Optus has officially become the first carrier in Australia to release pricing details for the new iPhone 3G S, launching in the country on Friday.
The new iPhone 3G S looks almost identical to the iPhone 3G, but is faster, has more memory and longer battery life according to early reviews. It also has a few new features including video recording and a better camera for still images.
Vodafone and Telstra are yet to announce their pricing plans, but Virgin Mobile said it would reveal plans this week.
Controversy has surrounded the pricing of the new iPhone compared to the pricing of the old model, with reports circling that Apple has refused to drop the price of the old iPhone, with Australians missing out on the price cuts.
In the US, the 8GB iPhone 3G is now an entry-level handset costing $US99 ($123), which is a considerable difference in price to the new iPhone 3G S, which costs $US199 and $US299 for the 16GB and 32GB models, respectively.
For more information on Optus’ pricing plan, please visit the Optus website.
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