Maxis CEO Sandip Das was quoted in Buletin Utama TV3 that Maxis is working closely with Apple to bring the iPhone 5 to Malaysia as quickly as possible.
Will the new iPhone come to Malaysia in October as well? We have a feeling it just might.
Commenting to reporters at the Maxis Hari Raya Open House event, Maxis CEO Sandip Das says that Maxis is putting pressure on Apple to see that Malaysia gets the iPhone 5 quickly.
This puts Maxis as the likely candidate to becoming the first Malaysian telco to bring the much anticipated next-gen iPhone to Malaysia.
Maxis has had an excellent track record with iPhones. The operator had a head start in bringing the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4 to Malaysia. In addition it had exclusivity to the two device for a long time before other local operators finally caught up.
When it comes to Apple, nothing is left by chance. And having the CEO of Maxis come out in public to make such a statement is tantamount to a confirmation. If anyone could bring the new iPhone to Malaysia in record time, we’re putting out bets on Maxis.
So Maxis has announced it on twitter, the so called big announcement for today. It is not the iPhone 4 but it is actually a price slash on iPhone 3GS for its iPhone Special Mid Year Sale where you can get between RM200-RM600 discount over its original pricing.
This applies across the iValue 1,2,3 & 4 plans and iData 3 over 24 months. iPhone 3GS prices are unchanged for iData 1, 2 and Prepaid plans. Surprisingly only the 16GB and 32GB iPhone 3GS are on promotion and there’s no change for the iPhone 3G 8GB.
Compared to DiGi’s previous price slash which merely lowers the monthly subscription fee, Maxis slashed the actual price of the iPhones. This mid-year promotion is valid until 31st July 2010 which raised some questions. What happens after 31st July? It would be weird if iPhone prices are increased back to normal but it could mean something bigger. We may be wrong but could it be the iPhone 4 be announced by then together with the iPhone 3GS 8GB? We will find out more later.
More details on the iPhone 3GS plans by Maxis here.