Now that Apple's iPhone 15 lineup is officially available to purchase, both in-store and online, it's time to think about the best iPhone 15 deals and offers in Australia.
While it's obviously too late to take advantage of any iPhone 15 pre-order bonuses, there are still ways to bring more value to your new handset purchase.
As always, Australia's three major telcos — Telstra, Optus and Vodafone — are all giving customers the option of buying their preferred iPhone 15 handset outright or paying it off on a plan over 12, 24 or 36 months.
Obviously, you also have the option of buying direct from Apple, which offers a good amount of trade-in credit towards the iPhone 15 — particularly for last year's iPhone 14 models. Of course, Apple only accepts iPhones, so if you have a Samsung Galaxy or Google Pixel device to trade in, you're better off looking elsewhere.
Admittedly, you probably won't find much in the way of a discount on Apple's new devices — they are brand new, after all — but we're still going to keep scoping out Aussie retailers and carriers for additional value wherever we can find it.
Best iPhone 15 deals — Quick links
- Optus: Gift card valued up to AU$1,200 with eligible phone trade in
- Apple: Trade-in and get up to AU$1,255 in credit towards your iPhone 15
- Vodafone: Get AU$150 bonus trade-in credit + 3 months Apple TV Plus
- Kogan: Get a AU$50 discount and free shipping with iPhone 15 purchase
- Amazon: No current deals, but may have stock when others don't
iPhone 15 pricing
Once again, the new iPhone 15 sports a 6.1-inch OLED display, only this time it's more expensive from the outset. Pricing for the starts at AU$1,499 for the 128GB variant, which is AU$100 more than last year's entry-level iPhone 14. The slightly larger iPhone 15 Plus, which carries a 6.7-inch OLED display, has jumped up by slightly less, starting at AU$1,649 — an increase of AU$70 from last year.
Of course, serious Apple fans will surely want to get their hands on either the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, which feature Apple's new A17 Pro chip, 48-megapixel main cameras, and always-on displays. The iPhone 15 Pro starts at AU$1,849, while the iPhone 15 Pro Max is available from AU$1,999. A complete price list can be found below.
|Row 1 - Cell 0||256GB||AU$1,699|
|Row 2 - Cell 0||512GB||AU$2,049|
|iPhone 15 Plus||128GB||AU$1,649|
|Row 4 - Cell 0||256GB||AU$1,849|
|Row 5 - Cell 0||512GB||AU$2,199|
|iPhone 15 Pro||128GB||AU$1,849|
|Row 7 - Cell 0||256GB||AU$2,049|
|Row 8 - Cell 0||512GB||AU$2,399|
|Row 9 - Cell 0||1TB||AU$2,749|
|iPhone 15 Pro Max||256GB||AU$2,199|
|Row 11 - Cell 0||512GB||AU$2,549|
|Row 12 - Cell 0||1TB||AU$2,899|
Best iPhone 15 offers
Now that the pre-order period is over, the iPhone 15 bonus offers have predictably evaporated for the most part. That said, some carriers are still offering a substantial amount of trade-in credit towards the new handsets. With that in mind, here's what Australia's major retailers and carriers are still offering.
Optus has a very tempting deal offer for those looking to maximise the trade-in value of their old device. Trade in an eligible phone towards the iPhone 15 and receive a digital gift card valued up to AU$1,200 which can be spent anywhere. Offer ends October 31, 2023. T&Cs apply.
If you have an iPhone device that you're willing to trade towards the iPhone 15, there's a good chance that Apple will give you a good amount of trade-in credit for it. Apple is offering anywhere between AU$50 and AU$1,255 in credit towards your new iPhone when you trade in your current iPhone, depending on which model it is. You even get to hold on to your current iPhone until the new one arrives, at which point you'll receive instructions on where to drop off the old handset. Once its been received and assessed by Apple, a credit will be applied to your original payment method.
If trade-in value is what you're after, Vodafone is offering a bonus AU$150 of trade-in credit, allowing you to save up to AU$1,500 off the total price of your purchase. Of course, to save that full amount your trade-in device will have to be an iPhone 14 Pro Max 1TB model. Additionally, Vodafone is offering 3 months of Apple TV Plus for customers who purchase the iPhone 15. T&Cs apply.
Don't have a device to trade in? You could do worse than this deal from Kogan, which offers a AU$50 discount on your iPhone 15 purchase along with free shipping. Of course, you will need to be a member of Kogan First to take advantage of this offer. Be warned — while your first 30 days of Kogan First are only AU$1, you will be charged the full AU$99 annual fee after that (unless you cancel before that initial period is over).