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  Reply # 2089635 13-Sep-2018 07:24
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Dial111: New iPhone prices are out.

iPhone X-S

64gb $1899
256gb $2199
512gb $2599

Wow! The iPhone X-S Max has some eye watering prices.

64gb $2099
256gb $2399
512gb $2799

The el cheapo iPhone X-R

64gb $1399
128gb $1499
256gb $1699


Eye-watering prices is right!!! Nearly $3k for the top model... Apple clearly knows that we have more money than sense!

Can’t help but think that the 6.1 inch iPhone Xr 128gb model at $1499 represents the best value by far

Apple Watch series 4 pricing is $699 for the new format, smaller 40mm screen and $749 for the larger 44mm version. Series 3 drops in price to $479 for the older format 38mm screen and $529 for the 42mm version.

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  Reply # 2089643 13-Sep-2018 07:48
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A year ago the NZD:USD was 0.72. It's now running at 0.65, a 10% loss... so only to be expected prices will go up.

 

But normally when the exchange rate goes back up, Apple doesnt adjust prices back (but they do seem to change their TO_CARRIER prices, as the $$$ off deals tend to appear. I expect Voda and 2D to run deals in Jan/Feb just like this year... Voda had $500 off at one point for the X.

 

 





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  Reply # 2089645 13-Sep-2018 07:51
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At what point do these prices become a little bit silly? 




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  Reply # 2089646 13-Sep-2018 07:53
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antoniosk:

Voda had $500 off at one point for the X.


 



Was it as much as $500? I think that this was potentially more in anticipation of the X being discontinued perhaps?



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  Reply # 2089647 13-Sep-2018 07:53
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myndlyz:

At what point do these prices become a little bit silly? 



At THIS point...

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  Reply # 2089648 13-Sep-2018 07:54
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I’m 99% sold on the XR better battery, larger screen, better price. I don’t need IP68 or ever use 3D Touch. Looking forward to seeing launch deals. A little sad the XR launches a month later :-(

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  Reply # 2089650 13-Sep-2018 08:00
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myndlyz:

 

At what point do these prices become a little bit silly? 

 

 

When people stop buying them to the point that the company's profit margin drops and the shareholders/board start asking questions.    





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  Reply # 2089651 13-Sep-2018 08:01
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What are the release dates for NZ?


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  Reply # 2089654 13-Sep-2018 08:06
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I'm going with the X-S Max 256gb BUT now have a dilemma with which provider.

 

Currently on Vodafone - looking at switching to 2degrees for rollover and better data sharing.

 

Also despite me buying the Series 3 Apple Watch only a few months ago I think I'll be upgrading this too.





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  Reply # 2089671 13-Sep-2018 08:10
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So is 64GB the new 16GB?
Be interesting to see how much of it is available for use. I imagine the lowest capacity (particularly the r) will only be for corporate use.




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  Reply # 2089674 13-Sep-2018 08:13
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What are the release dates for NZ?

 

 

 

 

According to the Apple website, preorders for the XS start on the 14/09 and available 21/09, XR preorders start 19/10


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  Reply # 2089681 13-Sep-2018 08:19
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Seeing as the new iPhones now supports dual sim by way of eSim, are we able to take advantage of this? do NZ carriers support it? 

 

 


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  Reply # 2089689 13-Sep-2018 08:28
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My S3 watch broke about 2-3 weeks ago (accident), so yeh I think I will get myself an S4 watch. 

 

Wont bother upgrading my phone though have an iphone 8.






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  Reply # 2089695 13-Sep-2018 08:35
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As I mentioned earlier I have an 8 Plus so I wasn't planning to upgrade this year and I'm pretty relieved about it when I look at those prices. I might seriously consider buying an XS Max next year when it is superseded by a newer model and, presumably, discounted accordingly.

 

The watch seems expensive too. If the larger aluminium variant is $750 then how much will a 4G enabled stainless steel variant cost if/when these are available in NZ?

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2089700 13-Sep-2018 08:46
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alasta:

 

As I mentioned earlier I have an 8 Plus so I wasn't planning to upgrade this year and I'm pretty relieved about it when I look at those prices. I might seriously consider buying an XS Max next year when it is superseded by a newer model and, presumably, discounted accordingly.

 

The watch seems expensive too. If the larger aluminium variant is $750 then how much will a 4G enabled stainless steel variant cost if/when these are available in NZ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's $1,129 AUD for the 44mm stainless GPS+CELLULAR watch


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