Apple raises European iPhone prices with over $100

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ThatsMeRight, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    I believe it's outrageous that Apple is making the iPhone even more expensive for Europeans.

    An unlocked iPhone 5 will cost us €679 (compared to iPhone 4S: €599). That's a €80 raise (or over $100 raise). To give you an idea what that is in dollars: $736 (excl. sales tax).

    Now you might think "who cares? There's a $199/$299/$399 phone plan." Well, not really. Carriers over here just decide their own prices and Apple has no deal in place like they have with AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. This means often Europeans pay much and much more than that $199 on-contract.

    So, uh, that's my complaint: Apple raising prices again.
  2. Zoddino macrumors regular


    Jun 27, 2010
    Apparently in Italy is going to be even more expensive and rumored price is 699€ or 729€ which is really bad.
  3. boomhower macrumors 68000


    Oct 21, 2011
  4. OSMac macrumors 65816

    Jun 14, 2010
    Compare the total cost over 2 years, plan included, be interested in that.
    Here the average iPhone plan is about $60 per month with only 500mb of data.

    How about in Europe?
  5. WalterWright macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2012
    Here's what you get for around 50 euros on T-Mobile Germany.

    120 minutes of network to network calls
    300MB of data
    0.29cent per minute to other networks
    And unlimited SMS

    On top of around 200 euros for the handset. It's expensive and you hardly get a thing. Check out Australian deals, they're incredible. For around 60 dollars a month you get:

    650 dollars worth of calls - anywhere
    Unlimited SMS
    1GB of data

    It's crazy.
  6. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Simply put its because the euro isn't worth $***

    So apple tax plus poor exchange rate = you getting raped!
  7. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

    Dr McKay

    Aug 11, 2010
    The Euro is still worth more than the $, so is the Pound.

    €1 = $1.3
    £1 = $1.6

    Unlocked base iPhone 5 is still £529 in the UK. ($850)
  8. WalterWright macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2012
    I love how you phrase this like, "Ah you silly, dirty Europeans with your Monopoly money!"

    Have you looked at your own economy recently?
  9. zachnelson macrumors 6502a

    Oct 23, 2010
    Taxes in Europe are calculated into the final price, they are not in America. Chill.
  10. taedouni macrumors 65816

    Jun 7, 2011
    Doesn't the EU require Apple to have a 2 year warranty? If so then that's fair. Don't blame Apple, blame the EU.
  11. StevenPalaci macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2012
    Taxes in Europe are calculated into the final price[​IMG]
  12. h00ligan macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2003
    A hot desert
  13. geronimo789 macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2010
    Last time I checked the taxes didn't magically rise since the iPhone 5 announcement, though the price of the entry model iPhone has gone up.

    Oops, blew that argument right up :D

    I still remember it being 529 or something for the first iPhone. Then they pulled it up for the 4 or 4s to 629, and now 679.

    At this rate we'll be paying 1000 eur for the iphone 7. Hell, 679 eur for a stinking phone ? For that kind o cash you could rent a house for a month, you could go on vacation for a few days to a week. That's around half of a net income ! :eek:

    Oh right, we should take loans for a phone ?
  14. eattherich macrumors 6502a


    Jul 8, 2011
    Yeah, I was disappointed by this also. I saw the keynote and that they said the iPhone 5 would be at the same price points as the 4S. Great, I knew what that was because I paid €719 for my 32GB 4S. I couldn't believe it when I saw that a 32GB iPhone 5 was €789.
  15. ohms12 macrumors 6502


    Jun 21, 2012
    In the UK:


    2000 mins
    5000 texts
    5000 3 to 3 mins
    Unlimited data + tethering

    32GB iPhone 5 - £89.

    This costs £39 per month. I'd say not bad?

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