Must Read: Before buying Apple iPhone 4

If you already have your Apple iPhone 4, it might be too late to save it. Save it from what? Definitely not Tom Dickinson’s blender.

But glass shatter. Yes, I’m referring to your shiny mirror-like finish on the front and back of your Apple iPhone 4. That glass, can shatter from a fall.

As much as I didn’t want to believe it, all truth has been published on the Internet. And to make matters worst, a couple of people have already done the Apple iPhone 4 drop test.

Exhibit A

This tester didn’t use a protective case or bumper, as Apple iPhone 4 users refer to it. However, notice the average height and drop of the iPhone 4. As much as you may be comforting yourself right now saying, you won’t drop it that many times, don’t be so sure. It’s really scary knowing that without protection, the glass shattered easily by the 3rd drop. In addition, I’ve a bad feeling our tarmacs is much more unforgiving than theirs. Ouch.

But hang on, here’s the final drop test video I want to share.

Exhibit B

This dude did the drop test with the Apple iPhone 4 bumper. The real life scenario tested were from heights of 3 feet, 6 feet, 8 feet and an attention seeking; 22 feet – off his roof!

After watching this video, you’d have a sigh of relief knowing you’ve a bumper. However, I’m wondering how much protection can a bumper give you because the front glass is still exposed. Possibly the back too, depending on the bumper you purchased.

Personally, this design flaw is holding me back more from getting an Apple iPhone 4. This “what if the glass shatters” is a whole different level compared to “I’ve a dent in my iPhone” from dropping it.

Which makes you wonder, will Apple release a newer iPhone 4 in the coming months?

My DG50 plan is Cheaper than the DiGi iPhone 4 plan

I had a hard time switching to postpaid from prepaid because my monthly usage didn’t fit into any of my preferred telco plans. But so far, my DG50 decision is proving to be the best option for me now. Thankfully.

Is it really cheaper?

And with all this iPhone4 hulloo-balloo going about, an iPhone 4 seller’s thread interest me. She (or he) described her Internet usage and gave a breakdown of how this plan would’ve suited her very well.

Im paying now rm58 for unlimited digi internet, but any calls/sms that i use is pay per use at 15sen/min 10sen/sms. This plan is also rm58 per month, i get to use the internet, n i have 200mins free calls n 200 free sms, only after using up all these im charged pay per use.

Lets say i use 200mins calls = rm0.15 x 200 = RM30

200 sms = rm0.10 x 200 = RM20

my total bill will be RM58+30+20 = RM108

But if i subscribe for this plan, i’ll be paying for RM58 only for the same amount of usage.

But when I compared the information to the available call and data plans (and iPhone plan) in DiGi’s website, I actually found it more expensive. 0.0

Lowest iPhone plan

The offer really sounds great. Plus, DiGi even threw in 200 minutes (3.3 hours) of free calls and 200 free SMSes per month!

My DG50 plan doesn’t have those freebies but my rates are similar, except my voice calls is 13 sen.

And the other thing I pointed out to the LYN member, the 58/month plan only gives a quota of 1GB per month. As compared to the 3GB on the Internet Unlimited 68 data plan which she subscribed. Yes, DiGi increased their unlimited plan by RM10 recently. In addition, I tried digging the information for the Internet Unlimited 58 – it no longer exists.

I’m using DiGi already. And I use an iPhone 2G. Plus, I’m more likely to stick with the iPhone 4 than a HTC Desire.

However, why would I upgrade now to a promotional DG88 at RM58/month? When I’ll technically pay more for my calls than my DG50, when I should be saving since originally, it’s a DG88 plan to begin with.

Honestly, I find that weird. Or, is DiGi about to increase voice calls for DG50 plans? Eep.

Or, is something missing here?

P.S.: By auto billing, I presume they meant monthly credit card payment.

The iPon 4 has cummed to Malaysia

Based on the Twitter activity last night, Apple nuts were at Midvalley Gardens apparently for the Maxis launch of the iPhone 4. And reading Smashpop’s experience, many celebrated and hanged around until the wee morning hours. Gosh.

Despite receiving my 1st generation Apple iPhone free, I never thought Malaysia had that many iPhone fanatics which were crazy enough to participate in this event. It’s almost like the queues you’d find outside an Apple Centre.

Then again, maybe it was because Maxis apparently were giving out Apple iPhone 4 units in some lucky draw fashion. *shrug*

And right now, the Low Yat forum is flooding with Apple iPhone resellers and 2nd hand sellers. Everyone hoping to get rid of their Apple iPhone 3G or 3GS to fund for the newer version. Plus, I came across a rumor in there saying someone’s cousin leaked that Maxis may sell the Apple iPhone 4 without a contract next week. Alas, it’s a rumor!

From the Apple iPhone 4 ‘kambing’ to Malaysia…

DiGi iPhone teaser
Manglish to-be: Kambing is Coming

The Apple iPhone 4 has cummed to Malaysia.

Apple iPhone 4 Confirmed

The cats out of the bag after the merry-go-round ride from:

  • New iPhone coming soon
  • Someone left iPhone 4 at a bar
  • Stranger picked up iPhone 4
  • Engadget bought iPhone 4 prototype from stranger
  • Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) happened – this morning, Malaysia time.

And finally, Steve Jobs announcing the spanking new sexy glass-faced Apple iPhone 4 at WWDC. By the way, if that’s not sexy enough, then here’s the preview of the Apple iPhone 4 design video.

It’s supposedly slimmer and the new screen is kick-ass! With a spanking ability to record videos on high-definition; 720p at 30fps.

I’m really excited to have my fingers all over the new Apple iPhone 4. All because I’m still maintaining my iPhone 2G and it’s high time for me to get a new 3G-enabled mobile phone and be connected 24/7. 😀

But, I’m still reserving my final decision and going to compare with 2 awesome mobile phones. They’ll be the:

  • HTC Evo 4G
  • Apple iPhone 4

Both match up to the functions I need and can live with. So the tie-breaker will be its operating system; iOS4 vs Android.

p.s.: This is what Maxis whispered on Twitter few minutes ago.

maxis twitter message on iphone 4g