And misses the Philippines, again. April isn’t really that far so we might be seeing more affordable iPad2′s in the local grey market (cheaper than the 36k we’re seeing). No specific date in April was made but that should be under 30 days.
Hong Kong and Singapore was also ahead of the Philippines during the first international release of the first generation iPad.
If we follow the same “delay” as last year, it could get some 4 or 5 months after April before we see the official Philippine release to happen.
Here’s that important part of the press release from Apple:
Pricing & Availability
iPad 2 with Wi-Fi will be available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK on March 25 for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model, $699 (US) 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 will be available in Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and additional countries in April, and in many more countries around the world in the coming months. Further international availability and pricing will be announced at a later date.
The iPad2 in Hong Kong will have an estimated retail price of HK$3,888 while it will be about SG$728 in Singapore.
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