Friday, September 14, 2012

iPhone 5 price in Malaysia

The US unlocked prices for iPhone 5 was revealed hours after its official launch on September 12, 2012. AppleInsider quoted Apple iPhone comparison page prices of unlocked 16GB, 32GB and 64GB iPhone 5 models at $649, $749 and $849, respectively.


iPhone 5 unlocked price
U.S. unlocked prices shown with asterisk *


iPhone 5 Malaysia prices

It has not been announced yet but from past experience and by  extrapolating, prices for Malaysia market is likely to be as follows (at current exchange rate):

16GB : RM2,299.00
32GB : RM2,599.00
64GB : RM2,899.00

Given that Malaysia prices are RM100 lower than the extrapolated US versus Singapore prices, I am putting my money on Malaysia prices starting at RM2,199 (16GB).

Let's see in 3 to 4 weeks' time.


Other things to consider: nano-SIM

The new nano-SIM is a shrink-equivalent of the micro-SIM and measures 12.3mm x 8.8mm with thickness of just 0.67mm, or about 15% thinner than micro-SIM. You cannot cut your existing micro-SIM into nano-SIM, the same way you did it previously by cutting normal SIM to micro-SIM.

Nano SIM card
The card is shrinking further. From L - R: Normal SIM, micro-SIM, nano-SIM


There is still no confirmation on nano-SIM availability in Malaysia, so even if you get an iPhone 5 in the next week or two, you won't be able to use it as your primary device.So, you may want to reconsider your intention of asking your friends or relatives in Singapore to buy one for you.

30 comments:

Meitzeu said...

iphone 5. :)

kyo_9 said...

I prefer to wait for users reviews before making my mind whether I should change to iPhone 5 or not..

thomas said...

iPhones models,it seems to come too fast.

lewisdotmy said...

nano sim card huhu

de engineur said...

I don't understand why there's a need to super reduce the SIM to nano. Creating more hassle to the user? Thumb down!

Anonymous said...

Nano SIM now available from both Digi & Maxis :)

Sherwin 洪伟历 said...

Excuese,, You sell iPhone 5?
64GB really RM 2799 only?
The singapore expensive than this price.

de engineur said...

@Sherwin - i'm a user, just like others.
That's an estimated pricing. Anything more than this is plain absurd judging from rivals' more competitive pricing.

Sherwin 洪伟历 said...

@de engineur
OK... thanks for reply

roman nepali said...

This phone can use all countries? Bcz sim card I so small,

de engineur said...

@roman nepali - sim card isn't an issue. You can bring this phone anywhere in the world

Anonymous said...

I thing this IPHONE55 useing only puti and lado only.....

Navin0331 said...

Why is the price more than RM3000........

de engineur said...

@Navin0331 - when the 4S was first made available in M'sia, a 16GB variant was selling for more than RM3000. I believe this is not the actual price, should be much lower than that.
People are taking advantage of brand loyalists (iPhone fans).

Anonymous said...

so after few weeks the price will drop?and how about the review?because i heard that there are a few problems with the iphone 5

Anonymous said...

hmmm.iphone5..<3 <3

de engineur said...

Retailers in Kota Kinabalu/Karamunsing are saying early adopters can get the base model (16GB) for between RM3,588 to RM3,799.

Crazy as it seem, some of them said there were few who have actually bought them at these prices. To them, money is obviously no object.

For the rest of us, we'll have to wait for the official pricing to be announced locally.

Samsung supporter said...

Samsung was on top now, IPHONE juz a piece of shit

screaminanger said...

what is the price of iphone if i bought directly in the us without contract from service providers like at&T or verizon

de engineur said...

U.S. prices without contract are shown with asterisk (*) in the image grabs

Anonymous said...

What do you think about the price for iPhone 4s after the launch of iPhone 5?

de engineur said...

Current prices in US for the 4s, 16GB is: $549 (unlocked) or approx RM1699

Current in Malaysia the price for (4s), 16GB is: RM1,799

But if you check them out at retail shops they are still selling them at around RM2,000, so the price wouldnt go down drastically anytime soon.
Maybe, after the next generation, iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 (or whatever they call it) is launched, only then the 4s price will be much much cheaper.

mr.irsah phone said...

Hey.. thanks for your insights. It's well worth in getting an iPhone nowadays, just to keep us updated with technology though. At least Apple can keep in "touch" with the many models in the market today from their competitors. After all, iPhone is in a league of their own right?

Anonymous said...

waiting for iphone 5s release...

Anonymous said...

Very interesting.Check tis out in Facebook.Apple registered Seller based in Kuala Lumpur..
Wall posted December 8, 2012
For sale: Iphone5 64gb $700. iphone5 32gb $650. Iphone5 16gb $600. Iphone4 32gb $640. Iphone4 16gb $600. don know why d price is in Brunei Dollars (maybe only for export to Brunei). Do you think the product is 100% ori?

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Anonymous said...

Do these iphones take nz sim cards?

de engineur said...

This is a global phone. It works anywhere.

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