Apple has announced that the iPad 2 will be coming to the Philippines on April 29, 2011. Availability in Japan is ahead for a day while countries that will be getting the iPad 2 simultaneously with the Philippines are Hong Kong, India, Israel, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey and UAE.
Apple said the suggested retail price for the iPad 2 Wi-Fi are as follows:
- $499 (US) for the 16GB model
- $599 (US) for the 32GB model
- $699 (US) for the 64GB model
The retail price for the iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G are:
- $629 (US) for the 16GB model
- $729 (US) for the 32GB model
- $829 (US) for the 64GB model
Here is the complete announcement from Apple.
iPad 2 Arrives in Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore & Eight Other Countries This Week
Wi-Fi Version Available in China on May 6
CUPERTINO, California—April 27, 2011—Apple® today announced that iPad® 2, the second-generation of its breakthrough post-PC device, will arrive in Japan on Thursday, April 28 and Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and eight additional countries on Friday, April 29. iPad 2 will be available at Apple retail stores at 9 a.m. local time, select Apple Authorized Resellers, and online through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com) beginning at 1 a.m. Additionally, iPad 2 with Wi-Fi will be available in China beginning Friday, May 6.
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.
Pricing & Availability
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.
Go to this link for the full press announcement.
Expect the price of the first iPad to plummet with this announcement.