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Is Apple replacing the iPad Air 3 with an iPad Pro mini?

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Apple‘s iPad Pro has been a huge success if we’re looking at sales figures, but it is also incredibly…well, huge. At 12.9 inches, it can be a little tricky to hold and use in one hand which may have turned some off it.

Still, that didn’t stop it from outselling Microsoft’s entire Surface lineup in Q4 of 2015. If the only thing stopping you from picking one up yourself is the size, we have good news for you because it looks like Apple has plans to launch a 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

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The iPhone and iPad gets another price hike in Malaysia

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Shortly after the announcement of the latest iPhone 6s, iPad Pro and iPad mini 4, the Malaysian Apple Online Store has made some price revisions on its product line up. With no surprises, most of the current iPhone and iPad models are getting a price increase, no thanks to our weakening currency exchange rate.

The iPhone 6 Plus costs as much as RM149 extra while the iPad gets price hike as much as RM459.

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SanDisk iXpand: The flash drive for your iPhone and iPad is finally here in Malaysia

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Apple has always been reluctant of providing any expandable memory slots for its iPhone and iPad. If you’re stuck with just 16GB of storage, SanDisk’s iXpand flash drive could be the solution that you’ve been looking for and it is finally here in Malaysia.

This is basically a thumbdrive with a full sized USB for your computer and it also comes with a pop-up lightning connector that plugs into your iPhone or iPad. This allows you to backup and transfer your photos and videos out easily.

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GST: Apple increase prices for iPhone and iPads in Malaysia

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As GST kicks in today in Malaysia, owning the latest gadget with a shiny Apple logo will cost you even more. This comes right after its recent price hike on the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 5S.

Now the iPhone 6 is priced from RM2,702 for 16GB, which is RM303 more since its launch in Malaysia last last year. Meanwhile the phablet sized iPhone 6 Plus now costs more than RM3,000 at RM3,126. This is an increase of RM377. The same 6% increase also applies on their iPads in Malaysia but it isn’t so much as it left unchanged during the price revision that happened a few weeks ago.

You can view the full list of the latest Post-GST iPhone and iPad pricing after the break.

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Samsung’s new Tablet will be thinner than iPad Air 2?

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The world doesn’t need another ridiculously thin phone but the idea of a thinner tablet is always welcomed. With the Galaxy S6 smart phone making its debut very soon, Samsung is about to release the successor of its flagship Galaxy Tab S tablet.

At 6.6mm, the Tab S is quite a remarkably thin device but it still thicker than other competitors like the Xperia Z2 Tablet (6.4mm) and Apple’s iPad Air 2 (6.1mm). For the next model which is dubbed as the Galaxy Tab S2, it is reported to be thinner than Apple’s wafer thin iPad.

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Celcom offers iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 from RM998

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Planning to get a brand new iPad with 4G LTE support? Celcom is now offering the latest iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 cellular versions on contract, starting from RM998. All 3 storage options (16GB, 64GB and 128GB) are available and you have a choice to subscribe to one of 3 iPad data plans ranging between 2.5GB to 10GB per month.

Its Celcom First iPad Lite at RM50/month comes with 2.5GB a month, while its First iPad Basic at RM70/month comes with 4.5GB data quota. For heavy data usage, its First iPad Advance of RM100/month comes with 10GB of data, which is equivalent to just RM10/GB.

View the full iPad bundled pricing with 24 months contract after the break.

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iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 available from Maxis on contract

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The latest iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 had went on sale in Malaysia a couple of weeks back. If you’re planning on getting a 4G version, Maxis is now offering both tablets on contract.

With its SurfMore 50 plan that offers 2GB data at RM50/month, the iPad Air 2 (Cellular version) is offered from RM1,689 while the iPad mini 3 (Cellular version) is offered from RM1,389. The full bundled pricing are as follows:

iPad Air 2
16GB – (RRP: RM2,029) – RM1,689
64GB – (RRP: RM2,349) – RM1,929
128GB – (RRP: RM2,679) – RM2,229

iPad mini 3
16GB – (RRP: RM1,699) – RM1,349
64GB – (RRP: RM2,029) – RM1,709
128GB – (RRP: RM2,349) -RM1,999

During sign up, you would need to put a 3 month advance subscription fee as advance payment, which will be refunded over 5 months. However it is waived for Maxis subscribers that have been active for the past 1 year with good payment records. All contracts are tied with 24 months duration.

For more info, visit Maxis’s iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 product pages.