iPhone 3GS (Malaysian Release CONFIRMED: 31st July 2009)

9 06 2009

UPDATE: Release date confirmed by Maxis. iPhone 3GS will be officially released here on the 31st July 2009. Pre orders yours now!

While not Microsoft related, I had to write this article as it would please any tech enthusiast in the country. Yesterday during the Apple WorldWide Developers Conference at San Francisco, Apple unveiled the next iPhone which will be released in the States in another 10 days (19th June). Touted as a new iPhone which will run 2x faster than the previous gen device, iPhone 3GS is set to make waves worldwide where it will be released in about 80 countries by August 2009.

iPhone 3Gs

The brand new iPhone 3GS

The best part of the news is that Malaysia will be part of it. Together with Maxis (should most probably be them as they are the telco provider for the current iPhone 3G), the phone should be released on 19th July 2009 (Mark your calendars!), one month after the US release. So far, the only concrete details unveiled is that there will be an in-built compass, better camera (3.0MP), higher speed HSDPA, better battery life as well as voice control and video recording which was not available in the previous gen iPhone. Processor speed is still unknown as Apple is coy about it.

Update (9/7/09): iPhone 3GS Page added by Maxis. Details here.


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54 responses

9 06 2009
Pee-Puhl

thats great news! i feel bad for the people that signed up for the 3g though.

10 06 2009
Dan

Who says Maxis will bring in iPhone 3GS for Malaysian market?

10 06 2009
revo

hahahaha, this is a funny claim. watch the wwdc, malaysia is in the list

10 06 2009
Wilson

I totally agree with you. But does anyone roughly knows about the pricing for it?

27 06 2009
CY

its $190 16 GB. $290 32GB. 16gb maybe it will be Rm800. 32GB will be 1.2k?? i might change my phone (N81 8GB) => to iphone 3g s. loL. My phone is sell-able n81 8gb.. contact me bananok_@hotmail.com.

10 06 2009
derekchan84

Dan, if it is not Maxis, can you tell me who will be bringing it in besides those jail broken ones? As for pricing details, I heard it will be RM2500 for the 16GB one just for the phone if you subscribe to their new iPhone pre-paid plan.

16 06 2009
Roald

Can you find out the price? 😄😄😄 I heart iPhone 3GS c: C: (:

16 06 2009
derekchan84

Will try to post more details once the release is near. Thanks for asking!

22 06 2009
Kent

still prefer window mobile..

22 06 2009
dzimmo

the keynote stated 9th july dude, not 19th

22 06 2009
dzimmo

oh sorry my bad. 19th indeed hehe

23 06 2009
Edmund

Still prefer symbian phone. Haha

24 06 2009
APPLE fanboy

Hey!
What is your opinion about the price for the iphone 3GS will be on maxis soon?

24 06 2009
derekchan84

Should be RM2650 for the phone if you are subscribing to the prepaid plan. iPhone 3G would see a drop in price also.
Will start a new post here once I get confirmed details.

25 06 2009
APPLE fanboy
25 06 2009
derekchan84

One word, APPLE fanboy… Those articles are AMAZING. Looks like PSP is getting a real contender now in the gaming arena. Hope the games will make full use of the new OpenGL engine.

1 07 2009
HK

lol.. I will be the first one to trade in old iphone 3G …. 🙂

4 07 2009
APPLE fanboy

Hey!
Do you have any news about iphone 3GS from the maxis? They make me waiting like a hell…The thing that I expected is they try to sell off as many they could for the iphone 3g before the new got to our shore..

4 07 2009
derekchan84

Chill APPLE fanboy… It will be out on 19th… Just 2 more weeks!😀

7 07 2009
Eason

So is it confirm 19 july out ?? iphone 3gs??

7 07 2009
derekchan84

Based on reliable sources… 19th July should see 3GS released here. Look out for good news in the next few days.😉

8 07 2009
kew

Singtel has release their pricing… you can google for it…
the 32G seams to be very expensive…
My prediction is that Maxis will not price it cheaper than the current 3G versions..

8 07 2009
HK

i think next week maxis will only update their website for Iphone 3GS. Otherwise, lets we all complain maxis… next week everyone dial 123 !!!

9 07 2009
deepN

sum say its releasin on 31/7..

9 07 2009
9 07 2009
APPLE fanboy

Yahooooo!!!

Finally the news coming from maxis..tq derekchan84 for your info😉

10 07 2009
Eason

hmmm….how about the price???

