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Why are iPhone's more expensive in UK?

I just want to know why Iphone are expensive in UK than compare to other countries like United states and canada?

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Here's one reason I found when I was in Canada.

Canada and other countries mandate that companies install a in the country. Canada went further and dictated what city and more. This duplication of head office does add to the price in that country. There are also tariffs and such.

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I think it has something to do with the Brexit fallout vote.

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Why are iPhone's more expensive in UK?

The less the users, the more expensive the iphone is.I guess.

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Many European countries have VAT tax

When I lived in Greece it was almost as much as the product price.

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Everything is costly in the UK!

Hi there! Everything is costly in the UK! They have the world’s most expensive currency, I suppose that’s one of the main reasons!? They also have a pretty harsh tax system and it’s not fun for anyone who might try to shop, work or even live there! I just hope that things will improve soon!?

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Not sure this is a UK problem.

iPhone 8 64Gb in the US is $699
That is, at the current rate of exchange, £500

iPhone 8 64Gb in the UK is £782 + £117 VAT which comes to £699. (hmmm)
£699 is, at the current rate of exchange, US$976

It does not appear that Apple is taking the exchange rates into consideration and just using a straight dollar to pound number. ($699 to £699)

Possibly some super duper difference in the iPhones would account for the difference, but I somehow doubt it.


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