iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus: Australian Price And Release Date

iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus: Australian Price And Release Date

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.


  • Wait for Joe Hockey to say that the iPhone 6 Plus is not overpriced, because poor people don’t make a lot of phone calls. Hopefully that’ll reduce the number of “I’ll never buy this phone” drama on the Internet today from the poor who do not call.

  • According to my calculations the Australia tax rings in roughly around 10% (after adjusting for exchange rates and CC fees, roughly 11%)… That 10% funnily enough happens to coincide with GST..

    I would consider importing an iPhone 6, however you would have to make sure you get the proper unlocked model in order for it to work on the Australian LTE network (http://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/)..

    Also you wouldn’t have the outstanding Australian Consumer Law (you’re actually protected beyond the 1 year Apple states) protections standing behind your purchase. Hell, even if your phone decided to die 3 days after you received it from the US you would be SOL, as Apple Stores in Australia wouldn’t honour the American warranty/product.

    There’s a lot of other factors (shipping costs, etc) I’m not taking in to consideration.. but based upon the ones I’ve highlighted a 10% markup seems like a bargain.

    • I think you’ll find that apple warranties are honoured worldwide, on all of their products.

      Forgive me if it’s changed since I last checked a year or so ago when I imported my Macbook Pro, and its 7am and i’m too lazy to use a search engine to find out the truth.

  • I purchased a iPhone 5C 16GB for $569.00 from the Apple store today. They have reduced the prices of these devices as well.

  • Wow! Really! iPhone 6 Plus 128GB – $1,249. Almost exactly double what I paid a month ago for an LG G3 + microSD card (total 96GB) – same specs or better in every other category (mostly better – IR, NFC, split screen to name a few).
    That little broken apple symbol with the bite missing out of it sure must be important to a bunch of people who prefer out-of-date technology out-of-the-box.

    • Is it so hard to believe that people just like the phone and/or OS?

      Is it also hard to believe that people don’t care for certain features that an android phone has but iOS doesn’t?

      iOS and Android (and Windows Phone) are all great operating systems. It’s personal preference. Some people aren’t fazed by certain features, and some people want heaps of options. Everyone is different.

      It doesn’t make people who buy a certain phone an idiot or stupid or wanting “old tech” or whatever.

      And specs (processor, RAM, and pixel density past ~300 (apart from pentile displays)) are overall meaningless to compare. The overall experience and fluidity of the operating system should be judged.

    • hehehe, you don’t get it. It’s the difference between cheap plastic copy and the real deal. Happy to pay more for the original!

  • OMGZ that is such a bargain for 128GB, I could put so many cool apps on there and keep all my music on it, hope it takes good selfiez I am gonna take so many, I am going to lose so much weight when I buy an iPhone 6, I will look totz fab with it

  • Cool,

    People who like these new phones will buy them, people who prefer other operating systems will post “android/windows/Lg/Samsung/Specs = Awesome comments on every website known to man.

    The people who buy them will enjoy using them, and the entire mobile payments market will benefit from Apple finally implementing NFC, and the wearables market will actually start taking off soon, with other companies finally knowing how to make a user interface work on the wrist.

  • Apple warranties are NOT honoured worldwide… faulty power button that’s still under under warranty? = $329 replacement if you happen to have been unlucky enough to buy a non-Australian iPhone 5s.

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