The Apple Watch has been available in Malaysia, but only the non-LTE versions of the wearable. That might soon change, especially if a recent SIRIM of the LTE version of the Apple Watch is to be taken seriously.
The information was discovered by local tipster Kevin Ng TK (@KevinNgTK) and according to him, SIRIM has reportedly certified four Apple Watch devices equipped with LTE capabilities. Specifically, both the 38mm and 42mm variants of the Apple Watch Series 3 are listed, as are the 40mm and 44mm variants of the Apple Watch Series 5.
@Soya_Cincau @LowyatNET My friend told me Maxis is undergoing testing of Apple Watch with LTE version. Looks like Apple is going to bring in LTE version of Apple Watch Series 5 & Series 3 to Malaysia. pic.twitter.com/zbhrWRHOmk
— Kevin Ng TK (@KevinNgTK) October 11, 2019
To recap, the Apple Watch Series 5 launched last month during Apple’s official event. At its launch, the company from Cupertino announced several upgrades to the watch, including its Always-on Retina display while retaining it’s 18 hours battery life.
Unfortunately, there still isn’t any word about the Apple Watch’s pricing and availability in Malaysia. As a point of comparison, the Apple Watch Series 5 LTE starts from US$499 (~RM2,085), while the non-LTE variant starts from RM1749.
On the other hand, the older Apple Watch Series 3 initially launched at a starting price of RM1461 but currently retails for RM849. At the time of writing, Apple has not listed an Apple Watch with LTE connectivity on the local website.
(Source: SIRIM. Thanks for the tips, Kevin Ng TK!)