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5 SIRI-ous reasons for you to get new iPhone 14 with Circles.Life

Apple fans, it’s the month fo September you know the drill, you know what’s coming! The Apple iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, along with Apple Watch Series 8 and AirPods Pro have recently been announced by Apple, for those in Singapore who are looking forward to the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, let me share with you iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro information by Circles.Life. Here are 5 SIRI-ous reasons for you to get your new iPhone 14 with Circles.Life!

When you pre-order your favourite Apple iPhone 14 from Circles.Life, you can enjoy the following 5 SIRI-ous benefits:

  • Get an exclusive iPhone Ultra-packed Unboxing Kit: The first 200 pre-orders come with an unboxing kit with FREE accessories worth $69.80. Early birds will receive a Moft Snap-on Phone Stand and Wallet (worth $39.90), tempered glass screen protector (worth $29.90) and limited edition Circles.Life stickers – perfect to pair with your brand new phone. 
  • New phone, powered with unlimited data: All iPhone 14 purchases come with 3 months of unlimited data (worth $114*) so you are always connected to your family, friends and loved ones. 
  • Attractive partnerships with Atome and Mobilestop: Get $50 off when you pay with Atome; exclusive to existing Circles.Life customers. In addition, enjoy 10% off all phone accessories from MobileStop outlets** islandwide when you buy from Circles.Life. 
  • Hyper-flexible payment options: Choose up to 36 months payment plans with zero interest so you don’t need to worry about extra charges. 
  • eSIM capability: Seamlessly transfer via eSIM at no extra charges. Quickly transfer an existing cellular plan or get a new one digitally. Since your SIM card can’t be physically removed from the phone and placed in other devices, the eSIM ensures greater device and personal information security for all users. 

You can pre-order the iPhone 14 Pro Max (from $1,799), iPhone 14 Pro (from $1,649), iPhone 14 Plus (from $1,499) and iPhone 14 ($1,299) from Circles.Life here.

Remember to Pay-It-Forward and Pass-It-On to your family, relatives and friends, these 5 SIRI-ous reasons for you to get the new Apple iPhone 14 with Circles.Life!

Notes:

  • Price stated is for Number Transfer only. New number registration at +$10/mo.
  • ** Redeemable at MobileStop outlets at Jurong Point, Westgate, Vivocity, Tiong Bahru Plaza, NEX, Waterway Point, Tampines Mall and Northpoint City.

*** Information and picture courtesy of Circles.Life and AKA Asia ***

Singtel launched Apple Family Setup plan

Singtel recently launched Apple Family Setup plan, a cellular service that enables families to stay connected through their Apple Watch. With the launch of this service, Singtel customers can use their iPhone to setup and manage multiple watches for children and older family members of their household who do not own an Apple iPhone.

Singtel customers can subscribe to the Apple Family Setup plan at a promotional price of S$8 per month per watch. As a Singtel exclusive, customers who sign up for the 24-month contract will receive a three month subscription fee waiver or free one-month subscription if they sign up for a 12-month contract.

This Apple Family Setup plan comes with its own Singtel mobile number, 2GB local data, 100 mins outgoing talktime, 100 SMS and free Caller ID service. For every new Family Setup Plan sign up or watch change, an activation fee of S$10.70 will apply.

The Singtel Apple Family Setup plan is available to all Singtel postpaid customers on existing Combo, XO, XO Plus, SIM Only, SIM Only Plus or MobileShare plans. This service is supported on Apple Watch Series 4 (Cellular) or later, with watchOS 8.3 or later and paired with iPhone 6s or later, with iOS 15.2 or later.

For customers who are interested in this Apple Family Setup plan, you can sign up for this service at any Singtel Shop or Singtel Exclusive Retailer store. For more information, please visit singtel.com/familysetup. For more information and to know more about the features of an Apple Watch, please visit apple.co/3dYRRbK.

* Information and picture courtesy of Singtel *

Circles.Life Singapore Apple iPhone 13 Price Plans

The new Apple iPhone 13 smartphones had just been announced recently on 14th September 2021 (California Time). For those who are looking to own the new Apple iPhone 13 smartphones, check out Circles.Life Singapore Apple iPhone 13 Price Plans here at https://www.circles.life/sg/apple-iphones/ !

Here are the price plans for the new iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, which will be available for pre-order on the Circles.Life Singapore website/app.

