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Is Gadget Radiation Killing Kids Forced To Study At Home?

Fact Check : Heavy Gadget Use Killing Kids With Radiation?

A WhatsApp message about heavy gadget use KILLING kids with radiation has gone viral.

Find out what’s going on, and what the FACTS really are!

 

Claim : Heavy Gadget Use Is Killing Kids With Radiation!

This is the WhatsApp message that has gone viral, and is being furiously shared by alarmed parents.


A very IMPORTANT & SERIOUS message.
Please kindly read till the end with out skipping.

Most of your kids will be attending online classes and addicted to gadgets, please be very careful. I am writing about the current happening.
My very close, best friend’s younger sister son is studying
12th standard a very bright student from his childhood,and only son to my friend’s sister.

His online classes starts daily at 10am so laptop is on by 9am. Due to peer school pressure with the online classes going on, he used to either be on laptop or mobile atleast till 10pm daily, No physical activity at all, no one to play due to COVID-19 fear and being single child,in their family.

On Tuesday 27/10/2020, morning, he was saying he was not feeling well, 2 days prior to that he had mild pain on his left hand. No one took that seriously. On Tuesday, he was saying he doesn’t want to attend on line classes and wanted to be with parents’. Parents were surprised and asked him to take rest. He tried to sleep but was not able to, he asked his father not to go to office. His father asked if we should go to hospital, child said everywhere there is corona which hospital to go, I will be alright after a good sleep. He asked his father to go to work. He said he was very hungry and asked his mother to feed him dosa. He again tried to sleep but could not, then around afternoon, he called his father to come home immediately and take him to hospital. His father came home within 15 min and the son came and hugged him and said take me to hospital.

By the time he started the car, child collapsed. They rushed to a hospital 4 km away and doctor checked for pulse it was not there. They tried CPR and the heart started to function. They took all scans and found the child was brain dead.They tried all medication till Saturday31/10/2020 morning ,and finally decided to remove the ventilator.

He is now no more.
A case of BRAIN DEAD
Pathetic thing is that hospital has handed over the body to police since the child was unconscious when brought to hospital and in his teens. They will hand over the body only after postmortem and corona test. So not sure if they would get it today 31/10/2020, or tomorrow,01/11/2020.

Doctor said this is 05th such case during
The past 20days, Heavy usage of gadgets, radiation has affected the brain and stopped the supply of oxygen.

Use GADGETS sparingly, Avoid earphone/headset to the maximum extent possible.
Humble request to all parents, guardians, please take care of your kids, teenage boys, girls,Ask them to read only hard copy books and no gadgets except for attending classes
I felt this is very useful important message, so Iam forwarding to all my what’s app contacts, relations,well wishers,all near and dear.
A very humble request to all, kindly forward this message to all your
Contacts and there by save Precious “LIFE”

Forwarded as Received

 

Heavy Gadget Use Killing Kids With Radiation : The FACTS!

NO, heavy gadget use is NOT, repeat… NOT killing kids with radiation!

Here are the reasons why this is yet another fake story being circulated on the Internet to spread FUD (Fear, Uncertainty & Doubt).

Reason #1 : No Evidence The Case Even Exists

The story appears to originate in India, and is quite specific that the student died on 31 October 2020.

However, we could not find any reference to any Standard 12 student in India, being taken off the ventilator after being pronounced brain dead in October 2020.

While that does not mean that the case does not exist (India is a HUGE country), there is currently no evidence that this case actually exists.

Photo Credit : Idrees Abbas / SOPA Images / Sipa USA

Reason #2 : No Evidence Gadget Radiation Is Killing Kids

The claim that the doctor said that it was the 5th case during the past 20 cases is preposterous.

If that was true, it would have been major news, and would have been discussed in hospital mortality and morbidity conferences, and certainly covered by the mainstream media.

Yet, there is no mention of gadget radiation killing kids anywhere in the world.

Reason #3 : Radiation Cannot Stop Supply Of Oxygen

When brain death occurs as a result of ischaemia – the lack of oxygen supply to the brain, that is often due to :

  • bleeding in the brain from an AVM, or insult to the brain
  • blood clots blocking blood vessels in the brain
  • cardiac failure reducing blood flow to the brain

While high doses of radiation can cause brain damage, radiation per se cannot stop the supply of oxygen to the brain.

