iPhone 4 US and UK prices

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  1. macfilm macrumors regular

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    Hi, this may be a silly question with a simple answer but why is the iPhone 4 $300 for the US and $900 for people in the UK?

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  2. stridemat Moderator

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    In America you will have to pay sales tax on top of the advertised prices, which varies from state to state.
     
  3. OllyW Moderator

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    The American price is subsidised and tied to a 2 year contract with AT&T.

    The UK price is for an unlocked iPhone with no commitment. You can get the iPhone for free in the UK on the most expensive 2 year contracts.
     
  4. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    The price on the US Apple Store is with contract (ie. $199/299 + 2 year contract). The price on the UK Apple Store is Pay As You Go.

    To get the iPhone on contract in the UK, you have to go to O2, Vodafone, etc. etc. Where it should be about £150-Free depending on contract.

    At stridemat, the UK might be a high taxer but theres no 200% sales tax :p

    Edit: Doh beaten to it.
     
  5. OllyW Moderator

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    It's not PAYG.
     
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