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  # 229558 30-Jun-2009 13:53
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wellygary:
scho047: getting back GST from aust is so easy.. you just show them the receipt and your goods.. and swipe your credit card.. and they will credit back...

its that easy...

and as for apple product.. i think you can get it warranty at any place...

apple usually has international warranty...

i bought my macbook pro there.. and got it serviced it here no prob... so i dont see any worries you guys have... :P


For Laptops and portable computers yes, for iPhones, NO!

http://www.apple.com/support/iphone/service/faq/#repair3

Can I get my iPhone serviced outside the country of purchase?
No, service for eligible repairs is only available in the country where your iPhone was originally purchased.



hmmm that throws a spanner in the works
thanks for the info


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  # 229581 30-Jun-2009 15:02
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I'm going to upgrade from my iPhone 2G because I want the faster processor and 3G speeds.

Not too happy about the price as I think it is quite a bit more expensive than other countries to buy outright ($599 USD / $879 AUD).

I am going to the states shortly but still plan to buy from NZ. The $200 is not enough for me to avoid potential activation / warranty issues.

My preference is for the XT network but it seems pretty unlikely telecom will be selling the phones from day 1. I would hold off buying if XT announced when they would sell them. I am still to work out whether I buy the phone outright or use a contract subsidy.

 
 
 
 


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  # 229589 30-Jun-2009 15:18
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my 2 cents would be... ive had my iphone for just about a year now.. and did not require any service.. nor had i ever had issues... so dont think it will matter where you buy it from :P
touch wood!! hahaha...


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  # 229688 30-Jun-2009 19:19
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Newguy: Will you be buying a iPhone 3GS on the 10th of July?

If so, Why? If Not, Why?




Maybe "Even though it has received rave reviews since its launch a few Fridays ago, there are now numerous reports of overheating issues with the new Apple iPhone 3GS smartphone."


http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/16121-iPhone-3GS-facing-overheating-problems.html


 





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  # 229703 30-Jun-2009 20:10
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old3eyes:
Newguy: Will you be buying a iPhone 3GS on the 10th of July?

If so, Why? If Not, Why?


Maybe "Even though it has received rave reviews since its launch a few Fridays ago, there are now numerous reports of overheating issues with the new Apple iPhone 3GS smartphone."

http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/16121-iPhone-3GS-facing-overheating-problems.html



Yes but you have to remember Apple has a 1 Year warranty which is excellent and you can just get it replaced. My iPhone 3G (bought on day of release) has just got a dead pixel, I called Apple and they took some notes, asked a few questions and within 5-10 minutes advised me to take it to Vodafone so they could send it to Apple and then Apple would send me a replacement. The iPhone is 11 days out of being 1 year old and it's *the* only issue I have ever had with it and it's a non issue as Apple are replacing it. 


So if there is an issue with overheating Apple *will* do something about it, they always do.




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  # 229712 30-Jun-2009 20:44
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Will I be buying one? No, because it's too expensive. I like Apple products and would love an iPhone, but everything has its price and I'm not one to hand over megabucks out of blind brand loyalty.


Anyway I have a good work phone (Nokia E51) and I'm inclined to think that an iPod classic might suit me better than an iPhone as I'd like to have my entire music library accessible from my Bose Wave system.

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  # 229716 30-Jun-2009 21:15
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I probably won't by one. Too expensive for my tight budget, haha.

I'll just by a new 16GB 3rd Gen Ipod Touch in September/October at around half the price :P

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  # 229728 30-Jun-2009 22:42
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just for your info zalman... ive done a bit of search.. and found that you can use iphone from aus and have warranty covered here...
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies-archive.cfm/1224240.html
have a read... and you can check it out for yourself here...
https://selfsolve.apple.com/GetWarranty.do
by typing your info (serial of your iphone 3g) with nz.. then with aus.. should say its all ok... which backs up the article ive listed...
hope that helps!!

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  # 229752 1-Jul-2009 01:29
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Now to get back on thread.

I have had a Iphone 3G from launch day last year.

Its been upgraded to Version 3 firmware.

I will be going down to VF store on 10th July and getting a 3Gs

The Video capabilities is my main reason and the better camera. !! I know 1 more Mp isnt much. The video is extremely good quality from what ive seen on youtube plus 30 fps.'

