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iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Priced Higher in Canada, Australia and Europe as U.S. Dollar Remains Strong

iphone6plus_finish_largeApple has set higher prices for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in Canada, Australia and other countries to reflect a strengthening U.S. dollar and fluctuating currency exchange rates.

The off-contract prices for the iPhone 6s Plus in Canada, for example, are $1,029, $1,159 and $1,289 CAD for 16GB, 64GB and 128GB of storage space respectively.

Comparatively, the iPhone 6 Plus cost $969, $1,099 and $1,229 in Canadian dollars for the same capacities prior to Apple's media event yesterday. That is $60 less for each model.

The off-contract prices for the iPhone 6s Plus in Australia are $1,229, $1,379 and $1,529 AUD for 16GB, 64GB and 128GB of storage respectively. Earlier this week, the iPhone 6 Plus retailed for $1,149, $1,299 and $1,449 in Australian dollars for the same storage sizes respectively.

Similarly, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have higher prices at launch than the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in euro-based countries such as France, Germany, Italy and The Netherlands. The base 16GB iPhone 6 retailed for €699 last September, for example, while the 16GB iPhone 6s will debut for €739.

Not all countries have been affected by the exchange rate, however, as the iPhone 6s Plus is priced the same as the iPhone 6 Plus in the United Kingdom. iPhone 6 Plus was most recently priced at £619, £699 and £789 in the U.K. for 16GB, 64GB and 128GB respectively, while the iPhone 6s Plus will have equal prices.

The new iPhone 6s Plus retains the same pricing as the iPhone 6 Plus in the U.S.

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10 months ago

Not really priced higher. Just an adjustment in currency conversion (for Canada anyways).


Yes but our salaries do not change with currency. For us, this is a price increase.
Rating: 50 Votes
10 months ago
I paid $969+ tax for my 64gb 6+ a year ago in Canada.

Now the 6S+ is $1159

No thank you.
Rating: 12 Votes
10 months ago
This is what really ticks me off .... when the Canadian Dollar was at parity with the US dollar a year or two ago ... it took forever for Apple to drop prices ....
But when the dollar is week .. heyyy .. lets bump up the prices as soon as we can.

Let us see how long the US dollar will stay strong when the FED finally admits that US economic recovery is weak and that QE4 is needed to keep afloat the economy.
Rating: 9 Votes
10 months ago
Maybe if Apple can claim price changes in local exchange rates, then maybe they can pay local taxes rather than syphoning their sales and cash off abroad.
Rating: 8 Votes
10 months ago


Not all countries have been affected by the exchange rate, however, as the iPhone 6s Plus is priced the same as the iPhone 6 Plus in the United Kingdom.


Thank heavens!
Rating: 6 Votes
10 months ago

I paid $969+ tax for my 64gb 6+ a year ago in Canada.

Now the 6S+ is $1159

No thank you.


Totally. One year ago I bought my unlocked 64GB Space Gray 6 for $970.67 all in. The fact that this model has now not only crested but blown past the $1K mark just frustrates the hell out of me.
Rating: 6 Votes
10 months ago
I don't want to even know the prices in Poland for the 6S. The 6 was absurdly expensive - iPhones and Macs are more expensive in Poland than in Germany or UK, when converted to Polish currency, which means around 80 to 90 Euros more. Mind you that iPhone costs an equivalent of an average Polish salary. That is just insane.
After my adventures with the iPhone 6, which had bent after 3 months of usage - keeping it in the front pocket of my jeans (they're not tight, hipster jeans by the way). Obviously Apple rejected my complaint.
Then there are my constant issues with syncing music, where iTunes sees 70GBs of Other instead of music and I have to wipe the phone clean to have it working, although recently even that didn't work.
So basically, I am leaning towards saying: "fU Apple".
Not only do I have to pay a premium price for their products (which is more than wealthier people in Germany, France, Italy... pay), but I don't get a premium service with that price tag - it's better than the usual service level in Poland, but lightyears away from the US.
Complete that picture with Apple's services and software, which are becoming less and less trustworthy and I gotta seriously consider other options. I had always dread Android, but I gotta admit that Lollipop not only looks nice, but has a well-thought out UI/UX. Pair it with a Nexus and you got yourself a solid performer that's half the price of the iPhone. And it doesn't freaking bend! Which Apple practically admitted making the 6S out of a new, more rigid aluminum!
Rating: 5 Votes
10 months ago
Can't wait to see the Canadian iPad Pro price :(
Rating: 5 Votes
10 months ago

For Canadian's, you can guess that the 6S 16 gb model will start at around $379 on contract. The price difference between Apple and competitors is growing faster than the product evolution. I can honestly tell you that I'll think long and hard before parting ways with nearly $500 (64 gb model) on a phone that will last anywhere from 18-24 months.



Don't kid yourself... these phones will last for longer, if you don't need the latest and greatest each year. I'm on an iPhone 4 and it still works great.
Rating: 4 Votes
10 months ago

Totally. One year ago I bought my unlocked 64GB Space Gray 6 for $970.67 all in. The fact that this model has now not only crested but blown past the $1K mark just frustrates the hell out of me.


Same here. It does all of us.

But the best part is, when our dollar finally starts to climb, we will not see that reflected back. Prices will stay where they are. We have seen this in Canada for years with the dollar fluctuation. You hear it on the news all the time that prices are rising due to the fact that it cost more to import due to the dollar being low, but do we see prices go down when it cost less to import when our dollar climbs? Just something to think about.
Rating: 4 Votes

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