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.
Following the announcement of the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR, Apple has reduced its pricing for its older iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models in Malaysia. You can now get the base iPhone 7 with 32GB of storage for only RM2,199. That’s RM1,000 lower than its original launch price back in 2016.
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.
A few days ago, a bug involving an Indian Telugu character was found to cause some serious problems for Apple users. It seems that iOS, watchOS and even macOS devices have trouble rendering this character and it causes the respective apps to crash.
It’s a critical bug since anyone with ill-intentions can send you a text with this character and you won’t be able to open your messaging app again as long as the character continues to be displayed. This even affects Facebook, Twitter and on any social platform that allows anyone to post this problematic character.
Due to the severity of this bug, Apple has finally released a fix and it’s available now to all iOS users with iOS 11.2.6.
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.
Yesterday, Apple had apologised for slowing down its older iPhones on purpose if it has an aged battery. To regain its original performance, you’ll need to replace the battery. As gesture of good will, Apple is offering a discount to affected users and now they have revealed its pricing for the Malaysian market.