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The Machines Protection Plan Revealed!

The Machines Protection Plan Explained!

Machines Sdn Bhd (Machines) just launched a device protection plan for customers in Malaysia. Known as the Machines Protection Plan (MPP), this plan provides protection from accidental damage such as cracked screens and water damage for as low as 42 sen per day.

 

The Machines Protection Plan

The Machines Protection Plan (MPP) allows customers to enjoy one (1) screen replacement or one (1) full device replacement during the two (2) year coverage period. The MPP price ranges from RM 299 – RM 899 (~US$ 73-219), depending on the model of the protected device, and can be obtained at local Machines stores upon purchase of a new device.

The Machines Protection Plan (MPP) provides coverage for parts and labour cost. For a full device replacement claim, a service fee will be charged on top of the price for the MPP. For example, for an iPhone SE full device replacement, customers will need to pay a service fee of RM299 on top of the iPhone SE MPP cost of RM299.

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A survey by Otterbox Inc. in 2015 stated that 29% of Malaysians accidentally damage their smartphones within the first three months of purchase. The same study also revealed that 75% of Malaysian smartphone users have damaged their devices almost 3 times in the past 5 years.

Machines has selected Aon Insurance Brokers (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Aon Malaysia) as its insurance broker to offer this device protection plan, underwritten by AIG Malaysia Insurance Berhad.

Machines is also working to extend the Machines Protection Plan to include new devices purchased from third parties, including telcos.

 

The Machines Protection Plan Price List

Device MPP Price (inc. of GST)
Apple Watch RM 299 / ~US$ 73
iPhone SE / 6 RM 299 / ~US$ 73
iPhone 6s / 6s Plus RM 599 / ~US$ 146
iPhone 7 / 7 Plus RM 599 / ~US$ 146
iPhone 8 / 8 Plus RM 599 / ~US$ 146
iPhone X RM 899 / ~US$ 219

 

Service Fee Table For Full Device Replacement

This “service fee” is an additional fee that must be paid for a full device replacement, as opposed to a repair or part replacement.

Device Full Device Replacement Service Fee
(inc. GST)
Apple Watch RM 249 / ~US$ 61
iPhone SE / 6 RM 299 / ~US$ 73
iPhone 6s / 6s Plus RM 299 / ~US$ 73
iPhone 7 / 7 Plus RM 299 / ~US$ 73
iPhone 8 / 8 Plus RM 299 / ~US$ 73
iPhone X RM 499 / ~US$ 122
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How Much Will You Save?

If you have butter fingers and keep dropping your expensive iPhone, you will stand to save a lot of money.

Device Regular Price for Screen Replacement
(inc. of GST)
Price for Screen Replacement under MPP
(inc. of GST)
iPhone SE / 6 RM 699 / ~US$ 170 No Charge
iPhone 6s / 7 / 8 RM 799 / ~US$ 195 No Charge
iPhone 6s Plus / 7 Plus / 8 Plus RM 899 / ~US$ 219 No Charge
iPhone X RM 1799 / ~US$ 439 No Charge

If you plan to hang onto your iPhone for many, many years, you will also save on the battery replacement cost.

Device Regular Price for Battery Replacement
(inc. of GST)
Price for Battery Replacement under MPP
(inc. of GST)
iPhone SE RM 399 / ~US$ 97 RM 49 / ~US$ 12
iPhone 6 RM 499 / ~US$ 122 RM 49 / ~US$ 12
iPhone 6s / 6s Plus RM 399 / ~US$ 97 RM 49 / ~US$ 12
iPhone 7 / 7 Plus RM 399 / ~US$ 97 RM 49 / ~US$ 12
iPhone 8 / 8 Plus RM 399 / ~US$ 97 RM 49 / ~US$ 12
iPhone X TBC RM 49 / ~US$ 12

Please note that they will only replace your battery when it cannot be charged beyond 50% of its original capacity. In addition, you’re only allowed one battery repair or replacement, and that’s subject to the service fee above.

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Apple iPhone 8 Plus & iPhone 8 Price In Malaysia Leaked!

Getting ready to buy the Apple iPhone 8 Plus or the Apple iPhone 8? You may be wondering how many kidneys you need to sell, to afford the new iPhone 8. Well, we can now share with you the Apple iPhone 8 price list for Malaysia because it was leaked by Celcom! Thanks for the tip, Vernon!

 

The Apple iPhone 8 Price In Malaysia

We would normally expect an Apple employee or someone working for a telco to leak such details. But this year, it was the telco itself that leaked the prices ahead of the pre-order! Celcom today revealed the Apple iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8 price list for Malaysia!

They also revealed the new prices for the Apple iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 7 smartphones. For your convenience, we summarise the prices in this table :

Price Apple iPhone 8 Plus Apple iPhone 8 Apple iPhone 7 Plus Apple iPhone 7
USD 64 GB : $799
256 GB : $949
64 GB : $699
256 GB : $849
32 GB : $669
128 GB : $769
32 GB : $549
128 GB : $649
MYR
(w/o GST)
64 GB : RM 3,488 (~$830)
256 GB : RM 4,148 (~$988)
64 GB : RM 3,048 (~$726)
256 GB : RM 3,708 (~$883)
32 GB : RM 2,818 (~$671)
128 GB : RM 3,248 (~$773)
32 GB : RM 2,298 (~$547)
128 GB : RM 2,738 (~$652)
256 GB : RM 3,368 (~$802)
MYR
(with 6% GST
64 GB : RM 3,697.28
256 GB : RM 4,396.88
64 GB : RM 3,230.88
256 GB : RM 3,930.48
32 GB : RM 2,987.08
128 GB : RM 3,442.88
32 GB : RM 2,435.88
128 GB : RM 2,902.28
256 GB : RM 3,570.08

As you can see, the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8 models will cost about 4% more in Malaysia, than in the US. But that’s before the 6% GST is added. With the 6% GST, the Malaysian prices are about 10% higher than the US prices.

 

The Apple iPhone 8 Availability In Malaysia

The Apple iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8 will be available for pre-order, which kicks off at 12:01 AM on 13 October 2017. The new telco offers will also be revealed in conjunction with the pre-order. Deliveries and retail sale will begin on 20 October 2017.

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