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Apple Watch Series 6 and SE now available in Malaysia

The brand new Apple Watch Series 6 and SE have finally arrived in Malaysia. Apple’s online store is already accepting orders and you can also pre-order through local authorised resellers.

Pricing

Below are the official Malaysian pricing for the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE:

Apple Watch SE – Aluminium + Sport Loop/ Solo Loop
40mm GPS – RM1,199
40mm GPS + Cellular – RM1,449
44mm GPS – RM1,349
44mm GPS + Cellular – RM1,599

Apple Watch Series 6 – Aluminium + Sport Loop
40mm GPS – RM1,749
40mm GPS + Cellular – RM2,199
44mm GPS – RM1,899
44mm GPS + Cellular – RM2,349

Apple Watch Series 6 – Stainless Steel + Sport Loop
40mm GPS + Cellular – RM2,999
44mm GPS + Cellular – RM3,249

As usual, you can customise your very own smartwatch via the Apple Watch Studio where you can pick the case and band of your choice. For the Apple Watch 6, you can get the aluminium case in Grey, Silver, Gold, Blue or Red, or in stainless steel that comes in Graphite, Silver or Gold. There’s also the new Solo Loop that comes in 12 different sizes for a perfect fit.

Availability

The full lineup is now available on the Apple Online Store. The base Apple Watch Series 6 with an aluminium case and sports band will take 1-2 weeks to ship but if you’re ordering one with the new Solo Loop, shipping will take 3-4 weeks. If you want it earlier, some strap colour options will reduce the shipping time down to just 2-3 business days.

The more expensive Apple Watch with a stainless steel case and Milanese Loop is listed with a next business day shipping, while the Apple Watch (Product)Red with an aluminium case and sport loop will ship within 2-3 business days.

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If you prefer to get in-store, resellers such as Machines and Switch are now accepting pre-orders. The device are also available for pre-order on Lazada’s official Apple flagship store.

According to Machines, fulfilment will begin from 21st October while Switch and Lazada mentions that fulfilment will start from 23rd October. If you don’t want to pay the full amount, you can book a unit from Switch by placing a RM300 deposit.

For those that don’t want to pay the full amount upfront, the Apple Watch cellular version will also be available through our local telcos on contract. Celcom has indicated that it will offer the Apple Watch Series 6 and SE on their network very soon. Meanwhile, Digi is now accepting pre-orders on its website and the Apple Watch SE is offered from RM38/month on its device instalment plan.

What’s new with the Series 6 and SE?

Both models come in two sizes – 40mm and 44mm. The Apple Series 6 now comes with a Bloody Oxygen Sensor and it supports faster charging with 100% charge in 1.5 hours. The Apple Watch also supports Ultra Wideband for precise indoor location tracking. You still get the same top of the line features including 50-metre water resistance, high and low heart rate notification, fall detection and always-on altimeter. The watch’s hardware supports ECG but it isn’t enabled for our region.

Meanwhile, the Apple Watch SE is essentially a watered down Series 5. It looks the same but it lacks an always-on display and there’s no ECG or blood oxygen level tracking. The rest of the features remain unchanged and you still get up to 18 hours of battery life on a single charge.

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