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How to buy the iPhone 14 in Australia
Telstra, Optus and Vodafone are all fighting hard to be your first choice for Apple iPhone 14 plans.
How to buy the iPhone 14 in Australia
If you're ready to upgrade and pull the trigger on a brand new iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max in Australia, doing so is probably easier than you think.
We've distilled the process of getting the shiny new Apple smartphone on a postpaid plan into a handful easy-to-follow steps. Before you do commit, check out our guide to everything you need to know before you buy an iPhone 14 in Australia.
Buying the iPhone 14 on a plan
- Take a look at the Australian pricing for the new device and decide which version and size iPhone is right for your budget and needs
- Investigate the incentives and bonuses available to see which provider will offer you the most value in terms of savings or inclusions
- Find the best deal available the mobile providers that does offer you the right reasons to go with them
- Sit tight and wait for your shiny new device to arrive in the mail
Buying an iPhone 14 outright
- Compare and contrast the different iPhone 14 models on offer and work out which one is right for you
- Scope out which local or online retailers will stock that version of device and how they vary in price
- Factor in any available cash-back or other incentives to see if that changes the equation
- Put in your order and wait for a delivery person to knock on the door
Apple iPhone 14 plans
If you're not keen to pick up the new iPhone 14 outright, we don't blame you. $1,399 is a lot of money to spend on a single device, especially in these inflationary times. For many Australians, a postpaid mobile plan is likely to be the best bet.
Unsurprisingly, the new iPhone 14 (plus the iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max) are all set to launch on both 24-month and 36-month plans through a number of Australian mobile providers, including Optus, Telstra and Vodafone.
The upside of this is that you'll have plenty of options to choose from, but the downside is that it's hard to know where to start.
Telstra iPhone 14 plans
If you're looking to pick an iPhone 14 up through Telstra, your cheapest option is going to be the Telstra Upfront Mobile Plan Basic. Priced at $58 per month, this plan includes 40GB of data, unlimited local calls and texts and access to both Telstra's 4G and 5G network coverage.
The cost of pairing this plan with the new iPhone 14 is going to vary based on the model you choose. Assuming that the baseline iPhone 14 is the model you're after, you're looking at $38.86 per month in handset fees on a 36 month plan. All told, this works out to a total $96.58 per month over 36 months.
If you'd prefer a 24 month plan, you're looking at $58.29 per month in handset fees and $115.87 overall.
Optus iPhone 14 plans
If you're looking to pick an iPhone 14 up on a plan via Optus, your cheapest option is going to be the Small Optus Choice Plan. This postpaid plan includes 30GB of monthly data, unlimited local calls and texts and access to Optus' 4G and 5G network coverage and is priced at $49 per month.
Paired with the cost of an iPhone 14, you're looking at $38.86 per month in handset fees for a 36 month plan, $58.29 per month for a 24 month plan or $116.58 per month on a 12 month plan.
Vodafone iPhone 14 plans
Since Vodafone's postpaid plans tend to start at a lower price-point than Optus and Telstra, it's a sure bet for those looking for the best value for their money when it comes to iPhone 14 plans. The most affordable option here is likely to be the
Priced at $40 per month, Vodafone's $40 Lite Plan includes 40GB of Max Speed data (for a limited time) and unlimited rollover data (capped at 2Mpbs) plus standard national calls and text. The unspoken downside here is that Vodafone's 5G coverage is much smaller than that of Optus and Telstra.
If you're looking to pick up an iPhone 14 through Vodafone on a 36-month plan, you should expect to pay $38.86 per month for the device itself. Opting for a 24-month plan will cost you more at $58.29. Paired up with the $40 Lite Plan, you're looking at either $78.86 per month on a 36 month plan or $92.75 per month on a 24-month plan.
iPhone 14 bonuses
Those who get in early when it comes to the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max might be able to score a few freebies on top of their new phone. These days, it's not uncommon for retailers and mobile providers to offer early adopters more than just a good price when it comes to flagship smartphones like the new iPhone 14.
Here are a few promotions going around that those planning to buy one will want to keep in mind:
- Telstra: Telstra customers who trade-in an eligible device can score up to $1000 in credit towards their the new iPhone 14. That works out to around $150 in bonus value on any given trade-in device. However, it is limited to eligible devices and you really are looking at giving up something like the iPhone 12 Pro Max if you want to get that full $1000 of credit.
- Optus: Optus haven't announced any specific deals for the iPhone 14, but they are talking up their 5G Phone Price Match Guarantee and offering a discount of $20 on its 500GB Plus Promo Plan until the end of October.
- Vodafone: Vodafone is offering up to $1300 in trade-in value if you stash your old iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max or iPhone 12 Pro Max with them. Much like Telstra, the promotion here gets you $150 in additional trade-in value than you would have gotten otherwise. Australia's third bigger carrier is also slashing the prices of their plans across the board, with the $65 Super+ Plan now available for $55 per month, the $55 Super Plan reduced to $50 per month and the $85 Ultra+ Plan cut down to $60 per month.
Apple iPhone 14 price in Australia
Six months after shaking up the mid-range market with the refreshed iPhone SE, Apple is ready to go on its next flock of flagship devices. Much as you'd expect, the new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro don't come cheap.
The standard Apple iPhone 14 starts at an RRP of $1,399 in Australia, while the larger iPhone 14 Max and the more powerful iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max command even higher prices.
Even compared to Samsung's Galaxy S22 lineup, Apple's latest lot of iPhones are far from affordable. Relative to last year's iPhone 13 roster, the iPhone 14 lineup is more expensive across the board. However, the size of that surcharge varies from model to model.
Check out the table below for a full breakdown of pricing for the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
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iPhone 14 Australian launch date
The iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max landed in Australian stores on September 16th, 2022.
The iPhone 14 Plus will arrive a few weeks later, with an Aussie launch slated for 6 October, 2022.
Where to buy the iPhone 14 in Australia?
We're still working on an exhaustive list, but expect to find the iPhone 14 through the following partners and retailers in Australia.