Prices for Apple iPhone 13 models on Circles.Life Singapore

Consumers can also look forward to smarter, more flexible and affordable SIM-Only plans by Circles.Life with the following features:

  • No Lock-In: Savour the freedom to switch anytime on a no-contract plan
  • No Rip-Offs: No complicated bundles with built-in charges for unwanted add-ons or basic features like Caller ID
  • Free Delivery: Enjoy fuss-free, guaranteed delivery of new handsets direct to doorstep
  • Buy Now, Pay Later: Buy upfront or choose interest-free monthly repayments from a variety of payment partners

* Information and picture courtesy of Circles.Life *

Singtel iPhone 13 Price Plans

The new Apple iPhone 13 smartphones had just been announced recently on 14th September 2021 (California Time). For those who are looking to own the new Apple iPhone 13 smartphones, check out Singtel iPhone 13 Price Plans here at www.singtel.com/iphone!

As the new iPhone 13 models work best over a 5G network, Singtel customers will be able to enjoy a powerful experience on Singapore’s fastest 5G network which delivers speeds of more than 1.2Gbps. Singtel has been recognised by Ookla as the fastest 5G network operator in first half of 2021 and they are accelerating their 5G roll out, which presently covers over two-thirds of Singapore.

The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro are priced attractively at S$288(1) and S$608 (2) respectively, on Singtel’s XO Plus 88 plan. In order to unlock and optimise the next-generation features on their new iPhone and enjoy ultra-fast mobile speeds over a 5G network, customers are encouraged to sign up for Singtel’s 5G NOW at S$10/month which comes with additional 10GB of local mobile data.

Singtel is offering trade-in deals, exclusive offers and a range of complimentary subscription to Apple services such as Apple TV+, iCloud and Apple Music valued at up to S$150, as they celebrate the arrival of the new iPhone 13 series on Singapore’s most powerful 5G networks.

Summary of Singtel iPhone 13 deals

Below is a summary of Singtel’s fantastic iPhone 13 deals which offer customers up to S$550 worth of discounts. Those who trade in their iPhone will enjoy an additional of up to S$1,000 off.

1. Experience high definition content and gaming experience across Apple services (worth S$150):

  • Apple TV+: 6-month complimentary subscription
  • Apple Music: 3-month complimentary subscription
  • Apple Arcade: 9-month complimentary subscription
  • iCloud: 12-month complimentary subscription

2. Enjoy up to S$500 off their handset when they sign up for:

  • New XO Plus 68 and above plans or upgrade to XO Plus 88 and above plans
  • 5G NOW for seamless 5G access
  • MobileSwop Unlimited Premium for device protection
  • DATA X INFINITY for unlimited data access
  • New Fibre Entertainment Bundle+

3. Enjoy up to S$50 accessories voucher when they sign up for any three of the following 5G value-added services:

  • Productivity Pass for data-free access to Zoom
  • Whitecoat Telehealth for free teleconsultation
  • Bookful for augmented reality books
  • MelodyVR for virtual reality entertainment
  • McAfee Mobile Security for that extra protection

Updates

Customers who have completed a minimum of 10 months on their contract (e.g. signed up /recontracted iPhone 12 in November 2020) are eligible to recontract for iPhone 13.

Early device upgrade fee waiver for eligible customers:

  • Singtel Circle Keyline customers will enjoy full waiver of Annual Handset Upgrade Fee worth S$500*.
  • For Non-Singtel Circle Keyline customers who have completed 10 months to 17 months, early device upgrade fee is now S$350*.
  • For Non-Singtel Circle Keyline customers who have completed 18 months to 20 months, early device upgrade fee is S$200.

*Valid till 30th September 2021.

Pre-Order your iPhone 13

Pre-orders for the iPhone 13 series start on 18th September 2021, followed by the island wide release on 24th September 2021. For more information and details on pricing, please visit www.singtel.com/iphone.

Do share Singtel iPhone 13 price plans and fantastic deals with your family, loved ones, relatives and friends! Pay-It-Forward and Pass-It-On! Sharing is Caring!

Notes:

(1) (2) Phone prices are inclusive of S$100 discount for new sign-ups of XO Plus 68 plan and above or upgrade to XO Plus 88 plan and above.

