iPad 2 officially lands in the Philippines today when it begins to be sold by authorized Apple reseller Power Mac Center at their stores in Greenbelt 3, SM Mall of Asia (MOA), SM Megamall, The Annex at SM City North EDSA and TriNoma. Price was undisclosed in the press release but we will know soon! Prior to this, iPad 2 units have already been available in the gray market and some mall retails stores at an average price of P36,000.
Power Mac has upped the ante by offering free 30-day coverage for accidental
damage, something you can’t have if you’re buying in Greenhills. The warranty allows for a replacement of the iPad 2 in cases of sudden and unforeseen physical damage during the 30-day period of insurance.
What more, Power Mac Center also holds a three-day 10 percent off sale on all iPad 2 accessories, including the iPad 2 Smart Cover, an ingenious Apple design technology specially meant for the iPad 2.
The iPad 2 is an improvement from the first iPad with its twin cameras, dual-core A5 chip, and iOS4. It is also 33 per cent thinner and boast of features like AirPlay and AirPrint. The gadget is available in Black or White, WiFi-only and 3G+WiFi models, with 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities.
The question now is: do we want it, and when? People like me who possess the first-generation iPad are in a quandary: do we trade in and buy the latest model or not? Dilemma, dilemma! But as they say, you cannot put a good object down. An iPad is an iPad……. period.