The iPhone 15 Pro is now available from Vodafone, Optus and Telstra along with outright retailers, but what’s the best way to get your hands on it? Well, if you want the best iPhone 15 Pro plan, Vodafone easily gets our recommendation. All of Vodafone’s phone plans now come with double data, so you can get 80GB for the price of 40GB.
If you want to buy outright, this page has also got information on deals from Amazon, Kogan and Apple on the iPhone 15 Pro. Apple launched 15 Pro alongside the iPhone 15, the iPhone 15 Plus and the iPhone 15 Pro Max, and these new devices are also now available to buy. We’ve got separate pages for each device, which you can jump to using the links below:
Best iPhone 15 Pro plans: our picks
Best overall iPhone 15 Pro plan
We think Vodafone’s got the best iPhone 15 Pro plan because of its good combination of data and price. Vodafone’s offering double data on all its phone plans, which means its most affordable AU$45 Small plan now comes with 80GB to burn through each month. If you pair this with the 15 Pro on a 24-month contract, you’ll pay AU$122.04 each billing. By comparison, Optus’ cheapest plan is AU$126.04p/m, and comes with 30GB.
Total cost over 24 months is AU$2,928.96
Best premium iPhone 15 Pro plan
If you’ve got a few extra dollars to spare each month, you might be keen to get the iPhone 15 Pro with 256GB of storage. We think Vodafone’s AU$45 Small plan is your best option, as the plan now comes with 80GB of data each month thanks to Vodafone’s double data deal. You’ll get the full 80GB for as long as you stay connected, and along with handset repayments it’ll cost you AU$130.37 a month.
Total cost over 24 months is AU$3,128.88
Compare iPhone 15 Pro telco plans
Here’s a look at iPhone 15 Pro plans available from Telstra, Optus and Vodafone. All the options shown here are for the 128GB model on a 24-month contract, just note that any trade-in offers aren’t applied.
Other iPhone 15 Pro deals
Vodafone’s trade-in offer can get you up to AU$1,500 in credit to put towards your iPhone 15 Pro purchase. The actual amount you’ll receive for a trade-in depends on the model and condition of your device, for example, you’d need an iPhone 14 Pro Max (1TB) in good nick in order to get the full AU$1,500 in credit. On top of this, Vodafone is also offering double data on all its mobile plans for anyone buying a new iPhone 15.
Optus is throwing in a digital gift card, potentially worth up to AU$1,200, when you purchase the iPhone 15 Pro from the carrier. We say potentially, because the gift card amount will depend on what phone you have to trade in and the condition that it’s in.
Just like Optus and Vodafone, Telstra is offering bonus credit when you trade-in your current handset for the new iPhone 15 Pro. The total amount you’ll receive can be up to AU$1,250 in credit, which includes a bonus AU$350 just for trading a device in. As with all trade-in deals, the value you receive for your trade-in depends on the model and condition of your handset.
Amazon isn’t offering any iPhone 15 Pro deals at the moment, so you’ll only be able to buy the device from AU$1,849 outright. Amazon offers free and fast delivery for its Prime members, and if you’re yet to sign up, you can do so now and get a free 30-day trial.
Kogan is the only retailer we’ve found offering an outright discount on the iPhone 15 Pro. Its Kogan First members will get an exclusive AU$50 discount on the device, which would make the iPhone 15 Pro available from AU$1,799 on Kogan. A Kogan First membership is AU$99 a year, but a 14-day free trial is available. If you don’t want to stay a member, be sure to cancel before the free trial if you want the discount to be worthwhile.
Similar to previous years, Apple is offering a nice incentive to trade-in an older iPhone when you buy the latest iPhone 15 Pro. You’ll be eligible for a trade-in credit between AU$50 to AU$1,255 when you trade in an older device, depending on the model and its condition. With Apple trade-ins, you hold onto your handset until you receive your new iPhone, after which you’ll get instructions on how to drop your older device off. Once it’s been inspected, a credit will be applied to your account. Just note, Apple only accepts other iPhones for trade-in.
What are the new features for the iPhone 15 Pro?
The iPhone 15 Pro has entered the world with a few key updates, but let’s start with its looks. It’s sporting new materials, namely a slick titanium frame that makes the phone lighter than last year’s iPhone 14 Pro, which came with stainless steel rails. The sharp edges of the 14 Pro are also gone, with the newer device offering softer sides.
This iPhone also no longer charges via Apple’s proprietary Lightning cable, it now uses a much more universal USB-C port, which is what you use to charge Samsung Galaxys, Google Pixels and plenty of other devices.
Also new to Apple’s Pro models is an Action button, which is similar to a button you’ll find on the Apple Watch Ultra 2. It replaces the traditional ring/silent switch that’s featured on all iPhones for years now, and you can customise it to trigger up to nine different actions with a series of short and long presses. This gives you a much quicker way of accessing the camera or your favourite apps without having to swipe through your phone.
All signs point to the iPhone 15 Pro being a wildly powerful device, as it comes equipped with Apple’s brand-new A17 Pro processor. While we don’t have the benchmarks yet, we expect it to be one of the fastest phones money can buy. During the iPhone 15 launch event, Apple showed off how the 15 Pro is capable of running titles such as the remastered Resident Evil 4 at a smooth 30fps – we’re keen to test this further in our upcoming review.
The iPhone 15 Pro comes in four fairly subdued, mature-looking colours, including black, white, navy and a warm grey shade. If you’re keen to buy this Pro model, prices start at AU$1,849 for the 128GB model.
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Jasmine Gearie is an ecommerce editor at TechRadar Australia, with a primary focus on helping readers cut through the jargon to find the best mobile and internet plans for their needs. She crunches the numbers to maintain dedicated guides to the latest phones, NBN and broadband plans of all types, and covers the important telco industry news. She also hunts down tech deals on laptops, phones, gaming consoles and more, so readers know where to buy the products they want for the cheapest prices.