Where to buy cheap Apple iPad?

James Ryan Jonas

Where can you buy the cheapest official Apple iPad in Asia?

That’s what we also wanted to know. So what we did was compare the prices of the iPad offered  in official Apple online stores in each country. In Asia Pacific, the iPad is being sold in Apple Online Stores in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore.

The local prices were converted to US Dollar using the rate on September 20, 2010. The prices are the displayed prices and do not include taxes or other fees that might be additionally charged.

So where can we find the cheapest Apple iPad in Asia Pacific?

(Update: Prices of APPLE iPad 2 Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines and Singapore)

Prices of Apple iPad in Asia Pacific


Apparently, the iPad is sold the cheapest in Asia in Apple’s online store in Hong Kong. The 16GB Wi-Fi iPad is sold for only HK$ 3,888 (US$500.72) while the 64GB Wi-Fi + 3G unit is sold for HK$ 6,488 (US$835.53).

The next cheapest place to buy the iPad is in Singapore followed by Japan and New Zealand, with Australia having the most expensive Apple iPad prices.

Which country in the world is the iPad sold the cheapest? Still in the US. Look at the iPad prices in the Apple Online Store there:

  • 16GB Wi-Fi: $499.00
  • 32GB Wi-Fi : $599.00
  • 64GB Wi-Fi: $699.00
  • 16GB Wi-Fi + 3G: $629.00
  • 32GB Wi-Fi + 3G: $729.00
  • 64GB Wi-Fi + 3G: $829.00

Now you have an idea where the cheapest official iPads are. We’ll update the list once the iPad is released in other Asian countries such as the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Taiwan.

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James Ryan Jonas teaches business management, investments, and entrepreneurship at the University of the Philippines (UP). He is also the Executive Director of UP Provident Fund Inc., managing and investing P3.2 Billion ($56.4 Million) worth of retirement funds on behalf of thousands of UP employees.