How much does an iPhone cost in your country?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JoEw, May 24, 2014.

  1. JoEw macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone know why a 5s costs way more in other countries than in the United States? I know there are more taxes than here in many places, but I can't imagine taxes making an iphone 200 or 300 dollars more... There must be a catch here something I am not seeing.

    With the rumored 100 dollar increase in the 6, I really can't imagine a baseline iphone selling for 1000 dollars. Will you buy an iPhone 6 even if its 100 dollars more?
     
  2. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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    In Canada it's a bit more since we have a different currency

    Personally, I won't buy one if it's $100 more. Actually, I'm hoping they lower their prices because $700 is too much for a phone
     
  3. sunking101, May 24, 2014
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    sunking101 macrumors 603

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    £629 sterling for a 32GB 5S here in the UK.
    For a phone; especially one with loose volume buttons, a loose power button and a crap battery, I find that excessive. Anything over £500 is excessive for a phone IMO.
     
  4. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    I don't think it will be $100 more but even if it was that just means I would have to walk into my carrier store and pay $99 instead of $0 to walk out with one.
     
  5. randomuser111 macrumors newbie

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    In India

    Iphone 5S 16GB - 800$
    Iphone 5S 32GB - 1060$
    Iphone 5S 64GB - 1200$


    No contracts here, all phones sold unlocked by manufacturers.
     
  6. curiosity, May 25, 2014
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    twintin macrumors 6502

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    In Sweden

    5s 16 GB is around 890 USD from Apple Store, but can be found for around 790 in other places like Swedish WEB shops. We have 25% VAT here and the rest of the difference is probaly currency and/or administration related I would guess.
     
  8. lautzki macrumors regular

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    16GB iPhone 5S costs around 630 euros (860 US dollars) here in Finland.
     
  9. Mildredop macrumors 68020

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    The cost the of the iPhone is incredibly high, but what I find more amazing is the fact that they're everywhere. Kids have them, chavvy unemployed people have them, old people have them.

    The number of times over the last few years I've heard someone moaning about how little money they've got or how they have trouble paying the rent or how they'll never be able to buy property, and then they pull out a new iPhone.

    $1000 for a computer, which would hopefully last several years, is enough. But when it's for a phone that is often replaced after 12-24 months, it's madness!!
     
  10. Menel macrumors 603

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    Many iPhones are free to $199 on contract. Far far less expensive than a $1000 computer.

    This makes the cost, not high at all. Not everyone replaces their phone in 12-24 months, if you do, thats your choice and not to be cast onto others. I know plenty of coworkers still rocking 3G and 4's.
     
  11. 617aircav Suspended

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    Yep for what we spend a month on contract in the USA you could get an iPhone for free in the UK. The more you pay every month the less the cost of the iPhone upfront. In the US it makes no difference as a new iPhone will be $200 at launch. 16GB
     
  12. Yakibomb macrumors 6502

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    The 16GB iPhone 5s cost around $1000 here in South Africa.:(

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    The price really goes up in some countries due to the the carriers that import them, they just work on figures that maximize their profit margins
     
  13. TC03 macrumors 65816

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    About $930 in The Netherlands for a 16 GB 5s.
     
  14. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    No, it is not. You're locked into a contract and you end up paying for 150% the price of the phone back in inflated monthly fees.
     
  15. JoEw thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I was planning on buying my 6 outright, but 750+100 for storage bump is an awful lot.
     
  16. Yakibomb macrumors 6502

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    It may seem like a lot but compared to what a lot of us are paying its not too bad. It would still be great if the prices where lower
     
  17. Mildredop macrumors 68020

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    Or, in other words, not free at all.
     
  18. JoEw thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Dang!!!
     
  19. oggydude macrumors newbie

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    925 dollars here in UK, damn expensive. Its always cheaper to buy a phone out right here in the UK as no one negotiates on iPhone prices and it turns out cheaper buying a sim only for 12 months is cheepers especially when the you renew your 12 months sim only you usually get it cheaper.
    For some reason retailers will not mind dropping their prices for android phones.
     
  20. Biomage macrumors member

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    520 euro in private mobile shops.
    700 euro in tmobile.. Just the phone without contract.
     
  21. Tim0 macrumors member

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    Russia (Apple Website), approximations:

    4s/8GB: $520
    5c/16GB: $725
    5c/32GB and 5s/16GB: $867
    5s/32GB: $1015
    5s/64GB: $1160

    I've seen 5c/32 on sale in an electronic retail chain for $610. It is possible to get $20-$30 discount from Apple prices in some stores. Other stores use the same or higher pricing.
     
  22. Eau Rouge macrumors regular

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    I'd hate to be buying an iPhone (or any electronics) in Brazil.
     
  23. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    Side note: I don't believe for a SECOND that the 4.7" iPhone will see a $100 price increase.....

    That rumor is likely being taken from the 5.5" version and applied to the "base" model.

    My guess? The 4.7" will continue to be $199/$649 and the 5.5" will see a $100 premium - similar to what we see with the iPad lines. Only a minimal spec increase and the size difference accounts for the $100 difference between the rMini and the Air.

    Also - the 5S will take over the 5C spot at $99/$549 and the 5C will be your $0/$449 device.....most likely the 8GB iteration they've been producing and rolling out to "select" countries.

    *All US Prices*

    Also - not everyone ends up paying a ton on the back end to get a subsidized device. If you take into account all the subsidies my family and I receive for our devices and the cost of our family plan, T-Mobile's comparable "contract free" plan doesn't really save us any money. Just gives us more flexibility. And since their network still isn't as strong as AT&T's, we stay put.
     

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