Apple opens Aussie iPhone 5 pre-orders, Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, Virgin Mobile announce pricing

iPhone 5 now available to pre order through Apple, while Telstra, Optus and Vodafone have all revealed pricing

Apple's iPhone 5 is available to pre-order now.

Apple's iPhone 5 is available to pre-order now.

Apple has begun taking pre-orders for the iPhone 5 on its Australian online store, while Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile have all announced their pricing and plan details for the new smartphone.

Read our Apple iPhone 5 preview here

Unveiled yesterday morning at a media event in San Francisco, the iPhone 5 is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models with Australian outright pricing starting at $799 for the 16GB model. The 32GB model sells for $899 and the 64GB version will cost $999.

All three models of the iPhone 5 in both black and white variants are available to pre-order from the Australian online Apple Store now. A listed delivery timeframe of between Friday 21 September to Thursday 27 September applied for all iPhone 5 pre-orders at the time of writing, though shipping time has since blown out to two weeks for all models.

The iPhone 5 is available to pre-order now through Apple's online store.
The iPhone 5 is available to pre-order now through Apple's online store.

The iPhone 5 goes on sale in Australia next Friday 21 September, the same time as the US launch date. Before last year's iPhone 4S, Australians had to wait a number of weeks after the US to buy the iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4 when they were released in 2009 and 2010, respectively.

Along with Australia and the US, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK are the other regions to get the iPhone 5 next week. Apple said yesterday it expects the iPhone 5 to be available in "over 100 countries" by December 2012.

Meanwhile, Australian telcos Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile have all announced their pricing for the iPhone 5 this afternoon.

iPhone 5 pricing for Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile (click on each for more details) is shown below.

Telstra

Telstra's pricing for the 16GB model iPhone 5.
Telstra's pricing for the 16GB model iPhone 5.

Telstra's pricing for the 32GB model iPhone 5.
Telstra's pricing for the 32GB model iPhone 5.

Telstra's pricing for the 64GB model iPhone 5.
Telstra's pricing for the 64GB model iPhone 5.

Optus

Optus pricing for the 16GB model iPhone 5.
Optus pricing for the 16GB model iPhone 5.

Optus pricing for the 32GB model iPhone 5.
Optus pricing for the 32GB model iPhone 5.

Optus pricing for the 64GB model iPhone 5.
Optus pricing for the 64GB model iPhone 5.

Vodafone

Vodafone's pricing for the iPhone 5.
Vodafone's pricing for the iPhone 5.

Virgin Mobile

Virgin Mobile's pricing for the 16GB model iPhone 5.
Virgin Mobile's pricing for the 16GB model iPhone 5.

Virgin Mobile's pricing for the 16GB model iPhone 5.
Virgin Mobile's pricing for the 16GB model iPhone 5.

Virgin Mobile's pricing for the 16GB model iPhone 5.
Virgin Mobile's pricing for the 16GB model iPhone 5.

Will you be buying the iPhone outright or on a plan? Which telco has the best pricing? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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