UPDATE: Maxis has revised its iPad Air pricing making it similar to Apple retailer pricing.
The Malaysian iPad Air outright pricing has been revealed by Maxis this morning from as a low as RM2,049 for the 16GB model. Since it is being offered on contract, they are only offering the WiFi + Cellular version which supports 4G LTE connectivity. The iPad Air with 4G connectivity support is priced as follows:
iPad Air (WiFi + Cellular) 16GB –
iPad Air (WiFi + Cellular) 32GB –
iPad Air (WiFi + Cellular) 64GB –
Maxis doesn’t seem to offer its largest 128GB option for the iPad Air. Compared to last year’s iPad 4, the new iPad Air costs RM150 more for the 16GB/64GB model while the 32GB model is RM100 more. The price difference between the iPad Air’s 32GB and 64GB is quite a huge one with a RM350 price gap.
On Maxis, the new iPad Air is available with 24 months contract of SurfMore 30, 50 & 75 which gives you 1GB, 2GB and 5GB of mobile data respectively. The full bundled pricing as follows:
16GB iPad Air
SurfMore 30 (1GB) – RM1,929
SurfMore 50 (2GB) – RM1,549
SurfMore 75 (5GB) – RM1,449
32GB iPad Air
SurfMore 30 (1GB) – RM2,179
SurfMore 50 (2GB) – RM1,799
SurfMore 75 (5GB) – RM1,699
64GB iPad Air
SurfMore 30 (1GB) – RM2,489
SurfMore 50 (2GB) – RM2,099
SurfMore 75 (5GB) – RM1,999
For more information, head over to Maxis iPad Air page.
If you’re looking for an iPad Air with WiFi only, you might want to head over to SenQ‘s selected 10 outlets.
The WiFi version could probably start at RM1,649 for the 16GB unit based on the price increment we’re seeing so far. UPDATE: Full iPad Air pricing revealed. From RM1,599 for WiFi & RM2,029 for WiFi + 4G model.
Thanks to @weisheatan for the tip!
UPDATE: iPad Air officially lands in Malaysia. It is bundled from RM2,049 for 16GB WiFi + Cellular version.
It looks like the big 3 telcos in Malaysia will be offering the new iPad Air & 2nd gen iPad mini pretty soon. Maxis today has started teasing that they will be offering both iPads on their network right after DiGi & Celcom started their Registration of Interest exercise.
If they follow the same trend as before, it is likely that Maxis will be bundling the iPad Air & iPad mini with their data only SurfMore plans. For those planning to use their iPads while on the go, Maxis currently offers one of the widest 4G LTE coverage which is seen to be expanding quite rapidly in the Klang Valley.
Maxis iPad Air & iPad Mini pages are up but lacks the pricing and plan options for now. The official release of the new iPads have yet to be announced and it could be happening in the coming weeks ahead of Christmas.
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