Five days from now, The New iPad will start selling in the US as well in other countries including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Switzerland, UK and the US Virgin Islands.
Here in the Philippines, the official release hasn’t been announced just yet; but we can speculate when it will reach our shores and how much would it cost by looking back to Apple’s launching strategy of its earlier generation slates.
First, let’s talk about the price. When Apple launched the iPad 2 last year, it got a price tag for each model just the same with every variant of the first-generation iPad – that is Php 23,990, Php 28,990, and Php 33,990 for 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB Wi-Fi only models, respectively. iPad 2 with Wi-Fi and 3G features also followed the same price schedule as the first-gen iPad – that is Php 30,990, Php 35,990, and Php 40,990 for 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models, respectively. (more…)