As the student was said to have no pulse on admission to the hospital, his brain death was likely due to a complete lack of blood supply to the brain after heart stopped beating.

Reason #4 : Electronics Have Low Radiation

All electrical devices produce small amounts of electromagnetic radiation. That means everything from your microwave oven to your television, not just laptops and mobile devices.

They all have to comply with the laws regarding electromagnetic radiation. Not because it’s dangerous to us, but because it would interfere with other electronics in your house.

Reason #5 : Electronics Have To Comply With SAR Limits

The US FCC limit for RF radiation from a mobile phone is 1.6 watts per kilogram, while the EU sets a higher limit of 2.0 watts per kilogram. Practically all smartphones have much lower SAR values (head) :

With smartphones emitting significantly lower RF radiation, it is unlikely for them to have any effect, much less kill kids or turn their brains into mush.

Reason #6 : RF Radiation Is Non-Ionising

The type of radiation emitted by electrical devices is radio frequency (RF) radiation, which is a type of non-ionising radiation.

Non-ionising radiation do not have enough energy to knock electrons from an atom, which means it cannot create free radicals that can damage our cells.

In fact, RF radiation has lower energy than visible light and infrared (heat) radiation!

So it would be quite impossible for RF radiation to kill anyone by destroying their brains.

Reason #7 : Earphones + Headphones Reduce Exposure

Earphones and headphones actually reduce your exposure to RF radiation from your smartphone.

That’s because they allow you to listen to calls and music, without putting the smartphone close to your head.

Those who are paranoid about exposing their brains to RF radiation from their smartphones should use earphones or headphones.

 

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Belkin Trueclear Pro Advanced 2.0 Screen Care For iPhones!

Belkin just launched their Trueclear Pro Advanced 2.0 Screen Care screen protector to deliver the ultimate protection For iPhone users. Get more info on the new Belkin Trueclear Pro Advanced 2.0 screen protector for iPhones!

 

Belkin Trueclear Pro Advanced 2.0 Screen Care For iPhones!

The Belkin Trueclear Pro Advanced 2.0 Screen Care is designed to deliver the ultimate protection for iPhones. It comes with a 2-year limited warranty and is available for all iPhone models, including the iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone Xs, and iPhone Xs Max.

Belkin Trueclear Pro Advanced 2.0 Screen Care Application System

Most phone screen protection are manually applied and this means that the final result is prone to human error.

Belkin TrueClear Pro 2.0 Screen Care protection application system uses an in-store machine to apply Belkin screen protectors to devices accurately in just a matter of minutes.

It is a unique system designed to apply Belkin screen protectors to devices with exact dimensions of the iPhone’s screen with no margin for errors.

The application by highly trained, certified screen care specialists ensures no misalignment and the final product is free of air bubbles.

Belkin Trueclear Pro Advanced 2.0 Screen Care Features

  • CES Innovation Award-winning, patented screen protection application system
  • Complimentary service to all customers at authorized retailers around the world.
  • Crystal clear, smooth and premium feel: Japan Asahi Tempered Glass for Tempered Glass and Tempered Curve models and Aluminosilicate Glass for the InvisiGlass Ultra model.
  • Nearly unnoticeable and thin protection screen
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty

Belkin Trueclear Pro Advanced 2.0 Screen Care Price + Availability

Belkin Trueclear Pro Advanced 2.0 Screen Care will available at six Machines stores across Malaysia:

  • Machines – Suria KLCC
  • Machines – Sunway Pyramid
  • Machines – Mid Valley
  • Machines – The Gardens
  • Machines – IOI City Mall
  • Machines – Pavilion Elite

Belkin Trueclear Pro Advanced 2.0 Screen Care are available at the following price-points:

  • Tempered Glass for iPhone XS Max/XS/XR/X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6: RM 99 / ~US$ 24
  • InvisiGlass Ultra for iPhone XS Max/XS/XR/X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6: RM 145 / ~US$ 35
  • Tempered Curve for iPhone XS Max/XS/XR/X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6: RM 165 / ~US$ 39

 

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Galaxy Note9 vs iPhone X – Who Wins The Low Light Shootout?

