If you’re planning to get a new iPhone 5S this Raya, Celcom is running a special promo where you can get the 2nd unit for half price. Retailing at RM2,399, the second iPhone 5S 16GB can be yours for as low as RM1,188.
The half price promo is only applicable if the first device is a iPhone 5S 32GB or 64GB purchased with 24 months contract. If you opt to get a iPhone 5S 16GB as the first unit, the second unit is offered at RM1,688.
In terms of plans, you get the option of Celcom First Premier or Elite with 5GB of bolt-on data for 24 months duration. Despite its half price offer, the second unit is also locked into contract with 24 months duration. Fortunately it is a lower data-only commitment plan of Celcom First mPro Plus at RM88/month. Overall, it is still a couple of hundred ringgit cheaper than getting another postpaid contract separately.
This offer is valid until 31st August 2014 and you can check out the plan details after the break. For more information, head over to Celcom’s promo page.
If your current smart phone is holding you back from getting a new iPhone 5S, Maxis has an easier way to switch. Now they are offering a trade-in and trade-up program which lets you swap your current Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S III, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S for the latest iPhone 5S on contract.
As comparison, normally the iPhone 5S is offered at RM1,599 with 24 months contract of iValue 1. If you bring in your Galaxy Note II or iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5S can be yours at RM849, which effectively is RM700 trade-in value. For the Galaxy S III and iPhone 4, that’s equivalent of RM500 trade-in value.
The trade-in program is available nationwide at Maxis Outlets and Exclusive Partners. All you need to do is bring your device even without the box, chargers or cables.
For more information, head over to Maxis or you can check out the full trade-in list after the break.
Following its iOS 7.1 update released last month, Apple is now pushing a new iOS 7.1.1 update for iPhone and iPad users. Apart from the periodical bug fixes, the new update improves its Touch ID recognition and the responsiveness of the keyboard. It also fixes a problem with Bluetooth keyboards when voiceover is enabled.
The iOS 7.1.1 update can be downloaded Over The Air (OTA) but only with a WiFi connection. If you haven’t received any notification, head over to Settings > General > Software Updates.
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The latest iOS 7.1 update is now available for download on iPhone and iPad devices. It brings the latest support for CarPlay which allows seamless connectivity with CarPlay supported vehicles along with couple of new enhancements. For Siri, they have added more voices and the ability to manually speak to Siri in a Push to Talk fashion by press and holding the home button to speak. This allows Siri to react faster by releasing the button once you’re done.
Apart from that, there’s some minor improvements on iTunes Radio and Calendar usability along with a couple of bug and performance fixes as well. You can download the iOS 7.1 update Over The Air (OTA) using a WiFi connection. To get started, head over to Settings > General > Software Updates.
Thanks Abdul Muhaimin Jarni for the tip!
A few days back, iPhone users on DiGi were pushed a new software updates which gives them 4G LTE support. Now Apple’s website finally confirms this and have listed DiGi under its list of supported telcos for their iPad & iPhone which includes the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPad Air & iPad mini with Retina display.
Unlike other 4G telcos such as Maxis & Celcom, DiGi’s 4G network is running solely on LTE Band 7 (2600MHz). Interestingly, Apple has listed DiGi being supported for the iPhone 5 and the 4th gen iPad with Retina Display which runs on LTE Band 3 (1800MHz). DiGi meanwhile has also confirmed on Twitter that its 4G network runs on 2600MHz.
At the moment, DiGi’s 4G LTE roll out is said to be in the testing phase and it is limited to the Klang Valley. Before you’re able to hook on to their 4G LTE network, DiGi says that you would need to switch to their USIM card which has a “U” indicated on the SIM.
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It appears that DiGi is one step closer in enabling 4G LTE for iPhones. If you’re an existing DiGi subscriber with an iPhone 5/5S, you should be getting a software update which enables LTE connectivity under Cellular settings.
However don’t get too excited just yet as DiGi’s 4G LTE service doesn’t seem to be working for smart phones right now. DiGi’s 4G LTE service is currently available for broadband & tablet use. In response, DiGi has tweeted that 4G LTE for smart phones would be coming soon but without mentioning when exactly.
