Apple has just announced that the third generation iPad will finally be arriving in Malaysia along with 11 other countries this Friday, April 20. Available in black or white, the new iPad boasts a stunning new Retina display, Apple’s blazing fast A5X chip with quad-core graphics and 5MP HD iSight camera with advanced optics. It’s not quite as thin nor light as the previous generation iPad, but packs a punch in performance. And still maintains its impressive 10 hour battery life.
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Beginning Friday, April 20, the new iPad will be available in Malaysia, Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, South Korea, St Maarten, Uruguay and Venezuela. Beginning on Friday, April 27, the new iPad will be available in Colombia, Estonia, India, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, South Africa and Thailand.
The new iPad is the fastest selling iPad yet, pushing out three million units in just three days since its big launch on March 16, 2012.
The new iPad Wi-Fi models will be available in black or white for a suggested retail price of RM1,499 (US$399) for the 16GB model, RM1,899 (US$599) for the 32GB model and RM2,099 (US$699) for the 64GB model. The iPad Wi-Fi + 4G models will be available for a suggested retail price of RM1,899 (US$629) for the 16GB model, RM2,199 (US$729) for the 32GB model and RM2,499 (US$829) for the 64GB model.** The new iPad will be sold through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com) and select Apple Authorized Resellers. Please note that the Malaysian prices are unconfirmed/unofficial.
While 4G LTE is only supported by AT&T and Verizon in the US, and selected networks in Canada, you can still plug in your 3G/HSPA/HSPA+ or GSM/EDGE supported SIM cards to enjoy data access.
In anticipation of the coming of the new iPad, Malaysia’s Apple Online Store has already slashed the prices of the iPad 2 to RM1,199 (for the base 16GB Wi-Fi model). This is an awesome time to pick up a cheap iPad!
*Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.
**4G LTE is supported only on AT&T and Verizon networks in the U.S. and on Bell, Rogers and Telus networks in Canada. Data plans sold separately.