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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.
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.
The compact iPhone SE is expected to be replaced very soon. Earlier on, it was rumoured to come with a fresh redesign which looks like the iPhone X. According to a new rumour, the new compact iPhone could be announced as early as May and it could retain the same iconic design as before.
Although it seemed unlikely at first, things are starting to look up for those of you who were excited for a sequel to the iPhone SE. In a new report by a French website, the successor to the iPhone SE could be making an official appearance pretty soon.
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?
Distributor Brightstar Malaysia is organising a 3-day warehouse sale that’s taking place next weekend. They are offering iPhones and Monster Audio products with up to 50% off and they also have accessories to clear with up to 85% discount.
The iPhone SE was an interesting device. It was introduced before the iPhone 7 and it offered iPhone 6s hardware in a body of an iPhone 5S. If you think the iPhone SE is irrelevant for 2018, it looks like Apple could be releasing a new one and it might look something like this.
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 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.
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.