When can I buy the iPhone 4 in Australia?

Apple has finally unveiled the next-generation iPhone, the iPhone 4. The question Australians are asking is: When is it coming Down Under?

Apple's iPhone 4 has been given a "late July" availability for an Australian launch.

Apple's iPhone 4 has been given a "late July" availability for an Australian launch.

Steve Jobs took the wraps off Apple's latest iPhone, the iPhone 4, at the Worldwide Developer Conference this morning, but Australians will have to wait until they can get their hands on the latest Apple gadget. While US consumers only have to wait until 24 June to get their hands on the iPhone 4, Aussies are left with hanging, with the smartphone listed as being available in "late July".

When will the iPhone 4 be available in Australia?

Because no firm date has been announced all we can do is speculate, but we expect the iPhone 4 Australian launch to follow the pattern of the iPhone 3GS' Down Under release — it will most likely launch on a Friday, perhaps 23 July or 30 July being the best bets. History suggests that Apple likes Friday for iPhone launches.

Where will I be able to buy the iPhone 4 from?

Although no further details of Australian availability have been announced, you can bet that the iPhone 4 will be available from all four major telcos in Australia — Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and 3. It should also be available on Virgin Mobile, just like the current iPhone 3GS.

Like the current iPhone, the iPhone 4 should also be sold outright through Apple's Retail Stores, including the newly opened Bondi Junction store, and through its online store.

How much will the iPhone 4 cost?

No Australian pricing details have been announced, but we expect the iPhone 4 to carry a similar price to the current iPhone 3GS, perhaps with a slight increase. Most people will sign up to a two-year contract for the iPhone 4, though no new plans or details have been revealed by any Australian telcos. In the US, the iPhone 4 will sell for US$199 for the 16GB model and US$299 for the 32GB model, with both versions available in black and white.

For full details on all the iPhone 4's new features, read our iPhone 4 preview.

Also check out all the angles of Apple's latest smartphone in our Apple iPhone 4 gallery.

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34 Comments

Annie

1

What crap the iphone 4 is US $300 we shouldnt be paying more than $400 !!!!!!

Abe

2

No, its 299 USD on a 24 month plan in the US. We actually get it cheaper than they do.

lol

3

It may appear that we get it cheaper...but their iPhone contract deals are ALOT better than ours...

kaydawg

4

Lol stupid woman.

Greg

5

I would not want to be stuck on a 24 month contract with AT&T, thats for sure.

Jenna

6

This iphone should cost more shouldn't it? Well only because it's better designed.. but if it's cheaper I'm not complaining :D

Jake

7

is it possible to upgrade from 3gs to iphone 4 on optus 24 month plan?

Khan Saheb

8

Jake you are stupid......lolz

Tom

9

jake, you can upgrade but you will need to sign up for another 24 month contract and you will have to pay at least $400AUD as a contract renewal fee (the amount depends on how long youve been on your contract, it will probably be more)

Because you have a 3GS the maximum amount of time you can possibly be into your contract right now is about 11 months, and you aren't eligible for a free upgrade until you complete 21 months of your contract. Didnt you ask these kind of questions when you signed up for 2 years?

and if you bought the phone only a few months ago then.....well......sucks to be you. but if you did then its your fault, i mean apple releases a new iphone at WWDC every year without fail.....everyone on the internet knows that

luckily for me, i kept my good old 3G because i guessed that the 3GS was a stepping stone for a greater product.....YAY FOR FREE UPGRADE ON OPTUS!!! lol

Jake

10

That is correct US have to pay $300 for the phone plus a 24 month contract with AT&T so we get it much cheaper im sure the price will be around $1100 - $1300, a bit pricy but i would pay to get one, Also to Australian Customers, i Have the first iPhone 4 TPU covers, i have 50 Avalable at the monent so email me, jake_ripcurl_man@hotmail.com if you want one,
i have 8 colours avalable
6X each colour
But black i have 8

Jake

11

Also i forgot to say the $1100-$1300 is to buy outright, if you go on a contract with vodafone/optus they usually have the best deals and you get it for free!
Also dont forget to Australian Customers, i Have the first iPhone 4 TPU covers, i have 50 Avalable at the monent so email me, jake_ripcurl_man@hotmail.com if you want one,
i have 8 colours avalable
6X each colour
But black i have 8

john

12

Jake

Why would I want to wrap a stunning iphone4(that is scratch resisitant) in something as ugly as a TPU cover?

matthew

13

How do you have TPU covers for the iPhone 4 when it was only announced yesterday? I smell BS!!

Shane

14

Jake, Vodafone and Optus may have SLIGHTLY better plans available, however, Telstra's coverage and speed far outway the price difference in plans. Cheapest is not always best.. you get what you pay for!

ArniMcK

15

So, I need your advice. I am moving to Australia July 31. Should I buy the iPhone4 here in the US or wait until I get there? And from what I read above, the cost still seems to be up for grabs, or did I not get it? Is Telstra really the best?

em

16

Telstra is not best, they have good coverage yes, but their service is horrible, im stuck with them for my internet and no joke im on the phone to them every 2 weeks cause they have stuffed something up. i've been with optus for 5 years or so, not 1 issue.

