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  Reply # 1386588 13-Sep-2015 11:31
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Finch: 

Not trolling here, just seems like you can buy phones which have better specs or at least the same for cheaper.



It's never about the specs with iPhone, it's simply the features and user experience. They build their hardware to suit their software, and vice versa, and the unity works extremely well imo. That said, I'd like a 6S+  but it's a bit much for my liking... MacBook Air, or a phone... Curse the NZ dollar!!

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  Reply # 1386609 13-Sep-2015 12:41
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Not sure if this has been mentioned already but the person on the Vodafone twitter account last night said outright purchases of the new iPhone will be available from Day 1

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1386610 13-Sep-2015 12:41
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Picked up one of these

Don't like running a case nor fully naked, lol, so is the best compromise I think

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  Reply # 1386612 13-Sep-2015 12:48
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littleheaven: After some Googling, I've ascertained that the 6 cases should fit the 6S. If anyone is after a cheap interim case, Dick Smith is having a big online sale today. I got a 3SIXT one with a TPU bumper and clear plastic back for $10 which should keep my new phone safe until I find a longer term solution. If it doesn't fit, no drama at that price, I can give to my sister for her 6 as a spare.


Good idea on the case and yes would fit height and wodth wise. But isn't this newer model thicker? Existing cases (at least non silicone) may not fit correctly.




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  Reply # 1386636 13-Sep-2015 14:13
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ZollyMonsta:
littleheaven: After some Googling, I've ascertained that the 6 cases should fit the 6S. If anyone is after a cheap interim case, Dick Smith is having a big online sale today. I got a 3SIXT one with a TPU bumper and clear plastic back for $10 which should keep my new phone safe until I find a longer term solution. If it doesn't fit, no drama at that price, I can give to my sister for her 6 as a spare.


Good idea on the case and yes would fit height and wodth wise. But isn't this newer model thicker? Existing cases (at least non silicone) may not fit correctly.


The difference is no more than 0.2 mm so anything flexible should be fine. Speck have confirmed their 6 cases will fit the 6S so for $10 I'm willing to take the risk :)




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  Reply # 1386646 13-Sep-2015 15:15
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I was considering one of these but can't find much about them, other than positive reviews on Amazon.com. Can't get it delivered direct from .com but .co.uk would cost me NZD$70 delivered (dang you currency exchange rates... dang you all to heck...)

Bit worried that a bumper designed for the 6 Plus may well not fit the 6s Plus correctly, even with such a small differential in dimensions...

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  Reply # 1386684 13-Sep-2015 16:26
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Had a choice to make as I was on a date from 7:30 and couldn't get online before that to order!

She was daring me to place my order for it but I suspect that it wouldn't have actually gone down too well!

Alas when I went online this morning the delivery was 2-3 weeks so I figure I'll just wait and see.

When I do order it will be a silver 6S+ 128gb with Apple care (mostly for the accidental cover) and I will sell my current 6+ 64gb to partially fund it.




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  Reply # 1386707 13-Sep-2015 17:16
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Question for VodafoneDylan (or Vodafone Reps)

Recently I've switched to Red+ Lite special at $49/month instead of $59/month. And Looking at getting iPhone 6s Plus - for myself and my partner. We'd opt to go for Open Term plan - probably the Red+ Lite with spread payment.

I got a few questions if I chose to do so:
1) What will happen to my current Red+ Lite special at $49/month Open Term plan?
2) Can I get/opt to have AppleCare+ for iPhone if I get the iPhone 6s Plus through Vodafone?
3) Will there be an outright purchase through Vodafone - First Mobile store?




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  Reply # 1386728 13-Sep-2015 17:38
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littleheaven:
ZollyMonsta:
littleheaven: After some Googling, I've ascertained that the 6 cases should fit the 6S. If anyone is after a cheap interim case, Dick Smith is having a big online sale today. I got a 3SIXT one with a TPU bumper and clear plastic back for $10 which should keep my new phone safe until I find a longer term solution. If it doesn't fit, no drama at that price, I can give to my sister for her 6 as a spare.


