Apple is continuously growing its retail presence in South East Asia. After the opening of its Apple Store on Orchard Road in Singapore, it looks like they are opening another one in our region very soon.
A week after iOS 11 is rolled out officially, Apple has just released another new software update that carries the version 11.01. This is a minor update that comes with your usual security and bug fixes for your iPhone and iPad.
The iPhone 8/8 Plus are now available in first wave countries including Singapore since last Friday. For us in Malaysia, it looks like the local launch is just right around the corner.
The latest Apple trio – the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, have just gotten the green light from Malaysia’s certification body, SIRIM.
The iPhone 8 should have been called the iPhone 7s. While it gets a whole new number, it looks more like an incremental update over last year’s iPhone 7. The biggest change on the exterior is its glass back. This isn’t just for aesthetics as the glass material for the rear is required to make wireless charging possible.
So what difference does it make when it comes to repairs? How much battery does the new iPhone 8 pack? Those questions aer finally answered through ifixit’s teardown.
Both had held their top positions pretty well but now there are two new smartphones that have beaten them to the punch by wider margins.
The redesigned control centre is one of our favourite features on iOS 11. By swiping up from any screen, you can switch off/on mobile data and even hotspot easily without having to dig through settings. On top of that, you also get your usual Airplane mode, WiFi and Bluetooth toggle as well.
However, did you know that when you switch off Bluetooth and WiFi from the control centre, it isn’t really turned off as you would expect?
As iOS 11 starts rolling out to supported iPhone and iPad models, you’ll also get a new image and video format that’s very efficiency on storage. Instead of storing your pictures in typical JPG format, iOS 11 supports High-Efficiency Image Format (HEIF) which can save up to 50% of storage thanks to better compression.
With its new .heic file extension, it will work fine with any iOS 11 device but it can be a problem when you share its original image file to an Android or even your desktop PC. Read on to find out how you can overcome this incompatibility issue.
This week, if your feed looks anything like mine, it has probably been awash with news of Apple‘s new iPhones. iPhone launches are always exciting (I mean, if you’re into incremental updates, largely similar designs and Apple playing catch up), so it’s not surprising that everyone wants a piece of your attention.
Amidst all that coverage, there is one big question that still looms overhead: How much will it cost in Malaysia? How much of my hard earned, ever depreciating Ringgits will I have to drop to get my hands on the latest and greatest from Apple?
Well, we were wondering too so we did the one thing I got into writing to escape from — math. We looked at the past pricing trends, compared them with our neighbours down south and cross referenced them with the math our colleagues did over at TheSkop. And by “we did the math” I mean Alex did the math, I just stood next to him and pursed my lips.
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When it comes to Apple, they have always tried to make things simpler for the general consumer, up to a point that they don’t disclose key hardware details on their keynote or on their product pages. To find out how much RAM and exactly how big its battery capacity is, we usually have to wait for tear downs or benchmarks from the final device. This time, we are able to get a peek through a certification in China.
UPDATE: Apologies, the early release shown here is exclusively for iOS 11 Beta users. If you’re a Beta user, you can check for updates under Settings > General > Software Update.
Malaysia is once again being left out from the first wave of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X release. While other countries are getting their new iPhone sometime next week, it appears that Malaysia is having better luck in software instead.
As announced during Apple’s keynote event, the final iOS 11 public release will be available to all supported devices on 19 September 2017 but those who have joined the Beta program can start downloading the final release of iOS 11 a week before everyone else.