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iPhone Plans in Australia: The Newest iPhones in 2021 and Where to Buy Them

If you’re in the market for a new smartphone, you’ve probably considered the iPhone as one of your options. With so many different models and lines of iPhone currently available, at different price points and with different features, it can be difficult to decide not only if an iPhone is right for you, but which iPhone is best for you. Whether you’re looking for the latest iPhone 12 with 5G, want one of the budget iPhone XR or iPhone SE models, or something in between with an iPhone 11, we compare all the newest iPhones and device repayment plans from Optus, Telstra, and Vodafone, below.


Compare iPhone 12 plans

The full lineup of Apple’s newest iPhone includes four models - the iPhone 12 Max, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12, and iPhone 12 Mini. This is also the first iPhone line to include new 5G capabilities. While there are some differences between these models, all phones on the iPhone 12 line come with:

  • Apple A14 Bionic chip
  • Face ID
  • All-screen OLED display
  • 5G capabilities
Compare iPhone 12 series
  Compare iPhone 12 series iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 12 iPhone 12 Mini
Price (RRP) Starting at: $1,849 Starting at: $1,699 Starting at: $1,349 Starting at: $1,199
Processor A14 Bionic chip A14 Bionic chip A14 Bionic chip A14 Bionic chip
Screen size 6.7” Super Retina XDR OLED 6.7” Super Retina XDR OLED 6.1” Super Retina XDR OLED 5.4” Super Retina XDR OLED
Storage 128GB
256GB
512GB
128GB
256GB
512GB
64GB
128GB
256GB
64GB
128GB
256GB
Camera** Rear: Pro 12MP
Front: 12MP
Rear: Pro 12MP
Front: 12MP
Rear: Rear: Dual 12MP
Front: Front: 12MP
Rear: Rear: Dual 12MP
Front: Front: 12MP
ID Face ID Face ID Face ID Face ID

Source: Manufacturer’s website. Actual offers may vary. Actual costs may vary. Comparison does not include all brands, products, or features. Valid September 2021. *Rear Pro Camera includes Ultra Wide, Wide, and Telephoto camera system. Dual Camera includes Ultra Wide and Wide camera system.

Compare iPhone 12 Pro Max plans (128GB)

The iPhone 12 Pro Max is available from Optus, Telstra, and Vodafone and all three mobile providers offer the same repayment terms. For the iPhone 12 Pro Max 128GB model, prices start at $51.36 per month for 36 months, you just need to choose which mobile plan you want to include with it.

Compare iPhone 12 Pro Max plans (128GB)
  Optus Telstra Vodafone
Repayment terms 12 - 36 months 12 - 36 months
Or purchase outright
12 - 36 months
Total minimum cost $1,848.96 + plan $1,848.96 + plan $1,848.96 + plan
Cost / month 12 months: $158.08/month
24 months: $77.04/month
36 months: $51.36/month
12 months: $158.08/month
24 months: $77.04/month
36 months: $51.36/month
12 months: $158.08/month
24 months: $77.04/month
36 months: $51.36/month

Source: Providers’ websites. Actual offers may vary. Actual costs may vary. Comparison does not include all brands, products, or features. Valid September 2021.

Compare iPhone 12 Pro plans (128GB)

No matter if you choose to purchase your iPhone 12 Pro from Optus, Telstra, or Vodafone, the repayment terms are about the same. Cost per month starts at $47.18 per month over 36 months for the iPhone 12 Pro 128GB model, not including the monthly mobile plan you choose from your preferred mobile provider.

Compare iPhone 12 Pro plans (128GB)
Optus Optus Telstra Vodafone
Repayment terms 12 - 36 months 12 - 36 months
Or purchase outright
12 - 36 months
Total minimum cost $1,698.48 + plan $1,698.84 + plan $1,698.84 + plan
Cost / month 12 months: $141.58/month
24 months: $70.79/month
36 months: $47.19/month
12 months: $141.58/month
24 months: $70.79/month
36 months: $47.19/month
12 months: $141.58/month
24 months: $70.79/month
36 months: $47.19/month

Source: Providers’ websites. Actual offers may vary. Actual costs may vary. Comparison does not include all brands, products, or features. Valid September 2021.

