Anyone else think a new iMac will be more expensive in the UK?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kiranmk2, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. kiranmk2 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 4, 2008
    I'm needing a new computer in the next few months and my eye is set on the imac. While the current one is nice, I do a lot of video encoding so I'm holding out for a quad core imac in the new year.

    Now, as the UK£ has lost 25% of it's value in the last 6 months, Sony have announced that after Xmas, all their electronics will be going up by 20% or so. Anyone have a feeling if Apple will follow suit?
  2. sananda macrumors 68020

    May 24, 2007
    yes, i think the price will go up just as the nano price points went up.
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    When you scream and yell to get the Apple prices tied to the exchange rate, you knew the day would come that might feel like you were getting it on the other end from Apple.

  4. riciad macrumors 6502

    Oct 10, 2005

    At the moment the 3.06model with 4gb ram is €430 cheaper in the UK store than the Irish store.

    If I had any spare cash I'd be off to Belfast in a hurry.
  5. gazfocus macrumors 68000


    Jan 3, 2008
    Liverpool, UK
    I think the question is...Do you think the upcoming upgrades will be worth the price increase?
  6. nick9191 macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2008
    Oh definitely.

    The exchange rate has gone from £1=$2 at the last iMac revision, to £1=$1.50 today. We are getting the iMac cheaper than the US at the moment, even incorporating our higher rate of VAT.

    Wouldn't be surprised at £899 or £929 baseline. Lets hope they introduce a $999 model at the hope of a £799 iMac.
  7. gazfocus macrumors 68000


    Jan 3, 2008
    Liverpool, UK
    I wish I had the money to buy my iMac now but I have to wait until I get my student loan in January :(
  8. iStress macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2007
    Sydney, Australia
    Looks like we're on the same boat!

    If you look at these predicted rumours for the new iMac:

    - LED screen
    - Speed pump (not much)
    - DDR3 Ram
    - Updated GPU (9800GS perhaps?)

    Are they worth the extra money?
  9. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    A few years ago, when the Euro was quite low, Apple reported quite a bit of profit from currency hedge funds. Basically, what Apple did back then was buying currency hedges betting that the Euro would go down, and when it happened, Apple could and did use the profits from that to keep Euro prices a bit lower. We don't know if Apple has been doing that in recent years (because Pound and Euro were high, so this wouldn't have brought any profits). If they did, then Apple _might_ make money from the pound dropping, and _might_ use that money to keep UK prices down.

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