Mobile Phones: Apple iPhone
News & Reviews: Apple iPhone
Sep 14, 2015
While the Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus were just recently announced, it was not revealed how much RAM each smartphone was actually packing. Most rumours before the launching were saying it would be 2GB but recent Xcode images may confirm this. Xcode is a set of development tools from Apple themselves so it seems okay to assume that this rumour is accurate. The previous Apple iPhone, the iPhone 6 only packed in 1GB of RAM so it should be one more reason to buy the iPhone 6s when it comes to Malaysia. The Xcode image also revealed that the recently announced Apple iPad Pro could also be packing in 4GB of RAM. While this rumour does seem accurate enough, do take it with a pinch of salt for now as images can be doctored quite easily these days. Stay tuned for more developments.
Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus officially announced with 12MP and 5MP cameras + A9 processor + 3D TouchSep 10, 2015
Apple have officially announced their Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus smartphones with many new hardware and feature upgrades. Like most S iPhone cycle iterations, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus do not change much in terms of design except that you get a new rose gold colour and that the body is a bit thicker than before (7.1mm from 6.9mm for the iPhone 6s and 7.3mm from 7.1mm from the iPhone 6s Plus). This is perhaps because the all metal body now uses 7000 Series aluminum, so hopefully there won't be any more bendgates. This also means that they are also heavier at 143g from 129g for the iPhone 6s and 192g from 172g for the iPhone 6s Plus. There are no significant changes to display sizes as well so you get the same 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays as before. There are also no changes in terms of storage tech specs with 16GB, 64GB and 128GB storage options but no RAM details yet. Check out some of the new features in this article.
Aug 10, 2015
As if chasing down the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+, reports indicate that the next Apple iPhone, rumoured to be called the Apple iPhone 6S could be coming on 9 September 2015. So far, there are surprisingly not that many leaks as previously but according to rumours the new iPhone 6S could have features that include a Force Touch Display, a Series 7000 aluminum (said to be 60% tougher than previous) yet maintain more or less the same look and feel as the previous Apple iPhone 6. Other devices said to feature alongside the new iPhone include the Apple iPad Pro and a possible plastic backed Apple iPhone 6C following in the footsteps of the iPhone 5C. Hopefully, Apple have learnt where they went wrong and will offer improvements but with all rumours, do take this with a good pinch of salt. No Malaysia release dates or pricing details, but we expect everything to come to Malaysia in October or November 2015.
Jun 12, 2015
It is now almost customary for most smartphones coming from China now to have certain key features. This includes a metal frame on the sides, a custom interface that doesn't have an app drawer and looks like an Apple iPhone or other flagship smartphone. Surprisingly, the Doogee Ibiza F2 steps away from it's China-brand siblings for a light, thin and full-metal frame smartphone that we think could also be a great device for the gamer on a budget. Read on and find out why (along with some other details) below.
May 26, 2015
While it looks like the Apple Watch may not be coming to Malaysia officially anytime soon, third-party sellers like SatuGadgetDotCom and DirectD are now selling it here in Malaysia. Granted, choices are limited to the Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch versions but both sellers provide fairly good aftersales services. Pricing starts from RM1769 and both the 38mm and 42mm size versions are also available but you can probably find cheaper pricing at other lesser known sellers. Originally, pricing for the Apple Watch began from $349 (RM1263) but you have to expect this kind of price increase for something as premium as the Apple Watch. No news yet on an official Malaysia release date or pricing details, but if it does come, it will likely be at the end of the year with the new Apple iPhone.
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)
Dec 22, 2014
In a recent report, it was proved that the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have the ability to record videos in ultra-high definition 4K pixel resolution. Now, there's an app which claims to unlock this hidden feature inside the Apple's latest devices. The Cupertino giant decided to disable this feature in the new iPhones saying that it was not market ready and 4K videos do take up a lot of storage space and put undue strain on the phone's processor. Causing overheating and taking up space on a device that doesn't have expandable memory. For those who don't mind these little issues, ProCam 2 can be a great app to unlock this 4K video recording capability. The app, now available on the iTunes store, brings 4K recording to both new iPhone models. The video shown below is captured in 4K resolution at 30fps using the app. The user pans it very slowly to avoid any hiccups caused due to the low frame rate in such a high resolution video. One thing to note here is that the app does not essentially capture the video in true 4K resolution (3840 x 2160), instead it captures it in 3264 x 1836 resolution and upscales to 4K. The ProCam 2 can be bought from the Apple store for $1.99 (RM7), but to unlock 4K, you need to make an additional in-app purchase worth $4.99 (RM17.5).
Dec 08, 2014
Although Apple's latest releases, the Apple iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus have been popular right from the start, their older plastic sibling, the iPhone 5C hasn't seen the same popularity and may be discontinued. Be that as it may, a new report says that Apple is planning to release a smaller 4-inch display iPhone by Q2 2015. The compact form factor has always been Apple's motto, until it succumbed to consumer demand and released the new iPhone 6 models. Even the smallest device of the two, the iPhone 6, measures 4.7 inches in size, which is much bigger than any of the iPhones released to date. Given that the earlier iPhones too were quite popular among buyers, there must be a number of users who were disappointed to see a larger Apple device. According to the supply chain sources of the company, a smaller 4 inch iPhone is in the works aimed at the compact phone lovers and women who would want a phone which can be operated with just hand. Moreover, this phone can be the ideal candidate to replace the fading iPhone 5C. Unfortunately, there are no tech specs, Malaysia release dates or pricing details about this 4-inch iPhone, but make sure you check back to the website for additional information in the coming weeks.
Nov 25, 2014
While both Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus feature resolutions less than 1920 x 1080 pixels, apparently they may be capable of playing 4K videos. Softorino, a company known for its Mac software called WALTR which helps you upload images and videos on iOS devices, recently discovered that the A8 processor in the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus are capable of playing ultra-high resolution 4K videos. However, you won't be able to enjoy 4K videos on your iPhone 6 anytime soon as the resolution is 1335×750 pixels which is far lower than the 3840×2160 resolution for most 4K videos. These 4K videos also take up a lot of space, on an average 2GB per minute of video, which will decrease the internal storage on your iPhone to a considerable extent. So, even if the iPhone 6 came with a 4K display, it would be impractical to play 4K videos directly from the phone's storage due to its large size. The app makers have made a proof of concept video to show that the iPhone actually plays the 4K resolution video smoothly. Check out their video in this article.
Nov 19, 2014
We take the Apple iPhone 6 out for a spin today with a hands-on video and a gaming demo of Asphalt 8:Airborne. The 4.7-inch display iPhone 6 is a surprisingly thin 6.9mm with a mostly metal body. Featuring the new A8 processor from Apple it should offer graphics and gaming performance better than the previous iPhone. We try this out in our hands-on video which you can check out for yourself in this article.