Good idea on the case and yes would fit height and wodth wise. But isn't this newer model thicker? Existing cases (at least non silicone) may not fit correctly.


The difference is no more than 0.2 mm so anything flexible should be fine. Speck have confirmed their 6 cases will fit the 6S so for $10 I'm willing to take the risk :)


True. I went in and grabbed a silicon case. Usually $27 and got it for $4




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  Reply # 1386745 13-Sep-2015 17:59
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pretty gob smacked that someone has NZ$2,028.00 to spend on a phone (6s Plus 128Gb + AppleCare)

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  Reply # 1386802 13-Sep-2015 18:49
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I'll most likely get an iPhone 6S Plus and AppleCare then throw it on the 24 months interest free through Spark. It'll be interesting to see what the specifications are once there is a tear down by fixit or some other source.

Regarding a case, it'll be a toss up between either one from Pad and Quill or TwelveSouth with there Bookbook one.




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  Reply # 1386826 13-Sep-2015 19:14
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nathan: pretty gob smacked that someone has NZ$2,028.00 to spend on a phone (6s Plus 128Gb + AppleCare)


That's what I was getting at on the previous page but it is what it is. Not my money anyway.



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  Reply # 1386835 13-Sep-2015 19:30
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kawaii: I'll most likely get an iPhone 6S Plus and AppleCare then throw it on the 24 months interest free through Spark. It'll be interesting to see what the specifications are once there is a tear down by fixit or some other source.

Regarding a case, it'll be a toss up between either one from Pad and Quill or TwelveSouth with there Bookbook one.


This is what I did with my 5s a couple of years ago. My wife will likely want an upgrade once she has a tutu with my new one so may well go down that road for hers. She'll be after the rose gold though so I suspect she'll be waiting for a while for Spark to get stock of that...

I had a Pad & Quill Bella Fino for my 5s and a 12South BookBook for my 4S... loved both but just not sure about the added bulk on such a large handset (and such a difference from my 5s)

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  Reply # 1387056 14-Sep-2015 10:43
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From Vodafone:


Vodafone New Zealand today announced it will offer iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the most advanced iPhones ever, beginning Friday, September 25. iPhone 6s 16GB will be available starting at $0 on the Vodafone Red+ plan for $129 per month on a 24-month term and iPhone 6s Plus 16GB will be available starting at $199 on the Vodafone Red+ plan for $129 per month on a 24-month term. iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 5s will also be available. And Kiwis always have the option of a free upgrade every year on the Vodafone Red+ Super plan on a 24-month term. For additional pricing details, please visit: www.vodafone.co.nz

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus bring a powerful new dimension to iPhone’s revolutionary Multi-Touch interface with 3D Touch, which senses how deeply you press the display, letting you do all kinds of essential things more quickly and simply. The new iPhones introduce Live Photos, which bring still images to life, transforming instants frozen in time into unforgettable living memories. Live Photos, 3D Touch, 12-megapixel iSight camera, 5-megapixel FaceTime HD camera with Retina Flash and more are powered by the Apple-designed A9 chip, the most advanced chip ever in a smartphone, delivering faster performance and great battery life. iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are designed from the strongest glass on any smartphone and 7000 series aluminum the same alloy used in the aerospace industry, in gorgeous metallic finishes that now include rose gold.

“We are delighted that our customers will be amongst the first in the world to get their hands on the brilliant iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, and we’re making it as easy as possible for Kiwis to do this from anywhere in New Zealand. iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will deliver customers an incredible experience on New Zealand’s leading mobile network – backed by Vodafone’s Network Guarantee,” said Matt Williams, Consumer Director, Vodafone New Zealand. “Our superfast 4G network is now available to over 85 percent of Kiwis, helping keep them connected to the content and people they love.




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  Reply # 1387089 14-Sep-2015 11:25
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If I sign up for Vodafone Red+ and get the iPhone 6S Plus 128GB with it, I know I have to pay $599 upfront and then $129 + $20 for New Phone Every Year addon. For the next year, if I decide to get iPhone 7 Plus 128GB, would I have to pay the $599 upfront again?

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