So there I was a couple of hours ago joining the crowd queuing for the much anticipated Celcom's launch of the iPhone5S and the colourful iPhone5C. Held at Blue Cube at Sunway Pyramid, I was taken aback by the crowd which I was told had been there since morning. The actual registration and buying counter only opens at 12 midnight tonight.
|Celcom iPhone5S & iPhone5C Launched @ BlueCube Sunway Pyramid|
Upon reaching the venue, the public was not allowed to enter the waiting area yet, and the Celcom crew were seen doing final preparations. The doors would only open at 12 midnight, but pricing and plans for the iPhone5S and iPhone5C was already noted to be up on Celcom's official website (https://www.celcom.com.my/personal/devices/iphone)
|Special booths were prepared outside Blue Cube for the potential iPhone5S/C users|
|The crowd all set to enter and register their latest and greatest iPhones with Celcom First|
With specifications which include the 8MP iSight camera, 1080p HD video recording, LTE ready capabilities, and a faster processor, I had a fleeting thought to upgrade my iPhone4S myself. I managed to catch up with some of the first few customers in line, and the anticipation to own this gadget was really high.
|Number 1 in line, Mr Abdullah and wife would be the first to own Celcom's iPhone5S|
|The pretty MC interviewing the first couple in line.|
It was interesting to note the first couple in line, Mr Abdullah and his wife who hailed from Shah Alam had been queuing up at Blue Cube since 8.45am in the morning. That is more than 12 hours ago, and to finally get their hands on the iPhone5S would mean they have been in line for a total of 15 hours! They were in good spirits though, and very excited to own one of these nifty gadgets.
|Have a seat guys, you all must be so tired. Congratulations on getting the iPhone!|
Some quick facts on the latest Apple's offering, the iPhone 5s and 5c is in order. Check them out below.
- 4-inch Retina display
- A7 chip with M7 motion co-processor (5S) / A6 chip (5C)
- Touch ID fingerprint sensor (5S only)
- 8MP iSight camera (with True Tone flash for 5S only)
- 1080p HD video recording and Facetime HD camera
- Ultrafast LTE wireless technology
- Available in silver, space gray and gold (5S) or white, pink, yellow, blue, and green (5C)
|The final checkpoint into owning the iPhone5S/C|
Celcom's Apple iPhone 5S and 5C device and plan bundles offers some cool details as below. Of course, for the exact pricing with the various mobile plans do check out their official website.
- Total savings of up to RM1931
- Data volume of up to 6.2GB
- Monthly rebates of up to RM1220
- Monthly commitments from as low as RM98 per month
- Total device price from as low as RM418 (5S) and RM88 (5C) after savings and rebates
- 12 or 24-months contracts.
|Some of the Celcom First ladies who will help you with your registration|
|A quick shot of the pricing for iPhone5S with Celcom plans, more details at the official Celcom website|
Promotions on launch day (31 October 2013):
The first 100 customers at the Celcom iPhone5S & iPhone5C midnight launch can participate in the Spin the Wheel activity and stand a chance to enjoy further discounts of up to RM500 off the price (applicable to device + plan purchase only), as well as a chance to get an additional official iPhone 5S/5C cover, self-repair screen protector worth RM150, or a mystery gift.
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