Here’s more update following our blog post back in January that the new iPad is coming to Malaysia. The latest iPad from Apple, supposely called iPad 3 was unveiled at an Apple event in San Francisco, US last week.
Runs on the latest operating system(iOS5.1), the new iPad(3) is due to be released simultaneously in 10 countries and territories: the United States, France, Canada, Australia, Germany, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. Unfortunately there’s no word on availability in Malaysia.
However, as usual we always got something to share. The latest iPad should be available in Malaysia sometime between mid-end April. We believe that Maxis and Celcom are interested to offer the new iPad, not to forget the Apple authorized distributors too.
The new iPad from Apple is powered by a custom-designed dual core A5X chip with quad-core graphics, much improved processing power if compared to the iPad 2. It has a 9.7-inch (diagonal) Retina display with 2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi). There’s also a 5MP camera, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi(a/b/g/n) & LTE connectivity.
The LTE or Long Term Evolution(73Mbps) version supports 700 & 2100 MHz network which is not compatible for use in Malaysia as we will be using 2600MHz for LTE. However the same iPad(3) will also support UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz) & GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz).
Below is the price that is expected for the iPad(3) in Malaysia, note that this is not confirmed yet but close to the actual price.
The WiFi version of the new iPad will cost:
- 16GB- $499 (the price that we estimate in Malaysia- RM1499)
- 32GB- $599 (the price that we estimate in Malaysia- RM1799)
- 64Gb- $699 (the price that we estimate in Malaysia- RM2099)
The 4G/3G versions will cost:
- 16GB- $629 (the price that we estimate in Malaysia- RM1899)
- 32GB- $729 (the price that we estimate in Malaysia- RM2199)
- 64Gb- $829 (the price that we estimate in Malaysia- RM2499)
For those interested in purchasing the iPad 2 at a discounted price, Apple Store has a special price, check it out here(link).
We will update more once we have more information.