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iPhone 12 Series Phone Plans

iPhone 12 Plans

The following table shows a selection of 24-month 64GB Apple iPhone 12 plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to compare phone plans from a wide range of telco providers. This is a selection of products with links to referral partners.

iPhone 12 Pro Plans

The following table shows a selection of 24-month 128GB Apple iPhone 12 Pro plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to compare phone plans from a wide range of telco providers. This is a selection of products with links to referral partners.

iPhone 12 Pro Max Plans

The following table shows a selection of 24-month 128GB Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to compare phone plans from a wide range of telco providers. This is a selection of products with links to referral partners.

 

Which iPhone do you want a plan for?

Aussie telcos that offer iPhone plans

The newest iPhone isn’t always the best iPhone for you. You might find that an older device is better suited to your needs, especially if you’re on a tighter budget. The newest iPhones are typically more expensive than the older counterparts, but you can save hundreds by picking up last year’s model rather than the very latest Apple release (and still grab a great phone with premium features!).

If you are after the newest iPhone, the iPhone 12 series with its 5G connectivity, there are four different devices to choose from: the base iPhone 12, it’s smaller counterpart the iPhone 12 Mini, the more premium iPhone 12 Pro and the larger iPhone 12 Pro Max.

iPhone 12 series phones and specs

If you’re looking for iPhone plans, depending on your choice of telco, there’s currently several models of iPhone available to pick up on plans, including:

  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone Xs Max
  • iPhone Xs
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 7

If you’re looking at Apple’s 2020 5G iPhones, we’ve compared these three devices in the below comparison table.

Apple’s 5G iPhones: iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max comparison

iPhone 12 Mini iPhone 12 iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 12 Pro Max
Price From $1,199 From $1,349 From $1,699 From $1,849
Screen size 5.4-inch SuperRetina XDR display 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR display
Chipset A14 Bionic Chip with Neural Engine, 6-core CPU, 4-core CPU A14 Bionic Chip with Neural Engine, 6-core CPU, 4-core CPU A14 Bionic Chip with Neural Engine, 6-core CPU, 4-core CPU A14 Bionic Chip with Neural Engine, 6-core CPU, 4-core CPU
Storage 64GB, 128GB, 256GB 64GB, 128GB, 256GB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
Rear camera Dual 12-megapixel wide angle and ultra wide cameras with 2x zoom, Night Mode and 4K video, plus Dolby Vision Dual 12-megapixel wide angle and ultra wide cameras with 2x zoom, Night Mode and 4K video, plus Dolby Vision Triple 12-megapixel wide angle, ultra wide and telephoto cameras with 4x zoom, Night Mode and 4K video, plus Dolby Vision Triple 12-megapixel wide angle, ultra wide and telephoto cameras with 5x zoom, Night Mode and 4K video, plus Dolby Vision
Front camera 12-megapixel TrueDepth camera with Portrait Mode and 4K video 12-megapixel TrueDepth camera with Portrait Mode and 4K video 12-megapixel TrueDepth camera with Portrait Mode and 4K video 12-megapixel TrueDepth camera with Portrait Mode and 4K video
Colours Black, White, Blue, Green, (PRODUCT) Red Black, White, Blue, Green, (PRODUCT) Red Gold, Graphite, Silver, Pacific Blue Gold, Graphite, Silver, Pacific Blue

iPhone pricing is rarely ‘cheap’ — but depending on your choice of provider and plan, you can find ways to pay less each month for your brand new device. Most iPhone plans currently begin from around the $90-$100 per month mark for both your mobile plan and phone payment, but prices will vary due to your choice of device repayment term.

Excluding device payments, the postpaid phone plans that you bundle with your iPhone start at $39 from Optus with 10GB data, $40 from Vodafone with 10GB of data or $55 from Telstra with 40GB data. Optus, Telstra and Vodafone each include unlimited data. Optus and Telstra’s speeds after you use up all your data are 1.5Mbps, whereas Vodafone’s speeds depend on the plan you’re on, and are higher the more you pay.

Finding the best iPhone plan is all about finding a plan that will best suit your needs. If you’re a light data user, or you rarely use your mobile data, a cheap and low-data iPhone plan might be the best option. If you stream a lot of high-definition video on the go, you might need a plan with a minimum of 100GB of data.

Telstra, Optus and Vodafone all have iPhone plans ranging in data inclusions, so you’ll want to compare what each telco has on offer to help you determine which carrier has the best iPhone plan for your needs.

For the more moderate data users, there are some good phone plan deals at the cheaper end of the spectrum, with some decent data inclusions.

