iPad 2 Coming To The Philippines Next Week; Was Cancelled; Now Back On!

by Alexei Rivera | April 23, 2011 7:48 pm

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The Apple iPad 2

 

Accodring to Technoodling[2]’s sources, the iPad 2 is coming to the Philippines on April 29, this year. That comes as sort of a surprise – given that the iPad 1 did take its time to get here – but we suppose there was enough demand in our country that they did give us more attention this time around.

 

We’ve discussed the new features[3] of the iPad 2 before. The tablet from Apple brings with it the same screen specs as the iPad 1 – namely 9.7” IPS LCD screen running at 1024×768. But it’s now lighter, thinner, got a dual-core A5 processor, HD camera back, VGA camera front, extra gyro sensor bits, and those optional Smart Covers and HDMI output cables.

 

When released, the prices for the iPad 2 should be the same – since the prices of the device have been declared to take the prices of the Pad 1 before it. If that is the case then prices should more or less be as follows:

 

Wifi Units:
16GB – PHP 24k
32GB – PHP 29k
64GB – PHP 34k

Wifi + 3G Units:
16GB – PHP 31k
32GB – PHP 36k
64GB – PHP 41k

 

There’s been a tremendous response for the iPad so far, and the iPad 2 is currently considered as the “Tablet to Beat” these days so we’re excited that its coming to the Philippines quite early this time around. If you’re in the market, then all you gotta do is wait another week!

 

Update: Power Mac Center has removed their post about the iPad 2 release. A representative from Power Mac Center told YugaTech[4] that:

 

We were advised by Power Mac Center (PMC) that on Saturday, 23 April 2011, Apple gave all Apple Premium Reseller (APR) stores the go signal to announce the arrival of iPad2 this coming Friday, 29 April 2011. But for some undisclosed reasons, Apple went back to the APRs this morning, 25 April (Monday) directing them to hold the announcement in relation to the same until further notice.

We are really sorry for the inconvenience. Rest assured, that as soon as we have the final release date of the iPad2, you shall be one of the firsts to know.

 

From what it sounds like, the iPad 2 release might have been cancelled for some reason. It could have been because of the premature announcement, or maybe Apple changed their minds. Regardless, it looks like we’ll have to wait for more time before the tablet arrives.

 

Update 2: Let’s hope this is the last one! It looks like Friday, 29th is going to be real[5]!

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Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://www.thetechnoclast.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/ipad2_smartcover.png
  2. Technoodling: http://technoodling.net/breaking-news-ipad-2-coming-to-the-philippines-on-april-29-2011/
  3. discussed the new features: http://www.thetechnoclast.com/2011/03/03/apple-ipad-2details-specs-videos-price/
  4. YugaTech: http://www.yugatech.com/blog/anything-apple/apple-sets-local-release-of-ipad-2-this-friday/
  5. real: http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2011/04/27ipad.html

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