When will the iPhone 5S and 5C be Released in Malaysia?

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Latest Update (9 October 2013): Apple has confirmed that the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C will be released in Malaysia on Friday, 1 November 2013. Looks like our prediction below just made the date!

Apple recently announced the new iPhone at the highly anticipated iPhone 5S event.  There were some neat features announced but many people reacted with criticism, largely due to the lack of innovation. Some say Apple is innovating more with its marketing tactics rather than its product features (Read about the iPhone 5C. ) The public’s negative sentiment was also felt in the stock market, as Apple’s stock price dropped 5%.

Despite a lot of criticism around Apple’s innovation, Apple does still produce high quality products. There are many reasons to remain loyal to Apple, such as its simple user experience and its synergistic product offering.

Thus, for those interested in upgrading to the new iPhone 5S (or iPhone 5C), we’ve estimated the Malaysian release date. We’ve examined the iPhones’ historical release dates between the United States and Malaysia to help predict when the iPhone 5S will be released in Malaysia.

SEE ALSO: Malaysia Ranked as the Cheapest Place to Buy an iPad


  • USA iPhone Release Date: 29 June 2007

iPhone 3G

  • USA iPhone 3G Release Date: 11 July 2008
  • Malaysia iPhone 3G Release Date: 20 March 2009

iPhone 3G was released in Malaysia approximately 9 months after the States.

iPhone 3GS

  • USA iPhone 3GS Release Date: 19 June 2009
  • Malaysia iPhone 3GS Release Date: 31 July 2009

iPhone 3GS was released in Malaysia approximately 5 weeks after the USA.  

iPhone 4

  • USA iPhone 4 Release Date: 24 June 2010
  • Malaysia iPhone 4 Release Date: 26 September 2010

iPhone 4 was released in Malaysia approximately 3 months after the USA.


iPhone 4S

  • USA iPhone 4S Release Date: 14 October 2011
  • Malaysia iPhone 4S Release Date: 16 December 2012

iPhone 4S was released in Malaysia about 2 months after the USA.

iPhone 5

  • USA iPhone 5 Release Date: 21 September 2012
  •  Malaysia iPhone 5 Release Date: 14 December 2012

iPhone 5 was released in Malaysia 3 months after the USA.

iPhone 5S and 5C

  • USA iPhone 5S and 5C Release Date: 20 September 2013
  • Malaysia iPhone 5S and 5C Release Date: ??

Given the trends highlighted above, we estimate the iPhone 5S and 5C will be released in Malaysia in either November or December of this year.

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Article Update (2 October 2013): Lazada Selling iPhone 5S & 5C in Malaysia

The online retail giant Lazada is actually selling the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C to people in Malaysia. However, they are selling them at incredibly high prices, especially the gold color iPhone. The iPhone 5S and 5C have still not yet been officially released in Malaysia, but if you’re eager to get the phone, and you’re willing to pay a premium, you can do so at Lazada.

Here are the links to the iPhone 5S for sale on the Lazada Malaysia website:

Here are the links to the iPhone 5C for sale on the Lazada Malaysia website:

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hafiz naim

when iphone 5s come to malaysia ???


Wonder the price with our weaken currency and Is the gold version tactic gonna imply here Malaysia?

Ben Hock Seng

Yes, it’ll be interesting what price it’ll be set once it’s officially released in Malaysia. Lazada Malaysia is already selling the iPhone at a premium to people in Malaysia. Not sure how people will react to the gold iPhone once it’s officially released here.


Great posts. Keep up the hard work Nick !

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