Apple has achieved a new milestone as it kicks off 2018 with record-breaking sales on its App Store. On New Year’s day of 2018, App Store customers around the world have spent an accumulative US$300 million (about RM1.22 billion on 1/1/2018). For the holiday week starting on 24 December 2017, Apple customers have spent over US$890 million (about RM3.6 billion) for the 7-day period.
UPDATE: Switch’s website went down due to excessive traffic. They are expected to resume the sale at 12pm today.
LIVE BLOG: Check out the best deals for 12.12 here.
Apart from Machines, authorised Apple reseller, Switch, is also having its own online sales for 12.12. They are also giving discounts on previous generation items and you can get last year’s Apple Watch from as low as RM700. Other interesting offers include the iPhone SE 16GB from as low as RM999 and the iPad Pro 9.7″ from as low as RM1,299.
Lazada is now an official authorised reseller of Apple products in Malaysia as well as 5 other countries in the South East Asia. The Apple store has finally gone live and they are offering significant discounts on genuine iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and original accessories as much as RM1,500 off.
For easy reference, we’ve listed out the notable offers after the break.
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If you’re looking for the latest Apple products, you can finally shop with greater confidence on Malaysia’s top e-commerce site. Lazada Malaysia now has an official Apple Store and it carries the full array of products and accessories including the latest iPhone X, iPad Pro, Apple Watch and more.
As we bid farewell to 2017, Apple has released a list of popular apps for South East Asia. On top of that, they have also named their top apps of the entire year.
Maxis and its prepaid brand, Hotlink, have finally introduced carrier billing which lets you buy apps, subscribe to Apple Music and iCloud storage without having to use a payment card. Similar to Celcom, U Mobile and Digi, you can charge your purchases to your postpaid bill or by deducting your existing prepaid credit.
To drive the point home, Apple has released a commercial about a life of a young student and her iPad Pro with LTE connectivity. With the iPad Pro and iOS 11, Apple believes a post-PC world is closer than you think.
Apple has just announced its latest quarter results for the fiscal 2017 fourth quarter which ended on 30 September 2017. Overall, Apple is doing very well with more units sold across all product categories compared to the same period last year.
They have sold 10% more iPad and Macs year on year while services, which include app store purchases, iCloud and Apple Music subscription have increased by 34% in revenue. For other products which include their Apple TV and Apple Watch have also shown a revenue increase of 36%. Overall, they have posted a total revenue of $52.58 billion which marks a 12% increase year on year.
Apple has just rolled out a major software update for iOS 11. After releasing incremental fixes on iOS 11.0.1, 11.0.2 and 11.0.3, they have just released iOS 11.1 which is now available for supported iPhone and iPad models. If you’re using an iPhone 6s and above, the latest update brings back an old nifty feature for multi-tasking.
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.