Apple‘s new iPad is set to be made available at Apple resellers all over Malaysia in less than 12 hours. Apple Premium Reseller, Machines is all set for the expected long queues for the new tablet. Machines has an event page detailing the launch. If you’re planning to be one of the early adopters, read a couple important notes after the jump, before you head to your nearest Machines outlet.
According to Machines, all Machines outlets will carry new iPad stocks except for Gardens and JB. It isn’t immediately known why these outlets will not carry the much-anticipated device. Starting 10am to 10pm, Machines will be selling the new iPad. This is of course, dependent on how much stocks are left (I’m guessing: not much). For the hardcore, only Machines Mid Valley will allow overnight queuing. For security reasons, other outlets at KLCC, Bukit Tinggi and Lot 10 will not permit queuing after closing hours, and therefore will only be available from 9am on April 20, 2012.
Customers will be given queue cards which are according to the quantity of iPads in stock. So no worries if they do run out of stock, you wouldn’t need to queue for no reason. Unless, you just love queuing for no reason. Each customer is entitled to a maximum of two cards which equals to two new iPads only. This is similar to what Apple has traditionally done with the iPhone. Machines accepts payment in cash or credit card (and no, if you’re asking – no payment in kind, good try!). No pre-registration, pre-booking or reservations are offered.
(Edit) Official pricing is now out on the Apple Online Store. Baseline price for the 16GB Wi-Fi iPad will be RM1,499.
Not interested to queue? No sweat, log on to Apple Store Online and place your order there. Make payment and get your spanking new iPad in 5-7 days.