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9 09 2018

Waiting for the prices of the 2018 lineup

Do you remember these words?

”This is a day I’ve been looking forward to for two-and-a-half years. Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything*. … *Apple’s been very fortunate. It’s been able to introduce a few of these into the world. …

In 2007 the iPhone started its way around the world and its name is still a synonym for a mobile device. Best build quality, easiest way to use it, and the *highest prices* which sadden many people.

See what an iPhone X (64 GB) costs in different countries based on currency exchange rates of September 1, 2018.

🇺🇸 USD 999
the official price in the USA without taxes
Apple Store price on the right side
Converted into USD on the left side
GST (Goods and Services Tax) included

🇯🇵 USD 1,010 112,800 JPY Japan
🇨🇳 USD 1,037 8,316 CNY China
🇨🇦 USD 1,131 1,490 CAD Canada
🇦🇺 USD 1,152 1,579 AUD Australia
🇹🇭 USD 1,239 40,500 THB Thailand
🇸🇪 USD 1,260 11,495 SEK Sweden
🇩🇪 USD 1,345 1,149 EUR Germany
🇿🇦 USD 1,417 20,499 ZAR South Africa
🇧🇷 USD 1,724 6,999 BRL Brazil

Living outside the USA means paying unbefuckinglievable high prices in some countries.

Apple, you tell us that the additional costs (without any added value) are due to shipping costs, currency fluctuations, and different taxes. Well, in some cases that’s a question of faith.

If you visit the USA you should reserve an appropriate amount of your vacation savings for Steve’s masterpiece. But don’t forget, Apple Maps won’t show you a way through customs declaration in your home country.

Note

Taxes in the USA depend on the state where you buy a product. They vary from 10% (Louisiana) to 0% (Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, Alaska). So With an approximate average tax of 6.5% the X would cost $1,064.

The price in Canada is valid for Ontario with 13% tax included.

GST in Germany is 19% so the net price would be 966 EUR, that means $1,141 compared to a net price of $999 in the USA. The difference is $142.

What about Brazil? Well, an awesome and exciting country with lovable people but definitely the worst place on this planet for Apple fans.

Source USA Taxes

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