How to buy the iPhone 15 in Australia

Itching for that new iPhone? Here's what you need to know.

iPhone 15

From
$1499
  • pro
    Dynamic Island
  • pro
    A16 chip and USB-C
  • pro
    6.1-inch Super Retina XDR Display
  • con
    No Action Button, Always-On or ProMotion
iPhone 15 Plus - Blue

iPhone 15 Plus

From
$1649
  • pro
    Dynamic Island
  • pro
    A16 chip and USB-C
  • pro
    6.7-inch Super Retina XDR Display
  • con
    No Action Button, Always-On or ProMotion
iPhone 15 Pro - Titanium

iPhone 15 Pro

From
$1849
  • pro
    Dynamic Island
  • pro
    A17 Pro chip, USB-C 3 and 1TB option
  • pro
    6.1-inch Super Retina XDR ProMotion Display
  • pro
    Action button and Always-On Display
iPhone 15 Pro - Blue

iPhone 15 Pro Max

From
$2199
  • pro
    Dynamic Island
  • pro
    A17 Pro chip, USB-C 3 and 1TB option
  • pro
    6.7-inch Super Retina XDR ProMotion Display
  • pro
    Action button and Always-On Display
  • con
    No 128GB option
Fergus Halliday
Sep 22, 2023
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iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro plans

iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro Plans are available through Telstra, Optus and Vodafone.

Plans for the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are now available. Devices will ship on the 22nd of September when the iPhone 15 family officially goes on sale in Australia. Check out the cheapest plans below. 

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iPhone 15 plans

iPhone 15 128GB (36-month plans)

The cheapest iPhone 15 plans available in Australia come from Vodafone. Handset repayments start at $41.62 per month for 36 months on Vodafone's Small Plan, which offers unlimited standard calls and text and 40GB of max speed data with no excess data charges (speeds are slowed to 1.5Mbps after your cap is reached.)

For a more comprehensive breakdown of Apple's standard smartphones, check out our full coverage of the best iPhone 15 plans available in Australia. 

iPhone 15 Plus plans

iPhone 15 Plus 128GB (36-month plans)

Likewise, the cheapest iPhone 15 Plus plan comes from Vodafone. The same Small Plan with 40GB of max speed data and unlimited standard national calls and texts will effectively cost you the same for the SIM itself, but the handset repayments go up to $45.80 per month for the 6.7-inch iPhone Plus

Here are the cheapest iPhone 15 Plus plans available from Telstra, Optus and Vodafone. 

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iPhone 15 Pro plans

iPhone 15 Pro 128GB (36-month plans)

Moving now into the professional price range, the iPhone 15 Pro is more expensive again. Vodafone's Small Plan is still the cheapest way to get it on a plan, but opting for the 15 Pro bumps the monthly handset repayments up to $51.36 per month over 36 months. That's a minimum cost of $1,893.96 for the first month of your plan and the cost of the phone itself. If you do stick it out for the full 36-months, you will pay $3,468.96 in total over three years. 

These plans are available on 24-month options too if you'd prefer to pay off your iPhone 15 Pro sooner. Head over to our round-up of the best iPhone 15 Pro plans for a more comprehensive breakdown of pricing options. 

iPhone 15 Pro Max plans

iPhone 15 Pro Max 256GB (36-month plans)

If you want the biggest iPhone available this year (and the best camera system,) you'll be looking at paying a little more than usual at its lowest price. That's because the iPhone 15 Pro Max isn't available in a 128GB storage option this year, only 256GB. Once again, the cheapest plan is Vodafone's Small Plan, but this time the handset repayments cost $61.08 per month. The minimum cost is $2,243.88 for your first month with Vodafone and the cost of your handset combined. 

Here's a snapshot of the cheapest 36-month plans available for the iPhone 15 Pro Max in Australia. 

How to buy the iPhone 15 in Australia

Buying an iPhone 15 on a plan

  1. Now that Apple has officially announced the iPhone 15,  it's time to decide which colour and storage capacity you fancy.
  2. Look into which provider will offer that model at the best price.
  3. Once you've got a provider in mind, take a look at all the available plans and find the one that offers you the best bang for your buck while also meeting your requirements.
  4. Lock in your order and wait for your iPhone 15 to show up in the mail.
  5. When launch day arrives, unbox your device and activate it via a physical or eSIM.