When DiGi started its 4G LTE commercial service 6 months back, they were running only on LTE Band 7 (2600MHz). As comparison, the other LTE telcos such as Maxis & Celcom are running on both Band 3 (1800MHz) and 7 (2600MHz).
The latest iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C supports LTE on both 1800MHz and 2600MHz frequency while the previous iPhone 5 only supports 1800MHz. Ideally we hope DiGi would offer LTE on 1800MHz as well so that existing iPhone 5 users would get to enjoy 4G speeds too.
The iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C goes on sale in Malaysia yesterday and now you can buy one direct from Apple’s Online Store. The iPhone 5S is listed with 2-3 weeks shipping time while the colourful iPhone 5C is ready to ship in the next 1-3 business days. All colours are available at time of posting.
As priced earlier, the iPhone 5S starts from RM2,399 for the 16GB version and it goes up to a whopping RM3,149 for the 64GB unit. The iPhone 5C is priced at RM1,999 for 16GB and RM2,399 for 32GB. To place an order online without the hassle of queuing or hunting down for stock, head over to the Online Store.
If you’re looking to buy one without contract through walk-in, Machines has updated that all units have been sold out except for a single iPhone 5S 64GB at Bukit Tinggi (as of yesterday at 5.30PM). Retailer SenQ is offering the iPhone 5S/5C today but with limited iPhone 5S stock at their Puchong IOI outlet. The iPhone 5S stocks are said to be replenished in the coming weeks.
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The iPhone 5S will be available at the senQ Digital Station at IOI Mall, Puchong from November 1. As an initial offering, only the 16GB version of the gold iPhone 5S will be available at the store and preference will be given to Senheng PlusOne members but Senheng assures that stock of the iPhone 5S (in black, white and gold) will be replenished every week. In addition, the iPhone 5C will also be available at Senheng stores nationwide from November 1.
In terms of price, do expect the iPhone 5C/5S from SenQ to be priced the same as the Apple Online Store:
iPhone 5C 16GB – RM1,999
iPhone 5C 32GB – RM2,399
iPhone 5S 16GB – RM2,399
iPhone 5S 32GB – RM2,749
iPhone 5S 64GB – RM3,149
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Finally Maxis has revealed its official pricing the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C that’s being rolled out in Malaysia today. The new iPhones are being offered on contract with an option of 12 months and 24 months duration on iValue Simple, iValue 1, iValue 2 and iValue 3.
Going into the plans, iValue Simple costs just RM50/month and comes bundled with 200 minutes of calls and 100 SMS to all networks along with 1GB of data. Moving up is iValue 1 at RM100/month with 333 minutes of calls and 2GB of data and these are doubled on iValue 2 at RM155/month. For the ultimate heavy duty user, iValue 3 offers 1,500 minutes of calls and 6GB of data at RM250/month. All iValue 1,2 & 3 also comes with additional 1,000 minutes of calls and 1,000 SMS within Maxis/Hotlink network. In terms of contract price, it looks similar to the plans which we saw earlier.
Check out the official iPhone 5S/iPhone 5C Maxis bundled pricing after the break.
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DiGi has revealed its iPhone 5S/5C plans to those who have pre-registered earlier. At midnight tonight, DiGi will be having their iPhone event at 5 DiGi Store locations – SS2 (PJ), Taman Molek (JB), Kuching, Kota Kinabalu and Pulau Tikus (Penang).
As an early bird offer, they are offering the iPhone 5C for RM99 with iDiGi 138 contract bundling but it is limited to 100 units for each of their launch stores. Without the offer, it is offered at RM750 on iDiGi 138.
On their bundling offer, they are 3 plans being offered – iDiGi 88, 138 and 238 and presumably in 24 months contract. The iPhone 5C is offered for free on iDiGi 238 while the iPhone 5S 16GB is offered as low as RM317 on the same plan.
Head after the break for the full plan details.
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