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Apple Service Centers in Singapore

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Looking for authorised service center for your Apple products in Singapore?

Below is a list of service centers (as at April 2017) for sending in your Apple products.

 Name and LocationProduct service
1A.LAB@PS

PLAZA SINGAPURA, 68 ORCHARD ROAD, #04-12B
SINGAPORE 238839
+65 6784 1318
Mac,iPad,iPhone,Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport,Apple Watch Edition,iPod,Apple TV,Beats
2QCD@WL

WHEELOCK PLACE, 501 ORCHARD ROAD, #05-13/14
SINGAPORE 238880
+65 6555 0500
Mac,iPad,iPhone,Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport,Apple Watch Edition,iPod,Apple TV,Beats
3QCD@TH

8@TRADEHUB21(FACING MAINROAD), #02-08, NO.8, BOON LAY WAY
SINGAPORE 609964
+65 6515 2010
Mac,iPad,iPhone,Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport,iPod,Apple TV,Beats
4A.LAB@CCP
CHANGI CITY POINT, 5 CHANGI BUSINESS PARK CENTRAL 1, #01-55
SINGAPORE 486038
+65 6784 1318
Mac,iPad,iPhone,Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport,iPod,Apple TV,Beats

For booking of appointment with QCD, go here.
For booking of appointment with A.Labs, go here.

Apple iPad Air pricing comparion – Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, US, Hong Kong





As with my previous posting on the iPad 3 price comparison, i’m here to explore the pricing differentiation across various countries. With the iPad 3 pricing, Malaysia emerged as the cheapest place to get an iPad. This time round, i am comparing the pricing across five countries –Singapore, Malaysia,  Australia, US and Hong Kong.

I am using the lowest (16GB) and the highest (128GB) capacity for the Wifi-only and the Wifi + 4G models respectively. All pricing used are from the Space Grey models since there is no price difference for color choice on the Apple online store, and USD conversion are done using prevailing exchange rate (as of 9th Dec 2013) from XE.com. For the US Cellular iPad Air, i have used the ATT part number. Again, there is no price difference for the GSM/CDMA models.

CountryDescriptionPrice (native currency)Price (USD)
MalaysiaiPad Air Wi-Fi only 16GB (MD785ZP/A)RM 1,599.00$ 496.58
SingaporeiPad Air Wi-Fi only 16GB (MD785ZP/A)S$ 688.00$ 550.40
AustraliaiPad Air Wi-Fi only 16GB (MD785X/A)A$ 598.00$ 548.62
USAiPad Air Wi-Fi only 16GB (MD785LL/A)US$ 499.00$ 499.00
Hong KongiPad Air Wi-Fi only 16GB (MD785ZP/A)HK$ 3888$ 501.68
MalaysiaiPad Air Wi-Fi only 128GB (ME898ZP/A)RM 2,579.00$ 800.93
SingaporeiPad Air Wi-Fi only 128GB (ME898ZP/A)S$ 1,108.00$ 886.40
AustraliaiPad Air Wi-Fi only 128GB (ME898X/A)A$ 899.00$ 824.77
USAiPad Air Wi-Fi only 128GB (ME898LL/A)US$ 799.00$ 799.00
Hong KongiPad Air Wi-Fi only 128GB (ME898ZP/A)HK$ 6,288.00 $ 811.35
MalaysiaiPad Air Wifi + 4G 16GB (MD794ZP/A)RM 2,029.00$ 630.12
SingaporeiPad Air Wifi + 4G 16GB (MD794ZP/A)S$ 870.00$ 696.00
AustraliaiPad Air Wifi + 4G 16GB (MD794X/A)A$ 749.00$ 687.16
USAiPad Air Wifi + 4G 16GB (ME991LL/A - ATT)US$ 629.00$ 629.00
Hong KongiPad Air Wifi + 4G 16GB (MD794P/A)HK$ 4,888.00$ 630.71
MalaysiaiPad Air Wifi + 4G 128GB (ME987ZP/A)RM 2,999.00$ 931.37
SingaporeiPad Air Wifi + 4G 128GB (ME987ZP/A)S$ 1288.00$ 1030.40
AustraliaiPad Air Wifi + 4G 128GB (ME987X/A)A$ 1,049.00$ 962.39
USAiPad Air Wifi + 4G 128GB (MF015LL/A - ATT)US$ 929.00$ 929.00
Hong KongiPad Air Wifi + 4G 128GB (ME987ZP/A)HK$ 7,288.00$ 940.39

 
From the comparison table above, US is the cheapest place to get an iPad Air, with Malaysia coming at a very close second.

If you look at the 128GB 4G version, Singapore is retailing at US$1030.40 compared to the US at US$929.00. That is almost an 11% pricing difference, considering the fact that Singapore remains one of the cheapest country to get an iPad. This is partly due to the different taxes and duties, with European countries carrying an extra 25% premium over their US counterparts due to the higher sales tax across Europe.

 





How to: Transfer Google Contacts into iCloud easily




With the mobile platform war converging to two key players, Android and iOS, i am often asked how to migrate from one platform to another.

Here is a simple guide for Android users to migrate over to iOS via the use of Google Contacts (in your GMail) and iCloud. You will, of course, need to have a valid account on both.

1. Login to GMail.  Go to your Google Contacts (below the Google logo, click for drop down menu, select Contacts).

2. Click the More menu > Export.

Export to vCard format to import to iCloud

3. Choose the group or all of your contacts you wish to export, whichever you prefer. I selected “All Contacts” to export. Choose “vCard format” and click the Export button.

