If you have being waiting for the right time to buy Apple products, today is your lucky day. Similar to last year‘s CNY promotion, Apple is throwing yet another Red Friday promotion on their online store where they give additional discounts on selected Apple products.
Check out some of the key promo items below:
iPad with Retina Display – from RM1,378 (Save RM121-RM181)
iPad 2 – RM1,078 (Save RM121)
iPod Touch 5th Gen – from RM938 (Save RM111-141)
iPod Touch 4th Gen – from RM628 (Save RM71)
iPod Nano – RM488 (Save RM41)
MacBook Air – from RM2,788 (Save RM311)
MacBook Pro – from RM3,388 (Save RM311)
MacBook Pro with Retina Display – from RM4,988 (Save RM311)
Apart from these devices, they also offer discounts on Apple accessories such as Wireless Keyboard, Trackpad, Mouse and covers. If you’re hoping for extra discounts on the iPhone 5 and iPad mini, unfortunately they are not on offer.
For more information, head over to Apple Store’s CNY Promo page.
Remember, this promo is only valid today, 25th January 2013.
After the announcement of the new “Resolutionary” iPad, Malaysia’s Apple store has already started slashing prices of the existing iPad 2. Now the cheapest entry model, the 16GB WiFi version is going for only RM1,199 after the RM300 reduction across all models including WiFi and 3G.
Such price reduction also occurred last year and Apple Store Malaysia had offered refunds of price difference for those that purchased within 14 days before the announcement. If you’re one of the unfortunate ones that just bought one recent, do stay tune for the refund announcement as it is likely they might be doing the same this year.
Here’s the price difference for comparison:
16GB iPad 2
32GB iPad 2
64GB iPad 2
16GB iPad 2
32GB iPad 2
64GB iPad 2
To place an order, head over to the Apple Store. If you’ve been eyeing for a cheaper iPad, this is the time to do so but you better hurry before the old stocks run out.
We’ve once again reached that time of the year where we look back at the past eleven months to see what a year it has been. For us at SoyaCincau.com, 2011 has been a year filled with amazing gadgets and innovation. The mobile scene has progressed so much in such a short time span that you can’t believe how much the game has moved on since a year ago.
In Malaysia, we see more interest from prominent brands like Samsung, Sony Ericsson, HTC, Nokia and BlackBerry as they identify Malaysia as a key market. As a result we see more devices being launched in Malaysia much earlier than – or at the very least at the same time as – other countries. We see this trend continuing for 2012 as Android gains traction and makes inroads in the minds and hearts of Malaysian consumers outside of urban areas and the demand for smartphones increases and prices drop.
Microsoft’s Windows Phone has got to be, in our opinion, one of the biggest lost opportunities for 2011. As a mobile platform, Windows Phone has loads of potential but the lack of a concerted and synchronised market awareness effort from Microsoft and manufacturers has resulted in the platform being an unknown in the country. As a result of that, retailers have seen very little interest in Windows Phone devices.
Having said that, Nokia is set to launch its range of Lumia devices that run on Windows Phone in Malaysia sometime before the first quarter of next year. With a strong brand presence in the country, Nokia could just be what Windows Phone need to gain some mind share in Malaysia. But make no mistake, the Nokia Lumia devices are not magic bullets and Microsoft can’t depend on Nokia alone to solve the lack of awareness for its mobile platform. More needs to be done on Microsoft’s side to educate and drive conversation on the strengths and advantages of Windows Phone.
Speaking of which, TIME magazine has released its top ten lists of everything for the year. Naturally, the list of Top 10 gadgets for 2011 is something we are all very interested to see.
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Both the Xoom and Galaxy Tab have screens strengthened with Gorilla Glass while the iPad is a bit of an unknown. It does have some sort of treated glass but it is not known if the glass is from Corning and by the looks of the video…well just take a look see.
WARNING: Gadget junkies, this is very painful to watch. We’re not kidding.
While Maxis has revealed its new Ultimate Broadband plans, all focus seems to be on the HTC Flyer. In the FAQ, there’s just one tiny line which tells us something about Maxis upcoming plans for the iPad 2.
