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iPhone X Australian pricing

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Apple and Australia's three biggest telecommunications providers -- Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone Australia -- have unveiled their iPhone X pricing alongside pre-orders from October 27 ahead of launch on November 3. Purchasing the iPhone X outright from Apple will set Australians back AU$1,579 for the 64GB model or AU$1,829 for 256GB, and it is available in silver and space grey. The price tags are an increase on the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus; in addition, in the United States the iPhone X 64GB model costs $999 while the 256GB model costs $1,149. Accordingly, even when taking into account the exchange rate, Australians are paying between $250 and $390 extra for the iPhone X. The iPhone X similarly costs more in the UK, starting at £999 with VAT, and in New Zealand where it starts at NZ$1,799 and Singapore where the base iPhone X costs SG$1,648. On Australia's incumbent telco -- which recently updated its post-paid and prepaid plans with a media partnership with Foxtel -- the iPhones are available at the following price points including device repayments on its 24-month phone-leasing plans: It costs slightly extra to pay the phone off in monthly instalments under Telstra's plans: Telstra's plans all include unlimited national talk and text and a day pass for international roaming, with all bar the cheapest two including unlimited talk and text to 15 countries (the US, the UK, New Zealand, China, Singapore, Vietnam, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Lebanon, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Korea, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh) and a number of Foxtel Now starter packs.


Samsung Galaxy Note 9 New Zealand pricing

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Samsung and New Zealand's three carriers -- Spark, Vodafone NZ, and 2degrees -- have unveiled their Galaxy Note 9 pricing alongside pre-orders from August 10 ahead of launch on August 24. The handset features a 6.4-inch 2,960x1,440 quad HD Super AMOLED display; 6GB of RAM (LPDR4) with 128GB storage and microSD card slot up to 512GB or 8GB of RAM (LPDR4) with 512GB storage and microSD card slot (up to 512GB); a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor; a 4,000mAh battery; and Android 8 Oreo. The device also comes kitted out with a rear dual camera with dual optical image stabilisation; a rear wide-angle 12-megapixel camera with super-speed dual pixel, autofocus, F1.5/F2.4; Read also: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs. iPhone X: We compare specs and features All plans include a Spotify Premium and Lightbox subscription, as well as 1GB of Spark Wi-Fi per day, with the lowest plan capped at 300 minutes of calling and unlimited texts to New Zealand, while all other plans feature unlimited calls and texts to both Australia and New Zealand, as well as rollover data. Spark is also throwing in 2GB per month of bonus data across all plans for the next year.


iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Australian pricing

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Apple and Australia's three biggest telecommunications providers -- Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone Australia -- have unveiled their iPhone 8 and 8 Plus pricing alongside pre-orders from Friday afternoon and launch on September 22. Purchasing the iPhone 8 outright from Apple will set Australians back AU$1,079 for the 64GB model or AU$1,329 for 256GB, while the iPhone 8 Plus costs AU$1,229 for 64GB and AU$1,479 for 256GB, and are both available in silver, gold, and space grey. The price tags are an increase from last year's iPhone 7 and 7 Plus; in addition, in the United States the 64GB iPhone 8 costs $699 and the 256GB model $849, while the 64GB iPhone 8 Plus costs $799 and the 256GB model $949. Accordingly, even when taking into account the exchange rate, Australians are paying between $160 and $210 extra for the two iPhone 8 models, and $180 to $230 extra for the two iPhone 8 Plus models. The iPhone 8 similarly costs more in the UK, and in New Zealand where it starts at NZ$1,249 and Singapore where the base iPhone 8 costs SG$1,148. On Australia's incumbent telco -- which last week updated its post-paid and prepaid plans with a media partnership with Foxtel -- the iPhones are available at the following price points including device repayments on its 24-month Go Mobile Swap phone-leasing plans: It costs slightly extra to pay the phone off in monthly instalments under Telstra's Go Mobile Plus plans: Optus' two highest tiers also include 1GB and 1.5GB, respectively, of data to use per month on international roaming, and all plans pack Optus Sport and National Geographic subscriptions, and data-free streaming across Google Play Music, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Yes TV by Fetch.


iPhone 7, 7 Plus Australian pricing

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Apple and Australia's three biggest telecommunications providers have all unveiled their iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Australian pricing alongside the beginning of pre-orders ahead of the handsets' launch on September 16. On Australia's incumbent telco, the iPhone 7 is available at the following price points for each model: In addition, Telstra mobile customers on post-paid plans of AU 95 and above and BYO device plans of AU 70 and above will be given free three-month subscriptions to Netflix, Stan, and Presto. All Optus plans include unlimited voice calling and text messaging, unmetered music streaming on Google Play Music, Pandora, Spotify, and iHeartRadio; all except the entry-level plan include hundreds of minutes of international calls; the top two plans include unmetered video streaming on Netflix and Presto, which costs an additional AU 10 a month for the bottom three plans; and the top three plans include unmetered Premier League streaming, which costs an additional AU 15 a month for the lowest two plans. All plans include AU 5 a day international roaming; free roaming in New Zealand; infinite voice calls and text messages; the Vodafone 30-day network satisfaction guarantee; and all except the entry-level plan include hundreds of minutes of international calls. Apple unveiled the new iPhones on Wednesday in the United States, with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus coming in rose gold, gold, silver, black, and "jet black".