** Information courtesy of Singtel **

OtterBox Cases for New Apple iPhone 12 Models

Apple recently launched their new Apple iPhone 12 models, the Apple iPhone® 12 mini, iPhone® 12, iPhone® 12 Pro and iPhone® 12 Pro Max. The new Apple iPhone 12 models deliver brilliant OLED displays, cutting-edge cameras and the advanced MagSafe system. For those who are changing to the new Apple iPhone 12 models, have you also get a smartphone case to protect your Apple iPhone 12 smartphone? OtterBox, the no.1 selling smartphone case brand in the U.S. has OtterBox cases for new Apple iPhone 12 models that fun and functional. When you make a OtterBox smartphone case purchase for your Apple iPhone 12 smartphone, OtterBox will make a donation to a non-profit organization in support of elevating young learners.

“Apple continues to innovate in ways that connects us all, and OtterBox is here to protect and enable that connection,” said OtterBox CEO Jim Parke. “Not only is OtterBox dedicated to developing premium cases for Apple devices, we are also committed to giving back to our communities. Each OtterBox case purchased represents an opportunity to support one of our partner organizations that are focused on bringing innovative education to people around the world.”

The OtterBox collection of cases for iPhone 12 models has something for everyone:

  • Symmetry Series is a slim, stylish cases available in clear, graphic and colorful options. Symmetry Series solid color cases are now made with antimicrobial technology to defend the case exterior from many common bacteria. (2)
  • Award-winning Otter + Pop is now available in clear! Otter+Pop features an integrated PopTop for added fun and versatility. Otter+Pop Symmetry Series is available in glitter, clear, color and graphic options with a swappable PopTop that expresses your style.
  • The tried-and-true Defender Series is ready for any rugged adventure from parenting toddlers and teenagers to climbing mountains with multi-layer defense against everyday drops.
  • Commuter Series offers two layers of protection for life on the go. From bedroom to living room or home to office, Commuter Series protects iPhone 12 models from everyday scrapes and bumps and features port covers to keep dust and dirt out. Commuter Series is also now made with antimicrobial technology to defend the case exterior from many common bacteria.(3)
  • Strada Series is a luxurious leather folio with a built-in card holder for the most essential cards and cash. The folio acts as a kickstand for on-the-go viewing or can be used to cover the brilliant displays on iPhone 12 models.
  • Add 360-degree protection to your device with Amplify for iPhone 12 models. Amplify Glass incorporates the first EPA-registered antimicrobial glass and will help keep your screen safe from damage with 5X anti-scratch and shatter resistance.(4) OtterBox Alpha Glass is available with privacy option.

And now, you can get a case and give a buck! OtterBox and the OtterCares Foundation have supported kids in learning to be entrepreneurs, philanthropists, makers, doers and givers for more than a decade. New this fall, OtterBox invites you to join in this mission by purchasing a case then selecting one of the following non-profits to support with a donation from OtterBox:

  • The International Youth Foundation (IYF) stands by, for, and with young people. A global nonprofit with programs benefiting 7.7 million individuals and operations spanning 100 countries, IYF partners with local community-based organizations and its network of corporate, foundation and multilateral partners to connect young people with opportunities to transform their lives.
  • Khan Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Khan Academy provides over 100 million learners with high-quality lessons, interactive software, exercises, videos and articles — all for free.
  • As one of the world’s largest youth-serving NGOs, Junior Achievement prepares young people for employment and entrepreneurship, delivering hands on, experiential learning in work readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship.

To learn more about the OtterBox giving back program and how you can donate a dollar when you purchase a case, visit otterbox.asia/givingback.

Pricing and Availability 

OtterBox smartphone cases for Apple iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are now available and coming soon on otterbox.asia.  OtterBox cases for iPad Air (4th gen), Apple Watch 6 and Apple Watch SE are also available now on otterbox.asia.

OtterBox cases for Apple iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are available now on The Digital Gadgets and iStudio retail stores.

Devices

Series

SGD (RRP)

iPhone 12 mini

iPhone 12

iPhone 12 Pro

iPhone 12 Pro Max

Defender Series

$88.90

Commuter Series

$48.90

Symmetry Series

$64.90

Otter + Pop Symmetry Series

$79.90

Strada Series

$79.90

Alpha Glass

$56.90

Amplify Series

$75.90

Notes:

(2) Symmetry Series, Otter + Pop Symmetry Series, Defender Series, Defender Series Pro, Commuter Series, Strada Series are NOT protective against water. Will provide added protection against drops and shock.

