Apple has just announced that it will be launching the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China on 17 October 2014. Online preorders will start on 10 October and in-store prorders will begin on 14 October. Because the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus supports practically all LTE networks out there, it will be compatible with the TD-LTE and FDD-LTE networks in the country offered by China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom.
The #MYCyberSALE starts today and will last until 1 October 2014. This initiative, led by Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) sees the participation of some 4,500 merchants offering a variety of discounts and deals. MDeC is using the campaign to promote e-commerce among internet users in Malaysia; although most Malaysian probably do not need much encouragement to buy things online.
BlackBerry’s latest flagship smartphone, the Passport, is officially here. Announced in Malaysia less than 24 hours after it was unveiled globally in three cities around the world, it is clearly a statement of intent of the struggling company’s move to focus on its core target market. The Passport itself is a reflection of that same move: a device solely catered and fully focused for the “mobile professional”, and it is unashamedly designed to be so.
Calling all photographers and photography enthusiasts, the PhotoArt Convention by The Center for Asian Photographers (C4AP) will be held on 25th and 26th October 2014 at The School @ Jaya One. Mark your calendar and spend these two days to meet up with others with similar interest with you so you can see and discuss all things photography.
At the BlackBerry Passport launch event earlier today, the company also shared some information regarding its upcoming BlackBerry 10.3 update and its rollout plans. It also shed more light on the elusive BlackBerry Classic smartphone that the company has been hinting about for months.
[Update: New countries added for the wave 2 launch happening on 26 September 2014]
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have finally been unveiled by Apple early this morning. Both devices are scheduled to arrive in selected markets, namely U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the U.K., starting from 19 September 2014 and preorders will begin a week earlier on 12 September 2014.
As usual, both iPhone 6 will be available in gold, silver or space gray and will be available in the US for a subsidised price starting from USD$199 for the iPhone 6, and from USD$299 for iPhone 6 Plus. The contract-free retail price will start from USD$649 (RM2,080) and USD$749 (RM2,400) respectively. However, the US is known to have a cheaper price compared to the rest of the countries, so here’s a collection of the new iPhone 6 price around the world
– in wave 1 at least, compared with the launch price of the iPhone 5s. We’ve included new countries so check the table out right after the break.
Apple may have sold over 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus so far, but the company is not going to let the momentum stop. Together with the recording breaking sales announcement earlier today, Apple also announced that they will be expanding the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus availability to over 20 more countries this Friday, 26 September 2014, just one week after the sales that started last Friday.
Hot on the heels of Samsung, HTC Malaysia has also announced a new smartphone for the Malaysian market today. Good thing is, both smartphones launched today are technically not in the same target market. Say hello to the Butterfly 2, HTC’s other flagship smartphone with 13MP Duo Camera.