The much-anticipated iPhone 5 hits Australia on September 21, the same date as the US. Online pre-orders for the device will begin on September 14, and Apple will begin selling it in stores at 8am on September 21. For an outright buy, you’ll pay $799 for the 16GB version, $899 for 32GB or $999 for 64GB.
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We haven’t yet seen contract plans from Optus, Telstra or Vodafone, but we’ll publish those details as soon as we have them.
Apple has also dropped the pricing for the iPhone 4S (which now costs $679 for the 16GB model) and the iPhone 4 ($449 for an 8GB model). The iPhone 3GS has now completely disappeared from its online store, which isn’t particularly surprising; the model has been restricted in availability ever since the iPhone 4S release.
As expected, the iPhone 5 includes a larger 4-inch screen, the A6 processor and iOS 6. It also has a completely revamped connector branded Lightning; Apple says it is “working on” an adaptor for the wide range of existing iPhone-compatible devices, which will be available “in October” for $35 for a straight adaptor or $45 for an adaptor with a 20cm cable. For full details of the new phone, check out Gizmodo’s comprehensive overview.