Now that GST has been implemented in Malaysia, will you see an increase of price on your postpaid bill? Not too much, the 6% GST will replace the 6% Service Tax on postpaid services so there shouldn’t be too much of a price difference. In addition to that, all internal roaming services provided by Malaysian Telcos will not be subjected to GST.
A range of new low powered processors have been released by Intel without much fanfare. The line is based on the 14 nm technology Braswell architecture, and covers the Celeron and Pentium brands. This puts the performance at somewhere behind the Intel Core M, and aren’t too dissimilar from the Cherry Trail Atom processors.
Honor Malaysia will be opening pre-orders for the Honor 4X soon, its latest mid-range smartphone. Surprisingly, it will go for only RM619 instead of its earlier price tag of RM699. We know what’s on your mind: the RM619 retail price is inclusive of GST, which just make the Honor 4X an even more compelling smartphone.
While many are happy that Apple is finally introducing larger iPhones, there are still quite a number of people who would rather stick to a small form factor and Apple is not going to forget about these users. The company is rumoured to be working on releasing three new iPhones later this year, and one of it may be the iPhone 6c, a smaller iPhone with a plastic rear casing and hopefully a cheaper price.
At the stroke of midnight, almost everything became 6% more expensive. One of the first, and perhaps most significant, companies to raise prices of its products here in Malaysia is Apple, which earlier updated its online store to raise prices of its entire iPhone range, from the iPhone 6 to the iPhone 5c.
Microsoft has announced the newest iteration in the Surface line with the Surface 3. Interestingly, it drops Windows RT and replaces it with a full version of Windows 8.1. It looks Redmond is just about done with the ARM version of its operating system and is laying the groundwork for the impending arrival of Windows 10.