Let’s face it. Malaysia isn’t going to be in the first wave for iPhone releases anytime soon. So if you’re trying to get your hands on the latest iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, your best bet is to get from the first wave of countries which will commence pre-orders this Saturday, 12th September with stocks shipping on 25th September. This includes Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, United Kingdom and United States.
If you got a friend or relative abroad, buying one overseas is better than getting an overpriced unit through enterprising scalpers. So how much does it cost to get one overseas? Head after the break to find out.
Apple Store Singapore
iPhone 6s 16GB – S$1,048 (RM3,222)
iPhone 6s 64GB – S$1,218 (RM3,745)
iPhone 6s 128GB – S$1,388 (RM4,268)
iPhone 6s Plus 16GB – S$1,218 (RM3,745)
iPhone 6s Plus 64GB – S$1,388 (RM4,268)
iPhone 6s Plus 128GB – S$1,558 (RM4,791)
Apple Store Australia
iPhone 6s 16GB – A$1,079 (RM3,299)
iPhone 6s 64GB – A$1,229 (RM3,757)
iPhone 6s 128GB – A$1,379 (RM4,216)
iPhone 6s Plus 16GB – A$1,229 (RM3,757)
iPhone 6s Plus 64GB – A$1,379 (RM4,216)
iPhone 6s Plus 128GB – A$1,529 (RM4,675)
Apple Store China
iPhone 6s 16GB – RMB5,288 (RM3,620)
iPhone 6s 64GB – RMB6,088 (RM4,168)
iPhone 6s 128GB – RMB6,888 (RM4,716)
iPhone 6s Plus 16GB – RMB6,088 (RM4,168)
iPhone 6s Plus 64GB – RMB6,888 (RM4,716)
iPhone 6s Plus 128GB – RMB7,788 (RM5,332)
Apple Store UK
iPhone 6s 16GB – £539 (RM3,617)
iPhone 6s 64GB – £619 (RM4,154)
iPhone 6s 128GB – £699 (RM4,691)
iPhone 6s Plus 16GB – £619 (RM4,154)
iPhone 6s Plus 64GB – £699 (RM4,691)
iPhone 6s Plus 128GB – £789 (RM5,295)
In our current exchange rates, Australia and Singapore are your best options right now with the iPhone 6S priced below RM3,300 for the 16GB version. Of course, 16GB won’t cut it for most power users so the 64GB iPhone 6S option is the next alternative but be prepared to fork out around RM3,800 for it.
Surprisingly the iPhone 6S in 64GB, iPhone 6S Plus in 64GB/128GB are cheaper in Australia but do note that these are based on the today’s rates. If don’t mind paying more to be among the first to use it, you can start pre-ordering this Saturday at 3.01PM in Singapore or 5.01PM in Australia Eastern Standard Time.
As the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus took about 2 months from its official announcement to arrive in Malaysia, the newer models could be launched here sometime in November. Looking at how Apple increased the price for several iPhones and iPads today, getting the latest models would be an expensive affair but there’s always people willing to pay that extra premium for a shinny new Apple product.