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Brad9753

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Jun 7, 2012
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Brisol, UK
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 :(
 
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geachy92

macrumors regular
Oct 24, 2012
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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!
 

Steve121178

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Apr 13, 2010
6,452
7,117
Bedfordshire, UK
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.

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.
 
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leechers

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Oct 19, 2012
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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.
 

Steve121178

macrumors 603
Apr 13, 2010
6,452
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Bedfordshire, UK
A 128 meg 7 plus is £819

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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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.

We've always subsidised cheaper pricing elsewhere in the world by paying more than most. Part and parcel of living in rip-off Britain.
 
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dumastudetto

macrumors 603
Aug 28, 2013
5,306
7,807
Los Angeles, USA
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.
 

Holty123

macrumors 6502
Jun 14, 2008
338
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Crington UK
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.
Steep i know but do we really need one? the 6s is fine......yes i really need one
 
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Shanghaichica

macrumors G5
Apr 8, 2013
14,656
13,148
UK
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.
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!
 

Guacamole

macrumors 6502a
Jun 21, 2011
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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
 
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Chairman.Jobbie

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Sep 9, 2011
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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.
 

dumastudetto

macrumors 603
Aug 28, 2013
5,306
7,807
Los Angeles, USA
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!

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.
 

Brookzy

macrumors 601
May 30, 2010
4,976
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UK
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.
 

Chairman.Jobbie

macrumors 6502a
Sep 9, 2011
501
200
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.

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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