Our previous low-light camera comparison between the Samsung Galaxy Note9 and two other Android smartphones was so popular, we decided to pit it against the best smartphone Apple could produce – the iPhone X.

We only had a short time with the Apple iPhone X, but it was good enough to get some sample shots and videos. Check out our low-light shootout between the Samsung Galaxy Note9 and the Apple iPhone X!

 

Galaxy Note9 vs. iPhone X – Cameras Compared

Both the Samsung Galaxy Note9 (US | UKShopee | Lazada) and the Apple iPhone X boast dual main cameras – a wide angle camera and a telephoto camera.

Interestingly, their telephoto cameras are practically identical in feature and capability. They both use 12 MP image sensors with 1.0 µm pixels, paired with f/2.4 lens that offer 2X optical zoom with optical image stabilisation. But their wide-angle cameras are quite different.

The iPhone X’s wide-angle camera uses a 12 MP image sensor with 1.22 µm pixels, paired with f/1.8 lens that support optical image stabilisation.

The Galaxy Note9, on the other hand, uses a 12 MP image sensor with larger 1.4 µm pixels, paired with a Dual Aperture lens that can switch between  f/1.5 and f/2.4. It also supports optical image stabilisation.

Here is a table comparing the key features of their main cameras.

Main Camera SpecificationsSamsung Galaxy Note9Apple iPhone X
TypeDual Camera System with wide and telephoto lensDual Camera System with wide and telephoto lens
Main Camera Features- 12 MP Dual Pixel sensor
- 1.4 µm pixel size
- can switch between f/1.5 and f/2.4 apertures
- optical image stabilisation (OIS)
- 12 MP sensor
- 1.22 µm pixel size
- f/1.8 aperture
- optical image stabilisation (OIS)
Telephoto Camera Features- 2x optical zoom
- 12 MP sensor
- 1.0 µm pixel size
- f/2.4 aperture
- optical image stabilisation (OIS)
- 2x optical zoom
- 12 MP sensor
- 1.0 µm pixel size
- f/2.4 aperture
- optical image stabilisation (OIS)
Built-in FlashDual-tone LED flashQuad-LED flash
Video Recording Capabilities4K video : up to 60 fps
1080p video : up to 60 fps
720p video : Up to 960 fps
4K video : up to 60 fps
1080p video : up to 120 fps
720p video : 30 fps
Camera Switching While Recording VideoYesNo
Live Focus CapabilityYesNo
Dual Capture CapabilityYesNo

As you can see, there are other differences between the two camera systems :

Now, let’s take a look at how well they both perform in low-light conditions!

 

Galaxy Note9 vs. iPhone X – Who Wins The Low Light Shootout?

Let’s start with a dimly-lit shot. Here we have four toys with some indirect lighting.

Dimly-Lit Scene

The Samsung Galaxy Note9 (US | UKShopee | Lazada) automatically switched to the wide f/1.5 aperture. The depth-of-field was much shallower, so Mario is a little out-of-focus. But the colours are more accurately captured even in this dimly-lit scene.

When we switched to the iPhone X, its f/1.8 aperture had a deeper DOF. However, the colours are more muted and some details are lost. Look at the red-coloured heart in Darth Minion’s hand, and Mario’s left boot.

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Extremely Low Light

We turned off the background lights, and look at the difference! It’s obviously much darker now, but yet, we can make out Darth Minion, and the details of Woody’s hat, when we used the Samsung Galaxy Note9 (US | UKShopee | Lazada).

When we switched to the iPhone X though, the photo was darker and noisier. Darth Minion was hardly visible. and you cannot make out Mario’s belly!

Next, let’s take a look at how both smartphones perform with bright lights at night, and check out their video recording performance in low-light conditions!

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Bright Lights At Night

We then looked at how both cameras controlled bright lights at night.

The Samsung Galaxy Note9 (US | UKShopee | Lazada) did a better job of controlling the highlights. The street lamp is more subdued. The letter R on the building is better defined, and the brightly-lit trees in the far background are clearly seen.

With the iPhone X, the street lamp has a brighter glare, and noticeably, the highlights are blown out at the top of the brightly-lit trees in the far background. The letter R on the building is also a little overblown, appearing white (instead of blue) and less well-defined.