(3) Helps protect the case exterior against many common bacteria. It does not protect you, the screen, primarily-interior pieces or holster.

(4) Amplify Glass with antimicrobial technology does not protect the user or provide any express or implied public health benefit.

* Information and pictures courtesy of OtterBox and Brand Cellar *

SophosLabs Report – 30 Fleeceware Apps Targeting iPhones

Smartphones are now an integral part of our lives today, for both work and leisure. Apple iPhones make up a substantial number of users around the world and they faced cybersecurity threats to the Apple iPhones too. Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, recently published SophosLabs Report – 30 Fleeceware apps targeting iPhones. 

As a smartphone user, do you tend to search for apps and download them into your smartphone, whether it’s for fun, for your hobbies or interests? I reckon smartphone users would do this often.

In this SophosLabs report, Don’t Let Fleeceware Sneak into Your iPhone, showing how Apple device users are being targeted by applications that overcharge users through costly subscriptions or unscrupulous in-app purchases. Sophos calls this kind of app “fleeceware” and researchers have found more than 30 iOS fleeceware apps available on Apple’s official App Store. Between them they appear to have been installed around 3.6 million times, according to publicly available data.

What could the fleeceware apps be? 

The apps can be image editors, horoscope/fortune telling/palm reader, QR code/barcode scanner, and face filter apps, with some charging weekly subscriptions of $9.99 (or $520 a year).

Sophos first alerted mobile users to fleeceware in September 2019, when it found a number of such apps available for Android phones. In January 2020, the researchers published a further paper, Fleeceware Apps Persist on the Play Store, detailing the discovery of another 20 such applications, with nearly 600 million alleged installations between them, as reported by Google Play.

“The main purpose of the iOS fleeceware apps we found seems to be severely overcharging users,” said Jagadeesh Chandraiah, senior security researcher at SophosLabs and the report author. “As was the case with the Android apps discovered in 2019, the app developers take advantage of monetisation practices widely used by legitimate free apps, but take them one step further. For example, in the hands of the fleeceware app developers, short free trials followed by a monthly subscription soon add up to hundreds of dollars a year in charges, and in-app purchases turn out to be essential for good app functionality rather than optional enhancements or extras.

“Fleeceware apps are not officially malicious, but they are unethical, preying on consumer trust with devious techniques designed to make money. They appear to encourage unsuspecting users to install them through aggressive online advertising and what are likely to be fake five star reviews. Fortunately, there are some practical steps mobile users can take to better protect themselves against fleeceware. This includes knowing how to cancel an unwanted subscription and taking a close look at an app before installing it.”

Advice for mobile phone users

  • Only install apps from official and trusted app stores like the Apple App Store and Google Play – malicious or unscrupulous apps are regularly reported to them by security researchers and others
  • Despite that, always remain vigilant when installing apps, only install those you are familiar with, and carefully scrutinise those that are new or which you have heard about through in-app advertising
  • Know how to cancel subscriptions – just deleting the app from your phone is not enough. The best online directions are on Apple’s support page and Google’s Play Store support page
  • Have an effective security solution in place that will alert you to dubious applications before they can do any harm. For example, Sophos Intercept X for Mobile is available for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play

In the wake of Covid-19 outbreak situation around the world, the whole world is facing an unprecedented time currently, facing many battles upfront for the economy and society. The number of people Working from home (WFH) at this juncture and in the future could be big, we must let our cybersecurity guard down when using your smartphone or Apple iPhone.

We might be guilty of downloading too many apps and even paying for some of the apps into our smartphones or Apple iPhones. Do be careful of those fleeceware apps!

For more information, do visit SophosLabs Uncut article and don’t let fleeceware sneak into your iPhone.

* Information and pictures courtesy of Sophos and Lewis *

OtterBox Announced New Lineup for Apple iPhone 11 series

Apple recently announced new Apple iPhone 11 series in September 2019, the Apple iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. The new Apple iPhone 11 series smartphones are now available in Singapore and if you are planning to get it or you have already bought your iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max, do remember to get smartphone case protection for your Apple iPhone 11 smartphone! If you are looking for a sturdy, reliable, trustworthy and yet still fashionable smartphone case, OtterBox announced new lineup for Apple iPhone 11 series!

