Apple's release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus felt like its biggest launch in years. But just how big was it -- and how does its launch strategy mean you potentially end up paying more for your phone?
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
There's no shortage of coverage about how Australians pay more for the exact same product compared to their US counterparts. We know, for example, that tech giants (like Apple and Microsoft) overcharge Australians for hardware. We also pay more for downloads. And if you look outside of tech, Australians pay more than Americans for just about anything -- everything from fashion to watching a movie in a theatre. This article is about another area in which we pay more: decorating our homes.
As of 12 March this year (that's tomorrow), the Australian laws for credit reporting is changing. Most people (60 per cent according to the Australian Retail Credit Association) don't know about this change, and it is perhaps the most significant legislation change to your personal finances in your lifetime. So it's worth sitting up and taking notice.