By Alexander Wong | 19 Comments
By Alexander Wong | 10 Comments
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.
While Machines is having its Warehouse Clearance sale at Jaya One today, its rival, Switch, is also running a clearance of their own in KL. To avoid another crowd management headache which forced them to close shop, this sale is much smaller and it wasn’t announced in advanced.
Looking for affordable deals on Apple products? Authorised reseller, Machines, is organising a clearance sale this weekend where you can get discounts on stock clearance and ex-demo units. This time, it’s happening at Petaling Jaya.
Malaysia’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) is zero-rated starting from today. Consumers can expect to pay lower prices without the previous 6% tax and that includes devices as well as telco services.
Apple has just updated their current iPhone pricing and you can read on for the full price list with 0% GST.
Portrait Mode has pretty much taken the world by storm. Forget about fancy variable aperture lens cameras or triple lens cameras, people are only concerned with whether their phone can take pictures of their faces with creamy blurred out backgrounds.
Now, Instagram is making this shooting mode even more accessible with their brand new feature called Focus. Essentially, it lets you take Portrait Mode photos even if your phone can’t. But, how does it stack up to the iPhone X‘s Portrait Mode?
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.
For those wanting to buy an iPhone at a discount, there’s the iPhone 6 32GB at RM1,499. If you want a bigger screen with newer specs, Switch is now offering the iPhone 6s Plus with a significant discount while stocks last.
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.
A couple of weeks ago, Apple had admitted that they were intentionally slowing down older iPhones with a bad battery. That had created a furore as it was perceived by some as a way to get existing users to upgrade to their latest iPhone.
According to Apple, the move was necessary to prevent sudden iPhone shutdowns and to squeeze as much battery life from a faulty battery. Those affected can regain their full performance by swapping their iPhone battery for a new one. As a gesture of goodwill, Apple has offered discounted battery replacements for the iPhone 6 and above.