iPhone in Australia ?

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  1. RPP macrumors member

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    Any indication as to when we may see it ? At the keynote Jobs mentioned the US, Europe and Asia but no mention of Australia. Anybody know ?

    Sorry if this has already been asked, I've been away for the past few weeks.
     
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  3. Chundles macrumors G4

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    2008 with the rest of the Asian region would be my assumption.
     
  4. RPP thread starter macrumors member

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  6. inlimbo macrumors 6502

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    yep we have to wait as usual.... Dunno about NZ, they usually have to wait even longer. Do our Kiwi friends have an official Apple store yet?
     
  7. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Mate, WE don't have an official Apple Store yet. Only the online store and resellers.

    The Kiwis just got an official Apple presence there with an online store, dedicated apple.com/nz webpage and iTunes Store.

    But neither of us have an Apple Store yet.
     
  8. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Whenever it comes out, I just hope to god it's not exclusive to Telstra.
     
  9. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Doubt it. Optus are big enough and ugly enough to want a piece of the pie, as are Vodafone, if it starts selling well everyone's gonna be jumping through hoops to sell it.

    So glad our system isn't as bad as the US though.
     
  10. kretzy macrumors 604

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    True.

    But I hope they produce a 3G model so we can utilise the one decent communication network we actually have. They need to bring the cost of using it down as well.
     
  11. Brent.Curtis macrumors newbie

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    Cingular = Optus???

    I heard that somewhere along the line Cingular actually own Optus. If so, this would be a fairly good indication that Optus would get the iPhone contract in Australia.

    In the Keynote, Steve also makes comment that a 3G model will be available down the track. My guess would be that they would have to make the Australian version 3G (or perhaps NextG with Telstra (does anyone know the difference between 3G and Next G???))
     
  12. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Not sure about Optus and Cingular, to be honest. I thought Optus was owned by SingTel or something like that.

    As for NextG, it's pretty much 3G on speed. I really hope they make prices reasonable so that it's actually accessible as a viable alternative to ADSL and Cable.
     
  13. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    I would like to see someone like Virgin get it. Its GPRS after all. Virgin dont have a data service really yet, so they would be good to co-develop with Apple.
     
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    Vodafone said they want to sell it in late 2007 for $699/$899.
     
  15. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    NZ dollars?
     
  16. inlimbo macrumors 6502

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    My bad.

    Optus are owned by a Singaporean company aren't they?

    Remember when that Vietnamese-Australian guy got hanged in Singapore for drug trafficing last year or the year before and people were going to boycott Optus because they were owned by a Singaporean company?


    EDIT: good old Wikipedia

     
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    Yes.
     
  18. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    Sounds like it will be subsidized then.
     
  19. Vidman33 macrumors newbie

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    stupid queston department. If you were to buy one from overseas? Would you be able to use ? sim card etc
     

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