You Can Now Buy iPhone 5S Gold on Malaysia Apple Store

Buy iPhone 5S Gold on Malaysia Apple Store

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Malaysia Apple Store iPhone 5S 5C

Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C was officially released in Malaysia on 31st October 2013. Though Apple Malaysia online store listed the new iPhone models online a week before official launch date, they are not immediately available for online purchase at 12 midnight like the local telcos.

As far as I noticed, Apple Malaysia store start accepting online order in the early morning on 1st November 2013.

Now you can buy iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C online at Malaysia Apple Store with free shipping. Yes, you can buy iPhone 5S GOLD online.

Buy iPhone 5S Gold on Malaysia Apple Store
Buy iPhone 5S Gold on Malaysia Apple Store

However, iPhone 5S shipping time is 2–3 weeks (read: out of stock). iPhone 5C, on the other hand, will be shipped in 1–3 business days.

Again, here is the official iPhone 5S and 5C prices:

  • iPhone 5S 16GB – RM 2,399
  • iPhone 5S 32GB – RM 2,749
  • iPhone 5S 64GB – RM 3,149
  • iPhone 5C 16GB – RM 1,999
  • iPhone 5C 32Gb – RM 2,399

Would you buy iPhone on Apple Store? Or, you prefer to buy from local Apple reseller?

Is this Maxis iPhone 5S & 5C Plan in Malaysia?

Maxis iPhone 5S 5C plan

Maxis iPhone 5S/5C plans have been unveiled in an email sent to Maxis One Club members. Check out the Maxis iPhone 5S & 5C plan in this post.

Maxis iPhone 5S 5C plan
Maxis iPhone 5S/5C plan in Malaysia

After Apple Malaysia unveiled the official iPhone 5S/5C price in Malaysia, Maxis Berhad sent an email to its Maxis One Club (MOC, read: VIP customers) inviting to pre-book iPhone 5S.

What’s interesting is that the email includes a unique-to-each-customer-link to Maxis iPhone 5S/5C plan – before the official release date on 31st October 2013.

Referring to the table at the top of this post, at the first glance, the iValue plans remain the same offer as in 2012, except now you get 1000 bundled Maxis-to-Maxis SMS and Maxis Loker cloud storage that you never use.

You also notice that iValue Simple (RM50/month) is not eligible for Maxis iPhone 24-month contract.

Interestingly, Maxis does not offer iPhone 5C 32GB, which has same recommended retail price (RRP) as iPhone 5S 16GB – RM 2,399.

Though iPhone 5S models have the same price as iPhone 5 at launch in U.S., but iPhone 5S price in Malaysia is more expensive.

Maxis subsidize more on iPhone 5S this year than last year for iPhone 5. Refer the table below for Maxis iPhone 5S/5C/5 subsidizations:

Maxis iPhone 5S subsidy
Maxis iPhone 5S subsidy

What do you think about the Maxis iPhone 5S/5C plan? Tell us in the comment below.

Here’s the Official Malaysia iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C Price List

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C all colors
iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C all colors
iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C all colors

Malaysia iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C retail prices have been revealed by Apple online store, a week before official launch.

It is unusual that Apple Malaysia reveal the retail price for iPhone 5S and 5C before the launch date - Oct 31, 2013.

For the past years, the iPhone price only revealed on the day of telco’s iPhone launch. This year, Malaysia iPhone prices are revealed 1 week before launch date, just after the Apple special event on 22nd Oct!

What a surprise!

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Malaysia iPhone 5S price

Malaysia iPhone 5S price
Malaysia iPhone 5S price
  • iPhone 5S 16GB – RM 2,399
  • iPhone 5S 32GB – RM 2,749
  • iPhone 5S 64GB – RM 3,149

Malaysia iPhone 5C price

Malaysia iPhone 5C price
Malaysia iPhone 5C price
  • iPhone 5C 16GB – RM 1,999
  • iPhone 5C 32Gb – RM 2,399

Both iPhone models are not available for online purchase yet. Malaysia telcos – Maxis, Celcom, DiGi – already start registration of interest for iPhone 5S and 5c.

