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Start Saving, Because The New Apple Products Will Cost A Fuckload In Australia

Shiny, new, and very expensive.

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At an event in San Francisco this morning, Apple announced multiple new products set to hit the shelves in late September.

The iPhone range will have new additions – the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus – that are water resistant and come in two new colours. There's been an upgrade on the iPhone's camera as well, and Apple confirmed rumours that it would be saying goodbye to headphone jacks. Apple users will now have to buy Lightning headsets or wireless Bluetooth headphones called "Apple AirPods".

The new Series 2 Apple Watch was also announced, with some fitness-focused updates and the inclusion of the massive augmented reality game, Pokémon Go.

While all of this may have Apple fans digging into their pockets, Australian Apple users will probably have to dig a little deeper.

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will be available to Australians in silver, gold, rose gold, and the new black finish. Models range from 32GB to 256GB.

The starting price for the iPhone 7 is $1,079, and $1,269 for the 7 Plus. This is similar in price to the cost of the iPhone 6S. However, the larger-memory iPhone models will cost up to $1,569 (that's the price of the 256GB iPhone 7 Plus, the most expensive of the new models).

Apple's new headphones, AirPods, will also set you back a pretty penny. While the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will come with a set of AirPods, those who wish to buy the headphones outright will have to stump up $229. The adaptor to make your normal, boring, headphone-jacked headphones work on the iPhone 7? $12.

There's no news yet on what the new Apple Watch will cost, but if the price of the iPhones is anything to go by, it's gonna cost more.

Of course, all of this won't seem like a lot if you lock yourself in to one of those juicy 24-month phone contracts.

CORRECTION

The AirPod adapter will cost $12, and EarPods with a Lightning connector will cost $45. A previous version of this post misstated the AirPod adapter would cost $45.


Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.

Contact Brad Esposito at bradley.esposito@buzzfeed.com.

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