iPad & Tablets: Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display
News & Reviews: Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display
Last Updated: May 26, 2015
We previously reported on the ASUS ZenPad 7 but now pics and tech specs of the ASUS ZenPad 8 have also appeared. Rumoured to be coming at Computex 2015 next week the ZenPad 7 is rumoured to have a 7-inch display with 600 x 1024 pixel resolution. However, the ZenPad 8 reportedly may have an 8-inch display with 1536 x 2048 pixel resolutions. Quite obviously, the ZenPad 8 is likely meant to rival the Apple iPad mini with Retina Display and probably will be a bit more expensive. Since the ZenPad 7 is rumoured to come with an Intel Atom x3 processor it makes more sense for the ZenPad 8 to also come with an Intel Atom x3 processor as well, but it will likely be higher clocked and come with 3G or 4G LTE connectivity. No Malaysia release dates or pricing details yet, but the ZenPad 7 is rumoured to come at $160 (RM579). We shouldn't have to wait too long to find out, so stay tuned for more developments.
Last Updated: Jun 03, 2014
Apple recently made several announcements at this year's WWDC 2014 and one of the biggest was that of iOS 8, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system. Powering your Apple iPhones and iPads, iOS 8 brings a number of innovations to the fore including an improved Health hub app, a more useful Siri, notifications that you can take action on and widgets. Other notable features include the addition of a new predictive and learning QuickType keyboard along with support for third-party keyboards so you can eventually download SwiftKey or other onscreen keyboards if you don't like the new QuickType. Other new features of note include Family Sharing where you can share media with family, better integration with iCloud Drive for more storage on the Internet and Spotlight which works like a combination of the search on Windows 8 and Google Now. Improved Maps and other features round off the new additions.
Last Updated: Jan 15, 2014
It has been 2 months since the last teaser ad, but Celcom is finally offering the Apple iPad mini with Retina Display from RM948. You have a choice of 12 month to 24 month contracts but you have to sign up for any of the three available Celcom First iPad plans. You will have to pay an upfront payment which will be rebated for the next 10 months. Contrary to the RRP listed on the Celcom site, the iPad mini with Retina Display is currently priced at RM1279 for the 16GB WiFi-only model and RM1699 for the 16GB WiFi + 4G LTE model. For more plan details check out the table and links in the article.
Last Updated: Jan 10, 2014
We mentioned this happening earlier but Apple's Red Friday one-day sale has started. As expected the discounts aren't really that high, but they are a good incentive to get a new Apple product. That's right, rather than sell old products for cheap, the Apple Malaysia Store are selling mostly new and current Apple products like the Apple iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display. The more notable ones you can see below but for more information go check out the Apple Malaysia store site.
Last Updated: Jan 08, 2014
The Apple Malaysia store will be holding a special Red Friday one-day shopping event on 10 January 2014 (this Friday). So far Apple hasn't said what discounts are available or how much but they have said that purchases over RM250 will get free shipping. The one-day sale should start as the clock ticks over to 12.01am at midnight on Thursday. You can however expect 2 things, 1) things will go fast, so if you have the opportunity (and more importantly money) then get it quick, and 2) expect the Apple Malaysia store to get slow as users flood the site. We're guessing the Apple iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina Display, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, Apple TV, iPod nano, iPod Touch, Macbook Air, iMac and MacBook Pro will be the ones to get the discounts as the links for these products have been changed to red just like the text of the advertisement. Accessories that may get the same treatment include those for the iPhone 5S, iPad mini and iPad Air.
Last Updated: Dec 16, 2013
Right after they made the 24-carat gold plated Apple iPad Air and Apple iPad mini with Retina Display, Goldgenie have come out with a 24-carat gold plated Apple iPhone 5S almost completely covered in Swarovski Crystals. This new bling covered version is called the Apple iPhone 5S Supernova with the 16GB versions costing RM20225. While it isn't the first time someone has come out with a crystal covered smartphone the sheer number of crystals on the Goldgenie Apple iPhone 5S Supernova is almost too much, but if you like a shiny disco ball smartphone then this is perfect for you. You can get the 32GB version for another RM500 or so and the 64GB for another RM1000 or so. As usual, Goldgenie will also include a nicely laquered Cherry Oak wooden box to put the bling encrusted gold Supernova Apple iPhone. Check out the pics for yourself in the article.
Last Updated: Dec 16, 2013
The Apple iPad mini is the first generation 7.9-inch tablet from Apple while the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is the official next generation tablet after the first Samsung Galaxy Tab (despite there being several other tablets that came directly after the first Galaxy Tab). Both fit the 7-inch touchscreen tablet class but each device has it's own tech specs, features and pricing. The main question that we're looking to answer this time is which device is better in this comparison between the Apple iPad mini and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. Check out the full comparison in this article.
Last Updated: Dec 13, 2013
This time around Maxis is also the first to offer the Apple iPad mini with Retina Display from RM1159. Going for a retail price of RM1699, Maxis is of course offering the 4G LTE Cellular version of the iPad mini with Retina Display. This includes the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage versions but you have to sign up for 24 months under either the SurfMore50 plan or the SurfMore75 plan. Like some other telcos, you will have to make an advance payment which is then rebated back into your account. For more details check out the table and links in this article.
Last Updated: Dec 06, 2013
While some rumour sites have said that the Apple iPad mini with Retina Display could be launching in Malaysia on 12 December 2013, Apple have already made the 2nd generation Apple iPad mini 2 or Apple iPad mini with Retina Display available for Malaysia from RM1279 on the Apple Store. The Apple iPad mini with Retina Display brings a number of major improvements to the table which include Apple's new 64-bit A7 chipset and processor, 1GB of RAM and the aforementioned Retina Display. Check out the full pricing for the iPad mini with Retina Display below but if you still want the 1st generation Apple iPad mini, it is available from RM949:
- 16GB WiFi – RM1279
- 32GB WiFi – RM1599
- 64GB WiFi – RM1929
- 128GB WiFi – RM2249
- 16GB WiFi + 4G Cellular – RM1699
- 32GB WiFi + 4G Cellular – RM2029
- 64GB WiFi + 4G Cellular – RM2349
- 128GB WiFi + 4G Cellular – RM2679
If you're still wondering whether to get the Apple iPad mini or the Apple iPad mini with Retina Display, check out our previous comparison article about it.
Last Updated: Dec 05, 2013
Maxis has recently revealed the Malaysia pricing for the Apple iPad Air 4G Cellular version beginning from RM2049 for the 16GB version, RM2299 for the 32GB version and RM2649 for the 64GB version. While these are the retail prices, the Apple iPad Air Cellular version is available on Maxis SurfMore data plans from RM1449 on a 24 month contract. Check out the table and links in the article for more information.