Apple iPhone 7 Plus 32GB (Rose Gold) $799 @ JB Hi-Fi

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Update:copied from comment by theearth - $799 Delivered iPhone 7 Plus 32GB Black @ OW

Previously $929.

iPhone 7 128GB is $749 ($649 for 32GB) so I thought this is a decent price for the larger Plus model (although only 32GB).

Family member owns the 7, solid smart-phone.

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      Wow in before my comment. A bit more info would have been nice such as “Handsets named as defective by the suit were sold between early 2017 and late 2018.” and “Two plaintiffs encountered the defect after Apple's express warranty expired”.
      But I am aware of QC issues with recent Apple devices (which I addressed in my disappointed with Apple post).
      Said family member has experienced a solid device with the 7 after a few years, so that’s where my judgement comes from.

  • +1 vote

    799 or 729?

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    They are 6 people up-vote this deal….

  • +3 votes

    I have read somewhere that Apple will sell a stand for the phone. Just $499

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    This or Samsung A70 for $647

  • +9 votes

    Just in case anyone is actually seriously considering buying this, would probably be best to let you know that the phone will be $99 if you port into the 12-month $65 BYO starting tomorrow until Sunday.

    We've actually got some other surprisingly decent offers with the BYO starting from tomorrow (until the end of the weekend), including;

    • Hisense 43R6 $0
    • Ipad 128gb 6th gen $0
    • Apple Watch S3 $49
    • Xbox One X $0
    • Oppo Reno 5G $799

    Unfortunately, I'm not allowed to post deals on OzB about JB (mods can you please review this, surely you can't keep this ban permanent because of what someone did in the past? Or at the very least let a limited number of affiliated accounts post for telco offers at least as they rarely are advertised.)

    • +1 vote

      Heck that is an excellent price for the Oppo Reno, shame it is not waterproof. For this money, really should be.

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        Definitely agree with that, I initially thought it was just a mistake when I first heard that haha.

        OnePlus used the excuse of avoiding getting IP certification to save costs and pass it to the consumer (usually I'd be sceptical of such a statement but fair play to them, after many waterproof tests, it does indeed seem waterproof enough that I wouldn't be worried if I dropped it into the pool.)

        Oppo though has no excuse when they're trying to sell the phone for almost $1500…

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      iPhone 7 was free on the 12 month $65 plan a month or so ago. I tried to get it but somehow failed the credit check despite having a "very good" credit score.

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        Sorry to hear that. Unfortunately JB have nothing to do with the credit checks nor are we even told what criteria Telstra uses to determine whether to approve or deny a customer based on their credit rating.

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      can u explain why its $99 with $500 gc? why is it not on jb's website? seen this with other phones as well, but i dont know every phone with more than $500 discount because jb doesn't show it. please lmk thanks.

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        So for the deals I wrote above, you aren't getting a gift card, but instead getting access to those items at those heavily discounted prices which have nothing to do with a $500 GC.

        If you don't want any of them, you can still opt to take the gift card instead, however you would be missing out on roughly $200ish of 'value' as those discounts are roughly worth $700 depending on the item.

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      Only the iPad 6th Gen on offer? No Pros or Airs? Cheers

      • +1 vote

        Correct, however if you're after the others, you can simply opt for the gift card instead and use it to purchase a pro.

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          Thx for the info. And will they positively not offer this deal unless its port in/new customer?

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            @ThithLord: Correct, only for ports/new services.

            I'd genuinely love it if it were for existing customers as well (I could easily double my sales with the number of existing customers that have asked me about it), however I can understand from a business point of view why Telstra would rather go all out to gain new customers rather than incentivise current ones.

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              @Shekster: Yep, such a shame - it's exactly what I want to jump onto - more data for me, and I can get the iPad I've been on the hunt for for ages! I can't be bothered porting in/out and I'd lose my history of being a valued Telstra customer. Sucks. Thanks for the heads up, anyhow

    • +2 votes

      (mods can you please review this, surely you can't keep this ban permanent because of what someone did in the past? Or at the very least let a limited number of affiliated accounts post for telco offers at least as they rarely are advertised.)

      Agree to this, plenty of deals some employees get privy too that would benefit the OzBargainers via immediate broadcast. Having to Anon post each one seems silly.

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      • +1 vote

        Glad you echo the sentiment.

        Especially with JB, because they tend to do many random 1 day only deals that even the staff only find out about the day before. So the only chance you guys have of knowing about them is if you happen to be in the store that day and a staff member actually tells you.

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          Yes and other major CE retailers :-)

          Time is of the essence as its usually supplier driven for the time frame.

