LATEST UPDATE: Premium Apple reseller EpiCentre will also start selling Apple’s new iPad across all its outlets islandwide from 10am today.
EpiCentre said its Epitude members will enjoy Member Priority Privilege for the new iPad with purchase of S$120 worth of EpiCentre accessories vouchers (with no minimum spending) via its press release sent last night. Customers who have purchased the cash vouchers will be able to place an order for the new iPad and pick them up at the Takashimaya store ahead of the queue. The first 30 members will also get a special commemorative T-shirt and enjoy special deals on sale. Purchases of the new iPad will be limited to one per member and while stocks last.
The press release said EpiCentre will also extend opening hours to accommodate the long queues anticipated today but did not say what time stores will close.
EpiCentre lists its stores in Wheelock, Suntec, Bugis Junction, ION Orchard, 313@Somerset, Marina Bay Sands, Scotts Square and Takashimaya Shopping Centre.
Members of the public can sign up to register their interest on the official EpiCentre website (http://www.epicentreasia.com).
UPDATE 3: StarHub will start selling the new iPad on Friday, March 16.
The new iPad will be available at four StarHub Shops in Bugis Junction, Marina Bay Link Mall, OUB Centre and Plaza Singapura from 8am. Customers may also buy the device from all other StarHub Shops and selected authorised dealers across Singapore at their usual business hours.
|StarHub New iPad Price Plans|
|iPad MaxMobile Elite||MultiSim|
|Bundled Data||10GB||As per your selected mobile plan|
|16GB Wi-Fi + 4G||$399||$808|
|32GB Wi-Fi + 4G||$499||$938|
|64GB Wi-Fi + 4G||$599||$1,068|
UPDATE 2: SingTel will be selling the new iPad online at www.singtelshop.com/ipad from 12:01am on Friday March 16. As an exclusive bonus for online customers, SingTel will also be offering free home delivery as early as 3am on Friday.
The new iPad will also be available at all SingTel Shops islandwide from 8:30am, and at selected SingTel Exclusive Retailers during normal operating hours.
According to SingTel, the 4G model for the new iPad is not compatible with the LTE service offered in Singapore.
UPDATE 1: Courts has announced that it will sell the new iPad on Friday, March 16. The new iPad will be available at Courts Megastore as well as stores located at Causeway Point, Orchard and Toa Payoh. Stocks are available on a first-come-first-served basis and no reservations are allowed.
The Courts Megastore is open from 10am to 10pm while the store at Orchard will open its doors from 10.30am to 10pm. The opening hours of both the stores at Causeway Point and Toa Payoh are from 11am to 10pm.
Alternatively, customers can also place pre-orders for the new iPad at any Courts store after Friday.
Pricing and available models are not available yet but Courts say they will be releasing the details soon.
M1 today announced that it will offering Apple’s new iPad on Friday, March 16.
M1 will offer the iPad with a range of data plans that will allow customers to connect to its High Speed Packet Access Plus (HSPA+) network with speeds of up to 21Mbps.
|iPad Data Plan||Data Max Plan|
|Download speed||Up to 21Mbps|
|Upload speed||Up to 5.76Mbps|
|iPad with WiFi + 4G (2-year contract)|
|iPad with WiFi + 4G (without 2-year contract)|
The new iPad will be available at the M1 Paragon flagship store on 16 March at 12:01am. Customers may also obtain the new iPad from all other M1 shops at the usual operating hours.
For complete details on pricing and availability please visit www.m1.com.sg/iPad.
Singtel and StarHub revealed that they will also be selling the new iPad on Friday and more details will be revealed within the next few days.