Did Apple revolutionised smartphone user interface with the iOS 7? Was flat design an original Apple creation? Did Apple break new ground with the new interface? Many think so and many more think not.
This is an old topic and one that has been discussed to death — we know — but this new video from Kirby Ferguson, the amazing talent behind the “Everything is a Remix” video series, offers a some new perspective on who copied who.
Christmas, it’s a wonderful time and with it come some wonderful commercials that capture the essence of the festive season. This one from Apple is one such commercial.
The premise. A young boy seems disconnected with the family. He’s more interested with his iPhone than everything else that’s going on around him. At first glance, it’s easy to assume that he’s more involved in his digital social life than he is with his real life. But what is he up to really?
Head on over to after the jump to catch the commercial.
Maxis has finally revealed its bundled offering for the latest iPad mini with Retina display. The WiFi + 4G LTE model is priced from RM1,699 outright and it is offered as low as RM1,159 with its SurfMore data plans. There are 2 plans to choose from with the SurfMore 50 offering 2GB at RM50/month and SurfMore 75 which offers 5GB at RM75/month. When Maxis released its iPad Air offering, there used to be an entry level SurfMore 30 but it is no longer being offered for both iPads at the moment.
The full bundled iPad mini bundled pricing as follows:
16GB iPad mini with Retina Display
SurfMore 50 (2GB) – RM1,259
SurfMore 75 (5GB) – RM1,159
32GB iPad mini with Retina Display
SurfMore 50 (2GB) – RM1,579
SurfMore 75 (5GB) – RM1,479
64GB iPad mini with Retina Display
SurfMore 50 (2GB) – RM1,879
SurfMore 75 (5GB) – RM1,779
All bundles are tied with 24 months contract duration and there’s an upfront payment of RM500 (SurfMore 50) or RM600 (SurfMore 75) which will be rebated back to your monthly bills. If you’re looking for the WiFi only version, the 16GB unit is going for RM1,279 through Apple retailers and Online Store. You can check out the full 2nd gen iPad mini pricing here.
For more information, head over to Maxis iPad mini with Retina Display page.
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DiGi has finally started offering the iPad Air which offers the 16GB WiFi + 4G LTE support from RM1,453. Despite its earlier registration of interest, they are only offering a single 16GB variant and there’s no 32GB, 64GB or 128GB options. Outright, the 16GB WiFi + LTE unit is priced at RM2,029.
The device is offered with DiGi’s Tablet 6GB plan which offers 6GB monthly quota at RM99/month. The plan offers 4G LTE speeds where coverage is available. Interestingly there’s no contract however you would need to pay RM576 as upfront payment which is slightly more than 5 months worth of subscription.
For more information, head over to DiGi’s iPad Air page.
UPDATE: Celcom has published its iPad Air plan and pricing on their website. It’s Celcom First Data Lite, Data Basic & Data Advance offers 2.5GB, 4.5GB and 10GB of data respectively.
The full iPad Air bundled pricing from Celcom are as follows:
iPad Air WiFi + 4G 16GB
iPad Lite Plan (12 months) – RM1,848
iPad Lite Plan (24 months) – RM1,598
iPad Basic Plan (12 months) – RM1,748
iPad Basic Plan (24 months) – RM1,498
iPad Advance Plan (12 months) – RM1,648
iPad Advance Plan (24 months) – RM1,248
iPad Air WiFi + 4G 32GB
iPad Lite Plan (12 months) – RM2,108
iPad Lite Plan (24 months) – RM1,858
iPad Basic Plan (12 months) – RM2,008
iPad Basic Plan (24 months) – RM1,758
iPad Advance Plan (12 months) – RM1,908
iPad Advance Plan (24 months) – RM1,508
iPad Air WiFi + 4G 64GB
iPad Lite Plan (12 months) – RM2,418
iPad Lite Plan (24 months) – RM2,168
iPad Basic Plan (12 months) – RM2,318
iPad Basic Plan (24 months) – RM2,068
iPad Advance Plan (12 months) – RM2,218
iPad Advance Plan (24 months) – RM1,818
During registration, an upfront payment between RM100-RM700 depending on plan option is required. The advance upfront payment will be rebated back to your monthly bills across 10 months.
Celcom didn’t reveal much of its iPad plan data offering but based on its existing published info, the Lite plan offers 1.5GB of data followed by Basic at 4GB and Advance at 6GB.
The iPad Air will be available at all Blue Cube outlets nationwide on 9th December onwards. Alternatively you can order yours online through Apple Store which has started selling both iPad Air & iPad mini with Retina Display.
The latest iPad mini with Retina display is now available in Malaysia on the Apple Online Store from as low as RM1,279. It makes an appearance alongside the iPad Air which was made available yesterday from RM1,599.
The official 2nd gen iPad mini Malaysian pricing are as follows:
iPad mini with Retina Display (2013)
16GB WiFi – RM1,279
32GB WiFi – RM1,599
64GB WiFi – RM1,929
128GB WiFi – RM2,249
16GB WiFi + 4G – RM1,699
32GB WiFi + 4G – RM2,029
64GB WiFi + 4G – RM2,349
128GB WiFi + 4G – RM2,679
First gen iPad mini (2012)
16GB WiFi – RM999
32GB WiFi – RM1,299
64GB WiFi – RM1,599
16GB WiFi + 4G – RM1,399
32GB WiFi + Cellular – RM1,699
64GB WiFi + Cellular – RM1,999
It is exactly a year since its previous iPad mini was launched in Malaysia. In terms of pricing, it is RM280-350 more than its predecessor with the earlier iPad mini going from as low as RM999 for the 16GB WiFi version. That’s a massive price increase for the iPad mini compared to the iPad Air vs 4th iPad with Retina display.
