UPDATE: Maxis iPad data plans leaked ahead of launch.
Rumours started flying around last week that the local release of the world’s most popular gadget is just around the corner. There have also been some speculation on the pricing of the iPad 3G with the 16GB version rumoured to be priced at RM1,999, the 32GB at RM2,299 and the 64GB at RM2,599 — but this has yet to be confirmed by Maxis.
We’re looking forward to see how the dedicated iPad plans will compare to the iPhone plans. What we know so far from the release is that the plan are without contract, so the iPads are most definitely sold without subsidies. And considering that the press release states that Maxis will be releasing iPad 3G plans suggests to us that the iPads will be sold via Apple retail channels like Machines and EpiCentre, though we can’t confirm this but it looks very likely.
If you’re considering to purchase the iPad, it is worth noting that Apple is expected to make an announcement on the replacement for the iPad sometime in April 2011. We don’t know about you, but we’ll be waiting for that one.