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Get the new iPhone XS 64GB + a massive 160GB of data for just $129/month

Get the new iPhone XS 64GB + a massive 160GB of data for just $129/month from Telstra deals

  • Comes with a huge 160GB per month
  • 24 month plan - no excess data charges
  • Includes unlimited standard national calls and texts.
  • Includes 2GB data roaming, unlimited international calls and texts to 15 countries.
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    All iPhone models

    Compare all the latest iPhones

    iPhoneRear cameraBatteryProcessorScreen size
    XSDual 12mp - Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture / Telephoto: ƒ/2.4 aperture2658 mAhA12 Bionic chip5.8 inches - Super retina HD display
    XS MaxDual 12mp - Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture / Telephoto: ƒ/2.4 aperture3174 mAhA12 Bionic chip6.5 inches - Super retina HD display
    XR12mp - ƒ/1.8 aperture2942 mAhA12 Bionic chip6.1 inches - Liquid retina HD display
    XDual 12mp - Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture / Telephoto: ƒ/2.4 aperture2716 mAhA11 Bionic chip5.8 inches - Super retina HD display
    812mp - ƒ/1.8 aperture1821 mAhA11 Bionic chip4.7 inches - Retina HD display
    8 Plus12mp - Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture / Telephoto: ƒ/2.8 aperture2675 mAhA11 Bionic chip5.5 inches - Retina HD display
    712mp - ƒ/1.8 aperture1960 mAhA10 Fusion chip4.7 inches - Retina HD display
    7 Plus12mp - Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture / Telephoto: ƒ/2.8 aperture2900 mAhA10 Fusion chip5.5 inches - Retina HD display
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    Why you should consider an iPhone

    Love them or hate them, you can't deny that Apple changed the world when it launched the first iPhone. While the smartphone wasn't a unique idea, the combination of a simple, intuitive user interface and a capacitive touchscreen for easy control changed the way people thought of mobile phones.

    The arrival of the App Store further cemented Apple's iPhone as the pioneering force in making the smartphone the essential part of daily life that it is today. Since that original iPhone launched, competitors have managed to catch up, and in some cases exceed the iPhone's capabilities.


    iPhone XS & XS Max plans


    Why you should consider the iPhone XS/XS Max

    The iPhone XS has advanced Apple's flagship smartphone line with better water resistance, a faster processor and an enhanced dual-lens camera. 2017 saw the debut of the radically redesigned Apple iPhone X, but this was just the start of Apple's transformation for its smartphone lineup. In September 2018, the successor to the iPhone X was unveiled at its "Gather Round" event in Cupertino in the form of the iPhone XS, emphasising new features like longer battery life, faster performance thanks to the new A12 processor and better facial recognition via Apple's Face ID system.

    The iPhone XS Max is definitively the most expensive smartphone Apple has ever released. It's unlikely to come down from it's stratospheric price of over $2300 for the 512GB version any time soon.

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    iPhone XR plans

    Why you should consider the iPhone XR

    Apple's iPhone XR marries the style of the iPhone X with a speedier processor at a more budget-friendly price point than the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max. It's trying to position itself as Apple's fun, colourful and more affordable iPhone, while still retaining plenty of premium features. Pre-orders began on 19 October 2018, with availability from 26 October.

    "Budget-friendly" in Apple's world, however, means you'll still be forking out over $1200 for the base model on release - but plans are significantly cheaper than the XR's premium siblings, the XS & XS Max.

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    iPhone X plans


    Why you should consider the iPhone X

    Apple's iPhone X was the first major design shift from the company in years. Announced alongside the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, the iPhone X was the first iPhone to do away with the iconic home button, instead relying on an intelligent set of front-facing cameras for facial recognition to let you log in to the device.

    Those fancy cameras may create a notch on the top of the screen, but they can also be used for some clever augmented reality functions. That can be anything from turning yourself into an Animoji to playing one of many new games on the App Store.

    It's worth noting though that all that tech comes at a cost, with the iPhone X being one of the most expensive smartphones Apple had ever released. Now that it has been available for some time, the price wars have settled down and you can get the phone on a number of plans from major providers combined with generous inclusions.

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    iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus plans


    Why you should consider the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus

    While the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus don't feature all the bells and whistles of the iPhone X, Apple still raised the bar for its annual release. Thanks to the new A11 Bionic processor, the iPhone 8 Plus manages to smash the battery life of previous generation iPhones, while offering improved performance across the board.

    Apple has also introduced wireless charging in its iPhone 8 family of devices, a feature long available on Android devices but a welcome addition all the same.

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    iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus plans


    Why you should consider the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus

    It may be a generation older than the current range of Apple smartphones, but the iPhone 7 is still a worthy model for consideration. The fact that it has been available for more than a year means that you can pick it up at more affordable prices than the iPhone X or iPhone 8, but still manages to deliver solid performance.

    Among the iPhone 7's key selling points are a water-resistant design, optical image stabilisation for its cameras, and a Force Touch Home button that does away with the old click-style button of previous models.

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    Nick Broughall

    Nick is an award-winning journalist with 15 years experience writing about the latest technology. He has edited the Australian versions of some of the country’s leading technology publications, including Gizmodo, TechRadar and T3 magazine, as well as contributing to sites like the Sydney Morning Herald, Cnet, Lifehacker and news.com.au. In 2016 he was awarded the Best Reviewer title at the 14th Annual IT Journalism Awards and has been a finalist for the best reviewer, best consumer technology journalist and best news journalist on multiple occasions over the years. Currently, Nick is the Group Publisher for the Technology and Telco categories at finder and enjoys finding ways to communicate how technology helps to make life better.

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      VinceMarch 22, 2018

      I have my own iPhone X and want the best sim only plan in Australia. Theo/what is that. Thanks

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        NikkiMarch 28, 2018Staff

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      stuNovember 17, 2017

      i need home internet
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