  • +7 votes

    I like iOS, but damn that's expensive for a product nearly 3 years old, and even then the hardware was well below competitor offerings.
    Not saying it's the perfect phone by any means, but very difficult to justify a 3-year-old phone when for under $499 you could get something like the Oppo R17, with tech and build quality that craps over an IP7.

    Yes this iPhone is a plus, but it has such a huge bezel the screen real estate is actually a lot smaller than the R17.
    iPhone 7 Plus screen is 13.97cm vs the R17 16.26cm, so larger screen and easier to use.

    If you want to really step up consider the R17 Plus and still have heaps of change.

    Shame the Oppo doesn't run iOS… Damn Apple, great OS, decent support, but crappy phone quality and questionable business practices.

    • +2 votes

      Oppo R17

      But that's not an iPhone.

      You can't just negatively vote a deal just because there are cheaper alternatives.

    • +1 vote

      Half the Apples are not even worth half the cost you need to pay

      • +1 vote

        iPhones are worth money second hand though, especially if you're someone who looks after their stuff. Factor that into the purchase price.
        A second-hand android phone is a paperweight.

    • +1 vote

      Thanks for your valid points.
      Always thought these ‘older model’ post upvotes were inflated. Where it currently sits (+9) seems about right.

      I agree I think these iPhones are getting a bit long in the tooth, iOS seems to allow them to run acceptably though.
      I may be a bit biased here as I own an iPhone SE and it benefits from running at a lower resolution although it is an extremely dated device (A Plus model is likely show its age more quickly).

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      I like iOS, but damn that's expensive for a product nearly 3 years old,

      Only the hardware is 3yo. You still get the latest software, probably for a few years yet, which is mostly what you are paying for with Apple.

      Is it better than Android, let alone worth double? That is a matter of personal preference.

  • +7 votes

    We can get a Samsung 10e for this money. Seriously this doesn't make sense.

  • +1 vote

    Is it just me or does looking at this phone evoke the same emotions as looking at a CRT monitor?

  •  

    If it was $100 less, and 128GB, it could maybe be a consideration.

    But 32GB on an iPhone is suicide now. You really need minimum 128GB if you plan a maintenance free experience into the coming years.

    This would be an absolute STEAL if it was $500, and 128GB. But it's not.

    • +1 vote

      Actually for cloud users internal storage isn’t that important, but yes 32gb is tiny.
      This phone only has 3gb RAM which despite being 1gb more than the ip6s is way too small.

      •  

        This phone only has 3gb RAM which despite being 1gb more than the ip6s is way too small.

        How to spot someone who has zero idea of what they're talking about.

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          Yeah spot on.
          Sure iOS is far more efficient, utilises compression and pages out so typical users only require half as much, however with iOS11, and only a few tabs open with Safari and any major ad-blocker, the iPhone really struggles. I also run Skype, BlurIris and OneDrive in the background.
          The low memory is most apparent when launching outlook, it will often close unexpectedly, check the phones diagnostics and it was due to ram.
          Apple have confirmed there is not a hardware issue with the phone but due to outlooks memory usage.
          When I use an X or Samsung with decent ram, everything works fine. So yes, although I don't know a lot, I can confidently say 3gb (2gb for the non-plas) is TOO small and a joke.

          • +1 vote

            @spammenotinoz: Fair enough, sorry for the animosity, I thought you were just quoting numbers without any real-world experience.

            I use an iPhone SE which as 2GB of RAM and it, for me, performs like a dream. I'm on iOS 12+ though. I run two Reddit apps at the same time and can scroll down my feed on both very far before it's too much cached for the phone.

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              @ThithLord: The SE is an under rated phone, has the same ram size as a IP7 with a slightly smaller screen so it runs most apps well. It's also great to handle, being less slippery. If I recall it may even have the stero headphone port?? But yes the IP7 screen has other improvements.

              Probably most of the users get away with it, but I get annoyed running out of memory when relatively it is so cheap.

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                @spammenotinoz: It's actually the same specs as iPhone 6s, funnily enough - it just came out around the same time as iPhone 7. People are still surprised to see it when I pull it out: "Oh wow you've got the iPhone 5!!" and I have to explain that it's an iPhone SE which is basically an iPhone 6s in an iPhone 5's chassis.

                You can compare the specs easily here

  • +1 vote

    Otherwise, Phonebot have the iPhone 8 64GB for $849, or 7 128Gb for $619, or 7 32GB for $539:
    https://www.phonebot.com.au/new-unlocked-handsets/apple

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    The black is still also in-stock and available from OW for $799 delivered, not sure why the link is struck out.

    • +1 vote

      Last time I checked the price went back up to 900. They probably got a few price-beats and put it back to 799.

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