iPad 2 started to sell in Malaysia this morning 9am. Long queue at those popular Apple retail store like KLCC and Mid Valley.
Queue at Mid Valley Megamall
Seldom saw such an overwhelming crowd queue to pay for an electronic device, at least not for other tablet (for example Galaxy Tab). All available iPad 2 stock should be finish by today.
From what I heard, white color, 3G version and 32G model will be sold off much earlier. I heard from the iPad statistic, normally people go for the highest end (64G model) or the lowest end (16G model). Malaysian don't prefer the 64G model, may be pricing issue, and most people don't really need 64G storage.
iPad 2 price list for Malaysia:
Wifi version: 16g (RM1,499), 32g (RM1,799), 64g (RM2,099)
3G version: 16g (RM1,899), 32g (RM2,199), 64g (RM2,499)
In my opinion, the device is not expensive, is the accessaries which cost more. Apple has set the iPad price so low that, other competitors have to lower down their table price. That's why Samsung has lower down the Galaxy tab price to below RM2k compare with price at RM2,699 (without contract) when Galaxy tab first launched in Malaysia last year.
If you need USB or external storage support, get other tablet than iPad.
If you have apply leave today and couldn't get the iPad 2, may be you can spend your afternoon watching the Prince William and Catherine Middleton wedding live on TV, and order your iPad 2 through Apple online store.