Compare iPhone 12 plans (64GB)

If you’re looking for a new iPhone 12, you can choose a repayment plan from Optus, Telstra, and Vodafone. Currently, Vodafone is offering $350 off the iPhone 12 RRP for customers who sign up for a 24-month or 36-month repayment plan, with costs starting from $27.74 per month for 36 months with Vodafone or $37.46 per month for 36 months with Optus or Telstra, not including a mobile phone plan.

Compare iPhone 12 plans (64GB)
  Optus Telstra Vodafone
Repayment terms 12 - 36 months 12 - 36 months
Or purchase outright
12 - 36 months
Total minimum cost* $1,348.56 + plan $1,348.92 + plan $1,348.92 + plan
Cost / month 12 months: $112.38/month
24 months: $56.19/month
36 months: $37.46/month
12 months: $112.41/month
24 months: $56.20/month
36 months: $37.47/month
12 months: $112.41/month
24 months: $41.61/month
(Save $350.16 when you stay for 24 months)
36 months: $27.74/month
(Save $350.28 when you stay for 36 months)

Source: Providers’ websites. Actual offers may vary. Actual costs may vary. Comparison does not include all brands, products, or features. Valid September 2021. *Minimum cost does not include discounts.

Compare iPhone 12 Mini plans (64GB)

The smallest member of the iPhone 12 family, the iPhone 12 Mini, can be purchased on a plan with Optus, Telstra, or Vodafone. Currently, Both Telstra and Vodafone are offering the iPhone 12 Mini 64GB with a discount, with the cheapest monthly plan through Vodafone at $16.63 per month for 36 months.

Compare iPhone 12 Mini plans (64GB)
  Optus Telstra Vodafone
Repayment terms 12 - 36 months 12 - 36 months
Or purchase outright
12 - 36 months
Total minimum cost* $1,198.80 + plan $1,198.84 + plan $1,348.92 + plan
Cost / month 12 months: $99.90/month
24 months: $49.95/month
36 months: $33.30/month
12 months: $66.77/month
24 months: $33.28/month
36 months: $22.18/month
(Save $400 on your new iPhone 12 Mini with any plan)
12 months: $99.91/month
24 months: $24.95/month
(Save $600 when you stay for 24 months)
36 months: $16.63/month
(Save $600.12 when you stay for 36 months)

Source: Providers’ websites. Actual offers may vary. Actual costs may vary. Comparison does not include all brands, products, or features. Valid September 2021. *Minimum cost does not include discounts.

Compare iPhone 11 plans

The iPhone 11 line has gone through some changes. While originally encompassing not only the iPhone 11 but also the iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPhone 11 Pro, these two latter models were quickly discontinued in order to push interest towards Apple’s 5G iPhone 12 line. While it is still possible to find some refurbished and resold iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPhone 11 Pro if you’re looking for a new device in the iPhone 11 line you can only find the standard model now.

Compare iPhone 11 series
  iPhone 11 Pro Max
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iPhone 11 Pro
(discontinued)
iPhone 11
Price (RRP) N / A N / A Starting at: $999
Processor A13 Bionic chip A13 Bionic chip A13 Bionic chip
Screen size 6.5” Super Retina XDR OLED 5.8” Super Retina XDR OLED 6.1” Liquid Retina HD LCD
Storage 64GB
265GB
512
64GB
265GB
512
64GB
265GB
512
Camera** Rear: Triple 12MP
Front: 12MP
Rear: Triple 12MP
Front: 12MP
Rear: Dual 12MP
Front: 12MP
ID Face ID Face ID Face ID

Source: Manufacturer’s website. Actual offers may vary. Actual costs may vary. Comparison does not include all brands, products, or features. Valid September 2021. *Rear Triple Camera includes Ultra Wide, Wide, and Telephoto camera system. Dual Camera includes Ultra Wide and Wide camera system.

If you do want to purchase a new iPhone 11, you can find repayment plans from Optus, Telstra, and Vodafone starting at $27.74 per month over 36 months for the iPhone 11 64GB model. Like most of their other iPhone plans, the terms are similar between them so choosing the provider you want really comes down to which mobile network and mobile plan works best for you.

