Mobile Phones: Apple iPhone 5S
News & Reviews: Apple iPhone 5S
Jun 06, 2017
Apple officially announced their iOS 11 update with a number of improvements and upgrades. Coming for devices from the Apple iPhone 5s and upwards and the iPad Air and newer, there is no exact Malaysia release date yet, but we expect it to be sometime in September 2017. Here are some of the new features for iOS 11 but you can check it out at the Apple iOS 11 preview site as well
Oct 26, 2016
Leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, Transcend Information, Inc. is proud to introduce its complete Lightning product line-up specifically designed for Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and iPod series. The new RDA2W Smart Reader and JetDrive Go flash drives are now equipped with a Lightning connector, providing convenience to users who want to manage their data between Apple products.
Sep 13, 2016
Can't wait to get your hands on the Apple iPhone 7 series? Don't fret, while Malaysia has to wait for it, but we won't have to wait for the iOS 10 and it's actually coming sooner than we thought. We've compiled a list of devices that are guaranteed to receive the update OTA (over-the-air), so check it them out below:
May 26, 2016
U Mobile recently launched their WiFi Calling services for subscribers of their post paid and prepaid plans here in Malaysia for free, no additional charges. It turns U Mobile Network towers across Malaysia into WiFi stations allowing you to get HD Voice calls over weak mobile connections as long as you are connected to a WiFi with Internet, even your local mamak's.
May 13, 2016
As rumoured, the Apple iPhone SE is now officially available at the online Apple Malaysia store. All four colours of gold, rose gold, silver and space grey are available with the 16GB storage version going for RM1949 while the 64GB version is selling for RM2449. It phases out the iPhone 5S which is now no longer available at the Apple Malaysia store.
Apr 21, 2016
Pictar is an iPhone accessory that will enable you to use your iPhone camera in a way you never thought you could before. It comes with five external buttons for controlling the iPhone camera like how you would usually handle a DLSR. These buttons will help unleash your iPhone camera so you can capture much better pictures all the time.
Pictar multi-state shutter comes with maximum sensitivity, similar to the likes of traditional DLSR where merely pressing the shutter button halfway will force the camera to lock its focus and exposure to track a moving subject. To take a photo, simply pressing the shutter down in full will do the trick.
Apr 19, 2016
[Updated List] If you haven't heard yet, Huawei Malaysia had already released their most refined and productivity driven smartphone with the Huawei Mate 8 not too long ago. In conjunction to that, from 8 April until 30 June 2016, Huawei will be running a special trade-in program for your old smartphone to get rebates up to RM1850 to purchase the Huawei Mate 8. You can check out the rebate values below but there is a special extra RM100 rebate if you get the RM2099 priced standard Huawei Mate 8, allowing you to get the smartphone for RM249 or below RM300 on the highest rebated device in this article.
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.
Mar 31, 2016
While the upcoming Apple iPhone SE may have the same tech specs or hardware as the higher-end (and higher-priced) iPhone 6s, it turns out that the smaller iPhone SE may be better, at least where AnTuTu is concerned. A recent testing showed that the iPhone SE scored 134358 in AnTuTu while the iPhone 6s managed 129990.
Both scores are absolutely awesome though, beating out most other phones but it appears that the iPhone 6s Plus remains the highest of the three at 137420. The iPhone SE is currently available on order at the Apple Store in the US, but it has yet to arrive at the Apple Malaysia Store. The Apple Malaysia Store has stopped selling the iPhone 5S but there are still no specific Malaysia release dates or pricing details just yet. Stay tuned for more updates.
Nov 06, 2015
Yes, you read that right. A shop in China has figured out how to upgrade your Apple iPhone or iPad’s storage up to 128GB of space without causing it to brick on you. How did they do it? Hey, it’s China. They can do anything.
Apple products aren’t easy to modify, as they install a software protection that verifies the hardware in the right configuration. That’s not even the main problem, because you need special tools to work on the hardware and chips and it’s difficult to do so. Not to mention, the iPhone 5s’s motherboard is really tiny to be ejected out safely for the memory chip inside. According to the shop owner, he has very little trouble with iPads and the iPhone 6 is easier to handle but the iPhone 6s is still untested.