Personally, I had owned OtterBox smartphone cases previously for my previous Apple iPhone models and  I am currently still using the OtterBox smartphone case for my current Apple iPhone XR smartphone. OtterBox is the no.1 selling smartphone case brand in the U.S. and they also have rugged outdoor lifestyle products, a series that has also caught my attention too! The OtterBox smartphone case protection is a brand that I trust over the years that I had been using an Apple iPhone. With the arrival of the new Apple iPhone 11 series, new designs would be available!

“Apple’s newest phones deliver on innovation with cutting-edge camera features, stunning displays and even longer lasting batteries,” said OtterBox CEO Jim Parke. “OtterBox delivers trusted protection while allowing all of these features to be used and showcased to their fullest potential. With a large range of protective and stylish case options, OtterBox offers a unique style for any lifestyle.”

Let me share with you more information on the OtterBox smartphone cases for Apple iPhone 11 series:

  • Symmetry Series protects against daily drops and bumps with a slim profile and trusted protection. Symmetry Series is rocking trendy new case graphics and day-to-night solids to match any mood or outfit. Show off your device with a clear case for sleek Apple iPhone protection.
  • The ultimate in protective cases, Defender Series is made for everything from rough-and-tumble adventures to everyday life. Defender Series is available in new colors and graphics.
  • Otter + Pop pairs OtterBox protection with a built-in PopGrip for maximum fun. Available in Symmetry Series and Defender Series, Otter + Pop comes in a variety of new colors with endless swappable PopTop options.
  • Strada Series offers luxurious, leather-clad protection in a wallet style case. The folio design covers the screen to protect against scratches and can hold a credit card and ID.
  • Commuter Series is made for life on the go. With a hard outer shell and inner silicone slipcover, Commuter Series offers protection against drops and bumps when at home, work, on the train or anywhere in between.
  • Amplify screen protection keeps the brilliant display on Apple’s latest phones free from scratches and dings. Engineered by Corning, Amplify is five times more scratch resistant than the leading glass alternative to keep the screen crystal clear drop after drop.3

Pricing and Availability

Device Series SGD (RRP)
iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max Defender $88.90
Commuter $48.90
Symmetry $64.90
Otter + Pop Symmetry $79.90
Otter + Pop Defender $104.90
Strada $79.90
Alpha Glass $56.90
Amplify $75.90
Amplify Edge2Edge $88.90
Amplify Glare Guard $104.90

OtterBox cases for Apple iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are available now on www.istudiosg.com

Notes:

3 Versus soda lime glass. Based on Corning tests. Actual results may vary.

* Information and pictures courtesy of OtterBox Asia and Brand Cellar *

Singtel launched iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max at special event at MBS

On 10th September 2019, Apple announced the arrival of the their latest iPhone models. Apple announced iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max at their special event in USA. After this worldwide announcement, customers around the world eagerly waited for the new iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max to be available for their respective market. In Singapore, Singtel launched iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max at a special event at Marina Bay Sands (MBS) on 20th September 2019.

At the Singtel special launch event for the Apple iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, we witnessed the first Singtel customer to receive the new iPhone 11, he was Mr Ng K.A., 38, who started queuing at 0148hrs! He chose the Apple Phone 11 Pro Max 512GB in Midnight Green. While waiting for doors to open at 8am, he spent a couple of hours watching his favourite football team, Manchester United, in a Europa League game. A Singtel customer for more than 20 years and an Apple fan, the engineer said, “The new Midnight Green colour looks fantastic and I’m looking forward to taking great night mode pictures with the new triple lens setup.”

Ms Gan Siok Hoon, Vice President of Mobile Sales & Marketing, Consumer Singapore, Singtel said, “iPhone launches are always an exciting time for Singtel and our customers. With Singtel, the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are essential lifestyle companions when paired with our generous data plans and digital entertainment services such as Cast, HBO GO and data-free Apple Music. And With Singtel, collecting their new devices is a breeze for customers – whether they opt to pick their phones at our event at MBS, our stores,  our 24/7 unmanned pop-up store, UNBOXED, POPStations islandwide or get it delivered to their doorstep.”

