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  Reply # 356969 27-Jul-2010 10:19
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aimsy007: Can you post it here?


It's posted verbatim on my site. Linked in the original post.

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  Reply # 356972 27-Jul-2010 10:20
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iPhone 4 Arrives in 17 More Countries This Friday

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - 27 July 2010 - Apple's iPhone 4 will be available in 17 more countries this Friday, 30 July. iPhone 4 features FaceTime, which makes video calling as easy as one tap, Apple?s new Retina display, the highest resolution display ever built into a phone, resulting in stunning text, images and video, and a beautiful all-new design of glass and stainless steel that is the thinnest smartphone in the world.

Beginning this Friday, customers can purchase iPhone 4 in New Zealand, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. iPhone 4 will be available for purchase through Apple?s online store (www.apple.com/nz/store) and Apple Authorised Resellers (www.apple.com/nz/buy).

iPhone 4 also features a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, HD 720p video recording, Apple?s A4 processor, a 3-axis gyro and up to 40 percent longer talk time.* iPhone 4 comes with iOS 4, the newest version of the world?s most advanced mobile operating system, which features Multitasking, Folders, enhanced Mail, deeper Enterprise support and Apple?s new iAd mobile advertising platform.

Pricing & Availability
iPhone 4 will be available for outright purchase for a recommended retail price starting from NZD$1,099 inc GST through Apple?s online store (www.apple.com/nz/store), and select Apple Authorised Resellers (www.apple.com/nz/buy). A new iPhone 3GS 8GB model will be available for outright purchase for just NZD$899 inc GST. iPhone 4 will roll out to many more countries later this year and Apple will announce availability and local pricing for these additional countries at a later date.

*Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork, and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple is reinventing the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.

Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS, Macintosh, iPhone, iPad, iMovie, iBooks, iPod touch and iTunes are trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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  Reply # 356978 27-Jul-2010 10:23
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steve98: I can confirm it's not a fake. It was emailed to my site by Fiona Martin, Apple PR person for NZ. And yes the iPhone 3GS 16GB was $1149 via Apple or $1179 from Vodafone so the iPhone 4 is cheaper by $50 / $80.


Hey! Vodafone was $30 more? thats almost the price of a sim....

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  Reply # 356982 27-Jul-2010 10:28
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Vodafone was actually $50 more, and unless you wanted the subsidy I don't understand why would anyone buy from them.





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  Reply # 356985 27-Jul-2010 10:33
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freitasm: Vodafone was actually $50 more, and unless you wanted the subsidy I don't understand why would anyone buy from them.



At launch it was a $30 difference. Here is the original pricing taken from this article:


Pricing:
Vodafone Store/Online/MagnumMac
3GS 16Gb – $1179
3GS 32GB – $1379
3G 8Gb – $979

Apple Online store:
3GS 16Gb -$1149
3GS 32GB – $1349
3G 8Gb -$950




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  Reply # 356986 27-Jul-2010 10:34
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mattk:

Hey! Vodafone was $30 more? thats almost the price of a sim....


Yeah, only it didn't even include one. To buy one from a store you had to prove you were an existing Voda customer, therefore already owning a SIM.

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  Reply # 356988 27-Jul-2010 10:37
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freitasm: Vodafone was actually $50 more, and unless you wanted the subsidy I don't understand why would anyone buy from them.



Exactly. If telco's had to advertise the total cost of ownership over the contract period here in NZ as they do in Aussie I think we'd see drastically different purchasing trends.

I seem to recall a telco in Canada (rogers) loosing exclusivity (because of it's inflated pricing?) about a year ago, resulting in the iphone being sold unlocked... I wonder if the same hasn't happened to VFNZ?

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  Reply # 357287 27-Jul-2010 18:42
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I see a lot of people (around other sites) are happy with the price and I’m not sure if I agree.
I don’t see why our iPhone 4 prices aren’t as closely matched to the iPad prices as they are elsewhere.
32GB WiFi = 16GB iPhone 4 & 32GB WiFi+3G = 32GB iPhone 4


That’s the case for the UK & Canada (just a $10 premium on the 16GB iPhone 4 over the 32GB WiFi iPad).
There’s no way the economies of scale and smaller shipping volume per unit shouldn't have our iPhone 4 prices closer to the iPad instead of the $120 premium we look to be paying.
As people have said, it is better than our round with the 3GS, when we had to eat the “NZ’s far away / GST” reasoning. This time though we can actually compare Apples with Apples in the iPad/iPhone.




Is this making sense? Or have I messed up somewhere? 

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  Reply # 357291 27-Jul-2010 18:48
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If the NZD is at least 10% stronger against the USD when 3GS came out, this price is not all that reasonable.

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  Reply # 357302 27-Jul-2010 19:02
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and telecom has the microsims in stock NOW

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  Reply # 357340 27-Jul-2010 19:49
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I dont want to open the usual can of worms up again, but a friend has just emailed me to say he's upgraded his recently stolen 3GS to an iphone4 for 30 quid in England.

Thats about what you would pay for a slap up curry :(

Suddenly $1200 sounds like an awful lot of money for a phone.


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  Reply # 357430 27-Jul-2010 22:20
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^^^
Total cost of ownership....

Also we are way more expensive than UK regardless for mobile.

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  Reply # 357435 27-Jul-2010 22:22
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The NZ Apple Store has the We'll be back soon sign up. I wonder whether we'll get to place an order for a Friday delivery? :)

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  Reply # 357462 27-Jul-2010 22:50
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How long did the online store take to sell out the 3GS and what was the waitlist like?

This is crazy...

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  Reply # 357471 27-Jul-2010 22:59
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Actually, it looks like it is a worldwide store thing. I guess the MacPro / iMac refresh that the tech blogs mentioned might be in the works so it probably isn't due to the iPhone 4 launch here. Oh well, you never know :)

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