The iPhone XS and XS Max go on sale September 21. This means you have less than 48 hours to place your pre order - which is the smartest way to buy if you want one on launch day. In addition to ensuring you actually receive it, there are a bunch of pre-order offers from Australian telcos that might not be around after Friday. Here's how to get the best deal.
We usually advise against pre-ordering consumer products, but flagship smartphones are the exception to the rule. There's basically zero chance that the new iPhones will be duds, so there's no need to hang around for in-depth reviews. Plus, you can score some extra data if you're contracting with a telco.
For example, until September 21 Telstra is offering bonus data and a $10 recurring monthly credit on $129 plans when customers stay connected for 24 months. Vodafone is doubling data on all iPhone XS plans , while Optus has a double-data plan offer of its own which runs until October 9.
While not all of these deals are exclusive to pre-order customers, they won't be sticking around for long either. If you pre-order now, you'll be getting the best deal during the launch window. Check out our complete iPhone XS and XS Max plan guide to place your pre-order today.
For those who are planning to buy the iPhone XS outright, it still makes sense to pre-order the device. There are no guarantees that the available stock will be able to meet demand on launch day and besides, who wants to wait in line all morning? You can find out how to pre-order from Apple here.
The Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will be available to purchase from 21 September. However, simply walking into a store and buying one might be tricky due to high demand - especially if you have your heart set on a particularly colour.
If you're keen to get your hands on the iPhone XS on launch day, the sensible thing to do is pre-order today. Here are the steps Australians needs to follow.