Apple has increased its Canadian dollar prices again.

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  1. SoApple macrumors regular

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    Keynote aside , Apple has once again decided to increase it's prices north of the border. It doesn't take a genius to understand why apple has decided to do this today. I'm surprised this isn't being reported.
    They increased their price $50 above what the exchange rate is at right now for all of their iPhone models .
    The Canadian dollars' volatility doesn't merit such price increase.
     
  2. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    Nope. They're exactly the same or lower as yesterday.
     
  3. EightyTwenty macrumors 6502

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    $579 for the iPhone SE? That's some Shylock level gouging right there. About $60 above the exchange rate. Turns me off to the whole company.
     
  4. Flow39 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, even though I'm in the US, I think Apple's foreign prices are a bit ridiculous.
     
  5. Quicklite macrumors regular

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    Canada's currency did depreciate from 1:1 pairing to 1:0.75 compared to not far ago. :confused: More bummed out by the EU pricing.
     
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    That's Canada's fault, not Apple's. Everything is way more freaking expensive there.
     
  7. BeeGood macrumors 65816

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    It seems like every country not called the US is getting hosed. The prices are wildly inflated in Europe also with seemingly no rhyme and reason.

    I feel for my international brothers.
     
  8. EightyTwenty macrumors 6502

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    Pricing ABOVE the exchange rate is Apple's fault. Pure and simple. It's simple math.
     
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    No, that isn't good.
     
  10. e93to macrumors 6502a

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    Well, we pay more for almost everything - foods, gas, clothes, cars, etc. But hey, at least we don't pay for health care, and university tuition isn't bad!
     
  11. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    I'm no expert, but I think that when selling in another country there may be other factors/expenses that they have to account for other than just the direct exchange rate.
     
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    Shh ... don't make sense.
     
  13. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    It's not Apple's fault that the exchange rate is crap.

    Canadians should just come to America and buy one
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    Cars are cheaper up north currently.

    Macan Turbo US MSRP: $76k
    Macan Turbo CAN MSRP: $85800 CAD = $65,617 (as of 3/21/16)
     
  14. Quicklite macrumors regular

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    I mean Apple does price :apple: Music at about $2-3 in India.
     
  15. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Plenty of stuff we pay more for here in the US compared to other countries. You take the good with the bad..
     
  16. MacDanF macrumors newbie

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    To be fair it's sometime the other way around, 2 months ago i bought a Macbook pro 13 for $1549 CAD wich amounted to $1100 USD at the time while an american had to pay $1249 USD.
     
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    garirry macrumors 68000

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    I saw that and it's ridiculous. $60 more than the exchange rate price, really Apple? I thought Apple was a multicultural company, but no, now it's literally only "US and China are the only countries that exist". I want some kind of respect, not to mention a few years ago the price was identical in US and Canada for most products. Otherwise I just might go to the US to buy stuff if it gets that expensive (I live fairly close to the border of the US, NY more specifically). Plus there's less sale taxes, so that's great.
     
  18. dacimvrl macrumors newbie

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    Apple is not a country..... think again
     
  19. garirry macrumors 68000

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    WHOOPS I wrote so much stuff today I can't even write properly anymore...
     
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    They're rich enough to be their own country now, though. :p
     
  21. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    Apple can increase the price anywhere just don't do it here in America. We pay way too much for Japanese and German Brands.
     
  22. nordique macrumors 6502a

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    The problem for us Canadians is that the exchange rate is actually very slightly stronger than it was in September when the iPhone 6s launched, and thus when the iPhone 5s new pricing was made at the time

    As the SE is essentially replacing the 5s, in the US they are getting 50$ less for he upgraded device yet not only are we still paying more than the exchange rate, we are also paying an extra 30-50$ without tax

    Other countries have it even worse than us but it still sucks for Canadians.

    I really want an SE but at the current price I can't see myself getting one launch day
     
  23. EightyTwenty macrumors 6502

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    Sorry pal. When the Candian dollar was at par, US and Canadian prices were the same.

    It's Apple's choice to gouge Canadians. If you want to defend that, then go right ahead. But you can't just pretend like they aren't doing it.
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    Has absolutely nothing to do with the exchange rate. Read the original post. Apple decided to gauge a good $60 above the exchange rate.

    Why do Apple fanatics keep trying to make excuses for the company?
     
  24. HEK, Mar 24, 2016
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    It's required in the user agreement we say yes to when we use Apple products and software. You probably just said "agree" and didn't read it all. About three quarters the way through it states "By agreeing to this and using the Apple product and software the user is required to support Apple in everything they do. This includes making excuses for Apple in the macrumor's forums." :D
     

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