Mobile Phones: Apple iPhone 5s
News & Reviews: Apple iPhone 5s
Apr 02, 2016
While Apple has never said that any of their iPhones are water proof or water resistant, on occasion, some iPhones have taken a splash or dip and survived. ZachStraley decided to put the Apple iPhone 5S, iPhone SE and iPhone 6s to the test, by dunking all three in water for an extended period of time. Suffice to say, the iPhone SE not only survives but seems to be able to work right out of the water. Check out the video to see how the other two iPhones fared.
Feb 29, 2016
Apple can't seem to make up their minds, as just over the weekend, once known as the Apple “iPhone 5se” it is re-dubbed as the iPhone SE. Also, the rumoured 15 March Apple event is rescheduled to 21 March instead, at least according to Buzzfeed, Re/code and other sources.
Feb 25, 2016
It's been awhile since we last heard of the Apple iPhone “5se”, the device is still shrouded in mystery and Apple has been quiet about it, despite the many rumours online. Today, we got an idea of what the the device could look like based on the design drawings and schematics shared by 9to5Mac and OnLeaks, and it looks quite identical to the iPhone 5s.
Feb 19, 2016
We've already heard plenty of Apple rumours about the “iPhone 5se” and iPad Air 3 over a couple of weeks, but we got some worthy insider information from Bloomberg confirming the devices' key processor details.
According to Johny Srouji, Apple's SVP of Hardware Technologies who oversees Apple's chip development, both devices will use Apple's latest chip technologies. The iPhone 5se will be equipping the same A9 processor from the iPhone 6s, whereas the iPad Air 3 will feature the A9X processor that was first used in the iPad Pro. It should be noted that this is the first time that the Air 3 will feature a processor from many previous rumours, so Bloomberg's information should be worth highlighting.
Feb 04, 2016
According to BuzzFeed's John Paczkowski and 9to5Mac, both sites have claimed that Apple will have an event planned for 15 March (Tuesday) this year to announce and showcase the three rumoured products – the 4-inch iPhone “5se”, iPad Air 3, and a second generation Apple Watch.
A round-up from all our rumoured news of those three products, the iPhone “5se” is said to sport an A9 chip with M9 motion coprocessor, 1GB RAM, 16GB and 64GB storage variant, Bluetooth 4.2, Apply Pay, VoLTE and WiFi connection support, and a 1624 mAh battery. 3D Touch might not be included so it can be different from the iPhone 6s.
Jan 26, 2016
Whether you heard of the Apple “iPhone 6c”, the “iPhone 5e”, or the 4-inch iPhone. There's now a new name for it and it's called the “iPhone 5se”, along with new speculated tech specs and features as well:-
- Sports A8 and M8 chips from the iPhone 6
- 8MP rear camera + 1.2MP Facetime HD front camera
- Will feature curved glass like on the iPhone 6 and 6s lines
- Have bigger panoramas and autofocus for video recording
- Pre-installed Health app and Live Photos
- An NFC chip for Apple Pay
- Supports Bluetooth 4.2, VoLTE, and 802.11ac WiFi
- Silver, Space Gray, Gold, & Rose Gold color options
Mar 10, 2015
Just recently, Apple Malaysia raised the local Malaysia pricing for the Apple iPhone 6, Apple iPhone 6 Plus and Apple iPhone 5s. A quick look at the price reveals that the pricing has gone up by about RM150 to RM200 with no difference to tech specs or features. This is probably due to the recent drop in value for the Malaysian Ringgit against the US Dollar which is currently is $1 to RM3.71. The Apple iPhone 5c remains the same though but we don't expect many people to be happy about that either. Hopefully, if the Ringgit goes up within this year, Apple Malaysia will cut the pricing back down but for now, we expect other Malaysia online stores and Malaysian Telcos to follow soon. Check out the complete price increase listing as follows:
- Apple iPhone 6, 16GB storage ~ RM2399 to RM2549
- Apple iPhone 6, 64GB storage ~ RM2749 to RM2949
- Apple iPhone 6, 128GB storage ~ RM3149 to RM3349
- Apple iPhone 6 Plus, 16GB storage ~ RM2749 to RM2949
- Apple iPhone 6 Plus, 64GB storage ~ RM3149 to RM3349
- Apple iPhone 6 Plus, 128GB storage ~ RM3549 to RM3749
- Apple iPhone 5s, 16GB storage ~ RM1999 to RM2149
- Apple iPhone 5s, 32GB storage ~ RM2199 to RM2349
- Apple iPhone 5c, 8GB storage ~ RM1499 (remains the same)
Sep 22, 2014
A tweet supposedly revealing a new wireless charging method called Wave for your iOS 8 compatible device has appeared. According to the tweet, to use Wave, just put your iOS 8 device, be it an Apple iPhone or iPad into the microwave for 60 seconds at 700w or 70 seconds at 800w. Everyone who has ever used a microwave should know by now that you should not microwave metal, even more so electronic devices. Asides from melting and destroying your iPad or iPhone, it could lead to an explosion dangerous enough to harm you and everything else around the microwave. While this may seem an obvious fake and hoax to most people, some users actually have tried it, resulting in a broken iPhone that no warranty will ever cover so be warned and do some research before you do anything.
Sep 22, 2014
The Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have already arrived in the US and other select markets. While there are no Malaysia release dates or pricing details yet, many are expecting the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to reach us in November 2014, so we still have time to decide which Apple iPhone to get. Following the iPhone lineup in the US, we estimate that for Malaysia there will be the Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. For this comparison we'll see which Apple iPhone you should get as we compare the Apple iPhone 6 vs the Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs the Apple iPhone 5S vs the Apple iPhone 5C. Check out our detailed analysis in this article.
Sep 18, 2014
While the iOS site for Malaysia has the operating system still in Coming Soon, Apple have already made their latest iOS 8 update available for download. The update is available to all Apple iPhone 4S and above users, iPad 2 and above users, all iPad mini users and those with a 5th generation iPod Touch. All you need to do is go to Settings > General > Software Updates. The update is almost 1GB but requires some free space (about 5.7GB for the iPhone) to update properly, so be sure to have a good amount of space available on your device. Like all updates be sure to back up all your important stuff and make sure you have enough battery life before you update.