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Topic # 151930 10-Sep-2014 12:25

Anyone from Spark able to tell us when the iPhone 6 will be available for order and what the pricing/plans etc. (including term payment plans) will be?

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  Reply # 1125717 10-Sep-2014 12:58
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The Apple website says available to order from September 26 in New Zealand. Of course, no idea how long shipping times will be from that date!

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  Reply # 1125718 10-Sep-2014 12:59
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most the frontline staff don't even know the release date lol, and they have not had any communications of release and pricing as yet

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  Reply # 1125915 10-Sep-2014 16:35
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does anyone remember the launch for 5S with Telecom?

I think they had some stock for the launch date (same day you could order on Apple store), but I could be wrong.

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  Reply # 1126823 11-Sep-2014 22:04
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Have to say. Can't wait to get an iPhone 6+





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  Reply # 1126825 11-Sep-2014 22:08
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jeeg: does anyone remember the launch for 5S with Telecom?

I think they had some stock for the launch date (same day you could order on Apple store), but I could be wrong.

Certainly did for the 4S (haven't bought one since) but I don't know whether they were available at retail nationwide or only in "flagship" shops.



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  Reply # 1126834 11-Sep-2014 22:20

Anyone know why it says my original post has been changed by "Bighammer"?

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  Reply # 1126851 11-Sep-2014 22:35
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If its like  the past ones I assume it'll be available launch day. Went to the iPhone 5 launch at the Victoria St store in Auckland CBD, was an interesting experience.

Thinking of buying from Apple directly this year as not too keen on signing a contract. But if Spark offers it on prepaid/pay monthly right away I'll switch to pay monthly and stay with them most likely. 




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  Reply # 1126913 12-Sep-2014 08:08
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Otagolad: Anyone know why it says my original post has been changed by "Bighammer"?

Yep, that'll be because I requested that a mod add a question mark to the title - the thread looked authoritative from the home page, when it was actually only asking.

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  Reply # 1126945 12-Sep-2014 08:21
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If the previous launches are anything to go by (my personal view and I don't know anything about the launch)

- It will be offered to postpaid customers only on a term contract
- There will be limited stock of the larger phones (64gb or if Apple are making a larger version??) will only have a few in each store
- After a few weeks/months once the stock becomes available and then it's offered prepaid, to purchase outright or deferred payment over 12 months against your Spark account without a contract.
- The prices won't be advertised until a few days before launch

Feel free to search geekzone to see the 5S, 5 and 4S launches and the timings that happened around them.

I doubt this launch will be any different.

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  Reply # 1127036 12-Sep-2014 09:49
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For the iPhone 5S launch, Spark had stock on day one (Friday October 25) and were selling them instore on open term plans (pay monthly but no contracts), but only if you chose interest free payments. I assume this was done to get people onto the network under the assumption that they'll stick around as paying customers for the 24 months of interest free payments. It definitely got me on board and ended my 10+ year relationship with vodafone (who were only seling the 5S on 24 month Red
contracts - gross!).

I'm hoping it will be much the same with the iPhone 6.


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  Reply # 1127099 12-Sep-2014 11:11
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Afaik if you order from Apple then it should be sent out on launch day anyway. The only benefit of getting it from a Spark store is if you're getting a handset discount with your plan.

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  Reply # 1127107 12-Sep-2014 11:23
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Noodles: Afaik if you order from Apple then it should be sent out on launch day anyway. The only benefit of getting it from a Spark store is if you're getting a handset discount with your plan.


That's not how it's worked in the past; typically even if you order within an hour of the "Buy now" button going live, there's a 2-3 week shipping delay. Once it ships it's usually overnight from HK or Sydney, but it's definitely not Day 1.

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  Reply # 1127156 12-Sep-2014 12:47
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if I'm not mistaken both VF and Telecom had iphones on contract from day 1, then on prepay around 3 weeks later ish

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  Reply # 1127160 12-Sep-2014 12:48
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so if you going term just wait to pick it up. if on prepay, better to preorder with apple who shipped around 2 weeks after release, so in a way faster than the shop, if you must.

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  Reply # 1127648 13-Sep-2014 09:09
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Just reading through the news online - it appears that some of the orders have been pushed back into October so it'll be interesting to see whether NZ has been given a allocated amount or whether we'll be fighting over the scraps.




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