UPDATE: Maxis official iPhone 4S plans are out. Read more.
For those planning to buy an iPhone 4S in Malaysia without contract, the Apple Store was the only option. However here’s an alternative which you can consider which offers you extra free monthly data. Maxis apparently is offering a prepaid option for the iPhone 4S and this was spotted on their T&C in the RSVP microsite.
On Hotlink, Maxis’s prepaid brand, they would usually offer free 500MB data for 12 months if you purchase an iPhone from them outright. If you don’t find the need for a prepaid line, you can use this as a spare data SIM or sell it off for someone who’s looking for 500MB/month data SIM. As usual, the data is only valid provided that Hotlink account is active with regular top up. That’s not a bad value considering it would be priced the same as a standalone iPhone 4S from the online store.
Thanks to sharp-eyed @ihelpboard for the alert!