Today, April 27th, 2011 – There was an announcement at Cupertino, California that iPad 2 will soon be available in countries such as Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, India and seven other countries.
It was announced that the new iPad 2 would arrive Japan on Thursday, April 28th 2011 and other 11 countries on April 29th 2011. The other eleven countries include Hong Kong, India, Israel, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey and UAE.
This is what the news read on Apple website regarding the iPad 2:
iPad 2 features an entirely new design that is 33 percent thinner and up to 15 percent lighter than the original iPad, while maintaining the same stunning 9.7-inch LED-backlit LCD screen. iPad 2 features Apple’s new dual-core A5 processor for blazing fast performance and stunning graphics and now includes two cameras, a front-facing VGA camera for FaceTime® and Photo Booth®, and a rear-facing camera that captures 720p HD video, bringing the innovative FaceTime feature to iPad users for the first time. Though it is thinner, lighter, faster and packed with new features, iPad 2 still delivers up to 10 hours of battery life* that users have come to expect.
*Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.
Regarding the pricing and availability of the new iPad 2:
iPad 2 with Wi-Fi 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 for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model and $699 (US) for the 64GB model. iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G will be available for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model. iPad 2 with Wi-Fi will be available in China on May 6, and further international availability will be announced at a later date.
Now you all can buy iPad 2 in India. The price for the above iPads given if converted to Indian Rupees comes to somewhere around the figures given below:
You can buy iPad 2 16 GB model for around Rs 22,500 (INR)
You can buy iPad 2 32 GB model for around Rs 27,000 (INR)
You can buy iPad 2 64 GB model for around Rs 32,000 (INR)
You can buy iPad 2 with Wi Fi and 3G with 16 GB model for Rs 28,500 (INR)
You can buy iPad 2 with Wi Fi and 3G with 32 GB model for Rs 32,900 (INR)
You can buy iPad 2 with Wi Fi and 3G with 64 GB model for Rs 37,500 (INR)
People from all the 12 countries where iPad 2 is being launched this week, can buy this exclusive device from Apple retail stores from 9 a.m. onwards local time. They can also buy the iPad 2 from select Authorized Resellers and alternately through online Apple Store (www.Apple.com) beginning from 1 a.m. It was also informed that in China Apple iPad 2 would be made available with Wi-Fi from Friday, May 6th 2011.
After creating much Hype in the US, it’s now time for iPad 2 to create a Buzz in these 12 countries. Apple will surely lead the market with it’s new iPad 2 and give tough times to it’s competitors. Or should we say no competition as there is no product in the market to match the elegance of iPad 2 at this given price range.
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