Looks like the Apple Store (iCampus) inside the Ateneo de Manila University has been selling the iPads at discounted prices. Yes, lower than the suggested retail prices with the 16GB entry-level iPad WiFi selling for only Php23,000.
MB292 iPad WiFi 16GB â€“ Php23,000 (SRP: Php23,990)
MB293 iPad WiFi 32GB â€“ Php27,500 (SRP: Php28,990)
MB293 iPad WiFi 32GB â€“ Php32,000 (SRP: Php33,990)
MC349 iPad WiFi+3G 16GB â€“ Php29,800 (SRP: Php30,990)
MC496 iPad WiFi+3G 32GB â€“ Php33,800 (SRP: Php35,990)
MC497 iPad WiFi+3G 64GB â€“ Php38,500 (SRP: Php40,990)
The Apple iCampus has been distributing flyers with the discounted prices. Weâ€™re not sure if the discounts are only offered to AdMU students and faculties. The discounts arenâ€™t that big, slashing between Php990 to Php2,490 off of the suggested retail prices.
Appleâ€™s local release of the iPad seemed a bit off considering everyoneâ€™s already expecting a second generation iPad2 is coming in a next few months.