Look here, M1's iPhone 6s and 6s Plus price plans are out

It won’t be long before Singtel and StarHub make their move

The cat’s out of the bag. Or in this case, M1’s price plans for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

Before we reveal the prices, remember this - the new iPhones are pricier than its predecessors by at least S$60. Now that we’ve got you mentally prepared, here’s the kicker - the prices tied to a two-year contract have increased. The price difference between a subsidised 16GB iPhone 6s to a 64GB version is S$155, while the 128GB version costs S$310 more. But considering that the difference without a contract would be S$170 and S$340 respectively, you aren’t shortchanged in this aspect.

While it is subsidised, it might mean little if you’re on the lowest i-Lite plan. Practically speaking, you’ll be signing up for an i-Lite+ plan which costs S$42 per month, giving you 3GB of data instead of the meagre 300MB on the lowest i-Lite plan.

Using the i-Lite+ plan as a comparison point, you receive a subsidy of S$478, S$493 and S$508 for the 16GB, 64GB and 128GB versions respectively. The caveat for these subsidies is that you’ll be paying S$42 per month for the next two years, amounting to S$1008.

But if you’re in the market for a new phone and you have to sign up for a new plan, this shouldn’t be an issue.

What we noticed, however, is that the monthly subscription has gone up by S$1 for the i-Lite+, i-Reg, i-Reg+ and i-Max plans while the highest i-Max+ plan has a S$20 increase compared to the launch prices from last year’s iPhone 6. So in the long run, you’re paying S$24 (or S$480 for the i-Max+ plan) more.

In short, you’ll be paying more for the new iPhones.

We’ll be following up with a full price plan comparison once Singtel and StarHub unveils their price plan. Which, honestly, should be very soon.

Full details of M1's iPhone 6s and 6s Plus price plans