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Topic # 129330 11-Sep-2013 10:00
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So any idea from when iphone 5s and cheap(C) are going on sale in NZ and what's the price for an unlocked one.


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  Reply # 893118 11-Sep-2013 10:24
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million dollar question: what's the difference to the average consumer between iphone 5 and iphone 5s?




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  Reply # 894118 11-Sep-2013 10:36
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joker97: million dollar question: what's the difference to the average consumer between iphone 5 and iphone 5s?


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I was interested in the fact that the 5 is no longer being sold and the 4s is being kept on as the budget model - either the margins on the 5 are average, there isn't enough difference between the 5 and the new models, or they are trying to really differentiate the low end.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 894120 11-Sep-2013 10:36
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  Reply # 894121 11-Sep-2013 10:37
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mid December 2013 as other left out countries...




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  Reply # 894123 11-Sep-2013 10:40
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Buying a 5s from the Apple Australia site and getting a mate to ship it here is an option right? i.e. the iphones are sold unlocked? 

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  Reply # 894124 11-Sep-2013 10:41
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I was interested in the fact that the 5 is no longer being sold and the 4s is being kept on as the budget model - either the margins on the 5 are average, there isn't enough difference between the 5 and the new models, or they are trying to really differentiate the low end.


The only apparent difference to me between the 5 and 5c is the case... lol :) So I'd say "Too similar to new product".




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  Reply # 894130 11-Sep-2013 10:48
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Wyvern: Buying a 5s from the Apple Australia site and getting a mate to ship it here is an option right? i.e. the iphones are sold unlocked? 


Yeah that'll work, though depending on the exchange rate and how badly Apple taxes Australia for the device you could end up spending a lot on customs fees when it arrives in NZ.

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  Reply # 894131 11-Sep-2013 10:49
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I assume the 5S price will be the same as the 5, which was the same as the 4S

The 4S was 869 I recall and 4 was 569 so I expect the 4S will be 569

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  Reply # 894145 11-Sep-2013 11:18
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Oh yeah, I forgot about Customs tax. AUS price for 32Gb is 1000AU which is approx 1130NZD. Not really worth it is when NZ Apple price would be about the same and without the customs tax possibility

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  Reply # 894149 11-Sep-2013 11:20
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tdgeek: I assume the 5S price will be the same as the 5, which was the same as the 4S

The 4S was 869 I recall and 4 was 569 so I expect the 4S will be 569


The 8gb 4s is already up on the apple website for $649

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  Reply # 894152 11-Sep-2013 11:21
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michaelmurfy: Million dollar question, why?


coz the 5Same is the same thing as the 5, just tweaked ... wonder if they share the same expensive parts




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  Reply # 894154 11-Sep-2013 11:23
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joker97: million dollar question: what's the difference to the average consumer between iphone 5 and iphone 5s?


The camera and the fingerprint scanner will be an easy upsell i imagine, assuming the scanner works as well as expected it would possibly be the most secure and simplest form of security to use on a daily basis

The camera itself will be enough to sell my wife on the idea of trading up from her 4s

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  Reply # 894160 11-Sep-2013 11:41
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Wade: 

The camera and the fingerprint scanner will be an easy upsell i imagine, assuming the scanner works as well as expected it would possibly be the most secure and simplest form of security to use on a daily basis

The camera itself will be enough to sell my wife on the idea of trading up from her 4s


You can only use TouchID to unlock the phone, or for AppStore purchases, so it isn't going to replace other content security (like passwords) for day to day use - not in it's current implementation, anyway, I'm sure it will come down the track.

But yeah, I can see it being a viable upgrade from a 4s, but I'm not seeing much to justify going from a 5 to 5s (let alone just the 5c) unless there's some sort of rebate incentives to trade up for a lower cost.




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  Reply # 894164 11-Sep-2013 11:49
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the Iphone5S is aimed at the Iphone4S user as that makes it the 2 year off contract purchase.

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  Reply # 894182 11-Sep-2013 11:59
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There is only a $100 US difference in prices between the 16GB 5S and the 5C, 

its $130 difference in OZ and likely to around a $160-180 difference here, 

The 5S is likely to cost the same as the original 5 (now unavailable from Apple NZ) @ around $1030 so the 5C will likely set you back $850 ish

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