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iPhone 8: Contract or outright?

If you're keen on Apple's iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus in Australia, does it make more financial sense to opt for a contract or buy the phone outright?

The Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus launched in late 2017, alongside the Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K. The phones are available on contract from the leading Australian telcos, as well as outright through a retailer. You can compare the two options in the tables below - the key factor to look for when comparing contract vs outright is the total minimum cost.

Compare iPhone 8 contract plans

Compare iPhone 8 outright options

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A multi-award winning journalist, Alex has written about consumer technology for over 20 years. He has written and edited for virtually every Australian tech publication including Gizmodo, CNET, PC Magazine, Kotaku and more. He has also been the Editor of Gizmodo Australia, PC Mag Australia, and the Tech and Telco section at Finder. Alex has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New England and a serious passion for retro gaming. See full bio

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