This year Malaysians have to pay more for new iPhones. The prices are few hundreds more expensive than my previous price guess, which are also last year’s iPhone 5 prices. Anyway, Malaysians still enjoy cheaper iPhone price than our Singapore friends. :)

What do you think about the iPhone 5S and 5C prices in Malaysia? Expensive? Expected? Does it change your buying decision? Take the poll below:

Thanks Chris Wong for hat tip.

LiewCF’s Guess for Malaysia iPhone 5S & 5C Prices

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C all colors

[box type=”info”] Update: Here’s official Malaysia iPhone 5S and 5C price list[/box]

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C all colors
iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C all colors

Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C will be released in Malaysia on October 31st, 2013. Malaysia telcos already open registration of interest. However, as usual, all Malaysia telcos can not disclose the official prices before the launch date.

iPhone 5S price in USA is same price as iPhone 5 last year, we knew that the USA official prices are USD$649 (RM2061) for iPhone 5S 16GB and USD$549 (RM1744) for iPhone 5C 16GB.

According to the iPhone 5 comparison I did last year, the iPhone price difference is around 10%.

What are the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C prices in Malaysia?

The unofficial iPhone 5S & 5C prices

Malaysia unofficial sellers are selling iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C before the official launch date. Generally, they are selling iPhone 5C matching price in US, but set a high price for iPhone 5S.

Most sellers are selling iPhone 5C 16GB below RM2000. The cheapest I saw is from a seller on eBay Malaysia – RM1870 for iPhone 5C 16GB. For iPhone 5S, the price can go as high as RM2900 for iPhone 5S 16GB!

Why are iPhone 5S so expensive? I think most people will buy best performance iPhone 5S instead of plastic iPhone 5C repackage from iPhone 5. Plus, many people would like to buy golden iPhone 5S.

I really feel sorry to those people who bought iPhone 5S at over-charged price…

LiewCF guess iPhone 5S & 5C prices will be…

Based on previous data and my secret magic, here is my guess of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C price list:

  • iPhone 5S 16GB – RM2199
  • iPhone 5S 32GB – RM2499
  • iPhone 5S 64GB – RM2799
  • iPhone 5C 16GB – RM1899
  • iPhone 5C 32Gb – RM2199

Do you agree or disagree?

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Malaysia iPhone 5S & 5C Launch on October 31st. Register Your Interest Now with Celcom, DiGi, Maxis!

iPhone 5S register of interest
iPhone 5S register of interest
iPhone 5S register of interest

Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C will be released in Malaysia on Oct 31st, 2013. Malaysia telcos – Celcom, DiGi, Maxis – have open registration of interest now.

Earlier than previous years

Unlike previous Malaysia’s iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 launch dates in December, Apple launches iPhone 5S & 5C in Malaysia at the end of October. Apple make the new iPhone models available globally faster than previous years.

In fact, Malaysia is only the 3rd batch of countries receiving iPhone 5S & 5C. The 1st batch is on September 20, 2013; 2nd batch is on October 25, 2013.

Register your interest

Now you can register your iPhone 5S and 5C interest to Celcom, DiGi, and Maxis, so that you will receive the latest updates and iPhone plan price.

Please note that register of interest is not a pre-booking. It does not guarantee you will be the first to own iPhone 5S and 5C.

Register of interest: Maxis iPhone 5S & 5C

Maxis iPhone 5S 5C register of interest
Maxis iPhone 5S 5C register of interest

Maxis uses one online form for both iPhone models. The information you need to submit are: Name, NRIC/Passport number, mobile number, email address, iPhone type, iPhone color and iPhone storage size.

Register of interest: Celcom iPhone 5S & 5C

Celcom iPhone 5S register of interest
Celcom iPhone 5S register of interest

Celcom has prepared pre-register forms for iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. Just like Maxis, Celcom asks for your name, NRIC, contact number, email, iPhone model, colour, storage.

Celcom also asks if you are new or existing customer in the online form. Does it make a different when you are ordering? Celcom also uses a captcha to prevent spammers.

Register of interest: DiGi iPhone 5S & 5C

DiGi iPhone 5S 5C register of interest
DiGi iPhone 5S 5C register of interest

DiGi has the best register of interest page, in my opinion. First you select the iPhone model (5S or 5C) tab then you choose the color and capacity. DiGi only asks your name, mobile number and email address.

How much is Malaysia iPhone 5S and 5C? Check out my estimation of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C price in Malaysia.