Best iPhone 15 Pro Max plans in Australia (July 2024)

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Looking to score a nice little deal on Apple's biggest and best phone? The best iPhone 15 Pro Max plans sit on the higher end of the phone plans spectrum, so you'll pay a pretty penny for it. Even with some awesome Apple EOFY sales, and plenty of other phones seeing discounts thanks to EOFY deals, you'd still be very lucky to catch an iPhone 15 Pro Max for much less than AU$2,000. If you do decide to go with buying outright, we can help you find the best phone plans for you, but not too many people want to drop AU$2,000 on a whim.

So it makes sense to catch two fish with one net with a iPhone 15 Pro Max plan combo. And, luckily for you, we've done the hard work to find the best iPhone 15 Pro Max plans for those looking for the most affordable option and who want to get the most out of their SIM.

If you're not sure if this phone is for you, check out our iPhone 15 Pro Max review and our thoughts on the other iPhone 15 models (iPhone 15 review, iPhone 15 Plus review and iPhone 15 Pro review) to find the best one for you, then take a look at the best plans below.

Best iPhone 15 Pro Max plans: our picks

Best overall iPhone 15 Pro Max plan

iPhone 15 Pro Max (256GB) | 50GB | 24 Months | AU$117.03p/m

iPhone 15 Pro Max (256GB) | 50GB | 24 Months | AU$117.03p/m

Despite some recent changes from Optus, Vodafone still far and away offers the best value out of Australia's Big Three telcos, and you get quite the tasty offering with this plan. With a more-than satisfactory 50GB of data each month, what makes this plan really special is the pair of deals Vodafone is running right now. What you're actually getting here is Vodafone’s AU$49 Small Plan for just AU$40, saving you AU$9 each month. Not only that, Vodafone's EOFY deal will save you AU$350.16 off the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s RRP as long as you stay connected for 24 months. 

Total cost over 24 months is: AU$2,808.72

Best premium iPhone 15 Pro Max plan

iPhone 15 Pro Max (512GB) | 180GB | 24 Months | AU$141.61p/m

iPhone 15 Pro Max (512GB) | 180GB | 24 Months | AU$141.61p/m

You've got the biggest phone. That means you need at least the second-biggest option in terms of storage, right? And the monthly data to go along with it? Well, Vodafone has you covered here too. Offering the same two deals as above, saving you AU$9 on the AU$59 Medium Plan and AU$350.28 off the phone’s cost when you stay connected for at least 24 months, this is an incredible deal. With a whopping 180GB of monthly data to go with your all-powerful phone equipped with 512GB of storage, this is the deal for you if you are a data-hungry user.

Total cost over 24 months is: AU$3,398.64

Compare iPhone 15 Pro Max telco plans

iPhone 15 Pro Max plans are available from Telstra, Optus and Vodafone – you can compare prices here on the 256GB model over a 24-month contract, just note that any trade-in offers aren’t applied.

Other iPhone 15 Pro Max deals

Vodafonetrade-in and get up to AU$1,500 in credit + double data

Vodafone | trade-in and get up to AU$1,500 in credit + double data

Vodafone is leading the charge with its trade-in offer. If you’ve got an older phone you no longer need, hand it in to Vodafone and you’ll receive credit for your trade-in, with the maximum amount being AU$1,500. That amount is only available if you hand in an iPhone 14 Pro Max (1TB) in good working order, so the final value will vary depending on what you’ve got to trade-in and the condition it’s in. Vodafone’s also offering double data across its phone plans.

Optus | Grab a Apple Watch Series 9 for just AU$99 with any iPhone 15 on a 36-month plan

Optus | Grab a Apple Watch Series 9 for just AU$99 with any iPhone 15 on a 36-month plan

Looking to upgrade your wrist-wear as well as your phone? You can get the Apple Watch Series 9 for ridiculously cheap with an iPhone 15 Pro Max through Optus. You can get this deal with a 24-month contract too, though you'll have to chat with an Optus worker.

Telstra | Save up to AU$250 on the iPhone 15 Pro Max

Telstra | Save up to AU$250 on the iPhone 15 Pro Max

Telstra is offering savings up to AU$250 on the iPhone Pro Max on phone plans of any length. Just remember to see out the entire contract to see those savings.

Amazon | Outright from AU$1,937

Amazon | Outright from AU$1,937

If you're looking to buy outright, this is the best deal you're likely to find, with Amazon selling the iPhone 15 Pro Max for well under AU$2,000.

JB Hi-Fi is stocking the iPhone 15 Pro Max at the same price.

Kogan | Outright for just AU$1,929 for Kogan First members (AU$1,949 for non-members)

Kogan | Outright for just AU$1,929 for Kogan First members (AU$1,949 for non-members)

The cheapest outright price available from what we can find, though you'll have to sign up to Kogan First to make the most of it. Luckily you can start a free trial and take on no extra membership cost.

Apple | trade-in and and get A$60 - A$1090 in credit towards your iPhone 15 Pro Max

Apple | trade-in and and get A$60 - A$1090 in credit towards your iPhone 15 Pro Max

The value of your trade-in will depend on the device and its condition, and you’ll be able to see an estimated value before making your purchase. Once you’ve received your new iPhone, Apple will send you instructions on how to send your old device in.

What are the new features for the iPhone 15 Pro Max?

We’ve had plenty of hands-on time with the iPhone 15 Pro Max, and while it’s not a drastic update, there’s been some very noteworthy changes. First of all, it features a new 5x optical zoom for its telephoto lens, which sets it more clearly apart from the iPhone 15 Pro, which has stuck with last year’s 3x optical zoom.

That 5x optical zoom is Apple playing catch up with its competitors, as you can already get 10x optical zoom from the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra. Nevertheless, it’s good news for Apple loyalists, and it could help you take better portrait snaps. As for the rest of the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s cameras, there’s a 48MP main camera, a 12MP ultra-wide and a 12MP telephoto with the improved optical zoom.

The 15 Pro Max is also now equipped with Apple’s own A17 Pro silicon, which could be a serious game changer in the mobile CPU market. Aside from the speed it’s promising, early demonstrations from Apple also suggest the A17 Pro has formidable graphics capabilities. Apple showed off console-level gaming on both the iPhone 15 Pro Max and the iPhone 15 Pro, which also houses the new processor. You can check out our full thoughts in our iPhone 15 Pro Max review.

There’s been some subtle changes to the look of Apple’s premium flagship as well – the sharper edges of the previous iPhone 14 Pro Max have been switched out in favour of a softer look, and it’s now got a titanium frame around the sides instead of stainless steel. The ring/silent switch has also been replaced by an Action button, which can be customised to trigger up to nine different actions. Finally, a USB-C charging port comes to the iPhone 15.

At full price, the iPhone 15 Pro Max starts at AU$2,199 for the model with 256GB of storage – the new starting choice for storage on this premium phone. If you want more space, you can get the 512GB version for AU$2,549, or go all out with 1TB of storage for AU$2,899.

Max Delaney
Staff Writer

A Digital Content Writer for the Australian TechRadar team, Max covers all things tech and lifestyle and is keen on using tech to make life easier. A 2023 journalism graduate, Max has written across sports, entertainment and business for brands like Zero Digital Media and Valnet.Inc, but found his love for tech in his time at GadgetUser. At home when covering everything from the latest deal and coupon code to the most recent streaming service output, phone or smartwatch, Max excels at using his research, experience and writing ability give you more time to use your tech, not waste time finding it.