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Malaysia iPhone 4: What are Missing?

Malaysia iPhone 4 has been launched by Maxis and DiGi on 24th September 2010. While we are jumping up and down to celebrate the arrival of iPhone 4, there are few things about iPhone 4 we don’t get in Malaysia.

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NO free iPhone 4 casing

free iPhone 4 case program

Apple promised to give free iPhone 4 casing to everyone who purchased iPhone 4 before 30th September 2010. However, neither Maxis nor DiGi ever mentioned about the iPhone 4 Case Program.

According to a blogger who attended the Maxis iPhone 4 launch has confirmed that no free iPhone casing/bumper from Maxis.

I had then asked about the “free iPhone case” program. Mr. Van Obeke confirmed that the free case will not be offered to customers of Maxis.

Malaysia’s neighbor, Singapore got their iPhone 4 few months earlier and now they are still entitled to get free bumper or casing via the Singapore iPhone 4 Case Program

Unfair? Yes.

NO contract-free iPhone 4

contract-free iPhone 4 in Singapore

Malaysians do not get contract-free iPhone 4. DiGi or Maxis, both require iPhone 4 buyers to sign up for their contracts, minimum of 12 months (Maxis). If you are non-DiGi-non-Maxis user, then you are forced to switch to buy iPhone 4.

Compared to Singapore, they could have contract-free iPhone 4. They can even online order iPhone 4 on Singapore Apple store!

Envy? Yes.

NO White iPhone 4

Where is WHITE iPhone 4?

If you remember, iPhone 4 comes in two color: black and white. But only black iPhone 4 is available now. There is no sign of WHITE iPhone 4 yet, in Malaysia and Worldwide.

Wanted? Yes.

Update: There’s rumor saying that white iPhone 4 may be sold at Wal-mart Stores!

NO “grip-of-death”

iPhone 4: death grip
(image courtesy: CultOfMac)

The most unwanted but famous feature of iPhone 4 is the “grip-of-death” which drops call when you hold the phone “incorrectly”. It might scare off many potential iPhone-4-owner-wannabe.

So far, the responses from Malaysia iPhone users, who have owned iPhone 4 months before official launch, are possible that we have no significant drop call problems under local telco networks.

Good news? Yes.

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