The cheapest iPhone 11 is not in the US

The cheapest iPhone 11 is not in the US
Apple's average iPhone selling price (ASP) hit a record of $652 in 2017, and the continuing sales of the iPhone X, as well as the new trio of notch-y handsets that it introduced in 2018, pushed it to the whopping $793, an all-time record.

This is a rather dreamy scenario for Apple, given that folks are keeping their handsets for three instead of two years now on average, while the breakneck pace of smartphone market growth is slowly abating. 

Apple isn't messing with its winning pricing structure for the new 2019 crop of the iPhone 11, Pro and Max models, and is even releasing them at the same time, so we shudder to think what its ASP for the holiday quarter would be. 

Granted, Apple did lower the price of the iPhone 11, though, down to $699 from $749 for the XR and yet kept the starting $999 and $1099 prices of the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max, albeit they still ship with 64GB of base storage, so the markup on those will be huge. 

Apple iPhone 11 vs Pro Max country prices

As usual, some countries will wait a week more than others to get their grubby mitts on the new iPhones, and thanks to exchange rate, value-added or import tax peculiarities, the rest of the world have them for way more than here in the US. Without further ado, here are their prices in USD, depending on the country and configuration, for comparison purposes.

As you can see, Apple is hedging its bets in places with yo-yo currency exchange rates like the UK or Russia, and the iPhones command some of the most expensive prices when calculated in US dollar terms there. 

Countries with very high value-added or other taxes are also suffering heavily, with Norway scoring the unfortunate iPhone 11 price record of $947 for the basic 64GB model (that one is $699 stateside), while Apple Russia asks the eye-watering $2053 for the 512GB iPhone 11 Pro Max. 

On the other hand, in countries like Japan, where Apple was losing market share like crazy, it aims to keep its pricing in check, and the Land of the Rising Sun boasts the cheapest iPhone 11 tag of just $692 in USD terms

Apple iPhone 11 vs Pro Vs Max pre-order and release dates by country availability

The iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro and its 6.5" Max version land in up to six color finishes this time, adding a pretty matte midnight green for the Pro models, as well as green and purple for the iPhone 11. 

They will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, September 13 and in stores beginning Friday, September 20 for the countries in the first batch, and from Friday, September 20 and in stores beginning Friday, September 27 for the rest of the world. Here's who gets what where.

Related phones

iPhone 11
  • Display 6.1 inches
    1792 x 828 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    12 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A13 Bionic, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3110 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x
iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • Display 6.5 inches
    2688 x 1242 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera)
    12 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A13 Bionic, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3969 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x



20. wickedwilly

Posts: 802; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

Leo MC needs to read this. Clearly Apple is selling for a lower price in Japan to stop its market share falling, thus proving price is one of the factors that consumers take into account when considering a new phone.

18. lesane

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 17, 2019

Does the US price include tax ? It is defferent from state to state, but still it is not less then 3% or $45 extra=) For me the best deal is always in UAE (non-official store purchase), but need to wait a bit for prices to fall...

17. esperanto

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 16, 2019

You should check Greece and Cyprus prices, it's higher than in Norway: Iphone 11 64 for 869 EUR (956$)

15. baller23

Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

In Pakistan iPhone XR 64GB is currently selling for $1021. The new iPhone 11 will be higher.

14. perry1234

Posts: 655; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Base storage should have been 128GB..

9. User123456789 unregistered

Then androids are called overpriced when reviews are done.

8. User123456789 unregistered

LATAM for sure will have much higher prices. Xs Max 512 was more than $2500.

4. shashi1317

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 27, 2015

At Malaysia. Iphone pro 11 512gb at US1650

3. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1493; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Mid December the iPhone 11 will go up to $799 in the USA. Apple lowered the price to boost sales, knowing in a few months the prices would be raised anyway.

7. maherk

Posts: 7113; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I might be wrong, but I don't recall Apple ever doing this.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I've never even once seen Apple do that. Prices usually hold steady.

13. maherk

Posts: 7113; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

That's what I expected, but as usual, let's throw some bogus claims since it's cool to hate on Apple on this website.

19. lesane

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 17, 2019

this is a Christmas/New year sales period you are talking about, Apple is not the only one who raises the prices.... even if you get huge discounts ;-)

2. maherk

Posts: 7113; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The 64GB 11 Pro starts from 1500 dollars here in Lebanon lol

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ouch! Would you ever consider an iPhone for yourself?

12. maherk

Posts: 7113; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Tbh, as someone who prioritizes cameras over anything else, I'm waiting for the reviews, and if Apple's claims come true, I'm definitely getting the Pro 256GB model. What about you?

1. pabliwiwi

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 04, 2019

In Chile the iPhone 11 cost $989.96

6. Mike88

Posts: 438; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

Wow those crazy prices in Norway, India and Australia.

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