Not overly happy with the UK Prices!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Brad9753, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. Brad9753 macrumors member

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    I have a 64GB iPhone 6S Plus. The perfect capacity for me really. Last year it was 699. But as this was never an option this year I was happy to go up to 128GB.

    But dam, the prices suck. My options are that I spend 20 more than last year for half the capacity or spend OVER ONE HUNDRED (!!!) (and keeping in mind how cheap memory is now) for over double that I do not really need.

    I guess I will have to fall into Apples hands and spend the extra 100 because 32GB isn't enough :(
     
  2. nordique macrumors 65816

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    Thats the Pound Sterling falling in value, is all it really is

    Same thing happened to us Canadian customers with the release of both the iPhone 6/6+ and 6s/6s+

    It sucks, yes.
     
  3. geachy92 macrumors regular

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    The 6s and 6s+ prices are barely better than when they were the latest! And the Apple Watch series 1 didn't even get a price cut here!
     
  4. Brad9753 thread starter macrumors member

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  5. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68000

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  6. scottish macrumors 6502a

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    AirPods are £159. I know the US price doesn't include tax but this is the first time I can think of that the they have actually just changed the $ sign for a £ sign.
     
  7. Steve121178 macrumors 601

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    Ouch, that's a steep increase isn't it! £699 for 128GB and don't forget Apple Care on top.
     
  8. PortableLover macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty sad. Although its nice to have the option to use iphone upgrade plan.
     
  9. Steve121178 macrumors 601

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    My rule of thumb is to never buy Apple earphones of any kind. They never fit properly and the sound quality is usually dire compared to rival products from companies that produce headphones/earphones as their primary business.
     
  10. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68000

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    A 128 meg 7 plus is £819
     
  11. leechers macrumors member

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    Wow pricing in the UK has always been terrible, but after this... I'm shocked. I can't believe we're having to fork out over £100 in excess, when in reality the change from brexit and the falling sterling has only been around £50 or so.
     
  12. Steve121178 macrumors 601

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    I get/understand the $/£ thing, so I can see why there is an increase. I suppose we are getting a very high-end piece of tech, and £700/£800 is about the going rate so we just have to take it on the chin and enjoy them from the 16th...
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    We've always subsidised cheaper pricing elsewhere in the world by paying more than most. Part and parcel of living in rip-off Britain.
     
  13. Shanghaichica macrumors 604

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    Wow so I'm paying £30 than I paid last year for the 6S plus 128GB. There's no way I'm paying £900 + for the 256GB. It's too much for a phone.
     
  14. truesepho macrumors 6502

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    Prices for the 7 are the same though, right? Only the Plus went up, but that's in the US as well if I'm not wrong...
     
  15. MathersMahmood macrumors 6502

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    The price is annoying especially when they said it would stay the same. Argh
     
  16. dumastudetto macrumors 68030

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    According to people on my twitter, UK prices have increased anything from £20-£40 for iPhone, iPad and Macs. Apparently they've simply turned the $ to a £ symbol for the Airpods.
     
  17. Holty123 macrumors 6502

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    Steep i know but do we really need one? the 6s is fine......yes i really need one
     
  18. Shanghaichica macrumors 604

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    Everything has gone up. Even the watch strap prices. The sports bands are £49 now. Up £10. The classic buckle and Milanese loop by £20 and the modern buckle by £40!
     
  19. 96-HUDSON-96 Suspended

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    Stupid starting prices now
     
  20. Guacamole macrumors regular

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    they finally removed the laughable 16gb storage but now they have removed the respectable 64GB !!!
    and on top of that you are getting less for more :mad:. now the 7 with 32g costs even more than my 6s plus 64gb !! ridiculous
     
  21. Chairman.Jobbie macrumors 6502

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    The 128gb 7 plus at 819 costs almost as much as my 12" 128gb iPad Pro... Crazy. I'm thinking i might stick with my iPhone 6 Plus for a little longer... Hard to justify carrying around a 820 device/phone. I may start to keeping my existing purchases for a lot longer.

    Do I really need anything the iPhone 7 plus has? Not really. Not even about affording it... Just a crazy price.
     
  22. dumastudetto macrumors 68030

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    Wow a 25% increase on the sports bands is more than a bit greedy. :) Especially when you consider how much they cost Apple to make. I can't defend them here.
     
  23. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    Wow, big price jumps across the board in the UK.

    iPad Pro up £50
    Apple Pencil up £20
    Watch Bands up £10-80 depending on model.

    Ouch.
     
  24. Thomasasz macrumors newbie

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    Prices in EUR got higher, haven't they? iPhone 7 Plus now starts at 909 EUR.
     
  25. Chairman.Jobbie macrumors 6502

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    I'm gonna sell my pencil on eBay for the price I brought it now £80! :D And I'm glad I brought my iPad mini and iPad Pro this year before the price increases. No need to upgrade anything for 2-3 years from now.
     

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