Monday, May 9, 2011

M1 and StarHub will sell iPad 2 soon

Both M1 and StarHub announced today that they would be selling the iPad 2. Neither carrier have announced more details. StarHub is asking people to register their interest while M1 simply has an announcement that it would "offer iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G and also dedicated data plans for iPad 2 in the coming weeks."

The announcement by the two carriers marks a new strategy for Apple in Singapore. Carriers in Singapore currently offer data plans for the original iPad but do not, themselves, sell the device. The announcement by M1 and StarHub means that Apple is now using carriers as a distribution channel.

SingTel is expected to join in but it has not made an announcement yet.

Since the iPad 2 was launched in Singapore, the device has been in high demand. It was sold out on the first day and the Singapore online Apple Store will only say that the device is "currently unavailable".

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