While this year's new iPhones are still expensive, there are plenty of consumers out there who are gonna find it a little to pay for their upgrade by bundling it in with a post-paid mobile plan through Telstra.
After all, throwing your lot in with Telstra when it comes to the new Apple iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro Max comes with plenty of fringe benefits. You get access to the better and faster 5G network speeds. You also get data-free music streaming for Apple Music and data-free sports streaming of things like the AFL, AFLW, NRL and A-League.
The Apple iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will be available in Australia from October 23rd through local telcos at a variety of price-points. Here everything you need to know to get the most bang for your buck through Telstra. How do Telstra's iPhone plans compare to Vodafone? Click here.
Telstra iPhone 12 plans
24-month Telstra iPhone 12 (64GB) plans
24-month Telstra iPhone 12 (128GB) plans
24-month Telstra iPhone 12 (256GB) plans
What about the iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Mini?
Since these two are launching a little later than the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, Telstra aren't t yet taking preorders for either device at this stage.
In Australia, prices for the iPhone 12 Pro Max start at AU$1849. The device comes in three sizes - 128GB, 256GB and 512GB - and will go on pre-order alongside the iPhone 12 Mini on November 7th ahead of a November 13th launch. The iPhone 12 Mini starts at AU$1199 and the device is available in three sizes: 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.
How much does the iPhone 12 usually cost?
In Australia, the iPhone 12 starts at a recommended retail price of AU$1349 for the 64GB model. If you want more storage, you're looking at paying AU$1429 for the 128GB version of the iPhone 12 or AU$1599 for the 256GB one. For more information on the iPhone 12, click here.
If you're looking to postpaid, telcos usually take the cost of the device and divide it by either 24 or 36 months. In the case of the cheapest iPhone 12, you're looking at something between AU$35/month and AU$50/month plus the cost of the plan itself - which can vary based on the amount of data and extras you bundle in with it.
For instance, the price of getting an iPhone 12 on a postpaid plan through Telstra will start at $92/month for a 36-month contract or $111/month for a 24-month contract. We arrived at this number by simply taking the RRP of the iPhone 12 ($1349), dividing it by the number of months and then adding on the price of Telstra's cheapest phone plan ($55).
What about the iPhone 12 Pro? How much does it cost in Australia?
The iPhone 12 Pro sits above the regular iPhone 12 when it comes to pricing. It starts at a recommended retail price of AU$1699 for the 64GB model. You're looking at paying AU$1869 for the 256GB version of the iPhone 12 Pro or AU$2219 for the 512GB version if you want more storage space. For more information on the iPhone 12 Pro, click here.
Telstra iPhone 12 Pro plans
24-month Telstra iPhone 12 Pro (128GB) plans
24-month Telstra iPhone 12 Pro (256GB) plans
24-month Telstra iPhone 12 Pro (512GB) plans