Buying an iPhone 15 outright

  1. Take a squizz at the Australian pricing for the new iPhone 15 range pick out your preferred model.
  2. Regardless of whether you're going Pro or Standard, the next step is to settle on a color and decide how many gigabytes of storage you'll need.
  3. Got a model, color and storage size locked in? It's time to scope out which local or online retailers will stock that version of device and how they compare.
  4. Decide which retailer you're going to go with, based on both the price and any deals or other incentives.
  5. Sit tight and wait for your shiny new Apple smartphone  to arrive in the post or pick it up in person when launch day arrives.

iPhone 15 Australian pricing

Starts at $1,499

When you think about how expensive those flagship models are, to begin with, the idea of an iPhone price hike starts to look like pretty grim news for your wallet. Across the board, every new iPhone is a bit more expensive. 

Check out the table below for a sense of how this year's iPhone 15 compares in price to last year's iPhone 14 lineup.

128GB
256GB
512GB
1TB
iPhone 14$1,399$1,479$1,799N/A
iPhone 15$1,499$1,699$2,049N/A
iPhone 14 Plus$1,579$1,649$1,999N/A
iPhone 15 Plus$1,649$1,849$2,199N/A
iPhone 14 Pro$1,749$1,999$2,149$2,499
iPhone 15 Pro"$1,849"$2,049$2,399$2,749
iPhone 14 Pro Max$1,899$1,999$2,319$2,669
iPhone 15 Pro MaxN/A$2,199$2,549$2,899
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Vodafone iPhone 15 plans

Looking to pick up the iPhone 15 for as little as possible? The Vodafone iPhone plans below are probably what you're after. While this provider doesn't have the same level of coverage as Telstra or Optus do, changes are you're probably looking at a lot less per month in plan fees.

Regardless of which plan you pair the new iPhone with, you'll also get excess-charge free data, Vodafone 5G where you can find it plus $5 per day international roaming when you need it.

Check out the round-up of Vodafone mobile plans:

Optus iPhone 15 plans

If you want better coverage but don't wanna shell out for Telstra, Optus might be the best bet for picking up the iPhone 15 on a postpaid plan.

Assuming that Optus extend the same level of support for the iPhone 15 as they did the iPhone 14, expect to see Apple's latest device available through the provider on either 12, 24 or 36 month plan.

Regardless of how you like to break out those handset fees, each of Optus' iPhone 15 plans will come with excess-charge free data, a discounted rate on Optus Sport and the ability to save some spare change on your monthly subscriptions using SubHub.

Check out the round-up of Optus mobile plans (paired with last year's iPhone 14) below for a sense of what to expect in terms of pricing.

Telstra iPhone 15 plans

It's no secret that Telstra's mobile plans are the most expensive of the big three. Naturally, this provider will be the most expensive option for those looking to buy the iPhone 15 on a postpaid plan at launch.

That said, that premium price does come with plenty of perks. Those who sign up for a iPhone 15 plan through Telstra should expect to be able to pay off their device over a 12, 24 or 36-month period. They'll also score access to excess-charge free data for the lifetime of their plan, plus freebies like a four month subscription to Spotify Premium, three months of free Apple TV Plus and two months of access to Binge.

Check out the round-up of Telstra mobile plans below for a sense of what to expect in terms of pricing.

Apple iPhone 15 release date in Australia

When can you get your hands on the iPhone 15

The iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are available now in Australia.

Where to buy the Apple iPhone 15 in Australia?

In Australia, the Apple iPhone 15 will be able to be found through no shortage of different partners and retailers. The list here includes:

  • Apple
  • Telstra
  • Optus
  • Vodafone
  • Kogan
  • JB Hi-Fi
  • Harvey Norman
  • Costco
  • The Good Guys
  • Bing Lee
  • Officeworks 
  • Amazon
Fergus Halliday
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Fergus Halliday
Fergus Halliday is a journalist and editor for Reviews.org. He’s written about technology, telecommunications, gaming and more for over a decade. He got his start writing in high school and began his full-time career as the Editor of PC World Australia. Fergus has made the MCV 30 Under 30 list, been a finalist for seven categories at the IT Journalism Awards and won Most Controversial Writer at the 2022 Consensus Awards. He has been published in Gizmodo, Kotaku, GamesHub, Press Start, Screen Rant, Superjump, Nestegg and more.

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