UPDATE 2: The official Apple Online Store prices are up, though in a hidden link. More below.
UPDATE: Maxis has announced its pre-order prices, and the RRP as quoted by the telco is cheaper than Digi’s. More below.
They are finally here. This time around, Malaysians did not have to wait too long for the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus to reach our shores. With all four major telcos’ pre-order campaigns going live, it is also time to answer the most important question: how much are the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in Malaysia?
Being an “s” release, the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are actually a pretty significant update. Apple has not only introduced a larger, better camera as well as a new faster processor, the American giants has also announced a whole new way of interacting with a smartphone: 3D Touch. Not only that, it has also managed to convince the world that the new Rose Gold colourway isn’t actually pink.
Nevertheless, a more important fact is that the new iPhones will be available in the Apple online store and official Apple resellers beginning 16 October – a full three weeks earlier than 2014. The demand for the iPhone has steadily increased in Malaysia, and the accelerated launch date is a testament to that fact.
Now, without further ado, let’s check out how much the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will cost in Malaysia:
iPhone 6s, 16GB: RM3,199
iPhone 6s, 64GB: RM3,699
iPhone 6s, 128GB: RM4,199
iPhone 6s Plus: 16GB: RM3,699
iPhone 6s Plus: 64GB: RM4,199
iPhone 6s Plus, 128GB: RM4,699
Earlier, we managed to obtain these prices based on Digi’s announcement of its postpaid plans for the new iPhones. Pre-orders can already be made on Digi’s website via a special link sent to those who had registered their interest last week. However, Maxis has revealed its RRP for the new iPhones, and they are RM100 less across the board from Digi’s earlier prices (with the exception of the 128GB iPhone 6 Plus).
However, users can now access the official product page of the new iPhones at the Apple Online Store. The link is hidden from the website, but users can access the page here. However, while the prices are visible they are all listed as “currently unavailable”.
These prices are a far cry from last year’s models, where the iPhone 6 started from RM2,399 and the 6 Plus retailed from RM2,749. Our weakened Ringgit as well as the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) this year put paid to any hopes of Apple maintaining the retail prices for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.
Globally, Malaysia’s retail prices are not far off from that of other countries, with the exception of the US and Japan where they are traditionally cheaper. In fact, these prices are actually cheaper – albeit marginally – than our neighbours Singapore, and even Australia.
Meanwhile, if you don’t mind opting for a postpaid contract with any of the four major telcos in Malaysia, you can get the new iPhones for significantly lower prices. Stay tuned as we compile the each telco’s offerings in our upcoming post!