News & Reviews: Apple iPhone 5C
Oct 11, 2013
Barely a few days after the announcement from Apple and all of the major telcos in Malaysia have reacted accordingly. Both Maxis and DiGi have opened up registration of interest sites so if you're interested in getting either the Apple iPhone 5S or Apple iPhone 5C under these telcos do head out to the Maxis Apple iPhone 5S and 5C Registration of Interest site or the DiGi Apple iPhone 5S and 5C Registration of Interest site. Celcom initially released a teaser site, saying that the Apple iPhone 5S and 5C are coming soon to Celcom but have since changed this to a similar Apple iPhone 5S and Apple iPhone 5C Registration of Interest site as well. We expect other telcos and retailers to do the same soon so stay tuned as we keep you posted as to any new developments.
Oct 11, 2013
While the official announcement from Apple yesterday outed the Malaysia release date for the Apple iPhone 5S and5C as 1 November 2013, a look at the Apple Malaysia site reveals another date. When you scroll down to the Shop online option the date you can start ordering online at the Malaysian Apple store is 31 October 2013. This means if you're looking to get the Gold Apple iPhone 5S then you should be prepared for a midnight rush on 30 October 2013. Looking back at the wording of the announcement and it specifically says "by 1 November 2013" which means that 31 October 2013 also works as it is before the 1 November 2013 deadline.
Oct 10, 2013
Apple has just announced the second phase of it's iPhone roll-out and Malaysia is on the list. With this, Apple has officially confirmed that the Apple iPhone 5S and Apple iPhone 5C will be launched in Malaysia on 1 November 2013. While the announcement covers the Malaysia release date, it doesn't include pricing, so we still don't know the official price of either smartphone. In this case we're happy to be wrong with our initial release date estimates of December 2013 but prices are likely to be a bit higher this time around due to the weaker Ringgit and a currency exchange between US Dollars and the Ringgit. We expect that on the launch date of 1 November 2013, all the major telcos will release their Apple iPhone 5C or 5S bundles as well but it will also likely be made available at other local retail sellers. Stay tuned and we'll keep you posted as to any new development.
Sep 27, 2013
After a rather botched unveiling, the ZTE Geek finally gets an official announcement as it marks the first smartphone to use an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor. Officially released at the Beijing International Telecommunication Exhibition, the ZTE Geek (or ZTE U988S) is a 5-inch smartphone with what looks to be a rounded coloured backplate kind of like a Nokia Lumia or the recent Apple iPhone 5C. Other tech specs and features for the ZTE Geek include:
- 1.8GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 4 SoC
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB storage + SD card slot
- 5-inch display (1080p)
- 13MP rear camera (F2.2 aperture) + 2MP front camera
- 2300 mAh battery
- 144 x 71 x 9mm | 148g
- Android 4.2
Sep 23, 2013
The guys at Android Authority are at it again, dropping new smartphones to see how durable they are. This time around it is the Apple iPhone 5S and Apple iPhone 5C which get the drop onto pavement. While the toughness of the aluminum unibody of the iPhone 5S is pretty much known, many are wondering how tough the polycarbonate backplate of the iPhone 5C stands up to a drop. Check out the video in the article.
Sep 13, 2013
As mentioned in our previous reports, the Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C have arrived and instead of shuffling back the iPhone 5, it has been discontinued entirely. Strangely enough, the Apple iPhone 4S is still available but only the 8GB version which is currently going for RM1499. Thankfully, the iPhone 4S will be shipped with iOS 7 but since that hasn't come out yet, if you've ordered an Apple iPhone 4S then don't expect it to be shipped to you until after 18 September 2013 (which is the expected launch date for the final version of iOS 7. For more information check out theApple iPhone 4S site.
Sep 13, 2013
While it isn't the first time that Apple has made docks for their iPhones, last year's Apple iPhone 5 didn't get one, leading many to believe that Apple had just stopped doing that sort of thing. However, recently Apple has announced docks for their newest Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C smartphones. Since the plastic backed iPhone 5C is bigger, the dock for the iPhone 5C is also bigger which means that it only works with the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5S is identical in shape and size with the iPhone 5 so the iPhone 5S dock can be used with both smartphones. As usual, the docks are white and come with audio out ports so you can attach a speaker if you want. So far there isn't any Malaysia release date or pricing for the docks just yet but they should be available during the Malaysia local launch later on.
Sep 12, 2013
The Apple iPhone 5S and Apple iPhone 5C were just recently revealed as Apple's latest smartphone devices. While it is customary that the previous version gets a price drop, this time the Apple iPhone 5 will get replaced by the Apple iPhone 5C. This decision has left many wondering, should they buy the Apple iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C? We uncover all the reasons why you should or should not do so in this Apple iPhone 5 showdown between the Apple iPhone 5S, Apple iPhone 5C and Apple iPhone 5. Check out the Apple iPhone 5 tech specs and features showdown here.
Oct 11, 2013
While the official announcement from Apple yesterday outed the Malaysia release date for the Apple iPhone 5S and 5C as 1 November 2013, a look at the Apple Malaysia site reveals another date. When you scroll down to the Shop online option the date you can start ordering online at the Malaysian Apple store is 31 October 2013. This means if you're looking to get the Gold Apple iPhone 5S then you should be prepared for a midnight rush on 30 October 2013. Looking back at the wording of the announcement and it specifically says "by 1 November 2013" which means that 31 October 2013 also works as it is before the 1 November 2013 deadline.
Sep 11, 2013
As mentioned in our Apple iPhone 5S report, the other device to be officially announced is the plastic backplated Apple iPhone 5C. Effectively replacing the Apple iPhone 5, the Apple iPhone 5C has nearly the same hardware and tech specs, including the same dual-core A6 processor and chipset, 4-inch Retina display (1136 x 640) and 8MP iSight camera. The only major hardware differences include a bigger battery, a new FaceTime HD 1.2MP front camera and the aforementioned colourful plastic backplates which come in blue, green, pink, yellow and white (sorry, no black yet). At 9mm and 132g the iPhone 5C is thicker and heavier than the iPhone 5. Other tech specs and features include 100Mbps LTE connectivity, WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. While it packs in an 8MP iSight camera it probably isn't the same as the one on the Apple iPhone 5S as it has an f/2.4 aperture and only one LED flash.