Australian iPhone Pre-Order and Shipping Thread

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  1. jsmith189, Sep 9, 2017
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    iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 Plus
    Available in Gold, Silver and Space Grey
    Pre-order 15 September / Available 22 September at 5.01 pm AEST
    Apple Store. In-store pick up. Telstra 8. Telstra 8 Plus. Vodafone. Optus.

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    - 64GB - $1,079.00 (iPhone 8)
    - 256GB - $1,329.00 (iPhone 8)

    - 64GB - $1,229.00 (iPhone 8 Plus)
    - 256GB - $1,479.00 (iPhone 8 Plus)

    iPhone X
    Available in Silver and Space Grey
    Pre-order 27 October / Available 3 November at 6.01 pm AEST
    Order here.

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    - 64GB - $1,579.00
    - 256GB - $1,829.00
     
  2. cryptonator macrumors newbie

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    I don't see any reason for the iPhone X to not be available at launch. However, the issue rests with supply, just like last years Jet Black iPhone debacle, where we will probably see only limited phones being available (especially for colours such as Blush Gold) with the rest being on back order and delayed for a couple of weeks.

    Honestly, we are going to suffer when it comes to price. I'm guessing $1879 for the 256GB.
     
  3. jsmith189 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Updated with all of the relevant AU pricing. ^_^
     
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    This topic really needs to be stickied like the similar UK and US topics are. Australians matter just as much as UK and US people do.
     
  6. jsmith189 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Someone just did it. :)

    Thanks, whoever! Lol.
     
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    I reported the first post here saying basically please sticky this. And they did. First time ever that I've gotten swift positive action on a post report. So to which ever moderator did this, thank you.
     
  8. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68000

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    I do feel sorry for you guys. We are complaining about prices of the X in the UK and its even worse in the rest of Europe but god the prices that you guys are expect to pay is just ridiculous
     
  9. cryptonator macrumors newbie

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    I am happy that it is slightly less than what I predicted ($1879)...but its still a lot of money.

    And now Apple has decided not to bring out the Blush Gold version and Face ID failed the first time...
     
  10. yep-sure macrumors 6502

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    An $1800+ phone that can't really do anything that my ~$600 SE can't and looks to be a cumbersome, awkward user experience? Not interested.

    They're all yours folks!
     
  11. jsmith189 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, it's pretty brutal here lol. Always has been. I know direct conversions aren't necessarily an accurate representation, but US999 converts to AUD1245, so why it's actually AUD1579 is beyond me lol.
     
  12. ThurmanMerman macrumors newbie

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    Anyone know what time on Friday preorders will open? I'm in WA so hopefully it's midnight AEST
     
  13. jsmith189 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm in WA too, it'll be 3.00 pm AWST, 6.00 pm AEST for the iPhone X and 3.00 pm AWST, 5.00 pm AEST for the iPhone 8.

    Basically, it opens at midnight Pacific Standard Time, we don't adjust to midnight based on where we are, the rest of the world just gets in line lol.
     
  14. ThurmanMerman macrumors newbie

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    3PM works, surprised Apple does a simultaneous worldwide pre-order, must be hell on their servers
     
  15. wolfie macrumors regular

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    Any reason why we can't directly order from someone in the US and send it here?
     
  16. jsmith189 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Can't post them internationally, battery restriction.
     
  17. wolfie macrumors regular

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    Really? That's absurd.
    I meeting up with an American friend in Jan. Any reason she can't bring it over with her then?
    I'm reluctant to pay the stupid prices apple asks of us here.
     
  18. zokstar, Sep 12, 2017
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    patiently awaiting for X pre-order

    Saw a few of the demo videos of the X. Sexy device!
     
  19. jsmith189 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That would work. I did that when I was over there for the 6 launch, got it there and just brought it back with me like a regular phone lol.
     
  20. GregA macrumors 65816

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    Apple will support your phone in any country, so that's good.

    You'll get a US charging plug, so that'll be useless. If you've already got a few lying around then it won't matter - or you could buy a faster charging plug than the standard 5W charger.

    I'm not sure, but you probably won't get the 2 years statutory warranty that Australia forces on phone manufacturers, just the standard 1 year. (If you are getting AppleCare then it won't matter.)
     
  21. wolfie macrumors regular

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    Thanks guys. Bit of thinking to do. Regardless, the price is just nasty.
    How does everyone foresee stock here in Aus considering the price?
     
  22. Ralfi macrumors 6502

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    $1800!?

    I quickly skimmed the Apple Store earlier, saw ~$1500 & thought that was the 256gb.

    Unless my work can get a very decent deal, then I'm not sure about this. Bummer!
     
  23. jsmith189 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I was definitely worried for a launch next week, but I think with the extra (basically) two months for the X it'll be fine. The 8/8 Plus should go ahead without any issues also.
     
  24. ThurmanMerman macrumors newbie

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    Yep, it's pretty much completely turned me off the phone, ridiculous price to ask for a phone. Plus the extra 2 months to get it is insane, the iPhone 8 for me
     
  25. Ralfi macrumors 6502

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    Completely understand that decision.

    I'm now wondering if the whole 2018 iPhone range will resemble the X, because waiting another year, expecting a more refined (& affordable!) X form-factor iPhone is what I may consider.
     

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