 

Galaxy Note9 vs. iPhone X – Low Light Video

What about recording video in low-light conditions? Let’s look at the worst-case scenario – extremely low-light conditions from above.

As you can see, there is a HUGE difference in the low-light video quality taken by the Samsung Galaxy Note9 (US | UKShopee | Lazada), as opposed to the Apple iPhone X.

Here is an example of a night dancing session at the Curve. The singers are on a well-lit platform, but the dancers are not lit by street lights. The Samsung Galaxy Note9 was not mounted on any gimbal.

Despite the changing brightness of the scene, the Samsung Galaxy Note9 did a great job of instantly adjusting the brightness of the subjects. This is not an easy feat when we switched focus to the dancers, because the background is much brighter.

What we ended up with is a happy balance of reasonably bright subjects without overly bright backgrounds. In fact, you can see right into the restaurant behind the dancers!

 

Galaxy Note9 vs. iPhone X – Verdict

The verdict is pretty obvious. As far as low-light photography and videography is concerned, the Samsung Galaxy Note9 (US | UKShopee | Lazada) is superior to Apple iPhone X in every aspect.

No matter whether you are taking photos or videos, in dimly-lit scenes or really low-light conditions, the Galaxy Note9 will deliver much better results than the iPhone X, without exception.

Even in brightly-lit scenes, the Galaxy Note9 does a better job of controlling the highlights. This is just as important as bringing out the details hidden in the shadows. The iPhone X shows a tendency to overflow the highlights, losing colour and detail in the process.

Whatever Apple may put on the billboards, we are sticking with the Samsung Galaxy Note9 (US | UKShopee | Lazada) for our photography and videography needs. This is yet another reason why we gave it our Editor’s Choice Award!

 

Where To Buy The Samsung Galaxy Note9?

Malaysia

  • Samsung Galaxy Note9 (128 GB) : RM 3,299 (Lazada | Shopee)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note9 (512 GB) : RM 4,199 (Lazada | Shopee)

United States

  • Samsung Galaxy Note9 (128 GB, International Unlocked) : $732
  • Samsung Galaxy Note9 (128 GB, US Unlocked) : $899.99
  • Samsung Galaxy Note9 (512 GB, International Unlocked) : $992.49
  • Samsung Galaxy Note9 (512 GB, US Unlocked) : $1,149.99

United Kingdom

  • Samsung Galaxy Note9 (128 GB) : £661
  • Samsung Galaxy Note9 (512 GB) : £929.99

 

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The honor Point Cloud Depth Camera Sneak Peek

At the launch of the honor 7X FullView Display smartphone, honor showed off the upcoming honor View10 AI smartphone, as well as point cloud depth camera technology they’re developing.

 

What Is A Point Cloud Depth Camera?

A point cloud depth camera is a combination of a VCSEL laser projector and two stereoscopic RGB LED sensors. The laser projector creates a “cloud” of dots or points, which is picked up by the two sensors. A 3D image is then created from the two separate images.

Backing up the point cloud depth camera is an IR camera that captures the infrared image of your face. This helps the point cloud depth camera avoid being fooled by a fake mask.

 

The honor Point Cloud Depth Camera Sneak Peek

While revealing details of the upcoming honor View10 AI smartphone, Huawei Malaysia Business Director Zhiwei Zhao gave us a sneak peek of the honor point cloud depth camera that they’re planning to bring to market soon.

3D Face Recognition & Reconstruction

This is nothing new, of course, being a riff on the Apple iPhone X 3D facial recognition technology. But honor promises that their 3D face recognition technology will be more accurate and more secure.

It will be capable of deliverying up to a 300,000 point cloud – 10X more than the iPhone X – albeit taking 10 seconds to do it. For quick identification, it will be able to identify your face and unlock the smartphone in 400 ms. Presumably, that will use far fewer dots – probably 120,000 of them.

The high number of dots allow more than just 3D facial recognition. It will also allow you to reconstruct your face in 3D with sub-millimeter accuracy. Whether this is used to create facially-similar avatars in games, or facial masks like in Mission Impossible, remains to be seen.

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3D Facial Animation

honor proposes that the 3D face map will allow for more realistic 3D facial animation for use in animated emojis. We can also see it being used to create more realistic videos using 3D or cartoon avatars.

