It’s official: New Zealand to get iPhone 5s/5c on October 25
Apple sent out press this morning that the iPhone 5s/5c will be available in New Zealand in the next wave of iPhone releases come October 25.
The official press release this morning says that the handsets will be priced as below and it seems that instead of offering a pre-order program as they have before the handsets will instead be made available for sale on October 25:
iPhone 5s comes in gold, silver or space grey for a recommended retail price of NZD$1,049 inc. GST for the 16GB model, NZD$1,199 inc. GST for the 32GB model and NZD$1,349 inc. GST for the 64GB model. iPhone 5c comes in blue, green, pink, yellow and white for a recommended retail price of NZD$899 inc. GST for the 16GB model and NZD$1,049 inc. GST for the 32GB model.
It’s a bit disappointing the 5c isn’t priced a little lower at $799 as I had earlier heard since that would have been quite a good price point for those who want to get a new phone but don’t care about the latest.
There have been no carrier announcements so far from Telecom or Vodafone so until then the iPhone 5s/5c will be available on the Apple store at midnight on October 25.
I’d say stock of the 5s is going to be extremely limited upon launch here.