Compare iPhone 11 plans (64GB)
  Optus Telstra Vodafone
Repayment terms 12 - 36 months 12 - 36 months
Or purchase outright
12 - 36 months
Total minimum cost $998.64 + plan $999 + plan $999 + plan
Cost / month 12 months: $83.2/month
24 months: $41.61/month
36 months: $27.74/month
12 months: $83.25/month
24 months: $41.62/month
36 months: $27.75/month
12 months: $83.25/month
24 months: $41.62/month
36 months: $27.75/month

Source: Providers’ websites. Actual offers may vary. Actual costs may vary. Comparison does not include all brands, products, or features. Valid September 2021.

Compare iPhone SE and iPhone XR

Apple currently offers two budget-friendly alternatives to their iPhone 12 and iPhone 11 lineup. The iPhone XR, which was released on 12 September 2018, and the iPhone SE which came out on 4 April 2020. There are many differences between these two iPhone models, but they both come in at under $1,000 making them a bit more wallet-friendly.

 
  iPhone SE
(2nd Gen.)
iPhone XR
Price (RRP) Starting at: $679 Starting at: $849
Processor A13 Bionic chip A12 Bionic chip
Screen size 4.7” Retina HD LCD 6.1” Liquid Retina HD LCD
Storage 64GB
128GB
256GB
64GB
128GB
Camera** Rear: Single 12MP
Front: 7MP
Rear: Single 12MP
Front: 7MP
ID Touch ID Face ID

Source: Manufacturer’s website. Actual offers may vary. Actual costs may vary. Comparison does not include all brands, products, or features. Valid September 2021. *Rear Pro Camera includes Ultra Wide, Wide, and Telephoto camera system. Dual Camera includes Ultra Wide and Wide camera system.

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Compare iPhone SE plans (64GB)

The iPhone SE is still available in limited supply from Vodafone, Optus, and Telstra. All providers offer the same repayment plans with the iPhone SE plans start at $18.86 per month for 36 months, not including your chosen mobile plan.

Compare iPhone SE plans (64GB)
  Optus Telstra Vodafone
Repayment terms 12 - 36 months 12 - 36 months
Or purchase outright
12 - 36 months
Total minimum cost $678.96 + plan $678.96 + plan $678.96 + plan
Cost / month 12 months: $56.58/month
24 months: $28.29/month
36 months: $18.86/month
12 months: $56.58/month
24 months: $28.29/month
36 months: $18.86/month
12 months: $56.58/month
24 months: $28.29/month
36 months: $18.86/month

Source: Providers’ websites. Actual offers may vary. Actual costs may vary. Comparison does not include all brands, products, or features. Valid September 2021.

Compare iPhone XR plans

If you’re interested in the iPhone XR, you can still purchase it from either Telstra or Vodafone on a 12, 24, or 36-month repayment plan. If you want the iPhone XR 64GB model, you can purchase it through Vodafone starting at $19.08 per month, meanwhile, the iPhone XR 128GB​​​​​​​ model is currently available from Telstra starting at $21.08 per month.

Compare iPhone XR plans
Telstra (128GB) Vodafone (64GB)
Repayment terms 12 - 36 months
Or purchase outright
12 - 36 months
Total minimum cost $758.88 + plan $849 + plan
Cost / month 12 months: $63.25/month
24 months: $31.62/month
36 months: $21.08/month
12 months: $70.75/month
24 months: $28.87/month
(Save $156 when you stay for 24 months)
36 months: $19.08/month
(Save $162 when you stay for 36 months)

Source: Providers’ websites. Actual offers may vary. Actual costs may vary. Comparison does not include all brands, products, or features. Valid September 2021.

What is the best iPhone in Australia?

No matter what you want to use your phone for, whether it’s photography, gaming, or just keeping in touch with friends and family on social media there are so many options to choose from when it comes to the iPhone, and the newest model might not always be the best iPhone for you. While the newest iPhone 12 line comes with great features like 5G capabilities, dazzling screen display, and great cameras, they also come at an equally impressive price. If you’re on a budget, you can usually save quite a bit without sacrificing high-quality features, by choosing last year’s model.

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