When the doors opened, there was a warm welcome for the first group of Singtel customers walking into the function rooms at Marina Bay Sands. Singtel customers present at the special event also saw how other customers collect their new Apple iPhone 11! I manage to catch the new Apple iPhone 11 smartphone up close, thanks to fellow tech blogger Lester who was also at the Singtel special event!

If you are planning to upgrade to the Apple iPhone 11, 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max, you can get them from Singtel. The iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are available on XO plans that offer free Cast and HBO Go entertainment packs, free weekend data and up to 70GB data bundles, and on great value Combo plans. Customers can also enjoy additional savings when they purchase the new iPhones from Singtel:

  1. Upgrade mobile plan and enjoy S$100 off
  2. Sign up for Mobile SWOP and Apple Music at S$16.98 (U.P.S$19.88) to enjoy S$50 off
  3. Trade in iPhone (iPhone X or newer) and get S$600 off

Customers can get the latest updates on www.singtel.com/iphone.

* Information courtesy of Singtel *

LifeProof announced SL?M, NËXT and FR? for iPhone XS, XS Max and XR

The latest Apple iPhone models for the year 2018 had recently been announced not too long ago and they are now available in Singapore! I was at the Singtel launch event for the Apple iPhone XS, XS Max and Apple Watch Series 4, had a short hands on comparison with my iPhone 7 Plus and the latest iPhone XS and XS Max.

While I am admiring the latest Apple iPhone XS and XS Max, the prices for the new Apple iPhones are pretty expensive. Therefore, I would highly recommend that you get iPhone smartphone case cover protection for your new Apple iPhone XS, XS Max or XR that you are planning to own. Any damage to your Apple iPhone XS, XS Max or XR is going to be painful for yourself and your wallet, the repair cost is not going to be cheap.

I would like to introduce and share with you this brand, LifeProof. They produce stylish and trendy smartphone case covers for your Apple iPhones! With the arrival of the Apple iPhone XS, XS Max and XR, LifeProof announced SL?M, NËXT and FR? for iPhone XS, XS Max and XR!

Let me share more information on the LifeProof SL?M, NËXT and FR? for iPhone XS, XS Max and XR:

“With advanced features like the Super Retina display, dual-camera system and up to 512GB of storage, Apple continues to enhance the way we use smartphone technology in our everyday lives,” LifeProof CEO Jim Parke said. “LifeProof is delivering a bigger and better case collection than ever before to protect these iconic devices. Our full lineup of cases will keep iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR safe no matter what adventure you prefer­, from the beach to the mountains, the schoolyard to the concrete jungle.”

SL?M is both stylish and drop proof. Screenless technology allows for direct contact with the touchscreen while the raised, beveled edge keeps the display protected from drops up to 6.6 feet (2 meters). The two-piece design features a clear back panel and rubberized color around the edges and front of the case. Plus, four attractive graphics options add a layer of style to the slimmest case in the LifeProof lineup.

NËXT is ready for adventure with protection against drops, dirt and snow. An open-screen design allows direct access to the display, while drop protection and port covers keep iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR safe in the backyard or the backcountry. The two-piece clear shell wraps around the phone and protects the screen with a raised, beveled edge and super slim form. NËXT cases are drop tested to 6.6 feet (2 meters) and carry an IP-5X rating for blocking dirt and dust.

FR? upholds the LifeProof legacy of four-proof protection that protects from water, drops, dirt and snow. The two-piece design has a built-in screen protector to guard against scratches to the brilliant display and seals the device from water, down to 6.6 feet (2 meters) deep, for up to an hour. Port covers keep dust and dirt out of the charging port and speakers.

SL?M and NËXT are available today for iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max, it is coming soon for iPhone XR. FR? is coming soon for iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR. To learn more or sign up for product notifications, visit lifeproof.asia.

SL?M and NËXT for iPhone Xs, Xs Max and XR are available at Best Denki, Epicentre, iStudio, LOL, Newstead, Nubox, and other authorised retail stores in Singapore.

Prices of the units are as follow:

Device Series SGD (RRP)   Device Series SGD  (RRP)   Device Series SGD  (RRP)
Xs FRE $129.00   Xs Max FRE $159.00 XR FRE $159.00
SLAM $59.90   SLAM $79.90   SLAM $79.90
NEXT $99.00   NEXT $119.00 NEXT $119.00

* Information courtesy of LifeProof and Brand Cellar *

Find Your You with your OtterBox and iPhone XS, XS Max and XR

The latest Apple iPhone models for the year 2018 had recently been announced not too long ago and they are now available in Singapore! I was at the Singtel launch event for the Apple iPhone XS, XS Max and Apple Watch Series 4, had a short hands on comparison with my iPhone 7 Plus and the latest iPhone XS and XS Max.

