To our surprise, iPad Mini and iPad 4 is already available in our neighbour Thailand Apple Online Store for about 2 weeks. Although not listed in the 34 countries for initial release on 02 November 2012, Apple Insider have earlier reported that Pre-Orders of iPad Mini has gone live since November 1. So now both of Malaysia neighbours in the north and the south namely Thailand and Singapore have Apple latest gadgets launched – iPhone 5, iPad Mini and iPad 4.
iPad Mini 16GB Wi-Fi only model is selling at Thai-Bath 11,200.00 or equivalent to RM1,115.42 according to today’s exchange rate. Delivery period is currently at 2 weeks. The 4th Generation iPad (iPad 4) 16GB Wi-Fi only model is selling at Thai-Bath 16,500.00 or equivalent to RM1,643.25 with today’s exchange rate. The LTE model for both iPad Mini and iPad 4 are not yet available both in Thailand and Singapore.
Thailand Apple Store Link: http://store.apple.com/th/browse/home/shop_ipad
Could this bring a little hope to fellow Malaysians that the iPad Mini and iPad 4 could possibly arrive in Malaysia before Christmas despite earlier report from The Malay Mail that all new Apple gadget to reach Malaysia by January 2013? Read more here: http://www.ipadclubmalaysia.com/iphone-5-ipad-mini-ipad-4-and-imac-only-in-malaysia-january-2013/
For comparison purposes, iPad Mini 16GB Wi-Fi only model is selling at Singapore Dollar S$448.00 or equivalent to RM1,119.66 and iPad4 16GB Wi-Fi only model at S$658.00 or RM1,644.50. Well, the prices in both Thailand and Singapore are more or less the same. So, if you really cannot wait for the iPad Mini or iPad 4 launch in Malaysia, there is another option to get one now other than Singapore (especially for Malaysians staying in the northern states).
Remember to check out our other iPad Mini related articles here.