h3. Updated the post with new information about retail availability “here”:#updates
Apple just announced the availability of the iPad 2 for Singapore and 12 other countries in the next few days, starting with Japan tomorrow (28 April), followed by Singapore, Hong Kong and Korea on Friday and China next Friday.
They will be sold at select Apple Authorised Resellers and online via the “Apple Singapore Online Store”:http://bit.ly/AppleSGOnlineStore from 1am, 29 April 2011.Pricing are as follows:
- 16GB S$668
- 32GB S$798
- 64GB S$928
WiFi + 3G models
- 16GB S$848
- 32GB S$978
- 64GB S$1,108
Glad to see that Apple has adjusted their pricing to reflect current exchange rate with the US$. You can see the previous pricing “here”:/2010/07/ipad-day-23-july/
h3. Where to buy?
We know major “resellers”:http://www.apple.com/sg/reseller/apr/list.php and smaller “Apple Shops”:http://www.apple.com/sg/reseller/appleshop/list.php in Singapore are geared up and ready for the expected mad queues that will form either tomorrow evening or early Friday. If you had not pre-order before, you might have to wait long hours and hope that there are still available sets for those in the line.
Back in “July last year”:/2010/07/ipad-availability-status-updates/, almost all stores had sold out all their iPad stocks within the day. Pre-orders were then fulfilled over the next few days. We expect no different this time.
Alternatively, you can always stay up on Thursday night and surf to the “Apple Singapore Online Store”:http://bit.ly/AppleSGOnlineStore from 1am Friday morning and try to order direct from Apple. But be expected to have at least a week’s waiting time before shipping.
h3. What to do before Friday?
Well, as resellers have started stocking up on iPad 2 accessories – go and grab the essentials – screen protectors and cases before they run out.
If you intend to get the Smart Cover, there are some cases which are created with those in mind. They are usually thin with cut-outs at the sides for the Smart cover to attached.
Next, if you intend to get the WiFi+3G models, go visit your friend Telcos shop and get the MicroSIM required for the iPad. Do research on the various iPad-specific plans or if you already have a mobile plan with data, then look into applying for Multi-SIM Value Added Service so as you can share the mobile data bandwidth.
In case you can’t remember what’s new with iPad 2 – watch the video below.
Lastly, ponder over the this one last important question – White or Black?
h3(#updates). Reseller information updates
Authorised resellers will open their store at 10am instead of 9am as stated earlier. The stores that will have iPad 2 tomorrow:
- EpiCentre – All 6 stores at Wheelock Orchard, ION Orchard, Suntec, 313 Somerset, Bugis Junction and Marina Bay Sands
- Infinite – both stores at Millenia Walk and VivoCity and 10 Apple Shops at Best Denki (except Clementi Mall) * Nubox – All stores at Jurong Point, Raffles City, Tampines Mall, Nex and Marina BayLink Mall
- iStudio – to be confirmed
- Multimedia Integrated – to be confirmed
Please email us “email@example.com”:mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org if you have new information about the launch.