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Hi Lifehacker, After finally exhausting the useful life of my iPhone 4S, it’s time to upgrade. I’d like to buy a refurbished iPhone 5S from the US, where they are between half and two-thirds the price in Australia. As long as the phone is (carrier/ factory) unlocked, are there any compatibility issues I should be aware of? And is this a good idea to start with?
We know lots of Australians are still annoyed that they can’t go back to the halcyon days of Game Of Thrones Season 3, when episodes went on sale on iTunes straight after broadcast. But at least this year you won’t have to wait too long to get those official digital copies of Season 5 if you want them.
In Australia we like to whinge about the cost of smartphones because of the ‘Australia tax’, but how do we rank compared to other countries? A new study comparing the costs of goods and services around the world includes a ranking of what you’ll pay to buy an iPhone 6 outright.
You probably don’t need an Apple II to speak of. But that’s no reason not to do something if the mood strikes you, which is surely the mentality behind this particular project.