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Brayden87
Jan 11, 2007, 11:32 PM
So is the phone coming to australia??? and if so when???



Nermal
Jan 11, 2007, 11:35 PM
Vodafone NZ have said (unofficially) that it should be available here in early 2008, so I'd assume that it would be similar for Australia. They also said it'd probably be NZ$699 for the 4 GB and $899 for the 8 GB!

Chundles
Jan 11, 2007, 11:36 PM
So is the phone coming to australia??? and if so when???

2008 when the rest of Asia gets it. I reckon we'll get a 3G version that can utilise our faster HSDPA networks that are coming online now. EDGE is so slow, Telstra's nextG HSDPA network has download speeds up to 1.1Mbps at the moment and they'll be over 14mbps by the end of the year.

Doubt it'll be carrier specific though, if it proves a hit in the US and Europe the telcos will be jumping through hoops to get it and make some money.

smueboy
Jan 11, 2007, 11:51 PM
If they don't make a 3G version for the rest of the world i think it'll flop. But i'm doubtful that Apple will make a 3G version for the world while selling the GSM/EDGE version in the US - so the first version of the iPhone you see in Europe & Asia may be kinda sucky.

Chundles
Jan 11, 2007, 11:56 PM
If they don't make a 3G version for the rest of the world i think it'll flop. But i'm doubtful that Apple will make a 3G version for the world while selling the GSM/EDGE version in the US - so the first version of the iPhone you see in Europe & Asia may be kinda sucky.

Well how far off having proper 3G coverage are you guys?

I would've thought we'd all get the 3G-capable phone around the same time. If we have to wait for the US to bring 3G online for too long (surely you guys can't be a year away from 3G stuff, it's been out here and in Europe/Asia for years, the first 3G phone provider here has been sponsoring the Test Cricket for the last 6 years and they've been here longer than that) then we'll all be on 4G and the argument would begin again.

dextertangocci
Jan 12, 2007, 04:06 AM
Well how far off having proper 3G coverage are you guys?

I would've thought we'd all get the 3G-capable phone around the same time. If we have to wait for the US to bring 3G online for too long (surely you guys can't be a year away from 3G stuff, it's been out here and in Europe/Asia for years, the first 3G phone provider here has been sponsoring the Test Cricket for the last 6 years and they've been here longer than that) then we'll all be on 4G and the argument would begin again.

4G:eek: How fast will that be?

We have had 3G for over 2 years in South Africa, and 1.8Mbps HSDPA since last year, so I hope the iPhone has 3G and HSDPA by the time it arrives here.

Nermal
Jan 12, 2007, 04:14 AM
2008 when the rest of Asia gets it. I reckon we'll get a 3G version that can utilise our faster HSDPA networks that are coming online now. EDGE is so slow, Telstra's nextG HSDPA network has download speeds up to 1.1Mbps at the moment and they'll be over 14mbps by the end of the year.

You lost me at 3G :p

Seriously, I get so confused with all this cellphone terminology: EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO, HSDPA, UMTS... someone feel like giving me a quick summary? :eek:

dalvin200
Jan 12, 2007, 04:14 AM
unless aus is part of asia, then i am not sure when it will come out there..

aswitcher
Jan 12, 2007, 04:28 AM
A quad band GSM phone can work anywhere. So I expect its only going to be a case of supply and demand, and local telco approvals and some carrier deals. In Australia I think carriers will be very competative to get it so I am sure it will arrive.

iW00t
Jan 12, 2007, 04:51 AM
We can always buy off some Hong Kong based ebay seller if it gets stalled in aus. Not like it will be cheap anyway.

A$1099 with 2 years contract anyone?

(In fact I think it will really cost that much when it shows up here)