Interestingly, my parents' regional languages of the Philippines have similar words for eat: 'mangan' Ilocano and Cebuano, but it's 'kain' in the lingua franca Tagalog :o
Phillipines and Indonesia also with Malaysia and Brunei, and Champa peoples in Cambodia and Vietnam they belong to the same language family the Austronesian Language.
No, it's epal, but I often heard they pronounce it "epel" for that (Might be an informal form)
Malaysia have english influence in their language, meanwhile indonesia have dutch influence. Try to hear apple in dutch using google translate.