Apple has just reached a new milestone for its mobile operating system. Barely four weeks since its public rollout, the new iOS 12 is now running on half of iOS devices worldwide. This include the iPhone, iPad and 6th generation iPod touch models.
Apple’s latest iOS 12 is finally available and it’s rolling out now to supported iOS devices worldwide including Malaysia. If you’re still using an old iPhone 5s or iPhone 6, this new update might just make your device feel a lot snappier than before.
Want an iPhone with the least monthly commitment possible? U Mobile is currently having a “giler deal” where you can get an iPhone 6 32GB at RM599 on an unlimited postpaid plan contract of RM50/month.
Looking for a brand new iPhone on a tight budget? The iPhone 6 can be yours at an even lower price point as you can get it for less than RM1,000 during Shopee’s Shocking Sale. You have to act fast as it is only available for a few hours this morning with Shopee’s Lowest Price Guarantee.
The iPhone 6 is turning 4 years old very soon and it’s currently the most affordable brand new iPhone you can buy right now. When the GST rate was reduced to 0%, the iPhone 6 32GB price was slashed from RM1,299 to RM1,225. For greater savings, you can get this entry-level iPhone with an additional RM136 discount.
Late last year, Samsung had released a Galaxy Note8 video that basically tells iPhone users to grow up. Somewhere between the scenes, you’ll notice a guy with a “notch” haircut which is a clear jab at the iPhone X.
In case you missed it, Apple has intentionally slowed down old iPhones with bad batteries in order to prevent sudden shutdowns. As a solution, Apple Authorised Service Providers are now offering discounted battery replacement at RM129. However, not many are willing to send their devices in as the standard procedure would take 5-7 working days. Obviously this isn’t convenient for most people especially for those who don’t have a spare phone.
To speed things up, Machines is now offering a faster turnaround time of just 4 hours while maintaining the same replacement price of RM129.
Apple will be adding a new feature on iOS 11.3 which will provide iPhone users with some form of visibility of their battery’s health. On top of that, users with iPhone slowdowns will be given the choice to disable throttling so that they can run their iPhone at maximum performance. This comes after Apple had admitted to managing the performance of its older iPhones to prevent sudden shutdowns.
If you’re wondering how all this would look like, Apple has released a couple of screenshots and details of its new Battery Health feature for the next iOS release.
In case you missed it, Apple has been throttling older iPhones on the latest iOS version if it detects an aged battery. If your iPhone is getting slow because of an old and faulty battery, you have more places to get your battery replaced with a discount in Malaysia.
Apart from Machines, Switch is also offering discounted replacements for older iPhones and this covers the iPhone SE, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone X.
UPDATE: Machines revises its discounted battery replacement price to RM129.
If you’re certain that your iPhone is slow because of a bad battery, Apple is offering a discount for a new battery replacement. The discounted battery replacement program is also applicable in Malaysia and you can do it through Apple’s authorised service provider, Machines, starting today.