New phones from Apple landed this morning, and they’re coming straight to Australia. Here’s what you’ll pay and when you can get your mitts on one.
It’s bigger, but not the biggest phone Apple is planning on selling in the new line-up.
The iPhone 6 is a 4.7-inch iPhone with 38 per cent more pixels on the screen compared to the iPhone 5s.
It’s running the new Apple A8 processor, complete with the new M8 motion co-processor as well.
From a straight spec comparison between chips, such as the Snapdragon 805 found in Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 4, the A8 may not seem like a big deal. The 805 is quad-core 2.7GHz SoC, but it’s important to remember that the A8 is a custom job, built and optimised specifically for Apple products and iOS, whereas Qualcomm creates stock chips for multiple smartphones. A pure spec sheet comparison doesn’t come close to telling the whole story.
So what’s the price?
Well, Apple will be selling the iPhone 6 in gold, silver and space grey. Prices start at $869 for the 16GB model, $999 for the 64GB model and $1129 for the 128GB model.
That 128GB model is a first for Apple, and it sees the company eliminate the 32GB tier altogether.
You’ll be able to buy it on Friday, 19 September in Australia, and you can pre-order it from Friday, 12 September.
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The iPhone 6 Plus is the big daddy of iPhones in 2014-15. It’s 5.5-inches in size and is also powered by the new A8 processor.
Both cameras have re-engineered sensors complete at 8-megapixels in size.
Naturally, the iPhone 6 Plus is more expensive than the iPhone 6.
The iPhone 6 plus is also sold in gold, silver and space grey, and will start at $999 for the 16GB model, going up to $1129 for the 64GB model and $1249 for the new 128GB model.
The larger phone will also go on sale on Friday, 19 September, with pre-orders opening this Friday.
Apple will continue to sell the 5s in Australia, starting at $749 for the 16GB model, and $799 for the 32GB model.
The iPhone 5c will also continue to be sold, at $529 for the 8GB model only.
There are new leather cases in black, soft pink, olive brown, midnight blue and Project (RED) red for $59 each for the iPhone 6 and $65 each for the iPhone 6 Plus.
New silicone cases start at $45 each for the iPhone 6 and $49 for the iPhone 6 Plus. Colours for the silicone offerings come in black, blue, pink, green, white and Project (RED) red.