3D Small Object Reconstruction

The high point cloud capability will also allow small objects to be measured and reconstructed in 3D. honor claims that the high dot density is sufficient to pick up even the texture of the object.

They also say that they have the ability to remove the background, and the palm (or table) on which the object rests.

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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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The SanDisk iXpand Base Fast Charging + Backup For iPhone

SanDisk just unveiled a unique fast charging and backup solution for iPhone users – the SanDisk iXpand Base! It automatically backs up your important data whenever you recharges your iPhone. Check it out!

 

The SanDisk iXpand Base Revealed!

An extension of the award-winning SanDisk line of iPhone mobile storage solutions, the iXpand Base is designed for consumers who are looking for a convenient way to back up their iPhone photos, videos and contacts.

With the SanDisk iXpand Base, all you have to do is simply plug your iPhone into the iXpand Base and it will automatically back up your iPhone’s content while it is charging. The iXpand Base comes with storage capacities from 32 GB all the way to 256 GB, and can be used to backup multiple iPhones.

The SanDisk iXpand Base has a built-in 15 W (5 V @ 3A) fast charger that is fully compatible with the fast charging technology introduced in the latest Apple iPhone X. However, it does not come with its own Lightning cable.

Although SanDisk does not mention it, the storage is provided via an SD card inserted into an SD card slot at the back. This means you can remove the SD card to extract the stored data if you wish, or swap out the existing SD card for a larger capacity card later.

 

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Price & Availability

The SanDisk iXpand Base is now available at Apple Premium Reseller stores, 11street, Lazada and Shopee across Malaysia with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of :

  • 64 GB : RM 369 (~US$ 88) / US : $69.99
  • 128 GB : RM 529 (~US$ 126) / US : $99.99
  • 256 GB : RM 899 (~US$ 214) / US : $149.99

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Apple Announces iPhone X Availability In 13 More Countries!

Apple fans rejoice! Apple just announced the iPhone X availability in 13 additional countries across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Here are the full details!

 

iPhone X Availability In 13 More Countries!

Apple appears to be moving quickly to release the iPhone X in more countries. This may be due to absolutely lacklustre interest in the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. They just announced that the iPhone X will be made available on Friday, 24 November 2017 in these 13 countries :

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Albania
Bosnia
Cambodia
Kosovo
Macau
Macedonia
Malaysia
Montenegro
Serbia
South Africa
South Korea
Thailand

Turkey

 

The Apple iPhone X Price Comparison

Now, you may be wondering how much that the Apple iPhone X price varies across the world. Here is a price comparison we created. The prices that are without tax may still be subject to state or provincial taxes. But it should give you a good idea of how much more you are paying outside of the US.

Countries Apple iPhone X (64 GB) Apple iPhone X (256 GB)
List Price Without Tax List Price Without Tax
United States $ 999 $ 1,149
Canada C$ 1,319
$ 1,058 (+$59)
C$ 1,256
$ 1,008 (+$9)
C$ 1,529
$ 1,227 (+$78)
C$ 1,456
$ 1,167 (+$18)
United Kingdom £ 999
$ 1,327 (+$328)
£ 832
$ 1,105 (+$106)
£ 1,149
$ 1,527 (+$378)
£ 957
$ 1,271 (+$122)
Australia A$ 1,579
$ 1,249 (+$250)
A$ 1,435
$ 1,135 (+$136)
A$ 1,829
$ 1,447 (+$298)
A$ 1,662
$ 1,315 (+$166)
China RMB 8,388
$ 1,273 (+$274)
RMB 7,163
$ 1,087 (+$88)
RMB 9,688
$ 1,470 (+$321)
RMB 8,274
$ 1,256 (+$107)
Hong Kong HK$ 8,588
$ 1,100 (+ $101)
HK$ 9,888
$ 1,267 (+$118)
Singapore S$ 1,648
$ 1,221 (+$222)
S$ 1,540
$ 1,141 (+$142)
S$ 1,888
$ 1,399 (+$250)
S$ 1,764
$ 1,307 (+$158)
Malaysia RM 5,149
$ 1,226 (+$227)
RM 4,858
$ 1,157 (+$158)
RM 5,899
$ 1,405 (+$256)
RM 5,565
$ 1,325 (+$176)

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The Apple iPhone X Price Comparison

If you were peeved by the 4% markup on the Apple iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8 prices in Malaysia, you will be shocked by how much the upcoming iPhone X smartphone will cost in Malaysia. We will share with you the Apple iPhone X price list for Malaysia, and our comparison of iPhone X prices across the globe. Find out where you can buy the cheapest Apple iPhone X!

