Dec 14, 2010
Apple will launch the iPad officially this December 17th. Until then, I don’t think you should purchase iPads locally from third-party sellers, as you might be surprised how low the official price will be, compared to the grey market. The entry level iPad starts at PhP 23,999 for the 16 GB WiFi (no 3G) model.
WiFi only models
- 16 GB: PhP 23,990
- 32 GB: PhP 28,990
- 64 GB: PhP 33,990
WiFi + 3G models
- 16 GB: PhP 30,990
- 32 GB: PhP 32,990
- 64 GB: PhP 40,990
From what I’ve read, it also seems the Ateneo Apple store will be selling iPads at discounted price to students, staff and alumni, so expect a discount of about 5 to 10 percent or so.
Update: Yugatech posts Ateneo iPad prices:
MB292 iPad WiFi 16GB â€“ Php23,000 (SRP: Php23,990)
MB293 iPad WiFi 32GB â€“ Php27,500 (SRP: Php28,990)
MB293 iPad WiFi 32GB â€“ Php32,000 (SRP: Php33,990)
MC349 iPad WiFi+3G 16GB â€“ Php29,800 (SRP: Php30,990)
MC496 iPad WiFi+3G 32GB â€“ Php33,800 (SRP: Php35,990)
MC497 iPad WiFi+3G 64GB â€“ Php38,500 (SRP: Php40,990)
[via techpinas | Photo credit: Ryan Anson/AFP]J. Angelo Racoma is a technology and automotive journalist and blogger. See more of his work at e27.sg, Android Authority and Tech Wire Asia. Follow him via Twitter at @jangelo.