The iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display finally hit the shelves – officially, we mean – in Indonesia today through Apple premium reseller iBox Indonesia. But as usual in Indonesia, the prices are much higher than in neighboring countries such as Singapore and Malaysia.
Indonesia’ iPad Air is more expensive than in Singapore by US$120 to $150. Singapore’s iPad Mini with Retina Display is cheaper by US$100 to $130.
Malaysia has even cheaper prices for both gadgets. Indonesia’s iPad Air is more expensive by $180 to $230 relative to the price-tags in Malaysia, while the iPad Mini with Retina Display is cheaper by $150 to $200 there. That’s a bucket-load of money in Indonesia considering $207 is the minimum salary of the average Jakarta citizen.
The same thing happens with the iPhone 5S and 5C in Indonesia. Not only do Apple’s gadgets arrive much later in Indonesia than in neighboring countries, they’re much more expensive too.
But at least things are speeding up a bit. The previous generation iPad Mini officially arrived nearly a year late.
(Editing by Steven Millward)