Apple’s presentation of the iPhone X, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus aired on Tuesday evening in Hungary, where the new updates were revealed, including a neural processor and the face-detecting emoji. Index.hu reports that the Jubilee iPhone will be the most expensive in Hungary.
As Apple is celebrating their tenth anniversary this year, they are putting a celebratory iPhone model on the market on November 3rd. Customers are used to the expensiveness of the iPhones, but it seems that the iPhone X will set a new price record. According to Index, the lowest price for which you can get an iPhone X in Hungary is 379,000 forints (~ 1.2 thousand EUR), while the most expensive and full-extras version will cost almost 437,000 forints (~ 1.4 thousand EUR).
It isn’t the price itself that is shocking, but the fact that it is much higher in Hungary than it is in the US, or anywhere else in the world. It is the same case as it was with the iPhone 7, since that model was the most expensive in Hungary too. This is owing to the 27% VAT.
Index.hu has put together an interactive map (which you can check out in the original article) regarding the price of the 256 GB version. The colours denote the price range. In the countries marked with lighter colours, it is cheaper, where the colours are darker, it is more expensive. The biggest difference is between the two sides of the ocean, there is little differing between the European countries.
The prices in the article are in HUF, converted according to the current exchange rate, and then rounded. Please note that the VAT is not included in the US price (which varies in each state between 0 and 10 per cent), as Apple has not disclosed the end price there.
These are the countries in order of mention: Hungary, the USA, Canada, the UK, United Arab Emirates, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, The Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, The Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Mexico.
The iPhone X will be available in many other countries as well, but Apple only has published the official prices in these countries so far.
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