iPhone X Will Cost Over $2,100 in Brazil When Released in South America Next Month

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple has updated its website to indicate that the iPhone X launches in three additional Latin American countries in early December.


    Namely, the iPhone X will be released in Colombia starting December 1, Chile on December 7, and Brazil on December 8. The device will be available from select carriers and authorized resellers in each country.

    In Brazil, the iPhone X will also be on display and available to purchase from the country's two Apple Stores at VillageMall in Rio de Janeiro and the Morumbi shopping center in São Paulo. Inventory will likely be extremely limited.

    iPhone X will start at 6,999 Brazilian reals in Brazil, the equivalent of slightly more than $2,150 USD based on current exchange rates. That's more than double the iPhone X's starting price of $999 in the United States.

    Apple's prices in Brazil being significantly higher than in the United States is partly the result of the country's 60 percent duty on imported products valued up to $3,000, and likely other factors such as stricter labor laws.

    Apple hasn't provided iPhone X pricing information for Chile or Colombia, or release dates for other countries in South America.

    iPhone X first launched November 3 in the United States and over 50 other countries. The device was also released in Israel today and arrives in 13 additional countries, including Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand, and Turkey, tomorrow.

    iPhone X orders on Apple's website now ship in an estimated 1-2 weeks around the world, down from 5-6 weeks after the device first launched.

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    Article Link: iPhone X Will Cost Over $2,100 in Brazil When Released in South America Next Month
  2. Angsju macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2017
  3. JM macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2014
    So Brazil will have exactly two phones that sell at that price. One for each store.
  4. chriscrk macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2011
    Planet Earth (?)
  5. Red Oak macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2011
    "...likely because..." Wrong "...because..."

    Would be great to see some basic journalism integrity here
  6. JM macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2014
    I'm deeply confused. Thanks for that.
  7. haruhiko macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    So the Brazilian government punishes their people for buying foreign products by charging a 60% import tax and somehow it's Apple's fault?
  8. KavalierMalta macrumors member


    Aug 9, 2017
    That 60% is wow overkill. Not Apple fault for sure. The fault here is that of the Brazilian Government!
  9. 69Mustang macrumors 603


    Jan 7, 2014
    In between a rock and a hard place
    That's insane, yes. Has nothing to do with Apple though.
    Blame the gubmint.;)
  10. Iconoclysm macrumors 68020


    May 13, 2010
    Washington, DC
    This isn't Apple's doing. PlayStation 4 cost over $1000 there on release. The article clearly states why...
  11. yanksfan114 macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2011
    Isn’t that only $1,600 though? Where does the other $500 come from?
  12. Kaibelf macrumors 68020


    Apr 29, 2009
    Silicon Valley, CA
    You mean Brazil. That’s all them.
  13. filipe.esposito macrumors regular


    Jun 15, 2016
    That’s insane, really. The minimum wage in Brazil it’s around R$937 (U$235) a month. They’re trying to sell a phone that costs 8 months of work. But what really triggers me is the fact that they already sells the iPhone 8 Plus top model here at R$5.399 (U$1.636). In the USA, the diference between these models it’s about U$50 (U$949 and U$999).
  14. now i see it macrumors 68030

    Jan 2, 2002
    Some year down the line, the future iPhone will cost that much in the USA.
  15. mrvictorms macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2014
    The price is insane even considering Brazilian taxes. Apple (or Apple Brazil) feels entitled to charge a premium just because they can. It’s so absurd that you can pay for round-trip airfare to Miami, hotel, food, and come back with a brand new iPhone X for less than the asked price in Brazil.
  16. SharksFan22 macrumors regular


    Dec 29, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Yup that is one thing I never understand. Why punish the citizens by removing choices? It’s not protectionism as there’s no (as far I know) phone manufacturing in Brazil. Just pure shakedown by the government.

    BTW - have been to the Morumbi center cited in the article. Nice place!
  17. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    I don’t feel so bad now buying mine outright lol
  18. JosephAW macrumors 68020


    May 14, 2012
    Chump change for dictators and drug lords. An arm and a leg for the rest of peasants.
  19. filipe.esposito macrumors regular


    Jun 15, 2016
    It comes from Apple's insanity. Set higher prices to the iPhone X, turn it into a luxury product and also forces the iPhone 8 for everyone here, so they can tell the world that both phones are "selling well". That's the only reasonable explanation. Again, it's not only about Brazil taxes.
  20. vladobizik, Nov 23, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2017

    vladobizik macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2012
    The saddest thing is that things like iPhone cost basically the least in the US, while folks in other countries not only pay more, but get less for their money - often no Apple Pay (as in my country), poorer selection in the iTunes Store, higher prices for digital purchases, no deals on gift cards, Siri won’t tell you about businesses, movie premieres or sports scores, officially no Apple News, and so on, and so forth.
  21. filipe.esposito macrumors regular


    Jun 15, 2016
    Exactly, it's the same in Brazil. Siri took 4-5 years to work here, Apple Pay? Forget it. Neither turn by turn navigation we've got it yet. But they're trying to sell it at U$2100...
  22. Creek0512 macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2012
    Such a stupid comment.
  23. filipe.esposito macrumors regular


    Jun 15, 2016
    Oh, and I have to say. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 costs R$4.399 (U$1.360) here. That's even cheaper than the iPhone 8 Plus 256GB that costs R$5.399 (U$1.636) here, but both are priced at U$949 in the US.
  24. sputnikv macrumors 6502


    Oct 3, 2009
    It has nothing to do with Apple. These are tariffs
  25. gavroche macrumors 65816


    Oct 25, 2007
    Left Coast
    Perhaps you have missed the part where is not Apple thats making the price higher.

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