OFFICIAL: The Apple iPad arrives to Malaysia


This is definitely a case of better late then never if there was any.

The Apple iPad, which was officially released in April 2010 in the US and a few selected markets, has finally and officially hit Malaysian Apple stores. If you’re counting, that’s a full seven months of waiting, if you’re counting further, Singapore got their official iPads in July 2010, four months ahead of Malaysia.

Here’s the full list of iPad prices:
iPad WiFi
16GB: RM1,549
32GB: RM1,849
64GB: RM2,149

iPad 3G
16GB: RM1,999
32GB: RM2,299
64GB: RM2,599

To many, this is great news, to be able to purchase the iPad backed by full official tech support and warranty but the thinking man might reconsider the proposition of buying an iPad now considering the fact that a replacement will be announced in somewhere in April 2011.

Some might question, sure, Apple will announce the new iPad in April but when will Malaysia get it? If we know our Apple products, it is a safe bet that you’ll be seeing the new iPad hit Malaysian stores earlier than the original iPad did.

So if you ask us, we’ll be holding on to our cash a little bit longer. The notion of getting a device, no matter how good, knowing that it will be obsolete in less than six months doesn’t make us feel too comfortable.

In any case, here’s a full list of where you can get the iPad

  • Epicentre, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur +603 2141 6278/ 6378
  • Epicentre, IOI Mall, Kuala Lumpur +603 8075 0870/0871
  • Machines, Lot 10, Shopping Centre +603 2142 5009
  • Machines, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur +03 2171 2633
  • Machines, Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur +603 2282 3996
  • Machines, Sunway Pyramid, Selangor +603 5633 2998
  • Machines, The Gardens, +603 2287 6787/ 5787
  • Machines, City Square (Johor), +607 227 2606
  • Mac Studio, Bangsar Shopping Centre, +603 2282 1799
  • Mac Studio, Berjaya Times Square, +603 2145 1799 / 2143 1799 / 2143 9799
  • Mac Studio, Plaza Low Yat, Kuala Lumpur +603 2145 4799/9799
  • Switch, Plaza Gurney, Penang +604 229 5591
  • Switch, The Mines Shopping Fair, Selangor +603 8948 9591
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Apple Shop, Harvey Norman:

  • Bukit Tinggi, +603 3326 2631
  • Mid Valley +603 2282 2860
  • Ikano PowerCentre, +603 7718 5200/5223
  • Sunway Pyramid, +603 5622 1300
  • Queensbay Mall, +604 630 8210

Note: Limited to three units per customer

Special thanks to E.T. for the magnificent flag pic.

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