Apple has just announced that iPad 2, the second generation of its popular tablet computer, will be on sale in Asia this week.
The iPad 2 will be available in Japan on April 28; and Hong Kong, India, Israel, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey and UAE on April 29.
Set aside Japan, iPad 2 is arriving in Asia sooner than expected. The original iPad was introduced in limited Asian countries after a few months, and it’s only available in Malaysia half a year after it was launched. It’s a bit of a surprise that it’s being released so early this time.
The sales should go crazy, with people lining up hours to get the product first hand. It’s one human nature which I cannot understand… I mean, what’s the rush? We can always get it a week or two later, even if it’s temporarily out of stock.
Suggested retail price for the iPad 2 with Wi-Fi model – US$499 for the 16GB model, $599 for 32GB, and $699 for 64GB model. iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G suggested retail price – $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB, and $829 for 64GB.