Published: Wed, September 11, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Apple's new, lower priced iPhone draws lukewarm response in Asia

Apple's new, lower priced iPhone draws lukewarm response in Asia

But, due to the lukewarm response that Apple's affordable iPhone received in the country, the company decided it was best to slash its retail price to make it a more lucrative deal for users. The main difference is the cameras. It also tried hard to suggest that the iPhone Pro could be used for professional films: allowing you to record two different shots at the same time by recording using two different cameras. Still, Apple suppliers saw an uptick in their stock prices following the launch, partially driven by Apple's reduced $699 iPhone 11 starting price. Combined with the lack of 5G, that made the new iPhones "less attractive and future-proof" for Chinese consumers, Shah said, forecasting that Apple will sell 30-35 million iPhones in China this year, down from 63 million phones in 2015.

Portrait Mode is supported on the new iPhone 11 camera. The selfie camera is also a 12-megapixel module that comes with slo-mo video capabilities and video recording of up to 4K resolution at 60 frames-per-second (FPS).

An average Malaysian needs a month's wages to be able to afford the recently launched iPhone 11 Pro, priced at RM4,899 each for a model with 64GB of storage.

The new triple lens camera, found on the upcoming iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, looks odd because while 2018's camera also stuck out, it didn't have three googly eyes bunched together.

All the three smartphones come with Apple's latest A13 Bionic processor, which Apple claims is the fastest processor on any smartphone.

Apple TV+ will arrive about two weeks before a new Disney+ streaming television service.

Apple is launching its own streaming service Apple TV+ on November 1st.

The service will be available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac and other platforms, including online at, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial.

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What shows will Apple TV+ have?

The line-up of original shows will include "The Morning Show", "Dickinson", "See", "For All Mankind" and "The Elephant Queen". Apple says the idea of this is to make it easier to see the time and other important information, without raising or tapping the display.

Apple chief executive Tim Cook promised more content would be added as it is produced. Here's everything you need to know about the United Kingdom launch of the service.

That, though, didn't happen, and Apple are likely saving that until next year for when its 2020 range of handsets, which should also include an iPhone 5G.

Could Apple Arcade pave the way for Amazon-style bundles? Of course, there's always the price argument that comes into play when we talk about the iPhone.

"We weren't expecting Apple Arcade and particularly Apple TV to be priced as aggressively as they were", Mr Bajarin said. At launch, most Apple TV+ series will premiere with three episodes, with one new episode to roll out each week, while full seasons of some series will be available all at once.

Australian retailers have been feeling the sting of falling consumer spending, as shoppers become more selective about how they spend their money, and are scrutinising high-cost, low-margin products that fail to move.

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