4. Choose “vCard format” and click the Export button.

5. Your browser will now automatically download or ask you to save a file named contacts.vcf. Put it on your desktop or a location you remember.

6. Log in to iCloud. www.icloud.com

7. Click on Contacts

8. Click on the gear button, and select Import vCard. Select the contact.vcf  file that you exported from Google Contacts in step 5. This will import all the contacts and might take a while, depending on the size of your contact list.

9. Once done, you should be able to see contacts propagated on your iCloud contact list.

10. On your iPhone/iPad, go to Settings > iCloud (sign in with the SAME iCloud account if you have not) and make sure Contacts is listed as ON. Contacts will slowly be synchronized over a period of time. (Mine took about 15minutes)

iPad 3 pricing compared – Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, US. [Updated with Thailand]

The new iPad launched in Malaysia on 20th April 2012. According to my analysis on historical pricing, Malaysia’s iPad pricing is usually the cheapest, even cheaper than US itself. With the launch of the new iPad, i investigate the comparative pricing from four five countries – Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and US.

We are using the lowest (16GB) and the highest (64GB) capacity for the Wifi-only and the Wifi + 4G models. All pricing used are from the black models since there is no price difference for color choice on the Apple online store, and USD conversion are done using prevailing exchange rate (as of April 23rd 2012) from XE.com.

CountryDescriptionPrice (native)Price (USD)
MalaysiaiPad 3 Wi-Fi only 16GB (MC705ZP/A)RM 1,499.00$489.86
SingaporeiPad 3 Wi-Fi only 16GB (MC705ZP/A)S$658.00$526.40
AustraliaiPad 3 Wi-Fi only 16GB (MC705X/A)A$528.00$512.16
USAiPad 3 Wi-Fi only 16GB (MC705LL/A)US$499.00$499.00
ThailandiPad 3 Wi-Fi only 16GB (MC705TH/A)฿16,500$523.05
MalaysiaiPad 3 Wi-Fi only 64GB (MC707ZP/A)RM 2,099.00$685.95
SingaporeiPad 3 Wi-Fi only 64GB (MC707ZP/A)S$918.00$734.40
AustraliaiPad 3 Wi-Fi only 64GB (MC707X/A)A$759.00$736.23
USAiPad 3 Wi-Fi only 64GB (MC707LL/A)US$699.00$699.00
ThailandiPad 3 Wi-Fi only 64GB (MC707TH/A)฿22,500$713.26
MalaysiaiPad 3 Wifi + 4G 16GB (MD366ZP/A)RM 1899.00$620.59
SingaporeiPad 3 Wifi + 4G 16GB (MD366ZP/A)S$828.00$662.40
AustraliaiPad 3 Wifi + 4G 16GB (MD366X/A)A$679.00$658.63
USAiPad 3 Wifi + 4G 16GB (MD366LL/A)US$629.00$629.00
ThailandiPad 3 Wifi + 4G 16GB (MD366TH/A)฿20,500$649.86
MalaysiaiPad 3 Wifi + 4G 64GB (MD368ZP/A)RM 2,499.00$816.67
SingaporeiPad 3 Wifi + 4G 64GB (MD368ZP/A)S$1088.00$870.40
AustraliaiPad 3 Wifi + 4G 64GB (MD368X/A)A$899.00$872.03
USAiPad 3 Wifi + 4G 64GB (MD368LL/A)US$829.00$829.00
ThailandiPad 3 Wifi + 4G 64GB (MD368TH/A)฿26,500$840.07



From the table above, we can establish that if you are looking for a good deal on iPad 3, Malaysia is the currently one of the cheapest (if not the cheapest) place to get your hands on a new iPad 3. The US is a close 2nd, averaging a US$10 gap. Australia just edges out Singapore to claim the 3rd spot, but not by much, with the highest end 64GB Wifi + 4G model being the only model that is more expensive than Singapore.

Apple iPad 3 (iPad 3rd generation) model numbers

With Apple deciding to forgo the numeric naming in their latest iPad, many people are finding it hard to make reference to “The New iPad”. It is not helped by the lack any distinct labeling on the box itself to differentiate it from the iPad 2. The only way to tell is by cross referencing the model number, or making sure that there is an “iCloud” sticker on the bottom of the box. For convenience and to avoid confusion, the new iPad (3rd generation) would be referred as “iPad 3″ throughout this post.

I came across this very problem when i bought a few sets of the iPad 3 to resell. Buyers would ask how can they tell that this is the iPad 3, instead of an iPad 2? Finding a suitable reference table for the model number that translate to which iPad 3 is also hard to come by. Hence i decided to compile a list, based on the Singapore retail sets of iPad 3.

The model number is displayed on the back of the box, bottom right corner.
iPad 3 model number label
iPad 3 – Black
MC705ZP/A – iPad 3 Wi-Fi only 16GB – Black
MC706ZP/A – iPad 3 Wi-Fi only 32GB – Black
MC707ZP/A – iPad 3 Wi-Fi only 64GB – Black

MD366ZP/A – iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G 16GB – Black
MD367ZP/A – iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G 32GB – Black
MD368ZP/A – iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G 64GB – Black

iPad 3 – White
MD328ZP/A – iPad 3 Wi-Fi only 16GB – White
MD329ZP/A – iPad 3 Wi-Fi only 32GB – White
MD330ZP/A – iPad 3 Wi-Fi only 64GB – White

MD369ZP/A – iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G 16GB – White
MD370ZP/A – iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G 32GB – White
MD371ZP/A – iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G 64GB – White


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