This should not be news: if you can wait even a month after the launch of a sassy new smartphone, the price will be much lower. We have known this for some time, but the chart above, from OzBargain, highlights just how widely that process occurs.
The chart shows the price for four major phones (the iPhone 4S, the Samsung Galaxy S II and S II, and the HTC One X) in deals featured on OzBargain since mid-2011.
The price decline is steeper for Android devices, and continues for longer -- unsurprising, given that competition in Android is tougher and there are more retail outlets. But even iPhone prices fall after launch, with a 13 per cent fall evidence here. Patience definitely pays off.
Price Graph: When To Buy A Mobile Phone [OzBargain Blog]