IPHONE 4 Australia

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by marcmarcdv, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. marcmarcdv macrumors regular

    Dec 3, 2008
    when will the new iphone come to australia?

    and when will the new software be out?
  2. HoldFastHope macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2008
    Sydney, AU
    I googled it this morning and found July 18th, but can't seem to find the source now so take that with a grain of salt. Late July seems to be the consensus at the moment.

    iOS 4.0 will be out same time as everyone else which is June 21 I believe. Unless you have a Mac and want to try installing the GM release.
  3. malim macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2010
    Oh boy oh boy

    I am really excited about this phone.. I am saving my money for it for a months now. If it landed in Australia, I will buy it outright.. Seems that the iPhone 3GS price are coming down already at the Apple Australia site.

    This is going to be my first iPhone ever....
  4. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    It'll be interesting to see what happens. I'm in NZ and Apple stated that it'll be released in July. Vodafone, on the other hand, said it's coming "in a few months". It may be exclusive to the Apple Store for a while :eek:

    If you buy it outright from Apple then it'll be unlocked too, so you can switch operators if needed :)
  5. malim macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2010
    Available in late July

    "Pricing & Availability
    iPhone 4 will roll out worldwide to 88 countries by the end of September. iPhone 4 will be available by the end of July in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland."

    I quote this from the Press Release... hope this is true.... I am definitely buying it from Apple Store not from the network provider as outright price is cheaper from Apple Store.
  6. iSamurai macrumors 65816


    Nov 9, 2007
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    yeah, this is true especially if you pay for, say, a $30 prepaid cap each month. i'll probably buy the iphone from the apple store and sign a sim-only contract with vodafone -- that way you'll get the same cap for $20 a month. there are similar deals with optus and 3 as well -- and costs significantly less than a standard iphone contract.

    you just need to cut the sim card down to fit properly (there's online tutes)

    not so sure if standard contracted-iphones are locked in australia, but the ones from the apple store is unlocked :)
  7. malim macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2010
    The prepaid is locked

    I remember friend bought an iPhone 3GS from optus and it cost him another 100 something to unlock it so the total cost of ownership is much more than buying the phone straight from apple store. I am definitely getting it from Apple Store.... I don't mind if I need to queue. Or probably just buy online from apple website. It's free delivery too
  8. archi17 macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2008
    Yep same! I have been waiting to get one for a very long time.. So will be happy when it is finally here.

    Everyone from Australia might be interested in mactalk.com.au website (if you didn't already know about it). It is kind of like macrumors but run by Australians for australians. And they do a good Podcast each week.
  9. -Leigh- macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2010
    Adelaide, Australia
    Is it likely the iPhone 4 will be available in Oz "sim free" and not locked to a network?

    I ask as I will be moving there from the UK in Aug/Sept and I'm unsure whether to buy one in the UK with O2 and have them unlock it for me (downside to this is that warranty is UK only), or wait until I arrive in Oz, but I don't really want to have to get a contract, I prefer a pre-pay type plan.
  10. archi17 macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2008
    Almost definately. It is at the moment. Have a look at http://store.apple.com/au you can just buy them outright, unlocked with no carrier tie ins. You can also buy them outrigh (not on a plan) off the networks, but they cost the same as off the apple store, and are locked to the network you buy it from.

    So it is much more beneficial to buy it off Apple, and then buy a pre-paid sim off the telco.
  11. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Yeah, you can buy them from an Apple Store (few and far between, 3 in Sydney) or get them from apple.com/au

    They are factory unlocked and can be used on any carrier supporting the micro SIM. Which is to say, all of them.
  12. hazza.jockel macrumors 6502

    Aug 2, 2008
    in a swag
    I got my iPhone 3g from optus in the first week that it came out, i think it may have been a bit of fluke that the store had one and i heard that some people who had them pre-order or reserved had wait longer so my question is:

    Would it be better to pre-order one from optus/another carrier or just hope that i can one from a store when they are launched?

    Also if i pre-order one then go into a store and buy one can i cancel my pre-order?

    I know things may be different for the 4 as opposed to the 3g and 3gs but doesn't hurt to know what other people did last time.

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