If you’re contented with the non-retina display model, the first gen iPad mini is now going for RM949 for the 16GB WiFi and RM1,379 for the 16GB WiFi + Cellular model on their online store.
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UPDATE: 2nd gen iPad mini with Retina Display now officially available in Malaysia from RM1,279.
Just a short update from some information we got off the street. If you’ve been holding out on your iPad mini purchase for the Retina display version then your wait won’t be long.
The iPad mini with Retina display launch in Malaysia is set for December 12 if the information that we’ve gathered is correct and while nothing is firm at the moment our source has a 100% record on being correct with these things so we’re going to mark this as almost confirmed. Pricing is still a closely guarded secret but anything can change between now and December 12 so stay tuned for updates.
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UPDATE: 2nd gen iPad mini with Retina Display now officially available in Malaysia from RM1,279.
16GB WiFi – RM1,599
32GB WiFi – RM1,929
64GB WiFi – RM2,249
128GB WiFi – RM2,579
16GB WiFi + 4G – RM2,029
32GB WiFi + 4G – RM2,349
64GB WiFi + 4G – RM2,679
128GB WiFi + 4G – RM2,999
In comparison with iPad 4, the new iPad Air WiFi version is about RM100-RM180 more. For example, the 16GB WiFi version used to be priced at RM1,499 but the new lighter and thinner version is going for RM1,599 which isn’t bad considering the extra improvement it brings. For the 4G LTE units, SenQ’s pricing is slightly different from what Maxis is offering.
If you’re looking to get one now, you better start queuing at SenQ’s 10 participating outlets which will be open at 10:30AM. For those planning to use it with 4G LTE connectivity, Maxis is offering the 16GB WiFi + 4G model on contract from RM1,449 with its SurfMore 75 contract.
UPDATE: Full iPad Air pricing revealed. From RM1,599 for WiFi & RM2,029 for WiFi + 4G model.
Apart from SenQ, you can get your hands on the iPad Air in Malaysia through local Apple retailers such as Machines, Switch & MacCity. All 3 retailers have hinted that the iPad Air will be available in-stores starting from today.
Just a couple of hours ago, Maxis has revealed its bundled pricing from as low as RM1,449 for the 16GB WiFi+Celluar model. Outright it is priced at RM2,049 for its base 16GB storage option which is RM150 more than last year’s iPad.
The new iPad Air is a total redesign from its previous 3rd & 4th generation iPads. While maintaining its 9.7″ Retina Display, the new model is 20% thinner at 7.5mm and 28% lighter with just 469 grams of weight. Internally it runs on their top notch A7 chip and M7 co-processor that’s also powering its flagship iPhone 5S. It is available in both Space Grey & Silver with 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB storage capacity. You can read up more info on the latest iPad Air & 2nd generation iPad mini here.
Since its official announcement, the iPad Air took 43 days to arrive in Malaysia just in time for the Christmas holiday season. The arrival of the latest iPad came quietly without the usual formal PR announcement from Apple. For those looking for a compact iPad mini with Retina display, do expect it to be available shortly after this.
UPDATE: Maxis has revised its iPad Air pricing making it similar to Apple retailer pricing.
The Malaysian iPad Air outright pricing has been revealed by Maxis this morning from as a low as RM2,049 for the 16GB model. Since it is being offered on contract, they are only offering the WiFi + Cellular version which supports 4G LTE connectivity. The iPad Air with 4G connectivity support is priced as follows:
iPad Air (WiFi + Cellular) 16GB –
iPad Air (WiFi + Cellular) 32GB –
iPad Air (WiFi + Cellular) 64GB –
Maxis doesn’t seem to offer its largest 128GB option for the iPad Air. Compared to last year’s iPad 4, the new iPad Air costs RM150 more for the 16GB/64GB model while the 32GB model is RM100 more. The price difference between the iPad Air’s 32GB and 64GB is quite a huge one with a RM350 price gap.
On Maxis, the new iPad Air is available with 24 months contract of SurfMore 30, 50 & 75 which gives you 1GB, 2GB and 5GB of mobile data respectively. The full bundled pricing as follows:
16GB iPad Air
SurfMore 30 (1GB) – RM1,929
SurfMore 50 (2GB) – RM1,549
SurfMore 75 (5GB) – RM1,449
32GB iPad Air
SurfMore 30 (1GB) – RM2,179
SurfMore 50 (2GB) – RM1,799
SurfMore 75 (5GB) – RM1,699
64GB iPad Air
SurfMore 30 (1GB) – RM2,489
SurfMore 50 (2GB) – RM2,099
SurfMore 75 (5GB) – RM1,999
For more information, head over to Maxis iPad Air page.
If you’re looking for an iPad Air with WiFi only, you might want to head over to SenQ‘s selected 10 outlets.
The WiFi version could probably start at RM1,649 for the 16GB unit based on the price increment we’re seeing so far. UPDATE: Full iPad Air pricing revealed. From RM1,599 for WiFi & RM2,029 for WiFi + 4G model.
Thanks to @weisheatan for the tip!