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iPhone 4S Launch Day in Singapore [Video]

Tech65 team have done a great job to cover the launch day of iPhone 4S in Singapore! They went to all 3 carriers’ location to check out what are M1, Starhub and SingTel doing for their iPhone 4S Launch.

Great planning from SingTel

From the video, it seems that SingTel have done a better overall job, not only ensure that all the customers that came will receive their iPhone 4S, and none of the customers have to queue. All of the customers for SingTel are allocated a time slot, like 12am-2am, 2am-4am. So on where they can come and hang around at the launch area at Suntec.

iPhone 4 Launch

I was there in MBS for SingTel iPhone 4 launch, and they had the same approach, I have to say I enjoyed it alot, especially when you know M1 and Starhub customers are queuing in such a warm singapore weather. Although SingTel have the best planning, their iPhone 4S price and plan are the most expensive compared to M1 and Starhub

Check out Tech65’s iPhone 4S video Coverage:


M1 vs Starhub vs SingTel Apple iPhone 4S Price Plan Comparison Chart

28th October iPhone 4S Launch in Singapore

Singapore will be launching iPhone 4S on 28th October 2011, and all of our carriers in Singapore have already release their price plan and invited customers to pre-order them.

For those who are still considering which carrier to go to and how much iPhone 4S will cost and how much will you be paying in the total 24 months contract. You can check out the charts that I have created to comparison between price plans among the Telecos.

Entry Level Price Plan for M1, Starhub and SingTel:

Please note that Blue is the Most Expensive Plan and Yellow is the cheapest you can pay for iPhone 4S and 24months contract.

For the Entry Level Price Plan, you can get iPhone 4S for all models cheapest and SingTel is the most expensive one. You will be paying around $100 in total, but of course for SingTel you will be getting 50 SMS more per month. Although I don’t think people use as much SMS nowadays due to apps like Whatsapp and iMessage from Apple.

Mid-Range Price Plan:

Once again, M1 is still the cheapest and SingTel is still most expensive.  In the mid-range plan, both M1 and Starhub will be giving their customers 300 minutes of outgoing calls, whereas SingTel is giving only 200 minutes.

High Range Price Plan:

For High Range Plan, M1 is still the cheapest and SingTel is still the most expensive 24 months contract plus iPhone 4S. In the high range plan, both M1 and Starhub are giving customers 700 minutes of outgoing calls, whereas SingTel is only giving 500 minutes.

Extreme Range Price Plan:

 

In the Extreme Plan, once again, M1 is still the cheapest where as Starhub is most expensive. In this range of plans, M1 is giving Unlimited outgoing calls to their customers, whereas SingTel and Starhub will be giving 2000 minutes. Unlimited data usage for both M1 and Starhub, and SingTel gives their customers 30GB of data usage.

Conclusion

M1 is really one of the cheapest and most generous in Talktime and Data usage, whereas Starhub is somewhere in the middle and SingTel is the most expensive in overall 24 months contract plus iPhone 4S. This comparsion chart did not include some value added services which different teleco provides, and also the reliability of the network.

Hope this comparisons will help you guys to decide which Teleco to go to and which Plan to select!

 


Starhub release Apple’s iPhone 4S Price Plan

Starhub finally release their iPhone 4S Price Plan

Following up after M1 and SingTel releasing their Price Plan, Starhub finally announced their Price Plan for iPhone 4S. From a first glance, it seems like SingTel’s iPhone 4S will be the most expensive whereas Starhub and M1 are kind of on par.