Looking for the iPhone 12 series on a plan from Telstra? Telstra offers a great selection of Apple devices including the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max phones, along with the iPhone SE and some stock of the iPhone XS.

Telstra also allows you to separate your iPhone payments from your plan. Devices are available on 12-month and 24-month payment periods, and can be bundled with one of the four month-to-month mobile plans on offer. Technically you’re not locked into a contract on these plans, however cancelling altogether will require you to pay off the remainder of your handset.

Telstra iPhone plans summary

Telco Mobile Plan Included Data Monthly Cost Contract Term
Telstra $55 Small plan 40GB $55 No contract
Telstra $65 Medium plan 80GB $65 No contract
Telstra $85 Large plan 120GB $85 No contract
Telstra $115 Extra Large plan 180GB $115 No contract

Optus stocks the latest devices including the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max and the iPhone SE. Older devices, such as the iPhone XS, are no longer available from the telco. If you’re considering picking up a new iPhone from Optus, you can buy your device on a 12, 24 or 36-month payment plan, which is separated from your mobile service.

Optus iPhone plans summary

Telco Mobile Plan Included Data Monthly Cost Contract Term
Optus $39 Small Choice plan 10GB $39 No contract
Optus $49 Medium Choice plan 60GB $49 No contract
Optus $59 Large Choice plan 100GB $59 No contract
Optus $79 Extra Large Choice plan 120GB $79 No contract

Vodafone customers can choose from a range of devices including the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, the iPhone SE. Stocks of the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, as well as older devices, are no longer available. These devices are available on Vodafone’s phone repayment plans, with your choice of contract length over 12, 24 or 36 months.

Once you’ve selected your device, you’ll be required to add on a postpaid plan. These plans are separate to your device repayments and they are month-to-month plans. This means you can switch your plan to another of the month-to-month plans, however cancelling will require you to pay off the remaining cost of your handset.

Vodafone iPhone plans summary

Telco Mobile Plan Included Data Monthly Cost Contract Term
Vodafone $40 SIM Only Lite plan 10GB $40 No contract
Vodafone $45 SIM Only Lite+ plan 30GB $45 No contract
Vodafone $55 SIM Only Super plan 60GB $55 No contract
Vodafone $65 SIM Only Super+ plan 100GB $65 No contract
Vodafone $120 SIM Only Ultra plan 150GB $120 No contract

If you’re concerned about excess data charges, Optus, Vodafone and Telstra now provide ‘unlimited’ data plans for postpaid customers. Most of these plans include an allowance of high-speed 4G data each month, plus unlimited slower data (capped to 1.5Mbps through Telstra and Optus, and capped at different speeds for Vodafone depending on the plan).

Vodafone customers can pick from 2Mbps unlimited capped-speed plans for $40 with 10GB of fast-speed data or $45 with 40GB fast-speed data. Going up to 10Mbps unlimited capped-speed data is the $55 plan with 60GB of fast-speed data and the $65 plan with 100GB of fast-speed data. For 25Mbps unlimited capped-speed data, you’ll need the $120 plan with 150GB of fast-speed data.

If you’re with Telstra, the telco has eliminated excess data charges from all of its four postpaid plans. Once you’ve used up your data inclusion, you’ll be able to continue using your data but at a capped speed of 1.5Mbps, which is still fast enough for standard-definition video streaming.

Optus also now offers unlimited speed-capped data in addition to included fast data, with a maximum speed of 1.5Mbps.

Depending on your choice of telco and plan, you can score some great extras and inclusions to go with your new iPhone.

  • Vodafone: Vodafone’s biggest offerings usually come in the form of bonus data, discounts, ‘unlimited’ data plans (at capped speeds) and have been known to offer free subscriptions to streaming services in the past, such as Amazon Prime Video. Students can also score special offers and discounts not offered to other customers.
  • Optus: If you love mobile streaming, Optus includes data-free streaming of sports (with most of the big European football championships). Higher-end plans also include an amount of international roaming data per month, and unlimited standard international talk and text. Optus has also offered free gifts with select devices in the past so keep an eye out for any deals on offer.
  • Telstra: Telstra includes data-free streaming of Apple Music and the option to share data across eligible plans on a single account. Telstra also offers access to its rewards program, Telstra Plus, with points you earn able to be used to purchase devices and other items. There are also other perks to enjoy including discounted event tickets and pre-sale concert tickets.

Apple’s 2020 flagship devices have now been confirmed and as predicted, the iPhone 12 series has the first 5G-compatible iPhones on the market. However, unlike its competitor Samsung, Apple has made the decision to make all four of the iPhone 12 series devices 5G compatible smartphones.

