Question on iPhone pricing by international carriers

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by WhySoDevious, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. WhySoDevious macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2009
    San Pedro Sula, Honduras
    I live in Honduras, Central America, and we have two carriers, both of which carry the iPhone. We don't have the new 5S and 5C models, but they should get here by the end of the year.

    I saw a store selling a 5S for around $1,300. They just sell you an unlocked phone which you can then use on any of the two carriers.

    My question is, does Apple tell the carriers what price to charge for the iPhone or are they free to charge whatever price they want?
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I doubt that Apple tell the carriers how much to charge; they are pretty much free to charge whatever the market will bear. Apple does require minimums on some devices though.
  3. macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2013
    Yeah, I agree. I thing they set the bottom price, but carriers can add whatever profit margin they want.


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