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If you’re looking for the 3rd gen new ipad, Maxis is offering it as a bundle with SurfMore 75 plan from as low as RM799. The SurfMore 75 is a postpaid plan which comes with 5GB of data. 2 models are offered – 16GB WiFi + Cellular at RM799 and 32GB WiFi + Cellular at RM999. Both bundling are tied with 24 months contract.
During sign up, Maxis requires RM1,000 advance upfront payment which will be rebated back to your bill across 5 months period.
For more information, head over to Maxis iPad promo page.
In terms of data plan bundling, Maxis offers 3 plan options – 2GB data plan for RM48/month, 4GB data plan for RM68/month & 12GB data plan for RM108/month. As comparison, Celcom offers its 4.5GB plan for RM70/month and 7GB for RM100/month for the new iPad bundling. The plans from Maxis are tied with 24 months option and they require an upfront payment between RM300 – RM800 depending on plan. The upfront payment will be rebated back evenly across 5 months.
The iPad data plans do not charge for excess data but speeds will be throttled down once you’ve exceeded the limit. To speed up, Maxis also offers top up of data quota from RM8/day for 500MB. For long term add-on, there’s RM18/month for 750MB (30 days) and RM28/month for 1.5GB (30 days).
In addition, it’s worth noting that in certain areas, the Maxis network runs on DC-HSPA+ that’s capable of supporting theoretical download speeds of up to 42Mbps. DC-HSPA+ is supported in the New iPad and Maxis say that in DC-HSPA+ areas subscribers can expect a download speed of up to 10Mbps.
For more information, head over to their new iPad page.
For Maxis One Club member, they are throwing additional discounts where the new iPad can be yours from as low as RM699. You’ll get RM150 off on 4GB data plan bundling and RM300 off on the highest 12GB data plan option. There’s no price difference on the 2GB data plan option.
For more information on Maxis One Club new iPad offer, head over here.
UPDATE: Maxis offers the new iPad from as low as RM699 for Maxis One Club Members.
Maxis has started teasing on its front page that the new iPad is coming next Friday on 22nd June 2012, which indicates that they are possibly offering the Apple tablet on their network. Despite not having 4G LTE capabilities, Maxis now offers a faster wireless broadband service with its newly revamped DC-HSPA+ network that supports up to a maximum of 42Mbps.
The new iPad WiFi + Cellular model supports this and should have an edge over others in terms of built-in connectivity (without the use of external MiFi). In terms of plan, Maxis is offering 6GB of monthly data at RM98/month. More details of their DC-HSPA+ broadband plan here.
If you’re been wanting to get an iPad with internet connection bundled in, you might consider holding your purchase until next Friday when the plan is revealed. Hopefully they will be generous in terms of iPad price subsidy.
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The new iPad which comes with a 4G version has created quite a stir among consumer lately. While the 4G term is often confused between LTE, WiMAX, HSPA+ and various frequencies, Apple decides to change the name to a safer alternative. Instead of calling it “iPad WiFi + 4G”, it is now called “iPad WiFi + Cellular”.
This makes it clearer since the WiFi version is devoid of any mobile network support while the now “WiFi + Cellular” version supports anything from EDGE/3G up to DC-HSPA+/4G LTE. While we don’t get the supported 4G LTE band in Malaysia, the “Cellular” version does work in Malaysia on 3G and DC-HSPA+ networks.
The name change has already reflected on Apple’s Online Store as shown above.
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Before the clock strikes 12, the new iPad is now ready for online orders at the Apple Store. As expected, there’s no change of pricing compared to the previous iPad 2 with the 16GB WiFi version going for RM1,499.
For the 4G + WiFi version, although the 4G band is not supported in Malaysia, it still supports the usual 3G networks here with micro-SIM. The extra difference is the support for HSPA+ with download speeds up to 42Mbps which is currently supported by U Mobile. Of course, availability of higher speeds depend on actual coverage with HSPA+.
If you don’t want to spend on the latest, you still can order the iPad 2 which is priced at RM1,199 for the 16GB WiFi or RM1,599 for the 16GB 3G version. 32GB and 64GB models are no longer available online.
To order the new iPad at the comfort of your home, head over to the Apple Store.
UPDATE: New iPad now available with similar pricing from RM1,499 for 16GB WiFi.
This is it. If you’re anticipating for the high resolution new iPad, your wait is finally over as Apple has announced 20th April 2012 as the official availability for Malaysia and other 11 countries including South Korea and Brunei. Our neighbouring Thailand will be getting theirs the following Friday on 27th April.
Pricing wise we don’t expect deviation from the current RM1,499 starting price for the 16GB WiFi version. As for the 4G + WiFi version, although it isn’t fully supported in Malaysia, we believe it will still make an entrance considering it supports 3G and HSPA+ speeds up to 42Mbps.
The new iPad isn’t a huge leap forward compared to the previous version apart from the high resolution screen, faster processor and improved 5MP camera. The new version is slightly thicker and heavier but it shouldn’t be that noticeable. If being the latest isn’t a priority, you can snap the iPad 2 from the Apple Online Store from just RM1,199 while stocks last.
So anyone going to queue up on Thursday night? Hopefully no grandmas queuing this time.
Apple has just lifted the covers off its latest creation, the new iPad. Yes, that is the official for Apple’s latest tablet, it’s not the iPad 3 or the iPad HD, Apple simply calls it the “new iPad”. So what’s new with the new iPad? Let’s look at the details.
First up, we have the new 9.7-inch Retina Display that packs a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixel giving
you a PPI count of 264. As we’ve mentioned before that’s well under the 326 PPI Retina Display
standard on the iPhone 4 and 4S, but Apple still deems the screen on the new iPad worthy of the Retina Display name because it claims that at the optimal operating distance – about 10-inches – the individual pixels are indistinguishable. If we follow the same logic, the iPad 2 with a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 and a PPI count of 131 can also be deemed a Retina Display if viewed from a distance of, maybe, 20-inches?
We’re just hours away from one of the biggest announcements Apple will make this year. Riding on a tsunami of rumours and speculations, the new iPad will make its global debut in San Francisco at 10AM PST on Wednesday, March 7 or 2AM on Thursday, March 8, our time. We’ll be up to catch the latest and you’re up for it here are the live blogs we recommend you follow.