Let’s check out Starhub’s Price Plan:

SmartSurf iPhone 100 at S$38/mth, you will get 100mins of outgoing calls, 500 free SMS, 12 GB of data:

iPhone 4S 16GB: S$498

iPhone 4S 32GB: S$678

iPhone 4S 64GB: S$818

iPhone 4 8GB: S$400

SmartSurf iPhone 300 at $58/mth, 300mins of outgoing calls, 500 free SMS, 12GB of data:

iPhone 4S 16GB: S$248

iPhone 4S 32GB: S$378

iPhone 4S 64GB: S$558

iPhone 4 8GB: S$130

SmartSurf iPhone 700 at $98/mth, 700mins of outgoing calls, 500 free SMS, 12 GB of data:

iPhone 4S 16GB: S$0

iPhone 4S 32GB: S$108

iPhone 4S 64GB: S$228

iPhone 4 8GB: S$0

SmartSurf iPhone Unlimited at $205/mth, 2000mins of outgoing calls, 2000 free SMS, unlimited data usage:

iPhone 4S 16GB: S$0

iPhone 4S 32GB: S$0

iPhone 4S 64GB: S128

iPhone 4 8GB: $0

iPhone 4S for Singapore

All 3 carriers in Singapore have released their Price Plans and iPhone 4S prices. Which carrier will you go to or will you still remain in your current provider? Let us know.

We will be coming out with a comparison on all 3 carriers’ price plan and price for iPhone 4S

 


SingTel’s Apple iPhone 4S Price Plan

SingTel iPhone 4S Price Plan

Singapore’s Telecommunication Carrier SingTel finally launched their Apple iPhone 4S Price Plan. SingTel is the second carrier in Singapore to release their price plan after M1.

For iFlexi Lite, at $39.90/mth you will get 100mins of outgoing calls, 550 free SMS, 12 GB of Data and some value added service:

iPhone 4S 16GB: S$498

iPhone 4S 32GB: S$668

iPhone 4S 64GB: S$798

iFlexi Value at $59.90/mth, you will get 200mins outgoing calls, 650 free SMS, 12GB of data and some added value service:

iPhone 4S 16GB: S$248

iPhone 4S 32GB: S$368

iPhone 4S 64GB: S$538

iFlexi Plus at $99.90/mth, 500mins outgoing calls, 700 free SMS, 12 GB data and some value added services:

iPhone 4S 16GB: S$0

iPhone 4S 32GB: S$98

iPhone 4S 64GB: S$208

iFlexi Premium at $205/mth, 2000mins outgoing calls, 2000 Free SMS, 30GB of data and some value added services:

iPhone 4S 16GB: S$0

iPhone 4S 32GB: S$0

iPhone 4S 64GB: S$108

The iPhone 4S will arrive at SingTel on Friday, 28 October 2011.
Appointment booking for the launch event will be open exclusively to customers who have registered their interest.
The registration of interest site will close tonight at 11.59pm.
It seems like SingTel customers might be able to get iPhone 4S at Friday 28 October 2011 midnight at the midnight launch, let’s wait for SingTel to confirm on that.

 


Pre-Order iPhone 4S now from Singapore’s Apple Store!

You can now pre-order your Apple iPhone 4S from Singapore’s Apple Store

Apple Store in Apple have open up their pre-order site for iPhone 4S, so you can now order it with pricing starting from $948 without any contracts.

iPhone 4S Price without Contract:

16GB Black/White: $948

32GB Black/White: $1088

64GB Black/White: $1238

Shipping dates is current 1 to 2 weeks, which I think they will be shipping on 28th October 2011 as announced during iPhone Event few weeks ago.

iPhone 4S is more expensive than iPhone 4

This is weird, normally Apple will keep their price point the same, but this year iPhone 4S’s 16GB model cost $948, but iPhone 4 16GB only cost $888 last year. I’m not too sure what is the reason of the price increase, and I hope iPhone 4S with contracts will not go up too.

Updated: @ryuworks mentioned that iPhone 4S price increase is due to the spike of US dollar to Singapore dollar exchange rate during the launch period. Too bad for us, we have to stick to this price point.

If you would like to get iPhone 4S without contract, proceed the to Apple Store Singapore here. Of course, all iPhone sold in Singapore are all unlocked set, so you can put in SingTel, M1 or Starhub SIM Card without any issue.

If you don’t want Siri and a upgrade to iPhone’s Camera, iPhone 4 8GB is still available for purchase for $788 without contract.

 

 


Register your interest for iPhone 4S with SingTel and M1 now!

Register your interest on iPhone 4S now!

