While famous throughout the globe, the iPad’s prices seem to vary from country to country. iPad Prices in Malaysia seem to be quite reasonable. Even the global news publication, Quartz publication highlighting the cheap price of Apple products in Malaysia. That being said, do you think iPads are cheaper in Malaysia than in America, Singapore, Australia, or the UK? Using each country’s respective Apple Store prices, we look into the various iPad selling prices to determine if Malaysia’s iPad prices are in fact actually reasonable.
The latest iPads come in two variants and two models with three main different capacity sizes:
- iPad with Retina Display with Wi-Fi only
- iPad with Retina Display Wi-Fi + Cellular
- iPad Mini with Wi-Fi
- iPad Min Wi-Fi + Cellular
The above iPads come in various sizes, including 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB. In the case of the iPad with Retina Display, you can get a size with 128GB.
iPad Prices in Malaysia
While Malaysia doesn’t have its own official local Apple Store, you can purchase Apple products at Authorized Resellers and the Apple online store. As such, resellers within the country tend to follow Apple’s set prices for products and services. Below is a price table of the various types of iPad models, variants, and sizes you can purchase here in Malaysia.
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|Accessibility||North-South Expressway (NSE)
Kajang-Seremban Highway (LEKAS)
Seremban Middle Ring Road (MRRS)
Seremban Bus Terminal/Terminal 1 Shopping Centre
KTM Komuter Station
Tesco Extra Hypermarket
AEON Shopping Mall
|Medical Centres||KPJ Seremban Specialist|
|City Distances||~60 min to KL
~10 min to Seremban
|Accessibility||The new Bandar Ainsdale interchange
Highways via North-South Expressway (NSE)
North-South Expressway Central Link (ELITE)
|Amenities||Easy access to major roads
Green parks and aplenty of open spaces
|Medical Centre||Columbia Hospital|
|City Distances||KL (~45 min)
Seremban (~15 min)
(Note: Prices are taken from the Malaysian online Apple Store. Prices are same as seen in Apple resellers in Malaysia. Also, free shipping is offered with iPad purchase.)
iPad Prices in United States of America
The Apple brand comes from America, so it seems only natural that its prices should be cheapest there. However, they seem to be slightly more expensive than the Malaysian Apple Store’s prices. Below is a table of prices for all the U.S iPad models, variants, and sizes, converted into Ringgit to see the difference.
|Accessibility||North South Expressway
North South Expressway Central link (ELITE)
Kajang- Seremban Highway (LEKAS)
|Amenities||Hypermarkets such as Giant, Tesco
Nilai 3 Wholesale Centre
Batang Benar KTM Komuter Station
|Education Institute||Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
INTI International University
|Medical Centres||NCI Hospital|
|City Distances||KL (~45 min)
Seremban (~25 min)
|We (including the person you're talking to)||Kita|
|We (not including the person you're talking to)||Kami|
(Prices are taken from the U.S online Apple Store and converted using XE Currency Converter on 12 August 2013. Prices exclude tax, and price may be subject to individual States taxes. Also, free shipping is offered with iPad purchase.)
iPad Prices in Australia
For some bizarre reason, IT products always seem to be a tad more expensive in Australia than in America, even though the Australian dollar has been higher or on par with the American dollar for quite some time now. Nevertheless, iPads in Australia are pricey. Below is a price table of all of the iPad models, variants, and sizes in Australia. Converted into Ringgit for comparison purposes.
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|You (close friends only)||Engkau|
|You (informal - friends)||Awak|
(Prices are taken from the Australian online Apple Store and converted using XE Currency Converter on 12/8/2013. Prices include GST. Also, free shipping is offered with iPad purchase.)
iPad Prices in Singapore
Malaysia’s neighbour also does not have an official Apple Store. It instead has an online Apple Store just like Malaysia, following suit with the style of Apple products being sold in Malaysia: a combination of an official online Apple Store and local authorized resellers. iPads in Singapore are oddly more expensive than Australian prices, even though the currency exchange rate between Ringgit to Singaporean Dollar is lower than the Ringgit to Australian Dollar. Below is a price table of all of the iPad models, variants, and sizes in Singapore. Converted into Ringgit to see the comparison.
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|Older sister||Kakak or Kak|
|Older brother||Abang or Bang|
|He / She||Dia|
|He / She (formal; a mark of respect)||Beliau|
(Prices are taken from the Singaporean online Apple Store and converted using XE Currency Converter on 12/8/2013. Prices include GST. Also, free shipping is offered with iPad purchase.)
iPad Prices in United Kingdom
The United Kingdom is significantly the most expensive of all the countries shown here when converting UK prices to the Ringgit. With iPads being 1.3x more expensive than what they cost in Malaysia, UK iPad prices are the most costly as compared to Malaysia. Below is a price table of all the iPad models, variants, and sizes available in the UK. Converted into Ringgit for comparison purposes.
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|English||Bahasa Melayu Istana|
|I (used by non-royalty when speaking to royalty)||Patik|
|I (used by royalty when speaking to subjects)||Beta|
|You (when speakng to royalty)||Tuanku|
|He/She (when referring to royalty in third person)||Baginda|
(Prices are taken from the United Kingdom online Apple Store and converted using XE Currency Converter on 12/8/2013. Prices include VAT. Also, free shipping is offered with iPad purchase.)
Among all the countries reviewed here, iPad prices in Malaysia are the cheapest. A key reason for this is that iPads in Malaysia are not subject to tax, unlike the other countries. Also, exchange rates do fluctuate, so bear that it mind. If you want to read more about the cheaper prices of Apple product in Malaysia, there is an interesting article by Quartz, which is a publication covering
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