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How much does the iPhone 15 cost in Australia?

We already know one thing about the iPhone 15: it won't be cheap.

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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There's no getting around the fact that this year's iPhone 15 series is more expensive than last year's iPhone 14 roster. 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.

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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Everything you need to know before purchasing iPhone 15

iPhone 15 release date

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

iPhone 15 event

How much will the iPhone 15 cost on a plan?

It's safe to say that Telstra, Vodafone and Optus will all range the iPhone 15 in some capacity. The iPhone is still extremely popular amongst Aussies, accounting for almost half the mobile market in the first quarter of 2023 according to IDC.

Here's a quick summary of what to expect from each of Australia's big three mobile providers when it comes to iPhone plans.

Vodafone iPhone 15 plans

If you want to pick up the iPhone 15 for as little as you can get away with, you're probably looking to do so via Vodafone. While this provider can't match Telstra or Optus when it comes to coverage, it does come in at a much cheaper starting price.

On top of any standard postpaid plan inclusions, Vodafone customers also get the excess-charge free data, 5G connectivity wherever they can get it plus $5 per day roaming whenever you need it.

For a snapshot of your options, check out the round-up of Vodafone mobile plans (paired with this year's iPhone 15) below.

Optus iPhone 15 plans

If you're after better coverage than Vodafone can vouch offer but don't want to deal with the higher prices that come with Telstra, then Optus might be the next best bet when it comes to iPhone 15 plans.

Assuming that this year's lineup matches that of last year's, the iPhone 15 will be available on either 12, 24 or 36 month plan through Optus. Each eligible Optus postpaid plan will come with excess-charge free data, a discounted rate on Optus Sport and the ability to save on your monthly subscriptions via SubHub.

For a snapshot of your options, check out the round-up of Optus mobile plans (paired with this year's iPhone 15) below.

Telstra iPhone 15 plans

Telstra's mobile plans are the most expensive of the big three, so it's no surprise that it'll probably end up being the most expensive option for those looking to buy the iPhone 15 on a postpaid plan.

That said, that higher price does come with plenty of perks, such as four free months of Spotify Premium, three months of Apple TV Plus and two months of Binge.

Those who sign up for a iPhone 15 plan with Telstra should expect to be able to pay off their device over a 12, 24 or 36-month period and access to excess-charge free data for the lifetime of their plan.

For a snapshot of your options, check out the round-up of Telstra mobile plans (paired with this year's iPhone 15) below. We don't expect pricing to differ too greatly between this and last year's device, so expect final pricing to end up fairly similar.

Where to buy the iPhone 15 in Australia?

If the popularity of the iPhone 14 is any indication, the Apple iPhone 15 will be able to be found through the following partners and retailers in Australia:

  • Apple
  • Telstra
  • Optus
  • Vodafone
  • Kogan
  • JB Hi-Fi
  • Harvey Norman
  • Costco
  • The Good Guys
  • Bing Lee
  • Officeworks 
  • Amazon
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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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