News & Reviews: Apple iPhone 5S
Last Updated: Oct 25, 2013
Apple has recently revealed the latest versions of their tablets, the Apple iPad Air (Apple iPad 5) and Apple iPad mini with Retina Display (Apple iPad mini 2). Offering new 64-bit A7 processors, improved design and tech specs and the aforementioned Retina Display for both tablets it now makes for an interesting choice of which Apple tablet to choose. We'll be covering this question in this comprehensive tech specs comparison between the Apple iPad Air and Apple iPad mini with Retina Display, so do read on.
Last Updated: Oct 23, 2013
Apple recently announced the latest version of their Apple iPad tablet. Not very keen on numbering this 5th generation tablet either, Apple have called it the iPad Air mainly because it is much thinner an lighter than previous versions. While it has the same 9.7-inch Retina Display, the iPad Air has slimmer bezels and a thinner overall look, confirming earlier rumours and leaks that it would look more like the iPad Mini. While it doesn't have any Touch ID fingerprint scanner it does pack in the new 64-bit Apple A7 processor and chipset with M7 coprocessor making it as powerful as the Apple iPhone 5S. Other tech specs and features for the Apple iPad Air include the following:
- 64-bit A7 chip with M7 motion coprocessor
- 16GB / 32GB / 64GB / 128GB storage
- 9.7-inch Retina Display (2048 x 1536 pixels, 264 ppi pixel density, LED-backlit, IPS, Multi-touch, Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating)
- 5MP rear camera (autofocus, face detection, backside illumination, f/2.4 aperture) + 1.2MP FaceTime front camera
- Supports WiFi + Bluetooth + (4G LTE + GPS (Cellular version))
- Supports dual microphones + dual antennas
- 169.5 x 240 x 7.5mm | 469g / 478g (Celluar version)
- 10 hour battery
- Apple iOS 7
Last Updated: Oct 23, 2013
On top of all the other Apple announcements, the Apple Malaysia store managed to put in the pricing for the Apple iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C and the previous Apple iPad mini (with no Retina Display). As the images show these are listed as:
- Apple iPhone 5C 16GB ~ RM1999
- Apple iPhone 5C 32GB ~ RM2399
- Apple iPhone 5S 16GB ~ RM2399
- Apple iPhone 5S 32GB ~ RM2749
- Apple iPhone 5S 64GB ~ RM3159
Last Updated: Oct 21, 2013
While the Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C are already slated for a Malaysia release date of 31 October 2013 to 1 November 2013, the official pricing for the smartphones in Malaysia have yet to be released. However, Malaysian Wireless has recently got some insider information regarding what could be the official pricing of the newest Apple iPhones. This includes:
- Apple iPhone 5C 16GB ~ RM1899
- Apple iPhone 5S 16GB ~ RM2299
- Apple iPhone 5S 32GB ~ RM2599
- Apple iPhone 5S 64GB ~ RM2899
While these are not official prices, they do match rather closely with the price of the Apple iPhone 5 when it was launched last year at RM2199. It also matches with what Apple have done for other countries with weakened currencies like Japan and France which have seen minor increases in price for the new Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C smartphones.
Last Updated: 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.
Last Updated: 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.
Last Updated: 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.
Last Updated: Oct 09, 2013
The Apple iPhone 5C is a new step from Apple in that it was the first time they released two iPhone models at the same time. Featuring a plastic or polycarbonate backplate casing it effectively replaces the Apple iPhone 5 as it has nearly the same tech specs and features. While it isn't the "Cheap" Apple iPhone many of us were expecting, is it enough for you to go out and get it? Check out our full review and find out.
A quick look at all the Colourful features of the Apple iPhone 5C
Last Updated: Oct 07, 2013
Another year, another Apple iPhone version and this year is the year of the "S" version of the Apple iPhone 5. Usually, "S" versions offer little more than software updates but this year, the Apple iPhone 5S has added a brand new 64-bit A7 processor, fingerprint scanner, larger camera sensor and a completely new iOS 7 operating system. Are these reasons enough for you to make the annual Apple iPhone upgrade? It depends, so read on and find out.
Last Updated: Oct 02, 2013
When the Apple iPhone 5S appeared with Space Grey and Gold it was assumed that other Apple products would also have these new colour options as well. Seemingly confirming these assumptions is a recently leaked image of the Apple iPad Mini 2 in champagne gold. Rather than just a backplate, this appears to be the full tablet as it also features a fingerprint scanner Home button on the front, much like the one found on the Apple iPhone 5S. The pics certainly seem accurate enough to not be fakes but with all rumours do take this with a pinch of salt. While there was no exact Malaysia release dates or pricing the Apple iPad Mini 2 is expected to be announced in the next few weeks or so.