Thursday, April 28, 2011

28th April 2011, Thursday -- Apple iPad 2 will be officially launched in Brunei Darussalam through Apple Premium Reseller, AV Electronics, at their store in Kiulap and The Mall Gadong on 29th April 2011, Friday (tomorrow) at 10am.

Advertisement by AV Electronics that is posted in their FB Fan Page. Everyone is invited.
At the time of writing this posting, the price of Apple iPad is not yet announced by AV Electronics. But according to the press release (Available through this link), the suggested retail price for iPad 2 in Singapore will be as follow:

16GB Wi-Fi: SGD668
32GB Wi-Fi: SGD798
64GB Wi-Fi: SGD928

16GB 3G+Wi-Fi: SGD848
32GB 3G+Wi-Fi: SGD978
64GB 3G+Wi-Fi: SGD1108

Historically, the pricing scheme of iPad 1 in Brunei Darussalam is the same as in Singapore. I expect this will also happen to Apple iPad 2.

The following is the PRESS RELEASE about the iPad 2 availability and pricing:

iPad 2 Arrives in Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and Eight Other Countries This Week

Wi-Fi Version Available in China on May 6

SINGAPORE, Singapore—April 27, 2011—Apple® today announced that iPad® 2, the second-generation of its breakthrough post-PC device, will arrive in Japan on Thursday, April 28 and Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and eight additional countries on Friday, April 29. iPad 2 will be available in Singapore at select Apple Authorised Resellers, and online through the Apple Store® ( beginning at 1am local time. Additionally, iPad 2 with Wi-Fi will be available in China beginning Friday, May 6.

iPad 2 features 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.

Pricing and Availability
iPad 2 with Wi-Fi will be available in Japan on April 28 and Hong Kong, India, Israel, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey and UAE on April 29. In Singapore, iPad 2 will be available for a suggested retail price of S$668 for the 16GB model, S$798 for the 32GB model and S$928 for the 64GB model. iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G will be available in Singapore for a suggested retail price of S$848 for the 16GB model, S$978 for the 32GB model and S$1108 for the 64GB model. iPad 2 with Wi-Fi will be available in China on May 6, and further international availability will be announced at a later date.

iMovie® and GarageBand® for iPad apps are available for US$4.99 each from the App Store℠ on iPad or The Smart Cover is available in a range of colors in vibrant polyurethane for S$54 or rich leather for S$98.

*Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced iPad 2 which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.

Press Contact:
Malini Mitra
(65) 6480-7660

© 2011 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS, Macintosh, iPad, Apple Store, FaceTime, Photo Booth, iMovie, GarageBand and App Store are trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

For further details about Apple iPad 2 and other Apple products for Brunei market, you can visit AV Electronics (Apple Premium Reseller in Brunei Darussalam) through their Facebook fan page HERE.

p/s: At the time of writing this posting, Otterbox Defender Series for Apple iPad 2 is not yet released. Hmm... I hope it will be released by next week...

Update (12.38am, 29th April 2011)

AV Electronics has announced the official pricing for the iPad 2. It is the same pricing scheme as in Singapore. But, you have to pay more if you pay using credit card. The following is the advertisement (which including the price list) that is posted in the AV Electronics Facebook page less than an hour ago:

Advertisement by AV Electronics that is posted in their Facebook page.
The price list is available for download (in pdf format) HERE.