Hello. I am a student, planning to get an iPad 2 for productivity in school and for entertainment purposes.
However, it seems that the iPad 2 isn't officially coming here in the Philippines anytime soon, and I really want to get one to use in my Summer classes, the Pages, Numbers and Keynote apps look just enough for light and concise works. I am waiting for the official release here because it offers the iPad at a much lower price (around PHP 24K for the 16 GB wifi), unlike unofficial iPad sales in the Philippines which demand you to cough up a little over PHP 30K+ for the 16GB wifi in Greenhills or any retailer like that, and because my Dad wants to purchase the iPad through a 12-month credit card installment, which you can't do on most unofficial retailers. We're on a 25K budget on my graduation gift.
So I was thinking about getting the iPad 1 instead. The iPad 1 32GB Wifi version costs P25K (since the price drop), almost the same as the iPad 2 16 GB, and if I decide to do so, i will get that one. But I am kinda worried about getting the iPad 1 32GB and then receiving news that iPad 2 will launch here in the summer after all, which will feel like wasting my money.
So what do you think I should do? Should I go ahead with the iPad 1 or hold my breath for the iPad 2? Do you think iPad 2 will launch here in December, just like last year? Or could you suggest anything for me to do? Any cheap local retailers on the iPad 2 which accept credit cards? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.