Apple has officially announced its long-rumoured iPhone 6 models. Here’s when they come out in Australia and what you’ll pay.
UPDATE: Check out the full range of iPhone 6 plans from Telstra, Optus, Virgin and Vodafone in our massive interactive Planhacker guide listing every single plan.
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[related title=”iPHONE 6″ tag=”iphone-6″ items=”4″]The iPhone 6 has a 4.7 inch screen, while the iPhone 6 Plus offers 5.5 inches (the current iPhone 5s is a 4 inch model). Apps will auto-scale to the new size, though developers can build in support for the extra real estate. It also has support for NFC, deployed through a new payment mechanism called ApplePay, though there’s no word yet on support for that outside the US. It comes in gold, silver and space grey.
Release date for the phone in Australia is 19 September, with pre-orders beginning 12 September. Ahead of that, iOS 8 will be available for download on 17 September. We don’t yet know whether Australia will have to wait until 18 September US time for that to happen; we’ll update when we find out.
The 16GB iPhone 6 model costs $869; the 64GB model is $999; and a 128GB model (the first iPhone with that capacity) will be $1129.The iPhone 6 Plus costs $999 for 16GB, $1129 for 64GB and $1249 for 128GB. Telstra, Optus and Vodafone will all offer the phone on plans.
Apple is rationalising its lineup of older iPhones. The iPhone 5s is now $749 for the 16GB model (down from $869), or $799 (down from $999) for the 32GB version. The 8GB iPhone 5C is now $529 (down from $679). Here’s a full list of all the old and new pricing:
|Model||Old price||New price|
|iPhone 6 16GB||–||$869|
|iPhone 6 64GB||–||$999|
|iPhone 6 128GB||–||$1,129|
|iPhone 6 Plus 16GB||–||$999|
|iPhone 6 Plus 64GB||–||$1,129|
|iPhone 6 Plus 128GB||–||$1,249|
|iPhone 5S 16GB||$869||$749|
|iPhone 5S 32GB||$999||$799|
|iPhone 5S 64GB||$1,129||–|
|iPhone 5C 8GB||$679||$529|
|iPhone 5C 16GB||$739||–|
|iPhone 5C 32GB||$869||–|
|iPhone 4S 8GB||$529||–|
Compared to the US, there’s a definite ‘Australia tax’ in place; see our full analysis for details.
Apple also previewed the Apple Watch, but that’s not releasing until early 2015. For all the launch hype, check out Gizmodo’s live blog.