iPad 2 size and specs.
April 2011 will be the month which Apple fanboys and fangirls in Hong Kong, Korea and Singapore will be the happiest. iPad 2 has been confirmed to launch in their countries in the month of April 2011.
The price of iPad 2 in Hong Kong, Korea and Singapore is not confirmed. The launch of iPad 2 in 25 countries (UK, France, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Ireland, Italy and etc) on March 25, 2011 will proceed as planned even though there had been speculation that there might be shortage of iPad 2 due to the earthquake in Japan.
The price of iPad 2 in United Kingdom (UK) has been confirmed while the official pricing for other international countries is still unknown. iPad 2 is even cheaper than iPad 1 in UK. iPad 2 16GB WiFi model will cost £399 which is £30 cheaper than the launch price of the the same model of iPad 1. iPad 2 64GB WiFi + 3G model will cost £659 which is £40 cheaper than the launch price of the same model of iPad 1.
iPad 2 will be available on this Friday, March 25, 2011 at 5pm Pacific Time (Malaysian/Singapore time: 8am March 26, 2011) at Apple retail stores or online purchase through their own countries’ Apple store at 1am same day (Malaysia/Singapore time: 4pm March 25 2011).
“While competitors are still struggling to catch up with our first iPad, we’ve changed the game again with iPad 2,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We’re experiencing amazing demand for iPad 2 in the US, and customers around the world have told us they can’t wait to get their hands on it. We appreciate everyone’s patience and we are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone.”
Unofficial sources have said that iPad 2 might be launched in Hong Kong, Singapore and Korea in the third or fourth week of April 2011.
With such a fast launch in other international markets especially the Asian markets, I believe this is a countermeasure taken by Apple to fight off the grey market that’s booming now.
That’s a good news for me because I don’t have to ask my friend to ship iPad 2 from US and face the risk of losing it or paying taxes for it. Yeah!
I might need to book a flight ticket to Singapore at the end of April 2011. Will you still buy iPad 2 from the grey markets or wait for the launch of iPad 2 in your country?
What’s your say?