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  Reply # 911841 10-Oct-2013 06:38
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Ah here we go:

iPhone 5s
16GB: $1049
32GB: $1199
64GB: $1349

iPhone 5c
16GB: $899
32GB: $1049


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  Reply # 911852 10-Oct-2013 07:47
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Official press release from Apple today:


iPhone 5s and 5c will be available on Friday, October 25 in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, French West Indies, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Thailand. iPhone 5s and 5c will also be available on Friday, November 1 in Albania, Armenia, Bahrain, Colombia, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, India, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and UAE. Both iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are currently available in the US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK. 




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 911856 10-Oct-2013 07:55
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Yeah FINALLY!!!!!!!

Where are you guys going to get yours?

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  Reply # 911871 10-Oct-2013 08:09
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henrytai: Yeah FINALLY!!!!!!!

Where are you guys going to get yours?

Can't answer that until pricing is announced. Last time I bought one, Telecom offered a $400 subsidy on the cheapest plan so I'll wait and see what happens this time.

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  Reply # 911891 10-Oct-2013 08:54
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I guess, considering the title of this thread, that your cheque for a million dollars is on its way to Mauricio. :-)




Areas of Geek interest: Home Theatre, HTPC, Android Tablets & Phones, iProducts.

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  Reply # 911893 10-Oct-2013 08:58
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eracode was the first to post it though!

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  Reply # 911897 10-Oct-2013 09:07
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Hooray!  Can't wait to upgrade from my 4.

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  Reply # 911898 10-Oct-2013 09:08
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henrytai: Yeah FINALLY!!!!!!!

Where are you guys going to get yours?


Although it has yet to be seen what sort of volume of product will be shipped to NZ.

If I remember correctly, The 5 was in very tight supply, and for a good number of weeks was only available to those on contract.

But I guess we will find out in 2 weeks time

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  Reply # 911905 10-Oct-2013 09:32
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And just so people know how badly gouged NZ is being on the pricing (Not that this is anything new):



Obviously, US prices exclude sales tax and NZ prices include it.




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  Reply # 911907 10-Oct-2013 09:35
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stevenz: And just so people know how badly gouged NZ is being on the pricing (Not that this is anything new):



Obviously, US prices exclude sales tax and NZ prices include it.


I paid 1349 for my 4, 4S and 5. Clearly the exchange rate hasnt moved over this period.....

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  Reply # 911920 10-Oct-2013 09:52
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stevenz: Obviously, US prices exclude sales tax and NZ prices include it.


So add GST to the converted price, this reduces the "gouging" to about 15%

For that you get to live in a country with a public health care system and minimum wages that remove the requirement to add a 15-20% tip when you go out for dinner, ..... I can live with that.....



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  Reply # 911928 10-Oct-2013 09:53
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Apple just has fixed pricing and pays little to no attention to changes in exchange rate.

The rate hasn't moved a great deal in the past 2 years (80c +/- 5c). The last-worst figure was when it was around the 70c mark back in mid-2010 (roughly when the 4 was released).

I'm sure there's a perfectly reasonable marketing explanation.




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  Reply # 911944 10-Oct-2013 10:03
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wellygary:
stevenz: Obviously, US prices exclude sales tax and NZ prices include it.


So add GST to the converted price, this reduces the "gouging" to about 15%

For that you get to live in a country with a public health care system and minimum wages that remove the requirement to add a 15-20% tip when you go out for dinner, ..... I can live with that.....


Well that got political quickly, was just making a point. The healthcare system doesn't enter into the equation for tourists who may wish to stash a phone or two into their luggage.

FWIW Canadian prices work out to be only around 5% less gougy relative to NZ.

Pity poor France though who pay about 10% more that we do as well.





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  Reply # 911958 10-Oct-2013 10:35
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stevenz: And just so people know how badly gouged NZ is being on the pricing (Not that this is anything new):



Obviously, US prices exclude sales tax and NZ prices include it.



I calculate the price difference as 8% extra here in nz (for the 16gb 5s), assuming I am a business and can claim back GST. 

Doesn't seem too radical. 

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  Reply # 911967 10-Oct-2013 11:06
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From Telecom New Zealand:


Telecom NZ today confirmed it will offer iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, to customers beginning on 25 October 2013.
Information for customers on how to pre-register their interest will soon be available at www.telecom.co.nz.





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