Plausible Retail Pricing of iPhone 5S and 5C in Malaysia and Pricing of Parallel Import Units

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

Apple has announced that the new iPhone 5S and 5C will be reaching Malaysian shores on November 1, major telcos and Apple resellers in Malaysia are putting up teaser ads and gearing up for the much awaited launch. And with just two weeks to go, Malaysian Wireless has got some insider information of the pricing of iPhone 5S and 5C in Malaysia.

  • iPhone 5C 16GB – RM1,899
  • iPhone 5S 16GB – RM2,299
  • iPhone 5S 32GB – RM2,599
  • iPhone 5S 64GB – RM2,899

We are not sure the accuracy of this information but we’re pretty certain that these prices are definitely cheaper than the current retail price of parallel import units. Check out this price list from a local mobile phone vendor in Malaysia.

iPhone 5S – 16GB

  • RM2,749 – Black              
  • RM3,199 – White            
  • RM3,999 – Gold             

iPhone 5S – 32GB

  • RM3,033 – Black              
  • RM3,499 – White            
  • RM4,299 – Gold

iPhone 5S – 64GB

  • RM4,299 – Black
  • RM4,599 – White
  • RM5,300 – Gold

iPhone 5C – 16GB

  • RM1,899 – White/ Blue
  • RM2,250 – Pink/Green/Yellow

As for the event launch, it is also reported that there won’t be the usual ‘night launch’. Although we haven’t heard of any confirmation from these major telcos, we are quite sure that these telcos will definitely do a launch event on the day itself.


[Source: MalaysianWireless]


WeChat Announces Partnership with Chatime And Celebrates with 1 Million Cups

Lisa Surihani (WeChat Ambassador), Bryan Loo (MD of Chatime Malaysia), Louis Song (Country Manager - Tencent) & Shaheizy Sam (WeChat Ambassador)

WeChat, currently the number one mobile social communication application in the country, today announces their partnership with Chatime, the top lifestyle tea provider in Malaysia. In celebration of this strategic partnership, WeChat users will get an opportunity to redeem and purchase 1 million cups of Chatime through digital coupons made available via the WeChat platform.

WeChat offers brands the opportunity to engage their users and also reward them with unique and exclusive promotion. It is reported that the 1 million cups of Chatime is worth over RM6 million. This collaboration is not only to enhance connectivity and interaction of WeChat users but also to reward them.

Chatime Malaysia now has an ‘Official Account’ on WeChat. Chatime strives to be in line with many new advancement in technology, shifting gear and going beyond social media reach out to our existing and communication apps for fast, easy and usually free communication with their friends and loved ones. In 2010, Chatime Malaysia boomed into the beverage industry in Malaysia thanks to effective use of the social media platforms.

From today until 27 October 2013, WeChat users will be able to purchase and enjoy their second cup of Chatime at RM1 with every purchase of a normal priced beverage. In order to redeem this exclusive promotion, they would need to simply present the voucher on their phone upon ordering at any Chatime outlets in Malaysia.

Photos from the launch is available for viewing here. For more information, you can visit and

Photo Caption: (from L to R) Lisa Surihani (WeChat Ambassador), Bryan Loo (MD of Chatime Malaysia), Louis Song (Country Manager – Tencent) & Shaheizy Sam (WeChat Ambassador) posing for photo opportunity during the celebration launch and Chatime HQ.

Photo credit: Cik Lily Putih

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