The 2020 iPhones will be available to buy outright or on mobile plans from Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone, with device payments spread over a period of 12, 24, or 36 months depending on your provider. To use the 5G functions of iPhone 12 phones, you’ll need a 5G network compatible phone plan.

As the base model, the iPhone 12 has some serious tech upgrades behind it. Of course, 5G compatibility is the biggest feature, but with that comes the A14 Bionic chip with a four-core graphics processor and six-core CPU to improve performance. This chip is available in all four of the iPhone 12 series devices.

Both the iPhone 12 and 12 Mini include MagSafe and QI wireless charging, a 12MP TrueDepth front-facing camera, plus a dual 12MP wide angle and ultra wide cameras with 2x zoom rear camera setup. Both devices come in a range of five colours — Black, White, Blue, Green, (PRODUCT) Red — and are available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage sizes.

The biggest point of difference between these two smartphones is the size and battery. The iPhone 12 has a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display, while the iPhone 12 Mini has a 5.4-inch Super Retina XDR display. The iPhone 12’s battery capacity has up to 17 hours video playback, while the 12 Mini has up to 15 hours video playback.

If you’re keen on picking up the iPhone 12 outright, here is how much it will cost:

  • 64GB: $1,349 AUD
  • 128GB: $1,429 AUD
  • 256GB: $1,599 AUD

For the smaller iPhone 12 Mini, here are the outright prices for each storage size:

  • 64GB: $1,199 AUD
  • 128GB: $1,279 AUD
  • 256GB: $1,449 AUD

The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max have many of the same features as the 12, but with some more premium features where it counts.

You’ll get the A14 Bionic Chip, MagSafe and QI wireless charging and the same front-facing 12MP TrueDepth camera with Portrait Mode.

As for the rear cameras, you’ll get a triple 12MP wide angle, ultra wide and telephoto camera setup but with a slight difference between the two. The iPhone 12 Pro has a 4x optical zoom, while the 12 Pro Max has a 5x optical zoom and a 87% improvement taking photos in low-light conditions. Battery is another difference with the 12 Pro offering up to 17 hours video playback, while the 12 Pro Max has up to 20 hours video playback. As for phone size, the 12 Pro has a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display, while the 12 Pro Max has a 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR display.

Both devices come in your choice of four colours — Gold, Graphite, Silver, Pacific Blue — and are available in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB storage sizes.

To buy the iPhone 12 Pro outright, you’ll pay:

  • 128GB: $1,699 AUD
  • 256GB: $1,869 AUD
  • 512GB: $2,219 AUD

For the most premium of the iPhone 12 range, the iPhone 12 Pro Max will cost you:

  • 128GB: $1,849 AUD
  • 256GB: $2,019 AUD
  • 512GB: $2,369 AUD

The iPhone 11 is the cheapest of the new 11 series phones and is available on plans from Telstra, Optus and Vodafone. You can pick it up in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB sizes and it comes in six colours. The iPhone 11 includes a dual rear camera, including a new ultra-wide 12MP lens.

While this is the ‘base’ device in the 11 series, it still comes with a hefty price tag. For the different storage sizes, you can expect to pay:

  • 64GB: $1,199 AUD
  • 128GB: $1,279 AUD
  • 256GB: $1,449 AUD

If you want a more premium device, the iPhone 11 Pro has some extra features that could tempt you to splash out more. This phone is also available on plans from Telstra, Optus and Vodafone, and comes in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB storage sizes. As for colour choices, you’ll get classic Space Grey, Gold and Silver options, along with the new Midnight Green colour.

With the top-range features comes the bigger price tag. If you want to pick up the iPhone 11 Pro upfront, you can expect to pay:

  • 64GB: $1,749 AUD
  • 256GB: $1,999 AUD
  • 512GB: $2,349 AUD

The iPhone 11 Pro Max is much the same device as the 11 Pro, with a few differences. You’ll get a bigger phone with a 6.5 inch display (where the 11 is 6.1 inches and the 11 Pro is 5.8 inches). This device is also available on a phone plan from Telstra, Optus and Vodafone, and you’ll have the same storage size and colour options as the 11 Pro.

If the iPhone 11 Pro Max sounds like the right phone for you, you can expect to pay the most for this device compared to the other two. To buy the iPhone 11 Pro Max upfront, you can expect to pay:

  • 64GB: $1,899 AUD
  • 256GB: $2,149 AUD
  • 512GB: $2,499 AUD

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