Apple has recently announced their newest iPhone, iPhone 4S, and it will be available in Singapore by 28 October 2011. 2 of Singapore Telecom, SingTel and M1 has just launch their iPhone 4S interest page.

Please note that this is not pre-order page, it is just to register your interest on Apple iPhone 4S and will be inform with latest information on iPhone 4S stocks, and the launch event.

You can register your interest with SingTel here, or M1 here. We still have not hear any news from Starhub yet, but I’m sure they will be launching their register interest page very soon too.

 


iPhone 4S will be in Singapore on 28 October 2011

 

Apple iPhone 4S will be available in Singapore with all 3 carriers, SingTel, Starhub and M1 on 28th October 2011. In recent years, people in Singapore are very lucky to be one of the first few countries to get new iPhones. No pricing for iPhone 4S is announced yet, but it should be very close to our current iPhone 4 pricing, which is $888 for 16GB, without contract.

So what’s new in iPhone 4S?

  • A5 Processor same as what we have in iPad 2
  • Support CMDA and GSM, although it won’t matter to us in Singapore as we are all GSM network
  • 14.4Mbps HSDPA
  • 8Mega pixel Camera, with backside illuminated senor which will allow you to take better low light pictures

As for now, it seems like Siri will not be available in Singapore just yet, let’s see how it goes.

 


Apple Flagship store opening up in Hong Kong soon!

Apple Store opening up in Hong Kong!

It is no longer a secret! Apple is really opening up their Flagship store in Hong Kong! Before this flagship store, people can only buy Apple products via Apple’s Premium resellers, but not for long. They can finally buy directly from Apple. Although the price and products will not differ from any reseller.

It is rumored that the store will open up on 24th September.

How about Singapore?

To be honest, I’m jealous. How come we Singaporean are still not getting any Apple flagship store? If you remember in one of my previous blog post. Singapore is in the top 10 Mac Countries, and we are the Top Mac country in Asia! Of course, people will talk about population, yes, ok I understand. Come on, bring Apple Store to Singapore ok?

 


Piolo iPhone 4 Stand Give Away (Singapore)

Remember Piolo? Piolo is an iPhone 4 stand which you can use to prop up your iPhone in landscape and also portrait. This is especially useful when you are on a plane or at your desk and tries to watch a movie.

Piolo guys has been very kind, and they have sent to us to review. So first look of Piolo iPhone 4 stand that it is very light and easy to bring around with. It don’t use up much space, so it won’t be a problem bring it around. But one issue that I encounter is that Piolo fit to your iPhone 4 so well that, if you are using a case for your iPhone, you don’t support it that well. It is kind of the down side, but every other thing works very well.

Giveaways! 3 of them!

Of course we will be giving it out the remaining 3 unopened Piolo iPhone 4 Stand to readers staying in Singapore! Just like our UsingApple Facebook Fan Page, and leave a comment to us which colour you want. We have Pink, Blue and Yellow to be chosen. We will select the winners on 4th of September 2011, winners will be notified via Facebook.


Download The Straits Times for iPad App now!

The Straits Times, Singapore’s 166 years old Newspaper company have finally launch their new newspaper app for iPad. You can say that Straits Times is abit late in the iPad game, as they only release their iPad App today. But after using the app for a day or so, man it is pretty sweet and neat.

For a first version app, it only crashed on me once, but is smooth like a butter for rest of the time. You will be able to download The Straits Times for iPad App now for Free, and enjoy free content from now till 7th September 2011.

The Straits Times App features the Print Edition and latest News, Stocks, Weather and Photos now available in your hands with just a touch of your finger.

The Straits Times App is designed and developed exclusively for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

Subscribers get full access to:

• The Straits Times as published every morning (Singapore Time) via the iPad PDF edition and via the “Full Edition” in the iPhone/iPod Touch
• Updated news throughout the day with the “Breaking News” section
• 7 day archive for both the iPhone and iPad Edition
• Push Notifications for the “Breaking News” on the iPhone based on users keywords

• Subscribers can choose to subscribe for 7 days or for 1 month
• Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
• Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
• Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase
• No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
• Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.”

Stop wait, download this app to indulge on your daily Singapore and worldwide News!


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