Rumours all over twitter today:
This is straight from the horse’s mouth, the animal here being our local Star paper’s tech pull-out InTech.
The report has the Maxis boss telling the paper’s reporter this: ‘Van Overbeke said the iPhone 4 could be available here by August, but declined to provide prices.’
This is only a ‘could’ scenario. It doesn’t confirm that Apple phone is actually going to sell here in that coming month.
The same reporter also wrote: ‘As for the iPad, he said it is possible that Maxis will be distributing the 3G version of the tablet computer.’ That word ‘possible’ can also be roped into the same familial ‘could’.
But at least Van Overbeke is quoted to say, “But it’s really up to Apple at this point.”
A lot of readers, in Star, and in here, genuinely hope Apple decides to let Maxis bring in the iPhone 4 and the iPad. Here’s keeping our fingers crossed.
Source : MobileWorld
Update: I got the TechCentral URL link. The article is titled “Maxis going big on mobile content” (source). Here’s an excerpt:
Van Overbeke said the iPhone 4 could be available here by August, but declined to provide prices. And, he said, Maxis’ data packages for the smartphone “would not be very expensive.”
As for the iPad, he said it is possible that Maxis will be distributing the 3G version of the tablet computer. “But it’s really up to Apple at this point.”
“We were the first to introduce the iPhone to Malaysians and (because of that) some presume that it would be the same with the iPad.
“On the day of the iPad’s international debut, some people started coming in to our sales centres to see if we had stock,” Van Overbeke said.
Still, a positive sign for iPad fans in this country is that Maxis is keen on creating educational applications for the iPad, and is in talks with the Education Ministry to gauge interest and opportunities.
Are you excited about the iPhone 4? I upgraded my 3Gs to iOS4 and is loving it!