When Apple restricted their iPhone purchasing limit many consumers over here in Malaysia didn’t think how this’ll affect the prices. They may have believed; “no need to worry-la, we sure can get stock wan.” Needless to say, the only stock getting whilst avoiding the recent Apple iPhone in Malaysia price increase is if you bought directly from the United States.
Recent news I’ve heard is the supply is scarce and the demand is still at an all time high. Apple iPhone resellers in Malaysia are jacking up their prices because their suppliers are demanding higher prices. A friend told me that Hong Kong now are selling the anySim (or other open-source unlocked) Apple iPhones at RM2500+.
Looking for low-priced Apple iPhones in Malaysia is now even more difficult. Even the local Apple iPhone website I know of is selling at RM2699 now while previously was lower. Mind you, these are not unlocked with iPhoneSimFree (paid iPhone unlocking software) but some open-source method.
The cheapest I’ve seen online now are in the LowYat forum. The lowest is at RM1999 and any lower than that, the seller has a very minimal quantity. I’d also like to add that RM1999 is only for a virgin Apple iPhone. Virgin meaning it’s not unlocked and you’ll receive it sealed.
In order to use the Apple iPhone in Malaysia, you need to unlock the Apple iPhone for Malaysia. If you’re a new Apple iPhone owner then you’re just in time as Maxis announced nationwide coverage for the Apple iPhone. I suppose it was threatened by the many users hopping on to DiGi at one time.
Anyway, so if you have a friend or relative flying back from the US and seriously want an Apple iPhone then you better make a special Christmas request. Otherwise, who knows what price will the Apple iPhone in Malaysia reach.
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