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Apple iPhone 7 32GB $499 / 128GB $599 @ Harvey Norman (In Store Only)

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Approx 40% proce drop at HN and thanks to PriceHipster for the alert.
Limit of 5 Per Customer

Update:22/9 - 128GB $599 no longer shown on HN website.
Update:23/9 - 32GB $499 no longer shown on HN website.

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  • +1 vote

    A pity this is not on their Ebay store…..

  • +2 votes

    Would officeworks pricematch and beat it? or no as it's a clearance item @ HN?

    • +3 votes

      "Stock liquidations (i.e. competitor clearance products or goods sold by a business placed into receivership)" so probably not but you can always try.

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        Ah I guess not, that's unfortunate

        • +7 votes

          Highly doubt this would be classified that type of clearance….it's simply a finished model.

          • +1 vote

            @cjb: It does go against the terms, as that's the only type of clearance there is. However I've price matched all kinds of things from Officeworks before that don't meet the terms (where other store is out of stock, clearance, and overseas based sites) - can't hurt to ask, they can only say no. I was told no once, left, and came back around 2 hours later and asked someone else. They said yes

  • +2 votes

    I have been looking on eBay and the best I can see is Allphones for Aussie stock for about $450 if you use the Ebay code and if you make the payment in Ebay UK gift cards obtained today. .Anybody see anything better on Ebay?

  • +38 votes

    4 revisions behind? no thanks.

    • +5 votes

      7 is still fine, if you have one already. But going out to get one now is probably not worth it.

      • +13 votes

        So phone is fine?

        • -1 vote

          Yeah for now. But starting to get to end of life pretty soon.

          • +3 votes

            @cnut: It's probably got two years left at least, maybe more who knows. The iPhone 6s is still well supported and getting iOS updates

      • -3 votes

        Does it not receive phone calls like the new one?

        • +30 votes

          That’s not really a valid argument. A $19 phone from Woolworths also receives calls.

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          No. It receives phone calls like the old one.

        • +4 votes

          I have a 7 and have no interest in upgrading. But it’s not long now until it’ll become sluggish. The battery is pretty bad. If I could keep this for 10 years, I would. But I know Apple will screw it with future updates.

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            @cnut: I recently had the battery replaced at Apple free of charge, then all of a sudden the phone is more than fine.

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              @End3vour: How’d you manage to get it done for free? Thought it was $79.

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                @cnut: It was within two years of purchase and when the battery has gone down too much (don’t remember the percentage) then they change for free. At least they did for me. I didn’t ask for it.

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                @cnut: I have an iPhone 7 and my battery started to die. I also took it to an Apple store in the Perth CBD expecting to pay for it, and they replaced it free of charge. I did ask why it was free and all I was told that they had looked up my account and I was eligible for a free battery replacement.

          • +2 votes

            @cnut: Change the battery and it will feel like new. I did so with my 7 Plus during their free battery replacement program and haven't had an issue with anything. Believe it or not, Apple still push out updates that are optimised for older phones. Apple continuously update their phones with security updates and have only recently stopped updating the Iphone 5s (2013) as of IOS13 release (2019), they even still update the Iphone 5 SE.

            I recommend you checking your battery health and see what percentage it's at for maximum battery capacity.

            It's hard to think a phone can last 10 years now whilst retaining it's performance and life

            • +1 vote

              @simmy: There is no such thing as an iPhone 5 SE. You are probably thinking of iPhone SE, which is actually an iPhone 6S with a smaller screen.

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              @simmy: I took my 6s in when they were doing the discounted battery replacements. My battery charge dropped 50% while I was waiting for them and just browsing the internet, but when they looked at it they told me it was still at healthy capacity :( I still might get it replaced though, anything would be better than what it is now.

          • +1 vote

            @cnut: Have a 7 also, it’s good but not $599 good & the $499 32gb just throwing money away with that amount of storage, definitely will need to update over next 12m, suggest look on fb store ii7 $300's, i8 for $400s, X $600-$800 some still with warranty, amount likes this deals getting for old phone is bit weird

        • +1 vote

          i believe spiderboy was being sarcastic and everyone missed that who was negging.

      • +1 vote

        7 is still fine

        its not worth 500$

      • +1 vote

        You'll probably still be able to sell it used, five years later, at more than half this price ..

    • +8 votes

      I just got a 7 because it's a phone and it's fast for what i need. Cameras good, has iOS 13, Apple pay. Paid under $499. Only want iOS in the end anyway. Got my relative one too, they love it. "good enough" is what i classify this phone as.

      • +1 vote

        That's the secret to happiness!
        When you learn to accept that "good enough" is good enough.

    • -1 vote

      Agree… 2016!?

    • -4 votes

      2, I think.

      There's the current version: X.

      There was no 9.

      The last revision was 8.

      The one before that was 7.

      So 2 revisions behind.

      • +2 votes

        X is two years old now. We’ve made the XS and now the 11 since.

