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Early this morning Vodafone announced the release of their 4G network, but only to some parts of Auckland at this stage.
4G is said to be up to 10 times faster than the current 3G network, allowing you to vastly increase the speed and performance of things like streaming video and gaming. Great timing for the TVNZ Ondemand app released yesterday.
30% of Auckland will be able to access the lightning fast network, read on to see the map……Read More
A few weeks ago, I was talking about Apple Inc smashing all the records on the stock market. However, I am sure they were not expecting their shares to go down after the launch of iOS 6 and the iPhone 5.
Ok, so there’s been a few issues with iOS, mainly maps. But when i took this screen shot last week I was a bit shocked.
After the overnight release of the iPhone 5 to 22 more countries including New Zealand it……
Well this is getting interesting now. Vodafone New Zealand have now made available 35 iPhone 5′s to buy outright. But there is a catch. No matter how early you get to one of the midnight launch locations you are not guaranteed one. Instead the first 50 people at the stores will go into a draw to be able to buy one.
The allocation of the 35 handsets is split between the stores as follows:
2o in Auckland and 5 at the other 3 midnight launch locations in Wellington Christchurch and Dunedin.
The NZ telco’s have come under a bit of fire this week for not offering any buy outright iPhone 5′s for existing or prepay customers. Whilst this offer from Vodafone is less than ideal it’s much better than nothing.
Anything to add Telecom?
Will you be heading down to try and get one of these? let us know in the comments.…Read More
iPhonewZealand will be live on the NZ Tech Podcast tonight. The show from Paul Spain and team will be broadcast live around 6pm tonight and will be available to download from iTunes shortly afterwards. Tonight is episode 90 of the podcast, would anybody like to hazard a guess as to what we will be taking about? That’s right, Apple’s 6th generation iPhone will be released in New Zealand this coming Friday. We’ll have our shiny new iPhone 5 with us and we’ll be discussing all things iPhone 5. Hardware, software, availability. You name it we will be discussing it. Full details for the live broadcast and how to download later will be on the NZ Tech Podcast site. See you there.…Read More
It’s all go tonight with the New Zealand iPhone 5 information people. We have just had word of the amount of iPhone 5′s Vodafone NZ are to have at launch and boy is it small. Vodafone NZ have been allocated just 10,000 handsets for initial first wave launch, that’s for the whole of New Zealand. To put it in perspective with previous launches we have heard for the 4S launch they were given 18,000 handsets. These lower numbers are no doubt purely due to the record high demand for the iPhone 5. If you want one of these at launch I wouldn’t plan on cruising to the mall on Sunday to pick one up. Get in early on launch day.
Source: NZ Tech Podcast
Let us know your thoughts and plans for launch day in the comments.…Read More
The countdown until the iPhone 5 is available for purchase in New Zealand is getting so close. Within the last couple of days Telecom has opened for pre-orders and released their plans that will be available for the iPhone 5.
There is no telling how long it will take for your iPhone 5 to arrive if you pre-order it online through Telecom until you finish the purchase. So if anyone has ordered one, please let us know what they say.
At first glance Telecom plans look really good, the minutes and text allowances have increased from the original iPhone 4S plans seen here in Ben’s blog.
These iPhone 5 plans and handset prices are actually exactly the same for an iPhone 4S from Telecom. Surely people wont buy a 4S when the iPhone 5 is the same price on a plan.
Read on to see Telecom and Vodafone iPhone 5 plans
So I am sure everyone has been buzzing over the Apple announcement yesterday morning, regarding the new iPhone 5, iOS 6 and iPod updates. The time zone difference worked perfectly for me, waking up early on my birthday to watch a perfect run down of the event from Ben.
The most exciting thing is that iOS 6 will be available for download next Thursday New Zealand time. This means that we can play around with most of the new features before the release of the iPhone 5 in New Zealand on the 28th of September.
According to an article by Tom Pullar-Strecker, the iPhone 5:
“will carry a recommended retail price here of $1049 for the 16GB model, $1199 for the 32GB model and $1349 for the 64GB model”.
Obviously Vodafone and Telecom will come up with some plans which will make the handset somewhat cheaper. It will be interesting to see whether they stick with the existing plans or create a new set.
To be honest, I can not wait for the iPhone 5. The design of the handset looks so sleek and well created, I am going to have no problems upgrading from an iPhone 4. How do you feel about it? take the poll above and lets see what the consensus is, I am thinking it will be pretty one-sided.…Read More