Apple iPhone 12 Mini 64GB $899 / 128GB $979 (Save $300), iPhone 12 64GB $1199 (Save $150) @ JB Hi-Fi

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Apple iPhone 12 Mini $300 off, 64GB $899 / 128GB $979 (expired)

64GB:

Blue -
https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/apple-iphone-12-mini-64gb...

Red - https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/apple-iphone-12-mini-64gb...

Black - https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/apple-iphone-12-mini-64gb...

128GB:
Black - https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/apple-iphone-12-mini-128gb-black?queryID=9bad098e41f30833763c02bafcbfd421&objectID=481735

Red - https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/apple-iphone-12-mini-128gb-productred

Green - https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/apple-iphone-12-mini-128gb-green

White - https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/apple-iphone-12-mini-128gb-white

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Comments

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    Can I get OW price match?

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      Yes

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      OW price matched! just bought.

      • +1 vote

        I often see that people get OW to price match.. Whats the benefit of this please?

        • +9 votes

          5% cheaper with Price Beat from OW

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      Just price matched at local OW store and paid with discounted Coles Mastercards.

      • +1 vote

        Ooff I was too slow… OW already changed their prices online to match JB’s :(

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        Coles MasterCard's? Do you mean gift cards or is there something I don't know about?

  • +17 votes

    Get the 128GB. Even if you won’t install apps “Other” amounts to about 20GB on my iPhone, iOS needs space for updates etc. You are asking for pain with 64GB.

    • +18 votes

      Really depends on user case. I've used the 64gb variants for years & never used anymore than 50% of the space. I don't really use apps, or tend to keep a lot of photos/video on the phone because I tend to offload them for storage. But yeah, better paying the extra $80 for double the space.

    • +3 votes

      If u get the “other”
      Just back your phone up and restore and it goes away
      Its usually cached things and error logs. Especially if you are on a phone with battery health below 80-85%

    • +1 vote

      Though more space is great it’s worth knowing you can get away with smaller now that iOS gives you a temporary storage upgrade for a couple of weeks while upgrading. Even if you don’t pay for iCloud. I’d imagine users/apps would be using the existing offload storage function for the process — https://www.macrumors.com/2021/06/07/apple-icloud-storage-te...

    • +1 vote

      Very true, though if you dont install large games and you have icloud for photo storage/backup, as well as defaults for clearing up old messages and letting the OS manage storage, 64GB can certainly go a long way without any actual issue like back in the day.

      I have a 128GB because i store a lot of synced audio on mine, but with the smarts of iOS and icloud i really feel average users could get away with 64GB. Note that 20 year old men who live on the train and are technically savy are not an average user before you have a go at me.

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      I use 64gb fine. I have Apple one premier mins you, so comes with storage to back up all the devices in the house. It integrates well, so if offloads anything I don’t use, old photos etc and just works with the space it has to use. If you pay for cloud storage no need to pay twice for on device storage. Having said that, if it’s only $80 difference that’s just worth getting the extra space, but you can probably do without unless you’re a big gamer.

    • -1 vote

      So cheap that everybody should have one!

    • +2 votes

      I have a 256gb iPhone 8 Plus.
      Just took me a couple days to get almost 10000 photos and videos off the device. Now I gotta go through and cull them all.
      I think having a smaller storage device would force me to regularly backup and sort through photos.

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      if you take pictures of every pixel in your life then yeah

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      I'm still rocking 32GB and have been since 2016. Totally depends on the usage case.

  • +2 votes

    iPhone 12 seems $150 off too, with OW price best it comes below current Telstra outright prices!

    • +1 vote

      Precisely $1215.05 at OW.

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        128gb yes which is exactly I’m looking for too

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    Daaaamn!! I should not have pulled the trigger on Telstra plan yesterday…

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      I reckoned when iPhone 13 comes out, these minis would probably fall in further.

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        Yeah. That would be nice.

        • +4 votes

          I can’t see a further price drop to be honest. Apple controls the pricing pretty thoroughly. All I can think off with this sudden price drop is that the 13 mini is perhaps being introduced at $999 or $1,099 (instead of $1,199) - lowering the price of the 12 mini now still creates a bit of a sales spike whilst it won’t make people feel bad when the new model is announced in 3 months at a higher price. I’ll wait for the 13 mini myself as I have an SE now so the 13 will be a nice 2 gens up. The 2 drawbacks for me with the 12 mini are the battery and the lack of TouchID (paying with FaceID in store is so clumsy you may as well carry a card). With the former being pretty much confirmed as improved already I can only hope that the in-screen TouchID will be more than a rumour!

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            @bozbargain: Why not pay using PIN authentication?

            • +1 vote

              @mrau: Don’t know, never had FaceID. Seriously, it’s not a big deal but if you see how seamless it is pulling out your phone with your thumb on your TouchID and tapping as if you would do with a contactless card, using a PIN is just a minor hassle.

