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.
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".
Apple and New Zealand's three biggest telecommunications providers -- Spark, Vodafone New Zealand, and 2degrees -- have unveiled their iPhone X pricing alongside pre-orders from October 27. Purchasing the iPhone X outright from Apple will set New Zealanders back NZ$1,799 for the 64GB model or NZ$2,099 for 256GB. The phone is available in silver and space grey. The iPhone X similarly costs more in the UK, starting at £999 with VAT, and in Australia where it starts at AU$1,579 and Singapore where the base iPhone X costs SG$1,648. All plans include a Spotify Premium and Lightbox subscription, as well as 1GB of Spark Wi-Fi per day, with unlimited calls and texts to both Australia and New Zealand, as well as rollover data.
Australia's telcos opened the gates for pre-ordering the latest Apple iPhones on Friday evening, with the outright cost of some models breaking well past the AU$2,000 barrier. Heading over to Apple for an outright purchase of an iPhone Xs will cost AU$1,629 for the 64GB version, AU$1,879 for 256GB of storage, and AU$2,199 for the 512GB model. Each phone arrives with either a silver, space grey, or gold finish. Compared to the $999 to $1,349 cost for the iPhone Xs in America, once 10 percent of GST is added, the price increase for Australians is around the AU$100 mark. See: Meet Apple's iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR: Prices and specs Leasing plans on Telstra reduce the cost per month by AU$10, while for Optus the leasing option lowers the price by between AU$20 each month depending on plan and device.