Announced less than a week ago, Apple's third generation iPad will be shipped across the globe from March 16, Friday. Singapore has been included in the list of countries that will receive the first shipment of the new iPad.
As usual, we did a quick round-up on what's new with the latest iPad, and the accompanying prices. Since then, customers have made their online purchases, and if you were quick, the iPad will make its way into your hands on March 16.
For those who prefer to purchase it with a data plan, the three telcos in Singapore, namely SingTel, StarHub and M1, have also announced their offer. Signing a two-year contract with these telcos will mean a subsidized iPad, but will it really be that cost effective, as compared to buying the iPad from the online Apple Store and pairing it with a multi-SIM plan?
More importantly, do you really need an iPad that won't enjoy LTE speeds, because of the different frequency bands used by Apple and the telcos in Singapore? While the three telcos have announced that the new data plans will come with theoretical speeds of up to 21Mbps, one has to consider the typical speeds that you get, which is a far cry from the promised speeds.
Regardless, if your decision is made, here's a listing of all the news surrounding the iPad for your reference.
3rd Gen. iPad News and Articles