Apple iPad 2 officially arriving in the Philippines on April 29, 2011

The long awaited Apple iPad 2 tablet will officially be arriving here in the Philippines on April 29, 2011 at selected retail stores here in the country. If you’ve been longing for the thinner version of its predecessor, then this will be the time to line up and camp earlier as stocks are expected to be limited. Although you can purchase the iPad 2 on Apple PH site, but you’d have to wait for a couple of days for it to be shipped. According to Apple’s official press release, the iPad 2 will arrive in Japan on Thursday, April 28 and Hong Kong, India, Israel, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey and United Arab Emirates on April 29. iPad 2 will be available at Apple retail stores at 9 a.m. local time on selected Apple Authorized Resellers, and online through the Apple Store beginning at 1 a.m.

iPad 2 Features

The iPad 2 boasts 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.

For those who are interested and planning to buy Apple’s second generation tablet, you may proceed to these select Apple retail stores:

Metro Manila Apple Authorized Premium Resellers:
Digital Hub Robinsons Galleria
Digital Hub Robinsons Place Manila
Digital Hub Market Market
Power Mac Center Greenbelt 3
Power Mac Center Trinoma
Power Mac Center Megamall
Power Mac Center SM North Edsa
Power Mac Center Mall of Asia
A Shop Podium
A Shop Eastwood Mall
iStudio Shangrila Mall
iStudio Bonifacio High Street
iStudio ADMU Campus Store
Switch Alabang Town Center
Switch Marquee Mall
Switch Ayala TechnoHub

Provincial Apple Resellers:
PowerHub Chimes Mall Davao
iStore Ayala Cebu
iStore SM Cebu
iStore SM Bacolod
iStore SM Dumaguete
iStore SM Bacolod

General Electronics Retail Outlets:
Accent Micro Festival Mall
Accent Micro Alabang Town Center
Electroworld Park Square
Silicon Valley SM Megamall
Silicon Valley SM North Edsa

Apple iPad 2 Pricing:

  • iPad 16 GB WiFi = Php 23,990
  • iPad 32 GB WiFi = Php 28,990
  • iPad 64 GB WiFi = Php 33,990
  • iPad 16 GB WiFi 3G = Php 30,990
  • iPad 32 GB WiFi 3G = Php 35,990
  • iPad 64 GB WiFi 3G = Php 40,990

iPad 2 Accessories:
iPad Smart Cover (Polyurethane) = Php 2,290
iPad Smart Cover (Leather) = Php 3,990
Digital AV Adapter = Php 1,890

If you’ve bought your new iPad, you might want to check out this iPad Video Tutorials.

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