We’re less than a working week away from the iPhone 4 launch in Australia, and not-entirely-surprisingly, Apple is yet to announce pricing for the new phone. But for those who can’t wait to hear about the launch – afterall 65 percent of readers polled here at AMW are planning to buy one on Friday – here’s what we’ve managed to find out so far:
- Apple Retail Stores will be opening at 8am with iPhone 4 stock available for those queuing. The stores will likely offer the phone on plans with each of the major telcos. Australian Macworld has heard a rumour that Apple won’t be selling iPhone 4 outright, but will have pre-paid units available that can be unlocked for a fee.
- Optus has announced that it will be selling the iPhone 4 before Apple’s own stores with midnight (Thursday night) launches around the country in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth . It’s also opening its Cairns and Bendigo stores at 6am on Friday.
- 3 Mobile and Vodafone (both owned by Vodafone Hutchison Australia) have tweeted that they will be releasing more information on Wednesday. Their tweets link to pages where you can sign up for more information.
- Telstra similarly has a sign-up page for more information, but is yet to reveal any plans or pricing. (Of course, there is always the possibility that the plans leaked a few weeks ago are real, despite Telstra claiming otherwise.)
We’ll keep you updated as soon as Apple or any of the telcos announce pricing, and any other opening times for those hoping to queue somewhere.
UPDATE 2: Telstra has announced its pricing, and will also be opening select stores at 12am Friday morning to sell the new iPhone.
UPDATE 3: Optus has also announced some of its pricing.