According to the line above, there will be an iPad 2 bundling with the Ultimate Solid plan which gives a rebate of RM79 over 24 months contract. That’s a total of RM1896 subsidy for the iPad 2.
If this is confirmed, we could be looking at a free iPad 2 16GB 3G which is priced at RM1899 standalone. Even the highest end iPad 2 64GB 3G would cost effectively RM603 after subsidy rebates.
These are still unconfirmed as this could be either an error in the PDF or a case of Maxis revealing too much at the wrong time.
Thanks to eagle eyed @tigervyh for spotting this!
While there are still people in world still standing in line to get their iPad 2s, these dudes are drop testing theirs
Two perfectly working iPad 2s were sacrificed in the name of science. In the video you’ll see the iPads being dropped screen side first onto a concrete sidewalk from waist height — one with a Smart Cover attached, the other completely bare naked.
It obvious that the naked iPad will be damaged, but how much damage, that is the question. What about the iPad with the Smart Cover attached? How did it fair in the drop test. Is the Smart Cover just a pretty face?
We won’t spoil it for you. Take a click and see what happens. If you haven’t gotten your iPad yet, we recommend you don’t watch this very graphic video.
Bonus video after the jump. BlackBerry PlayBook drop test. Enjoy?
Update: The Angry Birds iPad 2 casing is genuine license merchandise by GEAR4 distributed in Malaysia by BIG’ant. Full details here.
Machines is selling these Angry Birds back cover for the iPad 2 available at Machines KLCC, Mid Valley, Sunway Pyramid, Lot 10 (limited units) and Bukit Tinggi (limited units).
There are three designs to choose from at RM219 each.
We asked Machines if these are genuine items and we didn’t get an answer. So we’re not sure if these covers are official Angry Birds merchandise licensed by Rovio. We did get an answer from the distributor and the cases are official licensed merchandise made by GEAR4.
Also, these back covers are not Smart Cover compatible.
Two more designs after the jump.
This story has not yet been verified.
Apparently the little old lady that you see in the picture stood in line from 2:30am during the official launch of the iPad 2 last week to save the first spot for her grandson who came seven hours later at 9:30am.
If this is true, then things are getting out of hand here. Ultimately the iPad 2 is just a gadget, a thing that you can buy, easily replaceable and have no real significant value in the grand scheme of things. Yes, the iPad 2 is iconic and owning one does give its owners the feel good factor but to get your grandmother — a fragile old lady that should be enjoying life instead of wasting time standing in lines — to stand in line for seven hours just so you can be the first to get one is just deplorable.
If this is true, then we have this to say to the idiot grandson. You are a sad, sad excuse for a human being. The oxford dictionary should put your face next to the word “narcissistic”. Your grandmother’s love is wasted on you.
Can anyone tell us which Machines is seen in the picture. It’s not Machines but Mac City at New Wing, One Utama. Also, anyone know the fella?
This picture was taken by Twitter follower @azleonhart at KLCC and he claims that the first person in line was already on location at 11PM the night before. Proof that the demand for the world’s best selling device is still strong among fellow Malaysians.
Yeap, capitalism is indeed a part of the cultural fabric of our country and if it had a name we would all be calling it Apple.
Thanks @azleonhart for the picture.
While the iPad 2 price in Malaysia is among the cheapest globally, we wanted to find out whether it was the same story for its accessories. So we proceeded to compare the listed price of popular accessories such as the Smart Cover, Camera Connection Kit, iPad Dock and Digital Adapter.
From our findings above, the Leather Smart Cover in Malaysia is among the most expensive of the bunch at RM299. As comparison, getting it from Hong Kong costs RM209 while Singapore at RM237. Fortunately not all accessories are expensive in Malaysia as the iPad 2 dock and Camera Connection Kit is much more reasonable below RM100. Even our poly smart cover is similarly priced as Australia.
If you have a friend or relative who is flying back from the “cheaper accessory” countries above, you might want to consider buying your Leather Smart Cover from overseas instead. Again like the previous iPad 2 price comparison, prices above are listed from Apple Store online and it doesn’t include additional tax and possible rebates depending on country.