The increased speed is impressive to

Im currently on a plan-be interesting to see what the deals are. Not currently available. !!
There was a big drama in US with ATT&T re there upgrade plans for existing customers. They eventually relented and gave discounts




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  # 229758 1-Jul-2009 06:31
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scho047: just for your info zalman... ive done a bit of search.. and found that you can use iphone from aus and have warranty covered here...

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies-archive.cfm/1224240.html

have a read... and you can check it out for yourself here...

https://selfsolve.apple.com/GetWarranty.do

by typing your info (serial of your iphone 3g) with nz.. then with aus.. should say its all ok... which backs up the article ive listed...

hope that helps!!



Seriously. The only way to access a repair in NZ is by going to vodafone. Vodafone won't accept an iPhone without NZ proof of purchase.


I spent a month trying to get an Australian sourced iPhone serviced ex NZ before giving up and giving it to a relative to fly to the Sydney Apple store. 


Once Apple worked out it was in fact an Australian iPhone they replaced it on the spot. (reception issues)




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  # 229772 1-Jul-2009 08:22
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psychrn: Now to get back on thread.

I have had a Iphone 3G from launch day last year.

Its been upgraded to Version 3 firmware.

I will be going down to VF store on 10th July and getting a 3Gs

The Video capabilities is my main reason and the better camera. !! I know 1 more Mp isnt much. The video is extremely good quality from what ive seen on youtube plus 30 fps.'

The increased speed is impressive to


Im currently on a plan-be interesting to see what the deals are. Not currently available. !!

There was a big drama in US with ATT&T re there upgrade plans for existing customers. They eventually relented and gave discounts


Those are tha main reasons that i have waited on getting one.
i want video, the better camera, and the speed otherwise i would be getting a 3G at the cheaper price.

One of the big reasons for me even getting a iPhone is so i can Control my iTunes on my media Pc at home and work. I was going to buy a laptop but for me this phone will do what i want, Remote desktop access etc.

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  # 229785 1-Jul-2009 09:11
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Not too happy about the price as I think it is quite a bit more expensive than other countries to buy outright ($599 USD / $879 AUD).

alasta: Will I be buying one? No, because it's too expensive. I like Apple products and would love an iPhone, but everything has its price and I'm not one to hand over megabucks out of blind brand loyalty.

Yatey: I probably won't by one. Too expensive for my tight budget, haha.
I'll just by a new 16GB 3rd Gen Ipod Touch in September/October at around half the price :P


I *really* wish people would stop going on about the price of it.......it's NOT that expensive especially in comparison to other handsets available and especially for what it can do, which is basically everything (with the exception of Flash)

Seriously guys come on......even if you are not a fan of Apple or their products, you can't seriously say this is expensive, and saying it's more expensive here than in other countries for buying it outright, well guess what, SO IS NEARLY EVERYTHING (including NZ's own milk!), that's the joys of living in a small country, with a low population. 

Here are some examples for you:

iPhone 3GS 16GB - $1179.00
Sony Ericsson X1 Xperia - $1549.00
Nokia N85 - $1528.95(Telecom) - $1299.00(Vodafone)
Nokia E75 - $1028.95(Telecom) - $1249.00(Vodafone)
Blackberry Bold - $1199.00(Vodafone) - $879.00(Telecom)
Palm Treo Pro - $1028.95
Sony Ericsson W995a - $1028.95






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  # 229788 1-Jul-2009 09:19
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I've got to agree with NZBullet. The device is arguably the leader in its class, a class which is populated mostly by $1000+ phones, yet somehow many are expecting it to be sub $1000. I must admit I was *hoping* it would $979 like the 8GB 3G, but somehow I always knew that was just wishful thinking.

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  # 229791 1-Jul-2009 09:33
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Cue Paul to show up now and announce the new 12 and 24 month plans with attractive subsidies.

Paul?....Paul????



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  # 229837 1-Jul-2009 10:33
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Hang on a minute, i read somewhere that the device costs like US 176 for materials and US9 to make(roughly).

The markup is friggen huge, and frankly unacceptable. However, this needs to be put at Apples door, not so much the telcos.
However, ill still get one cos i love my 2G and want the increased speeds!




 


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