So, today is the day; the iPhone X has finally arrived in our market. Unlike the early days of iPhone in Malaysia where it was exclusive to telcos, consumers can pretty get the device through various channels, including directly from Apple Malaysia itself.
As you might already know, the iPhone X comes in two different storage capacities. The 64GB model carries a price tag of RM5,149 while the 256GB version is listed at RM5,899. The device itself comes with two different colorways: Silver and Space Gray.
As usual, you can purchase the phone from the Apple Online Store, where the promised delivery time is between 1-3 days for both Silver and Space Grey colours. The telcos have also come out in full force, offering postpaid plans to subsidise the iPhone X’s considerably high retail price.
Meanwhile, you can also get the iPhone X from local authorised resellers. While Machines, Switch, and Mac City all offer the phone at their respective online stores, Epicentre only lists the product page on its site – you’ll need to head over to its physical stores to get the phone. The same applies to the other resellers as well, they’re now in stock in stores too.
Finally, you can also take advantage of the various e-commerce platforms to snag a slight bargain on the iPhone X. Qoo10 has one listing that has an inflated price, requiring you to download the app and download the “Digital and Living” coupon at 10am sharp for a chance to get a RM400 coupon. It refreshes daily, but at very limited quantities – but it will shave a few hundred Ringgit off the RRP.
On 11street, a seller is offering the iPhone X at a slight RM50 discount for both storage options. The 64GB model is being sold at RM5,100, while the 256GB option is available for RM5,849.
Finally, there’s Lazada. At the time of writing, the platform’s search box is a little wonky, not displaying all items available; sorting “iPhone X” by price shows less models than when sorting by relevance. To circumvent this, we’ve looked at the most popular mobile phone stores on the platform.
G Store has local units of the iPhone X available, but both stores are selling the phone at a slightly higher price than RRP. G Store offers the phone at RM5,179 for the 64GB model, and RM5,939 for the 256GB variant – that’s RM40 more than RRP.
The search function is now working fine, and we’ve found listings that are selling the iPhone X at RRP – Lazada has a bunch of Black Friday coupon codes that may help lower down the retail price. This listing for the iPhone X is for local units with Malaysian warranty.
The initial shortage in stocks for the first wave of countries appears to have subsided, with stocks quite broadly available for Malaysian consumers. With the various e-commerce platforms in Malaysia, it also means consumers can actually purchase the iPhone X at a slight discount at launch day.
Check out our first impressions of the iPhone X.