10 07 2009
Eason

i scare run out of stock….

10 07 2009
derekchan84

Price will be announced on the 15th July… This one a bit hard to predict.

14 07 2009
Eason

so when only the phone out??they make me wait like crazy…

15 07 2009
derekchan84

updated my post. Release confirmed on 31st July 2009! Pre-order yours now to avoid regret!

15 07 2009
HK

lol…now in process printing out and go to maxis centre make payment….:)

15 07 2009
iphone 3gs

Maxis has posted the updates including pricing and plan on their website.
Check it out:

http://www.maxis.com.my/iphone3gs/rateplan1.asp

17 07 2009
Eason

izit white colour easy dirty?? i like white colour but i scare it easy dirty…haiz

17 07 2009
derekchan84

Its using gloss material on the outer surface, so dirt should be easily cleaned. But I did hear that it may discolor to yellow though. So better be careful of that.

19 07 2009
Eason

can i put my digi simcard into my iphone??
and you guys got any good place intro me to buy an iphone casing?

19 07 2009
Gratis Film Downloaden

Great idea, thanks for this tip!

30 07 2009
HK

OMG… Iphone 3GS 32G on hold until next week 4 Aug then only release…😦

Have to wait few more days…..

30 07 2009
Eason

ya la…dam noob…….machines called me..said must wait their call..

31 07 2009
APPLE fanboy

ARRGGHHH!!! Today I really mad with maxis dam services…They also said wait 4 their call, huh! Maybe for next few years I think…I’ve booked early and pay deposit but maxis make me frustrated after being long waited…

What a lousy service!!! Can anybody figured it out what actually their problem?

31 07 2009
derekchan84

I managed to get my 16GB iPhone 3GS today. Had to wait pretty long. There were some who managed to grab 32GB too! I think priority is given to Maxis Centers if compared to other resellers. I got mine from the KLCC one btw.

31 07 2009
Eason

who know when it oni release ??!!!! maxis services slow……….when make pre booking said confirm can get it by today? but now??

31 07 2009
APPLE fanboy

I have to go back tomorrow at the Sunway Pyramid maxis centre…Everybody got theirs but not me, absolutely sad day just staring others person iphone…:(

1 08 2009
Stephen

APPLE fanboy, I face the same problem. Yesterday I call them and ask is the phone available, they answer me soon. They can’t even give me the actual date. I have paid my deposit and now still have to wait. I have no idea what’s going on and no one able give me and actual reason why I still have to wait for all this. So fed up now. I have keep on countdown day by day just to wait for the day to come, but now it seems like a hopeless day for me.

1 08 2009
Eason

can get our iphone on 1st of august???

1 08 2009
APPLE fanboy

Yeah, finally i’ve got my iPhone 3gs white 16gb..i’m typing this with my iPhone..wow incredibly..

1 08 2009
APPLE fanboy

How I want to downloads the app from the app store?

1 08 2009
derekchan84

Hi APPLE fanboy,
To download apps, you will need to have an iTunes account. You can register via iTunes or through the iPhone itself. You will need credit card for paid apps though.

3 08 2009
Leona

If I had known priority is given to Maxis Centres, then I would have paid there la. Now I am made to wait forever just becoz I booked at resellers.

3 08 2009
APPLE fanboy

What? credit card? I though i can downloads and pay the price on monthly bill..now i know why people keep jailbreak theirs..

25 09 2009
orpheo

i already purchase iPhone 3gs 32G with maxis plan ivalue1.
So far this phone not let me down. Iphone 3gs is one of most briliant today (some people keeping compare this phone with other smart phone) with most application on store

4 11 2009
Steven

hi, guy , any body have facing the problem of the “No network” on the iphone 3Gs ? I have return back to Maxis about this isue , recently maxis just get a new model for me , but still the same issue came out , i have read the discussion blog on apple , understand need to do the reset for the network . So is that any body have facing the same problem , any good suggestion to solve this problem . because i have to reset the network every day .
please help .

4 11 2009
derekchan84

Hi Steven,

I have been getting a little of this problem on my 3GS, running on DiGi line. But it happened twice only. All I did to fix the problem was to reset my phone.

5 11 2009
Steven

thanks . derek . i have reset last 2 day on the morning . today seem is ok . and i will monitor for another few day . hopefully wont happen againts. otherwise is a big disappointment to me , in fact i still thinking of the apple is done a good jobs on their product . Hopefully their will not disappointed me .

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