          • +1 vote

            @bozbargain: I find using faceid to pay is so much better and faster. TouchID didn’t work for me 20% of the time.
            With faceid, you just need to pull down your mask, voila done.

            • +3 votes

              @trantonz: How can something involving several steps and a click be faster than holding your thumb over the Touch ID sensor? I get it, it’s not the end of the world but you can’t honestly say FaceID is ‘much better and faster’ than TouchID for payments. It’d be nice to have both and I’m pretty sure in-screen TouchID would soon move people back to paying that way vs FaceID (which in itself is a great way to unlock your phone when eg cooking).

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              @trantonz: If you have an Watch, you don't even need to pull your mask down ;)

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            @bozbargain: I think it’s more to do with the fact the 12 mini isn’t selling well. I think there is a strong likelihood there won’t be a 13 mini.

            It’s likely the 13 mini takes is the place of the SE at a much lower price point.

            I’m a 12 mini owner and wish it wasn’t so because I love it so much, but Apple hasn’t sold anywhere near the number they thought they would.

            I’d bite now if I were you.

            • +3 votes

              @bargaineer: I’m confident there will be a 13 mini. All the leaks and prototype numbers have shown this, even its battery capacity has been mentioned by several sources. Can’t wait to get one!

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                @bozbargain: Even if that is the case, I wouldn’t expect a price drop.

                If there is a price drop, expect some sort of compromise.

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                  @bargaineer: Could be, but at this point I just want the best possible 5.4” iPhone and I’m happy to wait another 3-6 months.

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                @bozbargain: Maybe the whole range will just get the S treatment this year.

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              @bargaineer: there will be a 13 as they would of started making it as soon as the the 12 came out and got good reviews. There probably wont be a 14 now though.

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                @ubcool: The minis low price gets people in the door though. Then they go up to the 12

          • +1 vote

            @bozbargain: Quite possibly won't be a mini version of the next phone unfortunately - from what I've read the 12 mini didn't sell all that well.

    • +2 votes

      yea, i did. i'm glad i didn't miss out.

      i looked at it in 2 ways.
      free $1200 phone and $99 a month for a year = $1188 for the year.
      or
      buy the phone for $1188 and get a free 1 year plan with 150gb monthly data.

      with this deal its $979 phone + $660 (cheapest 5G plan = 40GB) = $1639

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        Which storage model did you get 64 or 128?

    • +1 vote

      Even if the phone is worth $899, the plan works out to be $300 which is $25/ month.
      Still is a good deal. You’re not missing out much

  •  

    Signed the jbhifi 99 plan yesterday

    Originally I didn't expect too much about the new 5G network. However I found our area already has the Telstra 5G network. I can see a clear difference between apps loading pictures and short videos, almost instantly without any loading circles keep running. And also for browsing FHD+ youtube videos I can drag the loading bar also almost instantly which is amazing. (Compare with Woolworth mobile 4G, Optus 4G)

    Location: Hornsby NSW.

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      agreed. i have 50mb speed at home which is fine.i tested out the 5g in my house where there usually is a bad mobile signal and i was getting almost 400mb speed. WOW
      I didn't believe it and tested it out many times in all 7 bedrooms of my house and all close to 400mb speed.

      I went outside down the street on my way to the gym and i was getting close to 800mb. jeez, so fast. its ridiculous.

      also i have 150gb, and i usually use no more then 20gb a month because i switch to wifi when i get home. now i just leave my wifi off on my phone and use my mobile data, lol. im pretty sure i won't even get close to using it all up by the end of each month.

      • +1 vote

        You live in a 7 bedroom house? And you are still using 50mbps internet- well done.

      • +1 vote

        Do you live in a mansion? 😦

      • +4 votes

        You have your own McDonalds?

        • +2 votes

          Up vote for bringing back childhood memories of 'richy rich'

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        I think what would be interesting to see is what speed you get on Telstra 4GX. I get 600-700Mbps on a Telstra 4G plan (because I'm too cheap to upgrade to 5G) as I have my doubts whether it'll get any faster.

  •  

    These are also available at The Good Guys. 64GB is $899, 128GB is $979 and 256GB is $1149.