 

The Apple iPhone X Price In Malaysia

The running joke is that the Apple marketing team is just like the Microsoft marketing team – they can’t count properly, skipping from 8 to 10. Either that or they must believe that 9 is an unlucky number

In any case, the 10th Anniversary iPhone X sits on top of the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8 models that are already extravagantly priced. It will be available in two colour options – Silver and Space Grey, for a princely sum of RM 5,149 (~US$ 1,226) for the 64 GB model, and RM 5,899 (~US$ 1,405) for the 256 GB model, inclusive of the 6% GST.

To put that in perspective, the top-of-the-line smartphones from their main competitor, Samsung, are much cheaper at just RM 3,999 (~US$ 952) for the Samsung Galaxy Note8RM 3,699 (~US$ 880) for the Samsung Galaxy S8+, and RM 3,299 (~US$ 785) for the Samsung Galaxy S8. You can almost purchase two Galaxy S8 smartphones for the price of the iPhone X 256GB!

 

The Apple iPhone X Price Comparison

Now, you may be wondering how much that the Apple iPhone X price varies across the world. Here is a price comparison we created. The prices that are without tax may still be subject to state or provincial taxes. But it should give you a good idea of how much more you are paying outside of the US.

Countries Apple iPhone X (64 GB) Apple iPhone X (256 GB)
List Price Without Tax List Price Without Tax
United States $ 999 $ 1,149
Canada C$ 1,319
$ 1,058 (+$59)
C$ 1,256
$ 1,008 (+$9)
C$ 1,529
$ 1,227 (+$78)
C$ 1,456
$ 1,167 (+$18)
United Kingdom £ 999
$ 1,327 (+$328)
£ 832
$ 1,105 (+$106)
£ 1,149
$ 1,527 (+$378)
£ 957
$ 1,271 (+$122)
Australia A$ 1,579
$ 1,249 (+$250)
A$ 1,435
$ 1,135 (+$136)
A$ 1,829
$ 1,447 (+$298)
A$ 1,662
$ 1,315 (+$166)
China RMB 8,388
$ 1,273 (+$274)
RMB 7,163
$ 1,087 (+$88)
RMB 9,688
$ 1,470 (+$321)
RMB 8,274
$ 1,256 (+$107)
Hong Kong HK$ 8,588
$ 1,100 (+ $101)
HK$ 9,888
$ 1,267 (+$118)
Singapore S$ 1,648
$ 1,221 (+$222)
S$ 1,540
$ 1,141 (+$142)
S$ 1,888
$ 1,399 (+$250)
S$ 1,764
$ 1,307 (+$158)
Malaysia RM 5,149
$ 1,226 (+$227)
RM 4,858
$ 1,157 (+$158)
RM 5,899
$ 1,405 (+$256)
RM 5,565
$ 1,325 (+$176)
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It is obviously cheapest to buy the Apple iPhone X in the United States, if you live in a state with no sales tax (Delaware, Montana, Oregon, and New Hampshire).

Outside of the United States, the next cheapest country to buy the iPhone X is Canada, if you live in a province without sales tax (Alberta, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon)

In other countries, there appears to be a significant markup in the iPhone X price (without tax), from $88 (China) all the way to a whopping $176 (Malaysia)! Overall, expect to pay 9% to 15% more, and that’s before you even factor in any GST, VAT, or sales tax.

 

The Apple iPhone X Availability

The Apple iPhone X will be open for pre-order on Friday, 27 October 2017 in the following countries :

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, the UK, the US and US Virgin Islands.

The pre-orders in those countries will be fulfilled a week later on Friday, 3 November 2017. Retail sales in those countries will also begin on 3 November 2017.

Quantities are expected to be extremely limited, so the iPhone X may not be available for sale in other countries until possibly early 2018.

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