Hong Kong, Korea and Singapore iPad 2 Launch Time Confirmed!!! What about Malaysia iPad 2 Launch Date???
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?
may i know around which date it will be launch ? end of the month of april or ?
iPad 2 will launch in Singapore, Hong Kong & Korea in the third or fourth week of April 2011.
any idea on the China launch?
still a long way to go
yeah… it’s really a long long way to go. I can’t wait for Apple’s announcement for Singapore’s iPad 2 launch.
Nope. I will check it out. Stay tuned.
I noticed in one announcement I read, the one that talks about the 2nd batch of international release..
It says.. bla bla bla.. AND additional countries..
so maybe Malaysia is perhaps considered as an “additional” heh.
Yeah… additional countries has been mentioned in Apple’s press release. Hopefully, Malaysia is in the list too. I might be going down to SIngapore to buy iPad 2. Waiting for Apple’s announcement on iPad 2 launch in Singapore.
How about the release date in taiwan and how much is an iPad2 with wifi cost?
hey, i heard from some source that ipad2 cannot jailbreak. is it true??
i just bought ipad2 last march 11 at US and bring it back home to Phi..
ipad 2 was awsome, but there are some sad reason that my ipad2 need to be replaced
by Apple. so but i have to Wait till they launch it here in asia, so they can replace it due to hardware defect or malfunction
But still ipad2 is awsome..
Hopefully Taiwan is also in the list of the 2nd international market iPad 2 release. Apple did mention that iPad 2 will be launch in ‘additional countries’. iPad 2 price should be around NT$15,000 in Taiwan.
Congratulations for your iPad 2 purchase. So nice of you to be able to buy direct from US. You must be one of the 1st few Philippines in Philippine to own iPad 2.
I believe that your display has back light leakage/bleeding right? That’s what most 1st batch iPad 2 owners complain about their iPad 2. Either yellow tint or backlight bleeding. Sad to hear about that. Never mind. Use it first and wait for the launch of iPad 2 in Singapore.
thank you for your comment, apple Promised that they will replace my ipad2..
anways for my review to this new ipad2, theres not much more different in terms of look,
its just thinner and more lightwgt. but the camera at the back front are more responsive
and sharp compared to ipod touch4th gen. The Sounds i more cleare and stronger than the ipad 1. Its much faster to sync and backup.
Face time is my favorite, its clear and voice has no Logging..
Even my ipad break at 1 1/2week time its still pretty awsome..
hope the new ipad2 arrives in asia as soon as possible..
@choybuts: Hey, thanks for such a lengthy review. Really appreciated that. Hope to get my own iPad 2..
THe sources are bogus! it didnt happen till date… its really getting to my nerves, come on already!
When ipad2 will be launching in Singapore?
When ipad2 will be launching in Malaysia?
How much will it cost?
@John: April 22, 2011 is bogus. But Tim Cook Apple’s temporary CEO has announced last week that iPad 2 will launch in Singapore, Hong Kong and Korea + 10 more countries(Malaysia is included… :-)) end of April 2011 which I believe will be on Friday, April 29, 2011. Mark down that day!
@Joanne: Pls refer to my latest post about Apple iPad 2 launch date in Malaysia and iPad 2 price in Malaysia. It’a rumored that iPad 2 will launch in Malaysia the same day iPad 2 will launch in Singapore which is on Friday, April 29, 2011.
@johnkhor… I’ll mark that day. Could you shed some light sharing that Tim Cook’s announcement.. it might be a feeble help until i go hands on though.. thankx!