Planning to get iPad 2 in Japan this coming March 25th 2011?

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19 Responses

  1. Steve says:

    I’ve read repeatedly that the only place you can buy a 3G capable iPad, in Japan, is from the phone company called Softbank (which is a hilarious name for a phone company!) And they won’t sell any iPad without a contract! That is the situation for the current iPad and there doesn’t seem to be any reason to expect it will be any different in the next two weeks than it has been, there, for the last 12 months!

  2. Matt says:

    dont want to get a 3G as it will more than likely be simlocked which means you cant add in a sim card from overseas…. Unless you hear otherwise…. buy it from somewhere else…

  3. Dollie says:

    Hi, I’m going to Tokyo on 27th March. I know the launch date will be on 25th March, and I’ll be there 2 days later. But I’m dying to have an iPad 2. Is it still possible for me to get an iPad 2 on 27th or 28th March? thanks

  4. erik says:

    You can just buy an ipad 2 from ebay or from both of those places ship worldwide and dont require a contract

  5. apple says:

    great~!! i m thinking to buy in japan too, i’ll be going on june, coz i guess m’sia will not hav it so soon since the ipad 1st generation came in so late… -_-
    btw, my fren told me tat, she tried to use her iphone in japan, but the sim card doesnt fit into her malaysia version iphone. she concludes tat the slot is different, but it looks exactly the same on the size. so if u r considering to buy the +3G, try to look into it…
    let us knw how much is the price in japan ya~!!

    * i m going to taiwan too on end of march, but too bad, they dont have it yet… sad….. =(

  6. johnkhor says:

    Yeah. I have received a few comments about that sim card issue. That’s sad. Never mind. Might not be getting iPad 2 WiFi with 3G. Now doing research.

  7. johnkhor says:

    Hi, I will be going to Japan soon. Yes. There is a chance to get iPad 2 in Japan as long as they have enough stocks standby. The basic model iPad 2 WiFi only 16GB and 32GB will usually finish first. So, let’s pray and hope that when you go to Apple store to purchase it, they will have available stock. By the way, wanna meet up to buy together? I am going with my girlfriend. :-)

  8. johnkhor says:

    That’s a great idea and I don’t usually buy from websites. eBay maybe but others I have my doubts. Anyhow, thanks for the idea. It might help my other readers. Thanks a lot!!! :-)

  9. johnkhor says:

    Haha. Never mind. I will buy the iPad 2 and sell it back to you, brand new. But +20% for the hassle. Want or not?

    Yeah, I read about the sim card issue too. Too bad. Never mind, when I get my iPhone 5, I can use Personal Hotspot. :-)

    I will certainly let you know the price when I purchased it. Keep coming back ya!

    Taiwan!!! I love Taiwan! It’s like my second home. I went to Taiwan twice in a year. Fell in love with the place, chocolate milk tea, pudding milk tea, cleanliness, efficient mrt, safety, shopping, yang ming shan and etc. So nice!

  10. pinaygirl123 says:

    Hi! I’m going to Japan on April 21 and also planning to buy the ipad 2 there. But I’m afraid that it might be out of stock and retailers will increase the price cuz of the demand. From last year’s experience, after the launching of the 1st iPad, was there available stock?

  11. Ray says:

    Hey, earthquake now! Don’t go!

  12. johnkhor says:

    Hi, thanks for the advice. Still waiting to know how is the situation now. Might be going too depending whether Haneda Airport is open or not. I want to see it myself the damage of the earthquake and want to help out the people there. :-)

  13. johnkhor says:

    Hi pinaygirl123, congratulations for being able to go to Japan to buy the iPad 2. I believe with the earthquake, you might want to consider changing your plan and wait for Malaysia iPad2 launch? Some models for iPad 2 might be out of stock based on last year’s and our own Malaysia’s iPad launch. So, wish you best of luck. About the price, Apple Store will never increase their price because of great demand. Other retailers, I am not so sure. Best of luck. :-)

  14. apple says:

    Hi, so are you still going to Japan few more days later?
    i m worry of the radioation…
    is ok, i will buy it mysf~ jz let me know how is japan currently n whether u advice us to go or not to go…. 10q~!! ^_^

  15. johnkhor says:

    I am not going already. Don’t want to take the risk. Somemore, iPad 2 launch in Japan is delayed. iPad 2 is scheduled to launched in Singapore in April 2011. Better get it there because there’s some issue with iPad 2 display.

  16. apple says:

    i see, then let’s wait together~ ^_^
    thanks for ur info ya~!!
    i m hoping that AA can offer us to do the credit shell…

  17. apple says:

    i got mine on the 1st day launch… ^_^ u?

  18. johnkhor says:

    @apple: congrats!!! i got mine too on the 1st day of launch!!!

  19. Chris says:

    Hi Jhon, just wondering if you were able to purchase ipad2 in japan? just wanted to know if it’s possible to use in the philippines? like the language or voltage are there any difference? Because most of the gadgets I have that was purchased in japan are 110 volts and in japanese language, which is a bit difficult to use here. Your response would be greatly appreciated, Thanks!

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