It has been our tradition to compare prices of Apple products in various Asia-Pacific countries in order to determine the country that offers the cheapest iPhone or iPad. We’ll do the same today — this time, for the iPad Mini which was recently launched by Apple in several countries in the past weeks.
We compared the prices of the iPad Mini in 12 countries, and we discovered that the cheapest iPad Mini in Asia-Pacific is being sold in…
For our analysis, what we did was visit the official country websites of Apple’s online stores and noted the retail prices of the iPad Mini in local currency. We then converted the prices to US Dollars, using the exchange rate yesterday, for easy comparison.
The results below.
Prices of iPad Mini in local currency — Asia Pacific and the US
|Apple iPad Mini||US||AUSTRALIA||CHINA||HONG KONG||JAPAN||KOREA|
|16GB Wi-Fi||$329||AU$ 369||RMB 2,498||HK$ 2,588||Y 28,800||KRW 420,000|
|32GB Wi-Fi||$429||AU$ 479||RMB 3,288||HK$ 3,388||Y 36,800||KRW 540,000|
|64GB Wi-Fi||$529||AU$ 589||RMB 4,088||HK$ 4,188||Y 44,800||KRW 660,000|
|16GB Wi-Fi + 3G||$459||AU$ 509||RMB 3,488||HK$ 3,588||Y 39,800||KRW 570,000|
|32GB Wi-Fi + 3G||$559||AU$ 619||RMB 4,288||HK$ 4,388||Y 47,800||KRW 690,000|
|64GB Wi-Fi + 3G||$659||AU$ 729||RMB 5,088||HK$ 5,188||Y 55,800||KRW 810,000|
|Apple iPad Mini||MALAYSIA||NEW ZEALAND||PHILIPPINES||SINGAPORE||THAILAND||TAIWAN|
|16GB Wi-Fi||RM 999||NZ$ 479||PHP 15,990||S$ 448||THB 11,200||NT$ 10,500|
|32GB Wi-Fi||RM 1,299||NZ$ 629||PHP 20,990||S$ 578||THB 14,200||NT$ 13,500|
|64GB Wi-Fi||RM 1,599||NZ$ 779||PHP 25,990||S$ 708||THB 17,200||NT$ 16,500|
|16GB Wi-Fi + 3G||RM 1,399||NZ$ 680||PHP 21,990||S$ 618||THB 15,200||NT$ 14,400|
|32GB Wi-Fi + 3G||RM 1,699||NZ$ 829||PHP 26,990||S$ 748||THB 18,200||NT$ 17,500|
|64GB Wi-Fi + 3G||RM 1,999||NZ$ 979||PHP 31,990||S$ 878||THB 21,200||NT$ 20,500|
Using the exchange rate of these currencies as of yesterday, the conversion to US Dollars is as follows.
Prices of iPad Mini in US Dollars — Asia Pacific and the US
|Apple iPad Mini||MALAYSIA||US||JAPAN||HONG KONG||THAILAND||TAIWAN|
|16GB Wi-Fi + 3G||$456.03||$459.00||$465.36||$462.94||$495.86||$495.69|
|32GB Wi-Fi + 3G||$553.78||$559.00||$558.90||$566.16||$593.72||$602.41|
|64GB Wi-Fi + 3G||$651.56||$659.00||$652.44||$669.38||$691.58||$705.68|
|Apple iPad Mini||SINGAPORE||AUSTRALIA||KOREA||PHILIPPINES||NEW ZEALAND||CHINA|
|16GB Wi-Fi + 3G||$504.94||$528.12||$531.44||$533.92||$557.28||$558.84|
|32GB Wi-Fi + 3G||$611.16||$642.24||$643.32||$655.33||$679.35||$687.02|
|64GB Wi-Fi + 3G||$717.37||$756.37||$755.14||$776.73||$802.27||$815.19|
The Verdict: Cheapest iPad Mini
Our price analysis shows that Malaysia remains to be the country offering the cheapest Apple iPad Mini. The prices are even slightly lower than the official prices in the US. Malaysia is also the country that sells the cheapest iPad 2.
In contrast, China and New Zealand are two countries with relatively expensive prices of the iPad Mini. The Philippines also ranks as one of the countries with a relatively high price tag for the gadget.
So if you’re looking to get the best bargain for the iPad Mini, check out our price comparison table and see where you can go for the best deal. Or you might want to wait, since rumors currently abound that Apple is now already working on the newer version — the iPad Mini 2 — which could be launched sometime in 2013.
Note: All photos above were taken using the iPad 2.