Pink Skink

17

Telstra suck, run away from them very fast. Optus have the best plans for heavy users. I do mean the very best plans. Read the plan documentation carefully before you buy and get the best plan for your usage. heavy usage equals the higher cost plans but they give you the most cost effective option when the bill comes in.

Buyer beware.

Ross Lover

18

I think the IPhone 4 will be great! But going on a 24 month plan would be a bit long because half way through they will bring out another version and we will all want the new one!

Buy it outright I say..

ps: The writer of this is great! I always like reading his reviews!!

Rossy Bossy

19

WHAT a great article!!
I agree Ross Lover, this guy is GREAT!

craigy32

20

I bought mine outright for $1,100 as I don't want to be suck in a contract, but thats my choice.

Also you might get iPhone free on a 24 month contract with the networks, but you'll probably find if your looking to be on a $79 optus/vodafone/three plan, your not going to get the iphone 4 32GB for free, they will probably still charge you $10 to $15 per month extra. They will probably only give you the 32GB iphone 4 for free on the $100 plus cap plans, as that what they have on the current 3GS 32GB iphone. The 3GS is only free now cause they are trying to sell the stock before the release of the iphone 4.

Telstra are horrible on there plans, I'd personally never go near them. Stick with Optus or Vodafone plans as there quiet simular and both have good coverage. Three are good but they do get you on data as they have roaming cost unlike voda and optus they chatge you extra if you go on data roaming if ur not in a 3G zone.

Mitch

21

Wow i really want the iphone 4 does anybody know where i can pre order it?

Alexander

22

Woah, great reviews here. Yes Mitch, you can order it through SiSO.com.au. 16GB iPhone 4 is $1,220. Email and I'll give you details. The only release date that I have from apple is the 14th July. However they wont send any stock to me until the 15th or so. So anyone wanting to pre order let me know! We're Aussie based, you have your standard warranty and have 24/7 support from the tech team.

www.SiSO.com,au

tommy

23

the iphone 4 will be released in australia on july 23.

jT

24

how do you know?

Caim87

25

Optus
https://www.optus.com.au/dafiles/OCA/OptusHome/HomeRedesign/offers/iphonepreregistration/

Vodafone
http://www.vodafone.com.au/personal/iphone/register/index.htm?pid=vcap:home:hero:iphone4-register

Telstra
https://www.telstra.com.au/eoi/?FormID=181

Those are the pre-registration pages for most of the major phone company's in Australia for iPhone 4
I agree that optus has better deals, way better deals..
Telstra do have crappy service but they are great if your in a rural part of australia so you actually do get reception..

Also $2160 is roughly what it costs for a full 24 month plan with optus on the $79 cap with insurance and the cost of paying for a "higher GB" model, really if you don't end up overspending a lot on your plan or actually track your usage that's not too bad for a decent phone considering the phone is covered for almost anything that happens to it for 2 years also...

fsdfsd

26

THE PRICE OF THE IPHONE IN THE US IS MORE THAN $200 - IT IS $200 UPFRONT ON A 24 MONTH CONTRACT.

SOMEBODY PLEASE MAKE THIS CLEAR.

marcel

27

hi guys,

i bought my iphone4 in europe. and its much cheaper there. i paid 4 a black with 32gb 879€ incl. shipping to Berlin.
I cant understand thats the iphonei sso expensive here in australia. ok nobody knows when the iphone4 comes here.

good luck with ur iphones here in australia :-)

the antenna with the iphone 4 doesnt really good work. apple has some problems with them.

Caim87

28

Yeah i hope that apple does something about that antenna issue before they bring it over here, i don't want crappy reception because that's kind of a deal breaker when it comes to a phone...

Mob Screenfest

29

With a 5 megapixel camera and 720p HD recording the iPhone 4 would be fantastic for filming videos and taking photos. You should enter any mobile videos or photography you have into Australia’s First Mobile Screenfest 2010! It’s a film festival where all entries are shot on a mobile phone. You could win over $10,000 worth of prizes so check it out at http://www.mobilescreenfest.com.au

Wilson Chen

30

Jake you are stupid lol

Mario

31

I never had problem with iphone until My last iphone had no wifi problem, and this problem cannot be fixed unless the phone is under warranty, because they just replace it. but in my case no wifi is no wifi and I have to accept it. I don't think I'll buy this phone any more.

Justin

32

I have enjoyed my 3gs but can't wait to get the iphone 4!

My 3GS is unlocked and jailbroken so I will do the same to my iphone 4.

For those of you who dont know how to unlock iphones, I just purchased some software to do it. I get all the updates free from now on so I'm good to unlock and jailbreak my iphone 4 straight away!

software is cheaper than paying telstra for unlock too! you can get it from their website http://www.iphoneunlock.au.com

Gino

33

@ Justin, if you purchased software for this then you have been had by scammers

All jailbraking and unlocking software is freely available on the internet.

waiting on release date for iPhone4. Virgin released some great plans as well

sanket jogani

34

heyy wat wil b the current price of iphone 4 in indian rs....??

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