Celcom, DiGi and Maxis Launched Registration of Interest Site for iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

iPhone 5S - Coming Soon

So it looks like the 3 major telcos in Malaysia are getting very busy ahead of the big iPhone 5S and 5C launch on 31 October. Since the pricing list for iPhone 5S and 5C have been pretty much been confirmed by Apple Store Malaysia earlier today, all we can do now is wait patiently for the announcement of price for the subsidized units from our three major telcos.

iPhone 5C - Coming Soon

So if you’re still on contract with your current iPhone 5, I would suggest to skip the iPhone 5S, unless you’re dying to get your hands on it, then you can opt for the non-contract iPhone 5S from Apple Store Malaysia. But if your contract has is due and it’s the right time for an upgrade, then you can seriously consider registering your interest to get the new iPhone 5S or 5C.

But seriously, go for iPhone 5S and forget about the 5C. You will definitely see a difference in the performance department with the 64-bit A7 chip on the new iPhone 5S. So what are you waiting for? Go register your interest!

Celcom – http://www.celcom.com.my/personal/iPhone5s_roi

Digi – http://new.digi.com.my/cs/Satellite/ecomm_C/whats_hot/default/register_your_interest_iphone5s#

Maxis – http://new.maxis.com.my/content/maxis/en/personal/devices/all-phones/apple/iphone5S.html

 

Apple Store Malaysia List Price of iPhone 5S from RM2,399, and iPhone 5C from RM1,999

Apple Store Malaysia - iPhone 5S

Someone has spotted that Apple Store Malaysia has updated their page and listed the latest pricing for the new iPhone 5S and 5C.

Apple Store Malaysia - iPhone 5C

It turns out the insider’s news from Malaysia Wireless was way off (of at least RM200 less) the newly listed pricing on the official website.

Without further ado, here are the retail prices:

  • iPhone 5C – 16GB: RM1,999.00
  • iPhone 5C – 32GB: RM2,399.00
  • iPhone 5S – 16GB: RM2,399.00
  • iPhone 5S – 32GB: RM2,749.00
  • iPhone 5S – 64GB: RM3,149.00

If everything remains unchanged, the iPhone 5S and 5C will be available in Malaysia from Nov 1 onwards.

 

[Source: Apple Store Malaysia (1), (2)]

 

iPad Mini Gets A7-chip and Retina Display Boost

iPad Mini with Retina display

It’s a double blow to tablet makers as Apple now has not one, but two tablet PCs powered with Apple’s A7 64-bit chip. I would say that there’s an equal amount of skepticism and hopefulness on the iPad Mini. But the announcement today definitely clears the air and gets the hopeful fanboys jumping in joy.

overview_ipad_mini

Besides the 64-bit A7 processor – with the M7 motion coprocessor, the new and improved iPad Mini also comes with Retina Display. It’s great to see that the 7.9-inch panel is now as crisp and sharp as the rest of the product family. The device now offers a 2,048 x 1,536 resolution panel, which will make photos crisper, apps clearer, and iOS 7 just that little bit more beautiful.

The camera remains largely unchanged for the rear camera, which still features 1080p video recording. However, the FaceTime HD camera has been improved.

AVAILIBITY

The iPad mini 2 with Retina display will be available later in November and it comes in 16, 32 and 64GB storage configurations in either Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Cellular.

PRICING

With the boost of a Retina display, the device now is a tad bit expensive than the previous-gen iPad mini. The Wi-Fi only version starts at $399 for the 16GB model, $499 for the 32GB model, $599 for the 64GB model and a whopping $699 for the 128GB model.

Apple iPad Air Announced

ipad-air

So the long awaited moment has come, Apple has announced the replacement of the New iPad with yet another new iPad called, the iPad Air. In today’s announcement, the fruit company has not disappointed, announcing a whole list of cool upgrades, software and hardware for their desktop products and portable devices.

The name came as quite a surprise as many did not expect it to be called iPad Air. Surely, I didn’t expect it to be called iPad Air but I feel good about the name. Gives it a little edge over the rest of the older iPads, and it always better to have it named different than to called it the ‘New iPad’.

FEATURES

So back to iPad Air, the device has gone through a design overhaul and now bearing similar outfit of the iPhone 5 – with a slender design and thinner bezels. The iPad Air is 20% thinner than the last generation iPad, which is the iPad 4. The bezels are 43% thinner but still retain the same 9.7-inch Retina display.

iPad Air pricelist
The iPad Air now runs on a 64-bit A7 processor, which is similar of the new iPhone 5S. This offers a huge difference in performance over the previous generation of iPad. iPad Air is now x2 faster than the processor found in the iPad 4.

However, iPad Air still offers the same 5MP camera sensor on the rear, with 1080p video recording, an improved FaceTime HD camera, dual microphones and more.

AVAILABILITY

The new iPad Air comes in two colours; Silver/White and Space Gray/Black. It will be available on November 1st in 41 countries around the globe. When exactly it will reach Malaysian shore is still unknown.

PRICING

As for the pricing, the new iPad Air follows the same pricing structure as before. The base model for the Wi-Fi only version starts at $499, whilst the Wi-Fi + Cellular version starts at $629.

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