Apple and Samsung are slugging it out for attention in Singapore and across Asia. Yesterday, Apple fans in Singapore queued to be among the first to lay their hands on the Apple iPhone 5s and 5c, with the novelty of having the phones in gold — a popular colour among Asians. In fact, many were disappointed when their choice of gold iPhones were not available for online orders.
And Apple is not the only maker garnering interest. Samsung’s latest incarnation of the Galaxy Note is also drawing lots of admirers, not just from die-hard Samsung fans. It has been reported that those who pre-ordered the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 can collect their devices from September 27. The 32GB version will be available in Singapore at S$1,048 and the accompanying Galaxy Gear smartwatch will be priced at S$488.
Samsung is also breaking out of the traditional black and white models but offering a pink version, which will be available at a later date.