Best iPhone deal in Australia: iPhone 6 for under $500!

Apple is re-stocking Telstra and Officeworks with the iPhone 6

Strap yourself into the Delorian, put your foot on the accelerator and head to 88mph – we’re going back to 2015 and announcing the availability of the iPhone 6 in Australia!

With the next generation iPhone due to be announced within the month and launching shortly after, it’s hard to imagine a three year old iPhone being a good deal – but let me tell you there’s a real market for an iPhone at the right price.

It’s a common thing for parents to be nagged by their teenagers for an iPhone, when frankly any other phone would do – there’s something desirable about an iPhone and Apple have created one of the best App and device ecosystems on the market,

Unfortunately, spending $1000+ on an iPhone isn’t in the budget for most families, and the idea of being locked into a long term high price contract isn’t a great idea – especially when you know those kids are going to want something new in an year from now.

The iPhone SE was introduced to the market to offer a smaller form factor device, using the design and frame of the iPhone 5 and 5S, with the insides of an iPhone 6.

With tens, perhaps hundreds of thousands, if not millions of iPhone 4’s, 4S’, 5’s and generally older iPhones still in use today, there’s a real market for an affordable upgrade for those users as software developers and Apple start to drop support for the older devices.

Keeping that in mind, Apple has begun distributing limited stock of iPhone 6 devices through retail and telco channels in Australia.

Officeworks is selling the iPhone 6 from later this week for $469 outright.  Use any telco SIM you want.

Telstra is also selling the iPhone 6, for $449.  That device will be locked to the Telstra network and the usual unlock fee for Telstra is $80 making it comparatively more expensive than the Officeworks outright purchase.

The deal is outstanding, the first time an iPhone has been sold for under $500.

This particular device is Space Grey, and available in 32GB storage option only.

You can pick one up, outright from Officeworks, or prepaid and locked to Telstra.

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6 Comments on this post.
  • Damian
    16 August 2017 at 7:42 pm
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    Is the Apple phone pictured above not the 6S. The article mentions the SE available from Office Works which is not the same model as pictured! The iPhone 6 mentioned in the article being sold by Telstra is the model shown in the article. Perhaps Officeworks and Telstra are selling different model IPhones then?

    • Trevor Long
      16 August 2017 at 7:43 pm
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      The iPhone pictured is the 6 – not 6S – because its the 6 that is being sold at Telstra, and Officeworks are stocking it from the end of this week. Not sure how that’s hard to get?

  • Damian
    16 August 2017 at 8:06 pm
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    Trevor. Unless it’s a typo you talk about the SE in the above sentence in your article ‘The iPhone SE was introduced to the market to offer a smaller form factor device, using the design and frame of the iPhone 5 and 5S, with the insides of an iPhone 6′ but then go on talking about the 6’. Hence my referring to the SE.

  • Damian
    16 August 2017 at 8:17 pm
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    Trevor. Not sure why your article refers to the SE then? The iPhone SE was introduced to the market to offer a smaller form factor device, using the design and frame of the iPhone 5 and 5S, with the insides of an iPhone 6.

  • Scott
    18 August 2017 at 5:26 pm
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    Hi Trev, popped into Office Works at Taren Point (NSW) today to grab one and the staff had not heard of the iPhone 6 deal? They were very helpful and looked it up online for me and it was showing zero availability across Sydney Metro. Not sure what’s going on but he did say they had received a number of phone and walk-in enquiries. Also FYI he also said massive interest in Google WiFi and Home products.

    • Trevor Long
      18 August 2017 at 5:28 pm
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      Yep, it’s an online only deal right now, literally opened up today – so – you can imagine staff aren’t yet all over it.

      Good feedback!

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