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          Is the 11 actually out? I thought it was still coming soon. My bad.

        • +3 votes

          I was curious and looked it up.

          Interestingly you could argue the 8 and the X were the same generation. 8 and 8 Plus came out September 22nd 2017 and the X and November 3rd 2017. Hardly a generation gap there.

          So yeah, the 11 series came out yesterday.

          Previous generation XS/XR.

          One before that 8/X.

          One before that 7.

          So 3 revisions back.

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      Exactly. This device is very old now.
      It really is at end of life. I wouldn't pay this price for it.
      Each to their own.

  • +4 votes

    HN Joondalup - "They're only available with an Optus plan", "Nope, website says unlocked mobile phones", "Oh, let me check. Hmm, there's none in any store in WA", "Okay, but there are iPhone 7 handsets available with an optus plan?", "Yes, that's correct." facepalm

  • +1 vote

    IPhone 7 battery is terrible, i have one at the moment, for $500 you're better off with literally anything else - a Huawei or pixel 3a or 2 tins connected with a string.

    It doesn't even have a normal headphone jack, such a pain! Avoid!

    • +5 votes

      No iPhones since the 7 have had a headphone jack. Did you not realise that when you got one? Have you checked the battery health of your device?

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        It's a work phone so I didn't get to pick it and it's only 6 months old, the whole business has them and complains about the battery life. And doesn't matter that new ones don't have headphone jacks…

    • +1 vote

      That's your opinion. I love my iphone 7

  • +2 votes

    I'd steer clear of these, they had a lot of failures of the audio IC.

    • +2 votes

      It still has a 2 year warranty so it doesn't matter if anything goes wrong from a manufacturing perspective. By then this phone will be useless anyway given its age. It's quite old already.

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    iOS 13 will be the second last update this phone gets I’d say considering it’s the last for the 6s currently. If that matters to anyone.

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      I hope you’re right but since the 6s and 7 are very similar in performance (not a big speed bump) it wouldn’t surprise me if the SE, 6s and the 7 end up being retired (from iOS support) at the same time.

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        Apple have been giving 5 years software update except for the 5S where it was given 6 years. I would think the 7 will have one more update at least. They may surprise us and give the 6S and SE another year as well, given SE is about 3.5 years old.

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          Are you sure? I believe both the 5c and 5s came out at the same time with iOS7. The 5c was supported until iOS10, the 5s got iOS12. I believe this makes software support a measly 3 years for the 5c (which of course was just a rebadged 5) and 5 years (not 6) for the 5s.

          • +1 vote

            @bozbargain: Ok so 5C was an exception but had 4 years support. Released September 2013 supported until iOS 11 came out which was September 2017.

            5S is 6 years released on September 2013 and had updates until iOS 13 came out which was September 2019. This is more or less 6 years of updates.

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              @j1568: 5c: 4 years support indeed or 3 years of updates (I phrased that poorly). My point is that Apple hasn't been 100% consistent here, the iPhone 6 (like the 5s) had only support until iOS 12 so the 6 had one year less than the 5s for example. Support for the various (and fragmented) iPad ranges shows this as well. It's not safe to assume you'll always get 5 years of support out of a new iPhone as it's simply not true. It can be less (for devices with recycled-internals when they were released, such as the 5c and the SE) or more. The 5s and 6s were real step-ups from their predecessors, the 7 wasn't so it will be interesting to see how many handsets will be supported with iOS14. The SE (4" screen) is a pain for iOS developers so my guess is that device will go next year (and with it the 6s and perhaps even the 7).

  • +1 vote

    $499 is a good price but 32GB is terrible. $599 for the 128GB is too much IMO. Perhaps you’re better off paying a little bit more and getting a 64GB iPhone 8 then.

  • +2 votes

    Iphone 7 is a great mobile (currently using it). However, there’s major design issues with it. Over time usage you very likely face audio issue or no sim detect (only happen if water damage). The audio chip line easy disconnect from mobile logic board causing no sound or even worst bootloop. If your plan get iphone start from iphone 8 upward built slightly better. 👍

    • +4 votes

      Water damage doesn’t seem like a “design issue” though.

      • +1 vote

        The audio chip line easy disconnect from mobile logic board

        This would more likely be caused by a drop or ‘shock’ to the phone, which a phone should be able to withstand (in a case).
        In saying this I got a iPhone 7 32GB for my mother a few years back and it has been solid as a rock.

      • -1 vote

        if it's too easy to get water (humidity) damage, then of course it could be "design issue"

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    Waiting for XR or XS discount

  • +8 votes

    Unless one is hooked onto Apple ecosystem, isn't Samsung A70/A80 much better choice around this price point?

    • +4 votes

      I'd buy Huawei Mate 20 or Xiaomi Mi 9/9t at this price point if you don't care about the OS. Lot of other decent devices out there, just naming a few here.

