Singapore to get Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus on 19th September, Apple Watch later

Finally, the Apple event is over. And the world has something to look forward to. They are the 4.7-inch Apple iPhone 6, the 5.5-inch Apple iPhone 6 Plus and one more thing (pun intended), the Apple Watch.


I will try to summarize as much as possible.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

For those who are waiting patiently, Singapore will get the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus from 19th September. We are in the first tier country.


The pre-order starts from 12th September. So, I presume our Singapore telcos will follow.


As usual, Apple works with telcos and the following are prices with 2-years contract. Thank goodness, iPhone has the 128GB version and comes in 3 colors: Silver, Gold and Space Gray.

iPhone 6


iPhone 6 Plus


With the pricing out, the older models like iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c has a price cut.


Here is the pricing and availability for Singapore

Pricing & Availability for Singapore

iPhone 6 comes in gold, silver or space grey, and will be available in Singapore for a suggested retail price of SGD$988 inc. GST for the 16GB model, SGD$1,148 inc. GST for the 64GB model and, for the first time, a new 128GB model for SGD$1,288 inc. GST. iPhone 6 Plus comes in gold, silver or space grey, and will be available in Singapore for a suggested retail price of SGD$1,148 inc. GST for the 16GB model, SGD$1,288 inc. GST for the 64GB model and SGD$1,448 inc. GST for the new 128GB model. Both models will be available from the Apple Online Store ( and through SingTel, StarHub, M1, additional carriers and select Apple Authorised Resellers. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK beginning on Friday, 19 September, and customers can pre-order both models beginning on Friday, 12 September.

Apple-designed leather cases will be available in black, soft pink, olive brown, midnight blue and (RED) for suggested retail price SGD$64 inc. GST for iPhone 6 and SGD$68 inc. GST for iPhone 6 Plus and silicone cases in black, blue, pink, green, white and (RED) for suggested retail price SGD$48 inc. GST for iPhone 6 and SGD$58 inc. GST for iPhone 6 Plus through the Apple Online Store ( and select Apple Authorised Resellers.

iPhone 5s will be available in Singapore for a suggested retail price of SGD$848 inc. GST for the 16GB model and SGD$918 inc. GST for the 32GB model, and an iPhone 5c 8GB model will be available for SGD$588 inc. GST. iOS 8 will be available as a free software update starting on Wednesday, 17 September. Some features may not be available on all products. Apple Pay will be available to US customers as a free software update to iOS 8 this October.

Apple Watch

As for this Apple Watch, it will NOT be available until 2015 with a starting price of USD349. It has three Editions with the most expensive one with 18 Karat gold.



Pricing & Availability

Apple Watch will be available in three collections. Apple Watch, with a polished or space black stainless steel case and a choice of straps; Apple Watch Sport, with a space grey or silver anodised aluminium case and Sport Band; and Apple Watch Edition, with an 18-karat rose or yellow gold case and a choice of straps exclusive to this collection. Apple Watch straps include the Sport Band in black, blue, green, pink and white; the Classic Buckle in black and midnight blue; the Leather Loop in bright blue, light brown and stone; the Modern Buckle in midnight blue, brown, soft pink, rose grey and bright red; the Milanese Loop in stainless steel; and the Link Bracelet in brushed stainless steel and polished space black. Apple Watch will be available in early 2015 starting at USD$349 in the US. Apple Watch is compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus running the latest version of iOS 8.

More about iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch

If you have been following the leaks, all the devices came as no surprises because we have heard about them. In fact, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 has been leaked for weeks.

What is interesting is actually the iPhone 6 Plus and the Apple Watch. None of their pictures have been leaked before the event, which is really great, BTW.


I will try my best to tell you more about the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The live streaming from Apple sucks big time. I am sure that Apple did not expect so many people to tune in to their live streaming. It should be a good problem for them.

What is the differences between Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus?

Size, screen size, that is. Finally, Apple managed to catch up with the rest of the world in terms of screen sizes.


However, in terms of screen resolution, it has not. The iPhone 6 has a resolution of 1334 by 750 with 326 pixels per inch on a Retina HD display. The iPhone 6 Plus has a resolution of 1920 by 1080 with 401 pixels per inch on a Retina HD Display.

But when it come to thinness, Apple has done a brilliant job. The iPhone 6 is just 6.9mm thin and the iPhone 6 Plus is just 7.1mm thin, and thinner than iPhone 5s.


For the iPhone 6 Plus, there is a new landscape view for home screen.


Overall, both iPhone 6 and 6 Plus has the same processor, A8 and a M8 processor that has all the sensors’ control. And finally, Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus support VoLTE (Voice over LTE) which our Singapore Telcos are rolling out.

As for data connections, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has LTE (Cat 4)(that means highest speed is 150Mbps) and Wireless 802.11ac. I will spare you with all the specs (especially it is not clear right now).

Both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have NFC (finally).


Apple has enhanced its camera (front and rear). Although the rear camera is still 8MPX, its pixel has increased to 1.5um (means more light) and it has OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer) built into it. The iPhone 6 has an 8MP iSight camera, 1.5µ pixels, ƒ/2.2 aperture. It also has focus pixel which helps to focus on the object fast. And the front camera is called the FaceTime HD and has an aperture of f/2.2.


As for video recording, I think Apple has done a really good job. The Phone 6 has a new Apple-designed video encoder and can capture slo-mo video at 120 fps or 240 fps.

Press Release for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Apple Pay

Next, Apple introduces the Apple Pay. It utilizes the phone as an eWallet. However, it does so with better features like using the Touch ID during payment, and not needing you to key in the details of your cards.



Here is how a transaction screen looks like.


Unfortunately, it is not available in Singapore yet.

Press Release for Apple Pay

Apple Watch

Finally, Tim Cook uses the “One More Thing” that has always intrigued the Apple fans. This time, he announces the Apple Watch (Not iWatch, BTW).

My first impression of the Apple Watch is that it will definitely redefine the design of future smart watches. As you already know, Apple is great at designs. The Apple Watch is no exception.


Before going into the watch, the thing that fascinate me is the straps. It is so well designed. It can be conveniently slipped out to be replaced by other straps. Of course, in other smart watches, they tend to use traditional straps where you can purchase easily. For Apple Watch, you have to buy the Apple’s straps to replace it.

The next “innovation” that Apple put in this Apple Watch is the Crown (or Dial). It is no ordinary crown, it is THE Digital Crown. With it, you can zoom in and out of maps, select icons and perform many other tasks. Apple has reinvented the crown.


The sensors are built below the watch. It has infra-red to detect your pulse and yes, as you guess it, it can be used for health and fitness.


There are quite a number of unknowns in the Apple Watch. For example, the battery life, the exact date that it will be available. However, some of the things are clearly stated, like support to developers to developer 3rd party apps using the WatchKit, the support from big brands like Nike and etc.

Some facts about the Apple Watch

  • It is square and glass is made from sapphire crystal
  • It has a digital crown
  • It has Retina Display
  • It has a Taptic engine
  • It detect touch and pressure on the touch screen
  • It has a S1 processor custom design chip
  • It uses induction wireless charging
  • You need an iPhone 5 and above (on iOS 8) to use the Apple Watch


What I don’t like about the Apple Watch is the thickness. It is quite thick.


You can find out more from their official link

Click Here to Find Out More about Apple Watch

or read the Press Release.

Press Release for Apple Watch

I think that is it for me now. Enjoy these Apple products.