For The First Time Ever, M'sians Can Pre-Order A New iPhone Model Ahead Of Most Countries

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For the first time ever, Malaysia will be among the first wave of countries to get the latest iPhone models when pre-orders for the iPhone XR open Friday, 19 October

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Historically, countries that are included in the first wave are US, UK, Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

Touted as the "cheaper" option, the iPhone XR will start from RM3,599 for a 64GB model

iPhone XR.

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The iPhone XR will feature an aluminium frame, a 6.1-inch LCD screen, just one rear 12-megapixel camera, facial recognition, and the A12 chip.

In order to "reach as many customers as we can", the model will come in six colours; namely white, black, blue, yellow, coral, and (PRODUCT)RED.

Here's the full pricing for all three variations:
- iPhone XR 64GB (RM3,599)
- iPhone XR 128GB (RM3,849)
- iPhone XR 256GB (RM4,299)

The pricier iPhone Xs and Xs Max will also open for pre-order in Malaysia on the same day

If Singapore's queue is anything to go by, it seems many fans of the tech behemoth are excited for it.

As the direct successor to the iPhone X, the Xs will have a 5.8-inch OLED display, the same edge-to-edge screen, and the same iconic notch at the top.

The Xs Max, however, will come with the biggest display on an iPhone to date at 6.5 inches.

Both models will come in finishes of silver, space grey, and gold

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The Xs and Xs Max both have dual 12-megapixel rear cameras, better battery life, and homegrown A12 chip processors.

Additionally, both are built with strengthened glass coupled with better water resistance.

Here's the full pricing for both models, which are not for the faint-hearted:
- iPhone Xs 64GB (RM4,999)
- iPhone Xs 256GB (RM5,699)
- iPhone Xs 512GB (RM6,649)
- iPhone Xs Max 64GB (RM5,399)
- iPhone Xs Max 256GB (RM6,099)
- iPhone Xs Max 512GB (RM7,042)

Pre-orders for the three latest models will open at 3.01pm this Friday, 19 October

Visit the Apple website for more information.

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