  • +1 vote

    From Agent Steve (Live Chat):
    Easy, no stock anywhere but Marion SA . Unfortunately this item cant be order online or held.

  • -1 vote

    It’s a 4/5 years old phone and I’m still using the 7plus, for this price should be a plus least.

    • +3 votes

      Not saying this is a good deal but the iPhone 7 is almost exactly 3 years old rather than the 4/5 you claim

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      What’s the battery health on your 7 plus? Mines showing 84% max capacity and I’ve had mine for 2 and a half years.

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        Replaced my 6 battery in April for $14.95 with a kit from eBay. Still at 100% battery health! Ima hold off on getting the 7 for now.

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    Bought it 3 years ago. Still going strong no issues. But I won’t buy 32gb

  • +4 votes

    I inherited my current iPhone 7 Plus and is it fine for day to day use. Very itchy to get a new phone but played a few new phones in store (apple and Android) I found they don’t really change/improve my life or efficiency a lot better. Yes, agree new phones produce better end results such as photos or some software improvements but ultimately not worth $$ out of pocket. May keep this old thing till apple no longer supports it.

    • +2 votes

      I have come to a similar conclusion and will probably only buy a new phone when the security updates stop for my current one. I feel the industry has plateaued a bit as smartphones from years ago do everything I need them to do just fine (i.e. run most apps except the most demanding 3D games, browse the web and youtube quickly, take acceptable photos and videos, text/calls etc.).

      The prices of these things have become a bit ridiculous for their improvements/extra features which have a minuscule impact on day-to-day life.

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      Yes, agree new phones produce better end results such as photos or some software improvements

      Well, they all go online and they all take photos, dont they? lol

  • +12 votes

    Why would anyone pay $500 for this dinosaur is beyond me

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      Because it is an Apple

    • +3 votes

      It is $499

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      Any devices on market sooner or later will become dinosaur. Its part of mobile evolution life cycle but NOT NoKia (Rare Pokemon) 😂😂😂😂

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      Some people like to collect dinosaurs bones while others like old tech.

    • -1 vote

      It only cost $250 to manufacture when it was released.

    • +1 vote

      It's remarkable. The audacity of Apple to still charge the amount it does and the willingness of people to pay is baffling. The "deal" is ok I guess but in the grand scheme of things it's still too expensive. I bought a second-hand 128GB iP7 for $350 a few months ago when eBay had their 20% off codes which I thought was about right.

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        Yep. But the price is set by supply vs demand, so if demand is higher than supply, then prices will rise in an open market (with or without Apple setting high prices).

        Or, Apple can just limit supply, and because the demand would be higher than supply in that scenario, value/prices will rise and stay high, until supply matches or exceeds demand.

  • +5 votes

    This is why Apple is such a powerful company, sept 2016 release phone is considered a bargain at $599, is it a good phone if you still have it yes does the job fine (I still have it), would you buy it at $599 NO.. Ozbargain is a weird site sometimes

    • +2 votes

      A 3year old phone at $500 for 32 GB is not a good deal. That's insanely expensive for a phone of that age.

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      Yes it is weird but I think the person that buys this wants to feel like you do, that they have a decent phone that does the job fine without shelling out $1500 for a new phone.
      But yes the irony is that $600 does not qualify as a good bargain!

      • +1 vote

        its a decent phone but not a feel good buying it at $600 decent phone & forget the 32gb thats just a joke all together with that amount of storage, since i7 its gone i8, xr, 11 so 3 newer versions above, no need to shell out $1500 for a new phone, if someone is looking at such an old model they should be looking for a quality used one, look at used on fb store i7 $300's, i8 for $400s, X $600-$800 some still under warranty, maybe apple is paying people to upvote this deal lol

  • +1 vote

    Max 5??? No thanks OP was planning to buy 7!

  • +10 votes

    IMO this is poor value.

    My theory is that a phone lasts 5 years from its initial release:
    * first two years you have a great, modern, phone
    * Next two years you have an OK phone
    * Fifth year you have a crap phone, but usable.

    The iPhone 7 was released three years ago, so it has two years remaining. When it was released, it's RRP was $1079 (for 32GB model). As it only has 2/5 of its life left, that works out at 2/5 of $1079, or $431.60. However it should be less, as it now falls in the category of "OK phone".

    If you kept this phone for 2 years, it would cost 68 cents a day. If you bought the latest iPhone 11 at RRP and kept it 5 years (considering it is three years newer model), it would cost 65 cents a day (RRP is $1199 for 64GB model). I know which I'd prefer.

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      Interesting analysis. I will keep the 5 year concept in mind.

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      I would then add in salvage value as well, which would bring down your daily cost of using a new iPhone 7 (salvage value of the iPhone 7, if looked after well, would be quite high compared to what you pay for it now).

    • +2 votes

      This is more on the case with Android (non Pixel phones).
      Except that after year one, you have no more support for Android OS and the price nose dives.

  • -1 vote

    I am loving the headphone jack on this phone… oh, wait!

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