It’s not every day that you can get Apple devices for such a cheap price. If you happened to be in Malaysia during the weekend, you might have witnessed the chaos a sale event did inside a mall. What was up for grabs? Just US$ 50 iPhones.
As reported by The Verge, a Malaysian Apple reseller was supposed to have a warehouse sale over the weekend but had to cancel it due to the overwhelming crowd that lined up for the sale.
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The retailer, Switch, planned to sell excess stocks of (mostly display units) iPhones and other Apple devices. As usual, there was only a limited number of discounted units: 10 units of iPhone 5s for US$ 50, and only one unit each of the 16GB iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi) for US$ 77, 2011 MacBook Air (64GB) for US$ 128, and a 24-inch iMac for US$ 255. They were selling a total of 200 sale items including iPhone models 5s to 7, iPad minis and Pros, Apple TVs, MacBooks, iMacs, and iPod Touches.
Of course, these kinds of events attract buyers, especially those who are into massive discounts, even though the available products are relatively old. Interested buyers lined up at least 19 hours before store opening and the line (or maybe lines) circled the complex before reaching the parking lot. An estimate of 11,000 people wanted to get their chance of purchasing discounted Apple devices. To accommodate the early birds (those who can actually buy the stocks), the retailer handed out queue tickets. But when they opened, a lot of people still wanted to get in and avail of the items.
To the store’s credit, they did post the price and number of units available online ahead of the sale, although that didn’t prevent people’s high expectations. Despite the event being canceled, the retailer still offers discounts on new MacBooks and iPhone Xs.
Huawei Vision S series now official in Malaysia
Huawei’s making TVs now
Huawei has officially unveiled their Huawei Vision S Series in Malaysia. It’s a pair of Smart TVs that continues to be part of the company’s 1+8+N strategy.
What are you getting?
The company is positioning it as being able to enjoy your entire Huawei Video library on a larger screen. The said library provides users access to content from the likes of BBC Studios, Paramount Pictures, as well as local productions like Astro and Media Prima.
As part of their seamless connection strategy, you will be able to jump from one Huawei device to another without missing a beat. It lets you pick up from where you left off in the previous device. Huawei is also promising lossless music by playing it through the Huawei Music TV app on the Huawei Vision S.
Smartphone functions on the TV
In an effort to bring more than just your regular TV experience, the Huawei Vision S is equipped with some nifty features. First is access to the AppGallery. Compatible apps will be shown right away. In Malaysia, this includes Kaodim along with other food and recipes portals.
The whole TV is also powered by Huawei’s own Petal Search. The Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) native search engine will scour the web for video, music, and whatever else that could keep you entertained. It also comes with a magnetic camera that allows you to use Huawei’s video calling app MeeTime.
Price and availability
The Huawei Vision S comes in two sizes: 55″ and 65″. Pre-order period is from April 28 to May 12. Interested buyers can pre-order from the Huawei Online Store, Lazada, and Shopee. Pricing are as follows:
- Huawei Vision S 55″ — MYR 2,999 (Available starting May 13)
- Huawei Vision S 65″ — MYR 3,999 (Available starting May 3)
Tales of ARISE releases on Sept 9
Collector Edition also announced
The long-running Tales series (25 years now!) has a new title coming! Tales of ARISE will be released in Southeast Asia on September 9, 2021.
Here’s the release date trailer to get you hyped.
What is Tales of ARISE?
The game will follow the story of Rena — the star that has been ruling the Dahna planet with an iron fist for the past 300 years. Renans have been depleting Dahna of its natural resources, enslaving most of the planet’s population in order to do so.
This tale follows the fight to free Dahnans of their fate and will be experienced through the eyes of Alphen, an iron-masked Dahnan fighting to free his people, and Shionne, a girl from Rena, who’s on the run from her countrymen. They will be joined through their journey by characters like Rinwell and Law that will help them in their fight for freedom.
Southeast Asia Game Editions
All pre-orders and Day-1 retail package version will receive a new costume for Alphen and Shionne, as well as outfits accessories and new cooking recipes and ingredients.
- Tales of Arise retail package version is only available for the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 in Southeast Asia.
- The package version includes pre-order digital bonus only for the first production. The number of initial production is limited and will end as soon as it runs out.
On Digital platforms, a Deluxe and an Ultimate edition will be available. The Deluxe edition will have the following items:
- Premium Item Pack, containing gold, cooking items and Boosts
- Premium Costume Pack, including 8 full costumes and 6 accessories
- Premium Travel Pack, allowing for better cooking and crafting abilities as well as discounts in shops
The Ultimate Edition will have all the content from the Deluxe Edition as well as new costumes for the characters including special costumes in collaboration with other BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment games.
A physical Collector Edition will be available and include the same content as the Ultimate Edition, along with an exclusive figurine, a Steelbook, an Artbook and the game’s Soundtrack. This edition can be purchased at participating retailers in Southeast Asia.
A special Hootle Edition will be available exclusively and in limited quantities on the BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Asia store at a later date. This edition will include, in addition to the base game, a metal case, an Artbook, the Soundtrack, a 15 cm Hootle plush along with 4 accessories, Hootle DLC for the game as well as stickers and 3 art prints.
Genshin Impact players can now buy Genesis Crystals at Codashop
Genesis Crystals are the in-game currency
Coda Payments or Coda announces that players of the 2020 huge hit open-world RPG Genshin Impact can now buy in-game currency via Codashop.
This option is available to players in the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Cambodia. Just follow these steps:
- Simply go to codashop.com
- Enter unique Genshin Impact user ID on Codashop
- Select the server where you play
- Choose payment method
The Genesis Crystals will be immediately credited to the account after completing the payment.
By making a single API connection to Codashop, miHoYo has made it possible for gamers to pay using 45 popular local payment methods and for some of the biggest brands in Southeast Asia, including GoPay, OVO, ShopeePay, LinkAja, Indosat, Tri in Indonesia, Globe, Smart, PayMaya, GCash in Philippines, and TNG, U Mobile, Boost, Celcom in Malaysia to contribute to the game’s continued success by promoting it to their users.
Genshin Impact launched in September 2020 as a cross-platform game that can be played on mobile, PC, and console. It was also recognized in December 2020 by Apple as the iPhone Game of the Year. The game is free-to-play, and players can unlock premium features by purchasing Genesis Crystals.
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