With the plan to launch iPhone 5 in about 100 countries by the end of the year, Apple’s newest handset will cost depending on where you live. With the availability of the world’s most highly demanded smartphone being limited to a specific set of countries, price tags on the streets are at an all-time high, as unauthorized retailers are charging as much as about $300-$400 over the official price.
With the iPhone 5 being now on sale in significant amount of countries, the nice quantity of data is available for understanding the price differences across these countries. Below you’ll find a graph listing prices of the 16 / 32 / 64 GB iPhone 5 in 25 countries, including: Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, the US, the UK and more. The thing to note is that the mentioned prices are based on factory unlocked models and are inclusive of taxes, which are displayed in brackets. Also, at the moment of typing €1 = $1.2922.
Not surprisingly, the US citizens get the lowest price and the best deal, while the Italian consumers have to pay a weighty 20% tax subsequent to the highest official retail prices. The iPhone 5 model is €183 cheaper in the US than in Italy.
The fastest selling smartphone in history, with record breaking 2 million pre-orders within its first 24 hours, iPhone 5 costs even more in those countries, where Apple has not launched the device officially. So those living in such countries have to either wait till the Cupertino Company enters their market or get someone from a supported country to buy it for them. If you’re form an unsupported country, the graph provided after the jump will help you identify in which supported country is it cheaper to buy an iPhone 5.
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