While the iPhone 5c has received the Telstra Blue Tick, Apple's current flagship phone the iPhone 5s hasn't.
We've noticed various people asking if the iPhone 5s has the Blue Tick - and it turns out, it doesn't.
We had a lot of interest in the list of phones Telstra has given their Blue Tick that we published earlier this year. A quick reminder: phones with the Blue Tick logo are "recommended for rural handheld coverage" by Telstra if you want to "maximise your coverage experience".
While the iPhone 4, 4s and now the 5c have received the Blue Tick, Apple's current flagship phone - the iPhone 5s - hasn't.
The BlackBerry Z10 and Z30 get the Blue Tick (Telstra seems to be downplaying the former as it's not shown in the carrier's list of available handsets), and there's no mention of of the Q10 receiving the Tick.
The handsets we found on Telstra's web site with Blue Tick approval are:
- Apple iPhone 4s (iOS)
- Apple iPhone 5c (iOS)
- BlackBerry Z10 (BlackBerry 10)
- BlackBerry Z30 (BlackBerry 10)
- HTC One XL (Android)
- Motorola Defy+ (Android)
- Nokia Lumia 625 (Windows Phone)
- Nokia Lumia 800 (Windows Phone)
- Nokia C5 5MP (feature phone)
- Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (Android)
- Telstra EasyTouch 4G (Android)
- Telstra Dave (Android)
- Telstra EasyTouch Discovery 3 (feature phone)
- Telstra Tough 3 (feature phone)
We're surprised that Telstra doesn't appear to have an official web page listing current Blue Tick phones on its site, and doesn't consistently show the Blue Tick logo wherever approved phones are mentioned.
We found a comment from October this year on the Telstra Crowdsupport forum from a "Senior Moderator - Telstra Digital Sales & Service" which seems to confirm there is no official page listing current Blue Tick phones. The comment also list phones with the Blue Tick, some of which aren't in our list above.