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Apple iPhone 5S & 5C in Malaysia starting 1st November

Apple has just announced that 51 new countries including Malaysia will soon get the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. The new iPhones are expected to launch in Malaysia on November 1, 2013.

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Full list of countries that will soon get the iPhone 5S and 5C are as below:

  • October 25 (35 countries): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, French West Indies, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Thailand.
  • November 1 (16 countries): Albania, Armenia, Bahrain, Colombia, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, India, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.

Key features of the iPhone 5S:

iPhone-5S-Malaysia

  • Quad-band GSM and quad-band or penta-band 3G support with 21 Mbps HSDPA, 42 Mbps DC-HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
  • LTE support on all models
  • 4″ 16M-color LED-backlit IPS TFT capacitive touchscreen of 640 x 1136px resolution, 326 ppi
  • Corning Gorilla Glass, fingerprint-resistant coating
  • 1.3 GHz dual-core ARMv8 64-bit CPU, PowerVR G6430 GPU, 1GB of RAM, Apple A7 SoC
  • iOS 7 and iCloud integration
  • 8 MP autofocus camera, 1/3” sensor size, 1.5µm pixel size, True Tone dual-LED flash, touch focus, digital image stabilization
  • 1080p video recording at 30fps, [email protected] slow motion videos
  • 1.2MP secondary front-facing camera, 720p video recording
  • Touch ID fingerprint scanner embedded into home button
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • GPS with A-GPS connectivity, GLONASS support; digital compass
  • 16/32/64GB storage options
  • Accelerometer, proximity sensor and a three-axis gyro sensor
  • Active noise cancellation with a dedicated secondary microphone, dedicated third microphone for Siri
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack, stereo Bluetooth v4.0
  • Apple Maps with free voice-guided navigation in 50-odd countries
  • iTunes Radio
  • AirDrop file transfer
  • Voice recognition, Siri virtual assistant
  • Supports HD Voice (needs carrier support, works with Celcom)
  • FaceTime video calls over Wi-Fi and cellular
  • Impressively slim and light

Key features of iPhone 5C:

iPhone-5C-Malaysia

  • Quad-band GSM and 3G support with 21 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
  • LTE support
  • 4″ 16M-color LED-backlit IPS TFT capacitive touchscreen of 640 x 1136px resolution
  • 1.3 GHz dual-core Apple Swift CPU, PowerVR SGX543MP3 GPU, 1GB of LPDDR2 RAM, Apple A6 SoC
  • iOS 7 with iCloud integration
  • 8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and touch focus
  • 1080p video recording at 30fps
  • 1.2MP secondary front-facing camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE, AirDrop file transfer and sharing between iOS 7-running devices
  • GPS with A-GPS connectivity; digital compass
  • 16/32 GB storage options
  • Accelerometer, proximity sensor and a three-axis gyro sensor
  • Active noise cancellation with a dedicated secondary microphone
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Excellent audio output quality
  • Apple Maps with free voice-guided navigation in 56 countries
  • Voice recognition, Siri virtual assistant
  • Supports HD Voice (needs carrier support, works with Celcom)
  • FaceTime video calls over Wi-Fi and cellular
  • Free iWorks office suite
  • Free iMovie and iPhoto apps

Both iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are currently available in the US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK.

With the latest announcement, the new iPhones are expected to be available in over 60 countries(in total) on November 1. In Malaysia, all three major mobile operator including Maxis, Celcom and DiGi are expected to offer the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.

P.s: Stay tuned to MalaysianWireless as we hope to bring you the retail price of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C in Malaysia.

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