Do you, like many others, think that iPhones are probably the costliest in India? If yes, you’re grossly mistaken. Yes, iPhone might be costlier in India as compared to the US or Australia, but it is not the ‘costliest’. Still there are some other countries where people pay much more than Indians for buying an iPhone. For a long span of time, Brazil had the costliest iPhones but since 2021, Turkey has taken the top spot in the list of most expensive iPhones.
Whether you’re looking for iPhone 13, iPhone 14, or the pro-iPhone models, the cost in Turkey is much more than other countries like Japan, Switzerland, Hong Kong, or even the US. Since the launch of the latest iPhone 14 series, Turkey is said to be occupying the top position in the list of countries where the iPhone is the costliest.
According to the report published by Nunkeni, the study revealed that Turkey is a country that replaced Brazil in selling the most expensive iPhone in the world. The same is true for every single model that has been launched by Apple, for every storage variant.
Do you want to buy iPhone 14 in Turkey?
If you’re planning to purchase an iPhone 14 Pro in e USA, which is $799. The 1TB storage version reaches a range that is as high as $2916.90 in Turkey. If you compare the same model’s price in Brazil, the iPhone 14 Pro will cost you around $1458.51.
The vanilla iPhone 14 is available at a starting price of $799 in the US and at the same time, in India, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 offers a base price tag of Rs. 79,900 for iPhone 14 and Rs. 1,29,900 for iPhone 14 Pro.
What is the reason behind the steeping iPhone prices in Turkey?
If you take a closer look at the money supermarket of Turkey and its economic condition, you’ll know that Turkey has been going through severe economic depression due to which their inflation rate rose to 8% for the first time in the last 2 decades. In the year 2021, Apple products went through a 28% hike as they were put back on sale after a hiatus. This hiatus happened when the Turkish lira, the local currency of the country lost 15% of its value against the US dollar.
Turkey is certainly not the only nation that suffers from such an inflation rate. After the launch event of Apple, they have secretly increased the prices of their products in other European countries too. On the contrary, it is worth noting that the new iPhone 14 series doesn’t go through any price increase in the US or China market.
Where is the iPhone cheapest?
The iPhones have always been the cheapest in the United States of America, even after you add the taxes. However, in 2021, the price of Apple iPhones has increased in many countries across the world. For example, the price of iPhones and other newly-launched Apple products have risen in cost in Europe due to the equivalent price of dollar and euro. In the UK, the drop in the value of pound resulted in the increase in price.
Therefore, after Brazil taking the position of the country with the highest iPhone price, it’s time for Turkey to replace the position. Soon after Turkey, India lies third in the list of selling the costliest Turkey, the base model will cost you around $2,194.15, more than thrice of what its price is in thiPhones in the world. Beware of your budget before getting yourself the latest iPhone.
Article Data reference: https://www.moneysupermarket.com/mobile-phones/features/the-iphone-14-index/