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iPhone plans in Australia

Get an iPhone on a plan with one of Australia's major telcos and choose a repayment period of 12, 24 or 36-months.

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We've selected the base models for the iPhone 15 and iPhone 14 to compare in the table below. You can change iPhone devices by adjusting the filters.

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iPhone 15

The iPhone 15 lineup is a cut above its predecessor with its Titanium design and dynamic island helping you stay on top of everything.

Like the iPhone 14, you'll be able to get the phone in either a 6.7 or 6.1 inch display, but this time you'll get faster speeds and better overall performance thanks to the A16 or A17 bionic processor.

You'll also get super-high-resolution photos, with a 48MP primary camera included as standard on the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus and be able to take better portraits with its front camera. If you were to upgrade to the iPhone 15 Pro Max, you'll get a 5x optical zoom lens.

Regardless of which new Apple phone you choose, the lightning cable is a thing of the past, with Apple switching back to USB-C.

iPhone prices in Australia

Prices for an iPhone vary depending on which make and model you choose. If you were to choose between the last 3 generations of phones, it would cost between $1,099 to $2,899.

Here's how they stack up:

DeviceAustralian RRP
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iPhone 15 128GB$1,499
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iPhone 15 256GB$1,699
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iPhone 15 512GB$2,049
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iPhone 15 Plus 128GB$1,649
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iPhone 15 Plus 256GB$1,849
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iPhone 15 Plus 512 GB$2,199
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iPhone 15 Pro 128GB$1,849
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iPhone 15 Pro 256GB$2,049
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iPhone 15 Pro 512 GB$2,399
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iPhone 15 Pro 1TB$2,749
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iPhone 15 Pro Max 256GB$2,199
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iPhone 15 Pro Max 512 GB$2,549
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iPhone 15 Pro Max 1TB$2,899
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DeviceAustralian RRP
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iPhone 14 128GB$1,299
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iPhone 14 256GB$1,499
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iPhone 14 512GB$1,849
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iPhone 14 Plus 128GB$1,499
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iPhone 14 Plus 256GB$1,699
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iPhone 14 Plus 512 GB$2,049
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  • Keep in mind that Apple no longer officially sells the iPhone 14 Pro Max and Pro to customers in Australia.
DeviceAustralian RRP
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iPhone 13 128GB$1,099
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iPhone 13 256GB$1,299
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iPhone 13 512GB$1,649
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  • Keep in mind Apple no longer officially sells the iPhone 13 Mini, Pro or Pro Max to customers in Australia.

What is the cheapest iPhone to buy outright?

Buying a smartphone outright and choosing a cheap plan is usually a way to save money when you get the latest tech. But it does come with the disadvantage of a large upfront investment.

If you're looking for a new phone that won't break the bank, you're usually best off going with the base model, with the smallest amount of storage.

Take the new iPhone 15 as an example. There's 4 models you can choose from being the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.

While a 128GB iPhone 15 will cost $1,499, on the other side of the scale, the iPhone 15 Pro Max 1TB will cost $2,899. As you can see, you can pay almost half by choosing the base model with less storage, compared with the top of the range phone.

iPhone 14

The iPhone 14 took a leap in size, with a 6.1 to 6.7 inch display and offers improvements on its camera and satellite connectivity compared with its predecessor.

The iPhone 14 is powered by Apple's A15 or A16 Bionic chip, which helps increase performance and offer stronger efficiency compared to the previous generations of iPhones.

The phone also offers an advanced camera system for better photos, action mode for videos and a Ceramic Shield, making the glass tougher compared with previous phones.

If you were to purchase this phone from the big 3 telcos, you might only be able to buy the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, as the Pro and Pro Max models have been discontinued.

iPhone 13

The iPhone 13 showed improvement in battery life compared to the iPhone 12, with its lightning-fast A14 or A15 Bionic Chip with 4-core GPU helping to improve the overall performance of the phone.

The phone comes in 2 sizes, giving you either a 6.1 or 5.4 inch display.

It boasts an advanced 12MP dual-camera system, access to 5G networks, up to 19 hours in video playback and a cinematic mode that allows you to autonomically focus videos.

If you were to purchase this phone from the big 3 telcos, you may only be able to buy the iPhone 13 as the rest of the range has been discontinued.

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What telco is running the best iPhone deals?

