The 3 year old iPad 2 is officially retired from Apple’s Online Store. Taking its place is the newer 4th generation iPad with Retina display which retains the same entry level price of RM1,199 for 16GB WiFi and RM1,599 for 16GB WiFi + Cellular model.
Those who are in the market to buy the first generation iPad mini would probably be better off topping up additional RM250 for a better Retina Display and faster A6X processor. As comparison, the iPad mini is priced at from RM949 for 16GB WiFi and RM1,379 for 16GB WiFi + Cellular. If you’re interested, you can check out Apple’s Online Store here.
As for the new affordable iPhone 5C, there’s still no signs of its 8GB version. If it’s available here, we are likely to see a RM300-400 cheaper price tag than the current 16GB iPhone 5C that’s currently priced at RM1,999.
We hope nobody had ordered an iPad 2 in the past few weeks.
After the introduction of the new 4th generation iPad with Retina display, the current 3rd gen “new iPad” has been discontinued for good. It is no longer listed on the online Apple Store and the older iPad 2 still remains the entry level model priced at RM1,199 for 16GB WiFi.
If you are still interested to get your hands on the 3rd gen iPad with retina display, Machines is still selling them with a reduced pricing from as low as RM1,379 for the 16GB WiFi version. Basically they have cut RM120 across all models including the WiFi + Cellular model.
Can’t tell the difference between the 3rd gen and 4th gen iPad with Retina Display? Check out our iPad comparison post.
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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.
After the announcement of iPad 2, Apple Store in Malaysia has slashed its iPad pricing to as low as RM1199 for the basic 16GB WiFi only model. The iPad 3G 16GB is even more affordable at only RM1599. That’s substantial savings of RM350 for the WiFi models and RM400 for the WiFi + 3G version.
As mentioned in the iPad 2 launch post, the new iPad 2 is more powerful, thinner and comes with 2 cameras but it isn’t much difference as we would have expected. So if the new iPad 2 features is something you can live without, the original iPad with its new reduced pricing and immediate stock availability looks like a good buy right now.
For more details, head over to at Apple Store Malaysia.
Thanks to winyap for the heads up!
So the iPad is now officially available in Malaysia with Maxis being among the first to shout availability of iPad centric data plans. However did you know that there are other alternatives as well? Practically, you just need a data plan which comes in microsim or a MiFi device that lets you connect via WiFi. Let’s take a brief look at the choices available.
The tweet from the operator’s official Twitter account seems to suggest this but details are scarce. There’s no mention of anything on Yes’ web page as well. All that is certain now is that there is no activation fee if you opt for the bundle.
The tweet also seems to suggest that you can purchase an iPad at the Yes flagship store in Lot 10. We have no confirmation on this but will try to find out more. Keep it locked on.
(Update 1531hrs 30112010:) We’ve just gotten an update that Yes is currently having an iPad promotion where if you purchase an iPad from Machines in Lot 10 you can get the RM50 Yes ID activation fee waived when you purchase a Yes Huddle outright on the same day. The 10GB free usage is also applicable in this offer. This promotion is only for new Yes subscribers. The promotion starts today and ends December 31, 2010.
For a full list of iPad compatible data plans, click on the link.
This is definitely a case of better late then never if there was any.
The Apple iPad, which was officially released in April 2010 in the US and a few selected markets, has finally and officially hit Malaysian Apple stores. If you’re counting, that’s a full seven months of waiting, if you’re counting further, Singapore got their official iPads in July 2010, four months ahead of Malaysia.
Here’s the full list of iPad prices:
To many, this is great news, to be able to purchase the iPad backed by full official tech support and warranty but the thinking man might reconsider the proposition of buying an iPad now considering the fact that a replacement will be announced in somewhere in April 2011.
Some might question, sure, Apple will announce the new iPad in April but when will Malaysia get it? If we know our Apple products, it is a safe bet that you’ll be seeing the new iPad hit Malaysian stores earlier than the original iPad did.
So if you ask us, we’ll be holding on to our cash a little bit longer. The notion of getting a device, no matter how good, knowing that it will be obsolete in less than six months doesn’t make us feel too comfortable.
In any case, here’s a full list of where you can get the iPad
Apple Shop, Harvey Norman:
Note: Limited to three units per customer
Special thanks to E.T. for the magnificent flag pic.