iPhone 5 Price Increase?

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  1. OSMac macrumors 65816

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    In Canada, the Apple factory unlocked iPhone 5 is $50 more than last years release, $699 vs $649.

    Did they raise prices in your country too, if so where and how much?
     
  2. Creep89 macrumors 6502

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    +50€.. from 629€ to 679€. I guess Apple needs more money in order to fight against Samsung. :rolleyes:



    ;)
     
  3. OSMac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Then most will need to add the $35 connector adaptor, so its $85 more here!
     
  4. tann macrumors 68000

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    In the UK it is £529 now vs £499 last year!

    The 4S only dropped in price £50 as well.

    32gb and 64gb iPhone 5's are the same price as last year though.
     
  5. JesalTV Guest

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    They raised the price of the 16gb in the UK by £30, but kept the 32 and 64 the same.

    The 16gb is by far the most popular, so this is blatantly a money-grabbing decision. Not impressed, Apple.
     
  6. shortcrust macrumors 6502

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    16gb iPhone 4S = £499
    16gb iPhone 5 = £529

    :(

    It won't stop me buying though!;)
     
  7. bigscotal macrumors 6502

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    Can I ask, where are you getting the prices for the 32gb & 64gb models?
     
  8. tann macrumors 68000

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  10. Mic'sBook macrumors regular

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    Before the launch of iPhone 5:

    iPhone 4S 16GB HKD $5,088 (unsubsidised price, no SIM lock)
    iPhone 4S 32GB HKD $5,888 (unsubsidised price, no SIM lock)
    iPhone 4S 64GB HKD $6,688 (unsubsidised price, no SIM lock)

    After the launch of iPhone 5:

    iPhone 4S 16GB HKD $4,688 (unsubsidised price, no SIM lock)

    iPhone 5 16GB HKD $5,588 (unsubsidised price, no SIM lock)
    iPhone 5 32GB HKD $6,388 (unsubsidised price, no SIM lock)
    iPhone 5 64GB HKD $7,188 (unsubsidised price, no SIM lock)

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    I thought Apple would just slide the iPhone 4S out of the way and replace it with iPhone 5 with the same capacity and price for 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models. It turns out Apple increases the price of iPhone for $500. Maybe Apple wants to get more money. Or maybe the components constituting the iPhone 5 are more expensive.
     
  11. tann macrumors 68000

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    That's a bummer. I want to know what the unlocked price of the 5 in the US will be... 4S was $649/$749/$849 so if those don't go up (like the rest of world has) I will be a bit :( haha.
     
  12. profets macrumors 68040

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    Based on the 4S unlocked in the US now being priced at $549 I'd assume the 5 will be 649/749/849.
     
  13. tann macrumors 68000

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    Ah, kind of a bummer then that they might have kept prices the same over there and increased them else where.
     
  14. cfc4ever macrumors member

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    Australia stayed the same. But it is still higher than the US & our dollar is stronger
     
  15. gadget123 macrumors 68000

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    When the VAT went up in the UK I'm sure the Iphone 4 hit about £515 at one point? Anybody remember?
     
  16. profets macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, besides the US the prices seem to have gone up or stay higher, even for the 4S and the 4 (replacing the 4 and 3GS price points). All while other manufacturers are actually slowly lowering their non-subsidized prices.
     

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