Maxis Official iPhone 4 Launch In Malaysia At Gardens

So last week one of the most awaited events of the year for many people took place at Gardens in Midvalley – it was of course the official Maxis iPhone 4 launch! A lot of people were surprised when they received invites for an event at 11pm..but then they realized it was because Maxis was going to start giving out the phone to customers immediately after midnight.

I wasn’t sure how the response would be, but trust me when I say it was overwhelming. It was hard to find parking at Mid Valley at 11pm on a Thursday night, can you imagine that?

I headed inside, firstly going upstairs to check out the VIP/Corporate area at the club G6 and it was banging in there, awesome party going on.

Party at G6 - Gardens

It was a little odd because it somehow felt like New Years Eve with everyone waiting for the countdown to midnight, we weren’t ushering in a new year though – but a new gadget instead! After checking out the party for a while I headed downstairs to check out the queues for people waiting for their iPhone 4.

And man the queues were EPIC, it was impossible to capture on camera as there were just so many people.

Maxis iPhone 4 Queue

I knew iPhone 4 was a much sought after device but I didn’t know quite how many people were willing to queue up for one! By that point I was pretty interested in the device, I’d been watching the news for it anyway as it’s got to a point where it’s a great communication device and the screen is big enough that touch-screen only isn’t too bad.

Shortly after that it was midnight! They started serving the first customers and had a simultaneous press conference on the rooftop garden.

The FIRST Maxis iPhone 4 Customer

I have to say those lucky fellas that got their hands on the iPhone 4 first were ecstatic!

First Maxis iPhone 4 Owners

The first batch was 60 people, here’s a shot of all the happy faces.

First 60 Maxis iPhone 4 Owners

The press conference was interesting and Maxis told us that they had doubled the capacity of their data network to cope with the demands of the influx of iPhone 4 users as it is an extremely data driven device.

And well let’s just say I found the device interesting enough to get one for myself 🙂 To be fair I have to see what all the hype is about, some people may think I’m an iPhone detractor but honestly this 4th gen iPhone has me interested.

Maxis iPhone 4

More about that soon..

You can find all the info about the Maxis iPhone 4 plans here:

http://www.maxis.com.my/personal/iphone4/

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4 Responses to Maxis Official iPhone 4 Launch In Malaysia At Gardens

  1. KY October 1, 2010 at 2:56 pm #

    awesome phone, so jealous we couldn’t get into the event :S

  2. AnthonyKong October 1, 2010 at 5:08 pm #

    I was invited to go via email…but darn.. i missed the ship and the fuss. I was told some was waiting up to 4am? There was also another separate launching at the Quill.. it was crazy as well.

  3. Mark Leo October 1, 2010 at 11:03 pm #

    So you guys were the one jamming our Midvalley, haha! Was leaving the office from North Tower and I was stuck in the jam.

  4. ShaolinTiger October 4, 2010 at 6:45 pm #

    AnthonyKong: The Quill was DiGi, didn’t go to that one – but pretty sure it was chaos too. Ffom what I know there was people there until 6am.

    Mark Leo: Hahah yah sorry bro, don’t work so late next time 😛