The best iPhone 8 plans and prices in Australia compared

Although the iPhone X is all the rage, those that don't necessarily have a desire for a huge screen, a notch, or a glaring void in their wallets will likely be chasing the iPhone 8. Of course, there's always its bigger sibling, the iPhone 8 Plus if you happen to fall in the middle of those two categories.

On this page, we've dug deep into all the networks and carriers and compared them to shreds, providing you with the best possible value, the biggest data, and the cheapest plans you can get bundled with your new Apple handset.

If you're not too sure if this is indeed the handset for you, you can check out our iPhone 8 review for the full lowdown. Otherwise, read on for our top picks from all the carriers.

See also: iPhone X deals | iPhone 7 deals | iPhone 7 Plus deals | Samsung Galaxy S9 deals | Galaxy S9 Plus deals

The best iPhone 8 plans

Best iPhone 8 plan for each carrier

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The best iPhone X plans and prices in Australia compared

To get your hands on Apple's latest handset, there's gonna need to be some serious wallet-prying going on. The iPhone X (pronounced iPhone 10) will set you back a solid  $1,579 at the least, and if you want to jack up the 64GB storage to 256GB, you'll need to drop $1,829 on the flagship.

If you're looking to see why it's so expensive, you can check out our iPhone X review for more details on its sleek specs, but if you're trying to save some dollars by scoring it in a plan, look no further. 

We've painstakingly compared all the plans from the major providers that'll net you the new Apple flagship. There's something for everyone, whether you're looking for massive data, a penny-pincher of a plan, or the best all-rounder, we've got it here for you.

See also: iPhone 8 deals | iPhone 8 Plus deals | Samsung Galaxy S9 deals | Galaxy S9 Plus deals

The best iPhone X plans

Given the $1,579 starting price of the handset, most people are going to want to pick it up as part of a plan. Like the outright prices, the plans are similarly steep, but here's the cheapest plans you can order the iPhone X on right now.

The best iPhone X plan for each carrier

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Así es Spyce, el restaurante semi automatizado donde los robots han sustituido a los chefs

Spyce

Los fundadores de Spyce lo definen como “el primer restaurante del mundo que ofrece una cocina robótica que cocina comidas complejas”. Y es que no quieren que se les relacione con los recientes proyectos de robots ayudantes de cocina, como el pobre Flippy, o con otros restaurantes que han decidido retirar a los humanos. Por ello el lema de Spyce es “excelencia culinaria impulsada por la tecnología”.

Lo que hace diferente a Spyce con respecto al resto de opciones automatizadas y robóticas que existen hoy día, es que aquí no hay chefs, ya que los platillos son preparados por una enorme máquina que está a la vista de los clientes, lo que podría considerarse una experiencia fascinante, pero a la vez extraña. Read more

Lenovo set to debut notch-free, all-screen Z5 phone next week

Rumblings have made their way around the internet over the last week surrounding the announcement of Lenovo's all-screen, notch-free Z5 smartphone, and while a June 14 launch was rumored, we now have an official reveal date: June 5, 2018. 

Lenovo vice president Chan Cheng made the device's reveal date official by posting the smartphone’s launch invite on the company's Weibo page.

As of now, there are just two pictures that give us a hint at the phone's tantalizing design – each one showing an edge-to-edge display with no controversial notch in sight, which goes a long way to backing up previous rumors about the flagship device. 

Here’s what the 'big deal' is… 

Though little about the device has been confirmed at this point, an image doing the rounds on social media suggests that the Lenovo Z5 would boast a 95% screen-to-body ratio (presumably due to a slight chin). However, there's still some mystery surrounding the placement of its front-facing camera, sensors and earpiece. 

Another interesting revelation from the VP mentions a whopping 4TB of onboard storage, which would definitely set a smartphone storage record if true. 

Going by the watermark on recently shared camera samples by Cheng, it’s quite evident that the phone will have a dual camera and will feature portrait mode. Moreover, a huge battery is expected on the phone as Cheng has mentioned a 45-days standby time on single charge. 

Of all the commercially sold bezel-less phones, the original Mi Mix is still the benchmark when it comes to having a truly edge-to-edge display. Whether Lenovo's Z5 will have what it takes to top that trend-setting design is anybody's guess. 

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Here’s why current smart home device owners are appealing to tech companies

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here.

Not that long ago, many home-appliance and consumer-electronics makers were gearing up for what they thought would soon be a rapidly growing market for smart home devices.

The instant popularity of the Nest thermostat, introduced in 2011, seemed to confirm their hopes. But those expectations were dashed in the coming years as the market for connected home devices later stagnated. 

Even with these challenges, many of the biggest consumer technology companies are now moving into the smart home market. For example, Apple, which recently released its self-installed smart home ecosystem, called the Apple Home, traditionally doesn’t move into a market until it’s very mature and only when it can release a perfected product. Further, Google this fall launched the Google Home and its companion ecosystem, hoping to jump into the voice-activated smart home speaker market, which Amazon currently dominates with its Echo product line. 

In a new report, Business Insider Intelligence examines the demographics of the average smart home device owner and discuss why current smart home device owners are appealing to tech companies. The report also examines the plans of various tech giants in the smart home market and discuss their monetization strategies, and makes suggestions for how these companies can position themselves to make their products and devices more appealing to the mass market.

Here are some key takeaways from the report:

  • Tech companies primarily enter the market to enhance a core revenue stream or service, while device makers desire to collect data to improve their products and prevent costly recalls.
  • We forecast there will be $4.8 trillion in aggregate IoT investment between 2016 and 2021.
  • These companies are also seeking to create an early-mover advantage for themselves, where they gain an advantage by this head start on adoption.
  • Major barriers to mass market adoption that still must overcome include technological fragmentation and persistently high device prices.

In full, the report:

  • Details the market strategy of prominent tech companies and device makers, and analyzes why which ones are best poised to succeed once adoption ticks up.
  • Offers insight into current ownership through an exclusive survey from Business Insider Intelligence and analyzes what demographics will drive adoption moving forward.
  • Explains in detail which companies are poised to succeed in the market in the coming years as adoption increases and mass market consumers begin to purchase smart home devices.

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