Singapore consumers will be able to get their hands on the latest iPhones on the same day as fans in the United States.
M1, SingTel and StarHub announced that they will be offering the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus from 19 September 2014. The latter two telcos have also started to allow consumers to pre-register their interest in the two new phones. Interested consumers can do so from www.singtel.com/iphone or www.starhub.com/iphone.
Earlier yesterday (10 September 2014), Apple unveiled the much anticipated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which are touted to be the thinnest and largest phones to be running on a new 64-bit chip. At just 6.9mm thick, the iPhone 6 features a 4.7-inch screen displaying 1 million pixels. Meanwhile, the 7.1mm thick iPhone 6 Plus features a 5.5-inch screen that displays 2 million pixels.
Both phones will run on the new A8 processor, which is said to be 25 percent faster than its predecessor. They will also feature ApplePay, a new payment system that works using near-field communication technology (NFC). With this function, users simply need to hold their iPhones to a sensor at the cash register before using TouchID to complete the purchase.
A no-contract iPhone 6 will retail in Singapore starting from S$988 (US$790) while a no-contract iPhone 6 Plus will be available from S$1,148 (US$918), according to Apple's official website.
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