29 April – its iPad 2 launch day in Malaysia and Singapore

Posted on April 28, 2011

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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 :

– Epic @ Pavilion
– Machines @ Lot 10, Mid Valley, Suria KLCC, The Gardens
– MacStudio @ Bangsar, Berjaya Times Square, Lowyat
Harvey Norman @ Mid Valley, Mont Kiara, Pavilion
– iStudy @ Mont Kiara

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