While I am admiring the latest Apple iPhone XS and XS Max, the prices for the new Apple iPhones are pretty expensive. Therefore, I would highly recommend that you get iPhone smartphone case cover protection for your new Apple iPhone XS, XS Max or XR that you are planning to own. Any damage to your Apple iPhone XS, XS Max or XR is going to be painful for yourself and your wallet, the repair cost is not going to be cheap.

The OtterBox brand comes to my mind immediately, this is a brand that I am familiar since I started covering/reviewing the OtterBox brand in the year 2013 and I had also used it for my earlier Apple iPhone models too. Investing in a quality smartphone case cover is a must (in my personal humble opinion) and I highly recommend OtterBox.

From the OtterBox family of smartphone cases, they have the trendy designs to rugged designs, from slim cases to rugged and burly, as well as smartphone case models in between.

With the launch of the Apple iPhone XS, XS Max and XR, OtterBox has also released new smartphone cases models for them! Let me share with you more information and details:

“We watch Apple improve and enhance its technology every year, and we are doing the same by enhancing the protection, style and design of each of our case series to make them better than ever,” said Jim Parke, OtterBox CEO. “Whether facing drops, dings or scratches, OtterBox protection keeps your device looking like new. That way, when it’s time to use Apple GiveBack, you will get every penny that you deserve.”

Each iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR case design undergoes a minimum of 24 tests across more than 238 hours to earn the OtterBox Certified Drop+ Protection seal. These tests ensure lasting protection from drops, bumps, scratches and dings.

OtterBox offers a broad suite of cases, because iPhone users are as diverse and complex as their phone features. There’s an OtterBox case for everyone:

  • Symmetry Series has been redesigned with a slimmer form and easy-push buttons and comes in a broad array of colors and graphics in a sleek, one-piece design. With an ultra-slim form, Symmetry Series is the perfect fashion statement to slide in and out of pockets.
  • Defender Series offers rugged protection for iPhone X, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR. The multi-layer design absorbs and dissipates shock, while port covers keep dirt and debris out. Available in a wide variety of colors and build-your-own options.
  • Pursuit Series is OtterBox’s thinnest, most protective case with protection against drop, dust, dirt and snow intrusion. The two-piece design seals together around iPhone and features audio scoops, a sealed camera opening and an included lanyard to tether it to your arm.
  • Crafted for luxury seekers, Strada Series Folio features a genuine leather cover, magnetic front clasp and folio design to keep the screen from scratches. The inside cover offers a card slot ideal for holding a credit card and ID.
  • Thin, protective and ready to go, Commuter Series is perfect for the everyday trek to work. The outer shell and inner slipcover absorb shock and stay slim, while port covers keep dust out of ports. Available in a wide variety of colors and build-your-own options.
  • All OtterBox cases are compatible with Alpha Glass fortified screen guards. Alpha Glass guards against scuffs, scratches and dings to the brilliant display on iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR.

Symmetry Series, Defender Series, Pursuit Series, Strada Series Folio, Commuter Series and Alpha Glass are available now for iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max and are coming soon for iPhone XR. Learn more at otterbox.asia.

Pursuit Series, Symmetry Series, Defender Series, Commuter Series, Strada Series Folio and Alpha Glass are available now at Best Denki, Epicentre, iStudio, LOL, Newstead, Nubox, and other authorised retail stores in Singapore.

Prices of the models are as follow:

Device Series SGD (RRP)
Xs and Xs Max Defender $89 to $99
Commuter $45 to $59
Symmetry $59 to $89
Pursuit $109 to $129
Strada $79 to $95
Alpha Glass $89

Notes:

Symmetry Series, Defender Series, Commuter Series, and Strada Series Folio are NOT protective against water. Will provide added protection against drops and shock. Pursuit Series case is NOT protective against water. Will provide added protection against bumps, drops, shock, dust, dirt and snow.

* Information courtesy of OtterBox Asia and Brand Cellar *