iPhone X Will Cost Over $2,100 in Brazil When Released in South America Next Month

Apple has updated its website to indicate that the iPhone X launches in three additional Latin American countries in early December.


Namely, the iPhone X will be released in Colombia starting December 1, Chile on December 7, and Brazil on December 8. The device will be available from select carriers and authorized resellers in each country.

In Brazil, the iPhone X will also be on display and available to purchase from the country's two Apple Stores at VillageMall in Rio de Janeiro and the Morumbi shopping center in São Paulo. Inventory will likely be extremely limited.

iPhone X will start at 6,999 Brazilian reals in Brazil, the equivalent of slightly more than $2,150 USD based on current exchange rates. That's more than double the iPhone X's starting price of $999 in the United States.

Apple's prices in Brazil being significantly higher than in the United States is partly the result of the country's 60 percent duty on imported products valued up to $3,000, and likely other factors such as stricter labor laws.

Apple hasn't provided iPhone X pricing information for Chile or Colombia, or release dates for other countries in South America.

iPhone X first launched November 3 in the United States and over 50 other countries. The device was also released in Israel today and arrives in 13 additional countries, including Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand, and Turkey, tomorrow.

iPhone X orders on Apple's website now ship in an estimated 1-2 weeks around the world, down from 5-6 weeks after the device first launched.

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14 months ago
So the Brazilian government punishes their people for buying foreign products by charging a 60% import tax and somehow it's Apple's fault?
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14 months ago

Now that’s insane. Even for Apple.


This isn't Apple's doing. PlayStation 4 cost over $1000 there on release. The article clearly states why...
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14 months ago
The saddest thing is that things like iPhone cost basically the least in the US, while folks in other countries not only pay more, but get less for their money - often no Apple Pay (as in my country), poorer selection in the iTunes Store, higher prices for digital purchases, no deals on gift cards, Siri won’t tell you about businesses, movie premieres or sports scores, officially no Apple News, and so on, and so forth.
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14 months ago
That 60% is wow overkill. Not Apple fault for sure. The fault here is that of the Brazilian Government!
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14 months ago
Come to Brazil!

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14 months ago

Now that’s insane. Even for Apple.

That's insane, yes. Has nothing to do with Apple though.

...because the country's government charges a 60 percent duty on imported products valued up to $3,000

Blame the gubmint.;)
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14 months ago
Now that’s insane. Even for Apple.
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14 months ago

That’s insane, really. The minimum wage in Brazil it’s around R$937 (U$235) a month. They’re trying to sell a phone that costs 8 months of work. But what really triggers me is the fact that they already sells the iPhone 8 Plus top model here at R$5.399 (U$1.636). In the USA, the diference between these models it’s about U$50 (U$949 and U$999).


While the Brazilian government situation sucks, this phone is not even meant for minimum wage workers in the US. That’s a pointless metric since this a luxury item.

That’s like being triggered because a minimum wage worker can’t buy a Mercedes AMG GTC convertible.
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14 months ago

Dear Complainants,

The United States is home to the world’s most advanced and awesome consumer technology companies. If you want a piece of our pie, pay up, start a movement against tyrannical or unfair governments and their duty laws, or move here.

Otherwise, go buy a Samsung or a lower cost iPhone. I noticed somebody tried to state minimum wages would take 8 months to save up in Brasil for the iPhone X. If you have no skillsets and education with a job that can support your habits, chances are you don’t need a flagship device, and if you get one, your priorities are majorly askew.

Always remember, never buy anything you can’t afford in cash. Payments allow you to keep your capital, and should not be a crutch to scrape by like a $30k/year “millionaire,” or should I say, “financial poser.”

Sincerely,

Somebody who is tired of hearing folks complain about what they don’t have or can’t get, because they’re clearly doing something wrong in life if happiness only lies underneath a freaking phone.

Which lower cost iPhone, you mean? iPhone SE costs R$2000, which should be $620. The minimum wage is R$937 ($290). And if you think "That's because just a few people earn the minimum wage, so they don't care". Nop. 60% of people earn the minimum wage. 23% earn less than the minimum wage.

PS: iPhone SE is made on Brazil. So this 60% import taxes BS doesn't apply.
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14 months ago
Oh, and I have to say. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 costs R$4.399 (U$1.360) here. That's even cheaper than the iPhone 8 Plus 256GB that costs R$5.399 (U$1.636) here, but both are priced at U$949 in the US.
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