It's pretty rare to see an iPhone plan with a deal running, but if you're looking to sign up to the latest iPhone 15 range, Optus and Vodafone still have a couple trade-in deals available:

  • Optus: Trade in an eligible phone and get a digital gift card worth up to $1,200.
  • Vodafone: Get $150 bonus credit on top of your trade-in credit.

With Vodafone, you'll also get 3 months of Apple TV+ included with your iPhone plan.

Telstra iPhone plans

Getting an iPhone with Telstra means you'll get access to the following:

  • A mobile plan operating on Australia's largest 4G and 5G network
  • No excess data charges for surpassing your monthly limit. Instead your speeds will be capped at 1.5Mbps once you've used up your data allowance.
  • A host of additional extras including 4 months Spotify Premium, 2 months BINGE and 3 months of McAfee security on Telstra.
  • Unlimited international texts to standard numbers and 30 minutes of free calls.
  • Carbon neutral plans at no extra cost.
  • eSIMs to switch over almost instantaneously.
  • Option to earn Telstra Plus points for rewards.

The only thing to keep in mind is that Telstra's phone plans are on the pricier side compared to the other networks. Compare your options and make sure you're choosing a plan that suits your budget and needs.

Optus iPhone plans

Sign up to an iPhone plan with Optus and you'll be getting:

  • A mobile plan on Australia's second largest 4G and 5G network.
  • No excess data charges. Your speeds will be capped at 1.5Mbps once you've used up your data allowance.
  • Optus Sport subscription for $6.99 a month (Non-Optus customers pay $24.99).
  • Optus SubHub where you can bundle 3 or more eligible subscriptions to save 10%.
  • Options to add on roaming packs to use your mobile plan overseas.

Optus offers a wide range of iPhone plans to pair one of its mobile plans with including the iPhone 15, iPhone 14, iPhone 13, iPhone 12, iPhone 11 and iPhone SE.

Vodafone iPhone plans

Signing up to an iPhone plan with Vodafone means you'll get access to the following:

  • No excess data charges. Speeds get capped at 2Mbps once you've gone through your monthly data allowance.
  • Unlimited international texts on all plans.
  • Option to add on roaming for $5 a day to use your regular plan inclusions overseas.
  • 3 months of free Apple TV+ across its range of iPhone plans.

Vodafone boasts some of the cheapest iPhone plans in Australia thanks to its lower priced mobile plans. Its plans are often running double data deals as well so you can get even more value when you pick one up at the right time.

Is it cheaper to buy the iPhone from Apple or Telstra?

The actual recommended retail price from Apple or Telstra won't change, so if you bought the phone from either retailer you'd theoretically be in the same spot.

However, Telstra does not offer the cheapest plans going around. In fact, it is one of the most expensive mobile operators.

This means you could save money by purchasing the phone outright from Apple and finding a cheaper SIM-only plan with another provider to pair with it.

This is also the case for Optus and Vodafone. Again the value of the phone won't change, but you can save if you were to find a cheaper plan.


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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, 2018

      Hi Vince,

      Thanks for your message and for visiting Finder.

      While we don’t have a Finder page that covers SIM-only plans for iPhone X, you can use any SIM-only plans, given that it meets the size requirement for your device, on your iPhone once it’s unlocked. Some iPhones will only work with a SIM card provided to the carrier they’re locked to. If you purchased your iPhone within the past few years, it’s likely to be unlocked. If your iPhone is older than that, it might be locked to a particular network. For you to be able to freely use any SIM, you need to network unlock your mobile phone.

      While we don’t provide a specific product recommendation, you may want to refer to the link above for a list of Finder handpicked SIM-only plans. You can press the “Go to site” button when you are ready to sign up and make a purchase.

      Feel free to reply to this message should you have further questions.

      Thanks and best regards,

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    stuNovember 17, 2017

    i need home internet
    a new phone
    whats the cheapest and most reliable

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      JudithNovember 17, 2017Finder

      Hi Stu,

      Thanks for reaching out to us. I hope all is well with you today.

      I am sorry because I am unable to give a recommendation on which options are cheapest and most reliable as your decision would entirely depend on your needs.

      We may give you a list of options that you may review though. Please check out the following pages:

      Home internet plans
      Cheap phones in Australia

      Please take time to review the relevant details of information as well as the Product Disclosure Statements / Terms & Conditions of each option so you would be able to compare and eventually decide on which option would suit your needs. When you are ready, you may then click on the “Go to site” button and you will be redirected to the provider’s website where you can proceed with the application or get in touch with their representatives for further inquiries you may have.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Judith

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