Seven months after it was released in the US, the iPad finally (officially) arrives in Malaysia. Better late than never right? After all, we’re only getting it four months after it was officially launched in our neighbor Singapore.
The good news is that now Malaysians are finally able to buy an IPad that is covered by full official support and warranty, as opposed to those covered by shop warranty and support if you were to buy them from, say, Lowyat Plaza.
Below is a list of prices of the various iPads which will be made available through Mac stores and Apple shops in the Klang Valley and Penang:
- 16GB: RM1,549
- 32GB: RM1,849
- 64GB: RM2,149
On the data plan front, there’s Maxis who is offering three plans:
- Entry 3.5GB – RM70 per month (available for postpaid and prepaid)
- Super 6.0GB – RM90 per month (available for postpaid only)
- Premium 15.0GB – RM200 per month (available for postpaid only)
Not to be left out, DiGi also posted its iPad-friendly data plans on Facebook.
Fledgling mobile service operator, YES, may also be offering data plans for the IPad, based on their latest Twitter. Nothing much is certain though; all that is certain now based on their tweet is that you can purchase an iPad at the Yes flagship store in Lot 10 and that there is no activation fee if you opt for the IPad + Huddle bundle.
With a replacement for the iPad to be announced sometime in early next year (as reported by Bloomberg), one wonders if now is the right time to launch the product in Malaysia or if now is the right time to make the purchase. The fact that this generation of the iPad will be rendered obsolete in less than six months might deter some buyers (and Fast Company wrote First-generation Apple products are for suckers.) But the question to ask is this: when the new iPad does make its debut, when will it finally (officially) reach Malaysia?