the original, up to RM100 for some models compared to the original and it RM100 cheaper all-round than our earlier estimated price.
16GB: iPad RM1,549 — iPad 2 RM1,499
32GB: iPad RM1,849 — iPad 2 RM1,799
64GB: iPad RM2,149 — iPad 2 RM2,099
16GB: iPad RM1,999 — iPad 2 RM1,899
32GB: iPad RM2,299 — iPad 2 RM2,199
64GB: iPad RM2,599 — iPad 2 RM2,499
No word of how much the Smart Cover will cost but now you know that it’s not going to deviate much from the estimated RM150 for the polyurethane version and RM250 for the leather casing.
Sale for the iPad 2 will start this Friday, April 29 at 9am for retail stores and 1am for online purchases. Expect long, long, long, long lines at all official retail outlets. You have been warned.
UPDATE: Official pricing revealed from RM1499 for iPad 2 16GB WiFi. Read about it here.
Apple has issued a press release that the iPad 2 is coming to Malaysia and Singapore this Friday, 29 April. Other availability countries also includes Hong Kong, India, Israel, Korea, Macau, Philippines, South Africa, Turkey and UAE. Japan is launching theirs tomorrow on 28 April.
In the release there’s no mention of local prices but we could be expecting it to be similar to the unconfirmed pricing revealed earlier.
Sales on ground are expected to start at 9am while the Apple online store starts earlier at 1am.
This is it people!
Official iPad 2 Malaysia pricing revealed
Our daily routine at SoyaCincau.com is scanning local telco sites for the latest news and updates on what happening in the industry. A quick look at the Yes.my website today reveals two new products from the 4G operator. These new products are called Yes Starter Packs.
Each Starter Pack comes with a pre-registered Yes ID and 018 number which makes it signing up for a Yes account a pretty straight forward affair. All you need to do is purchase the Starter Pack, activate your account using the preset Yes ID and you’re good to go.
There are two types of starter packs. The Go Starter Pack cost RM100 and includes a Yes Go as well as RM50 worth of credit that you can use to surf the internet or make calls and send SMS with. Essentially what this is is a prepaid mobile broadband pack that you can also use to make voice calls and send SMS with. Considering that it’s not just a mobile broadband service, this Go Starter Pack is pretty good value for money for light and medium web users who want to give Yes a go (pun intended). Heavy downloaders can look elsewhere.
The other Starter Pack is the the Yes ID Starter Pack. For RM50 you get a preset Yes ID and 018 mobile number with RM9 worth of credit included. This is probably good for people who are want to use Yes more for making calls and sending SMS rather than surfing the web. The good thing about this Yes ID Starter Pack is that if you do choose to use Yes to surf the web, all you need to do is just get a Yes device and use back the same Yes ID. There’s no need to register for another account.
Hit up the source link for more info on the Yes Starter Packs.
DiGi is now offering Family packages which bundles an Android smart phone with DG Smart Plan, DiGi Broadband and supplementary lines. What you’ll get is a lower combined monthly commitment plus greater savings from the purchase of HTC Incredible S or HTC Desire HD.
There are 3 choices to choose from ranging from DG Family Simple which consists of DG Smart Plan and broadband from RM98/month. Next would be DG Family Super which comes with the same thing but with 1-3 additional sublines from just RM123. For the bigger family, there’s the DG Family Plus with comes with 4-6 lines.
This is something worth considering if you’re looking for a new phone and you have additional supplement lines under you. Plus the additional 3GB Broadband data is a nice add-on to the mix.
If you’re an existing DG Smart Plan user, you can upgrade to this plan as long you are not tied with any smart phone contracts. For more information, head to DiGi’s Family package page here.