It’s official : APPLE says the iPad 2 will go on sale in Malaysia and Singapore tomorrow – it’s a Friday – 29 April. This announcement was a shock to many as it was always rumored Malaysia would only be in the list after June. There were already leaks that 29 April will be the day for Malaysia about a week back. Third party unauthorized resellers especially those at LowYat and Lelong.com.my will be most affected as they were selling these at a premium of RM 500 to RM 800 extra above these official prices.
So expect to see long queues again tomorrow morning . The local Malaysian forums are already buzzing about this with many fans proclaiming their intention to even camping tonight at the shopping malls to be the early birds
Excerpt from : http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2011/04/27ipad.html
iPad 2 with Wi-Fi will be available in Japan on April 28 and Hong Kong, India, Israel, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey and UAE on April 29 for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model and $699 (US) for the 64GB model. iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G will be available for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model. iPad 2 with Wi-Fi will be available in China on May 6, and further international availability will be announced at a later date.
iMovie® and GarageBand® for iPad apps are available for $4.99 (US) each from the App Store℠ on iPad or www.itunes.com/appstore. The Smart Cover is available in a range of colors in vibrant polyurethane for $39 (US) or rich leather for $69 (US).
Malaysian pricing ( Source : http://www.machines.com.my/ipad2.html )
WiFi model : 16 GB – RM 1499 , 32 GB – RM 1799 , 64 GB – RM 2099
WiFi+3G model : 16 GB – RM 1899, 32 GB – 2199, 64 GB – RM 2499
These are Singapore prices in comparison : So if you are in Johore, it is still cheaper to buy in Malaysia
-WiFI Model : S$668 ( RM 1615 ) for the 16GB model, S$798 ( RM 1928 ) for the 32GB model and S$928 ( RM 2242 ) for the 64GB model.
– WiFI + 3G Model : S$848 ( RM 2049 ) for the 16GB model, S$978 ( RM 2363 ) for the 32GB model and S$1108 ( RM 2677 ) for the 64GB model.
Authorised Sales outlets in Malaysia : http://www.apple.com/asia/ipad/buy/resellers-my.html
Johor : Machines @ City Square Johor Bahru
Kuala Lumpur :
SELANGOR – others :
– EpicCenter @ IOI Mall,
– Machines @ AEON Bukit Tinggi,Sunway Pyramid
– Harvey Norman @ AEON Bukit Tinggi, IKano Power Center, Sunway Pyramid
– Others : Switch @ The Mines, iStudy @ Subang Parade, Challenger @ The Mines, MyBytes @ Tropicana Mall, iStore @ PJ Digital Mall, MacCity @ I Utama
PENANG : Switch @ Gurney Plaza, Harvey Norman @ Queensbay Mall
MELAKA : Challenger @ Mahkota, MacCity @ Hatten Square
PERAK : IT World @ Ipoh Parade
SABAH : Technocrats @ 1 Borneo