    A $5 delivery charge applies but this might be worth it if you can get a configuration you want…

    (EDIT - also worth noting JB has some 256GB colours at $300 off too…)

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      Same as Harvey Norman

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      got any link for it? i called gg but they told me to go to jb

  • +24 votes

    don't be scared of the mini, i got it and i love it.
    i use to always buy the biggest iPhone almost every year, but the jbhifi deal was too good to pass up. the mini is an amazing value. its like the same screen size of my old iPhone 8 plus i gave to my kids, which is one of the bigger phones. WOW

    here are screen sizes to compare your old phones with, very similar screen sizes:

    iPhone 12 Mini 5.4in OLED
    iPhone SE (2020) 4.7in LCD
    iPhone 11 Pro 5.8in OLED
    iPhone XS 5.8in OLED
    iPhone X 5.8in OLED
    iPhone 8 Plus 5.5in LCD
    iPhone 8 4.7in LCD
    iPhone 7 Plus 5.5in LCD
    iPhone 7 4.7in LCD
    iPhone 6s Plus 5.5in LCD
    iPhone 6s 4.7in LCD
    iPhone SE / iPhone 5 / iPhone 5s 4.0in LCD
    your eggplant 3.0in CRT

    • +10 votes

      Excuse me my eggplant is at least 3.2”

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        roflmao, sorry. you don't count, u are one of the extremely blessed ones.

    • +2 votes

      I don’t disagree with you, the mini has the perfect form factor for me as well but the 8 Plus has more screen estate for both games and videos (proper rectangle screen, 16:9 ratio, no notch). You can see the difference in scaling here.

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        Yep, 5.5” at a more square aspect ratio is way larger in area than 5.4” long aspect ratio

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      Bigger is better where is the Pro deals ?

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        that would be the max, or an iPad, lol.
        it will be closer to the release of the 13, but it won't be much of a deal unless you wait until next year to get one.

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      "It's not the size… It's how you use it that counts" that's what she said ;)

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      My problem is the battery is just too small to support a screen of that resolution.

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        it can, and charges quick too.
        i was really surprised, i got from 20%-30% to 80% in like 30 minutes.
        i use my iPad, MacBook pro, or iMac if i'm going to take a long time playing games, watching videos, etc…

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          Problem is that if you're out all day having to stop for 30m is a pain.

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            @Zondor: you don't have a portable charger? lol
            i thought everyone had a battery pack to charge there phones. you don't have to go home and plug it into the wall anymore, lol.

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              @Rickrone: I don't want to carry a portable charger with me everywhere though. The phone might as well be bigger if I have to.

              This is why I still like the new SE is because it has all day battery.

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                @Zondor: You are aware that the 12 Mini has a longer battery life than the SE right?

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                  @PainToad: Hmm, I guess I'm wrong. Thanks for the info!

  • +1 vote

    The only thing that I’m glad about is that my wife picked a pink one when we signed up the iPhone 12 mini deal. Trying to comfort myself :)

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      Plz don't tell me you put a case on it covering the actual color

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        Oh actually she’s going to do that but I told her I got her Apple care on it so it will be fine just go “rubberless”.
        The store rep at chatswood offered 50 dollars off on Apple care so not bad actually.

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      Also just my two cents, I reckon the reason they have ended the Telstra deal is it seems some of the stores can do a swap. That means you can pay the difference between 12 or even 12 pro to mini and still use the Telstra deal. It would be insane if that Telstra deal is still on so the “credits” from that Telstra plan can get us straight to a iPhone 12 with no more than 100 bucks extra being paid. At least the store I went to offered me but I’m regretting that we didn’t pick that.

  • +1 vote

    I have the good Old iPhone X.
    Don't see any reason to upgrade ( Actually iPhone 12 does not seem like an upgrade).
    iPhone X still runs very fast. Scrolling is great. Battery easily lasts one day.
    I don't play games on phone, have PS5 for that , so gaming is not a criteria.

    any other reason that I should consider iPhone 12 ?
    Biggest reason is that I've been using the phone since a long time and a change sounds tempting :)

    • +4 votes

      I'm rocking an X too. Dropped a new battery in it last year after the old one swelled up.

      The 12 mini gains a better camera with a wide angle lens, but loses telephoto. It also offers sub-6GHz 5G (not something I'll be using on the Boost $150 deal), eSIM and dual SIM capabilities, stronger materials, better water resistance, HDR and Magsafe. It loses 3D touch too…

      https://www.apple.com/au/iphone/compare/?modelList=iphoneX,i...

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        Dad upgraded from x just for dual sim purpose

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          The X has aged very well…but certainly the improvements in CPU speed and cameras alone make an upgrade to the 12 worth it. As always though, if you're happy with the performance of what you have no need to upgrade!

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      Apple has decided on iPhone XS and later for many new features of iOS 15. IPhone X will get the iOS upgrade but not the features itself.

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      The cpu from xs forward got a huge jump in performance and efficiency. 11 gets a huge bump in battery life, 12 even bigger. Screen in 12 appears much much sharper and easier to read too. Also 12 is much lighter which makes it much easier to use.

  • -3 votes

    Got a mate a JB Hifi who is gonna put 10 of these away for me to sell at a markup on FB marketplace.

  • +2 votes

    i'd rather pay $300 extra and wait 3 months later to get the "iPhone 13 Mini". That's going to be exciting!