Apple raises the prices of both the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c in France

Apple raises the prices of both the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c in France
French Apple iPhone buyers are going to have to shell out some extra cash to buy the new Apple iPhone 5s and the Apple iPhone 5c. The Cupertino based tech titan raised the price of both new iPhone models right on its French web site. The size of the increase s aren't staggering with the 16GB iPhone 5s adding €10 ($13.66 USD), the 32 GB model tacking on €12 ($16.40 USD) and the 64 gig model getting hiked in price by €18 ($24.59 USD). The Apple iPhone 5c's two storage options, 16GB and 32GB, saw its prices raised €10 and €12 respectively.

The reason for the price increase has to do with changes in the foreign exchange market that reduced Apple's profit margin. Most likely Apple was getting fewer dollars back for the Euros it was receiving from the sale of the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c in France. Apple recently did the same thing with paid app prices in the Japanese App Store, raising prices on Thursday to make up for a weaker Yen.

Apple raises the prices of its new Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c in France

Apple raises the prices of its new Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c in France


source: iGen.fr (translated) via 9to5Mac, GSMArena

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iPhone 5c
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  • Storage 32 GB
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41 Comments

1. hmd74

Posts: 539; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

iCost :))

2. Ikechukwu

Posts: 246; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

LMFAO!!!!! "iCost"

3. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

u mean icost too much lol

5. hmd74

Posts: 539; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Hey Apple! You cost? your problem! i Dont Pay :)))

12. ˇಠ_ಠˇ

Posts: 40; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

iCost what? Less than Samsung's overly-priced phones? Next time finish your sentence so people know what you meant to say. :))

39. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Less then Samsung phones? Have u even compare the prices? Which Sammy phone cost 699Euro? Note 3 32GB the newest Sammy phablet phone cost 620 Euro at France Amazon. Iphone 5S or is it C? 32GB whoopy 799 Euro. Next time get the fact before write any sentence. :P

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

igreed

25. HansGoneInsane unregistered

France has the Euro currency like many other European states. If the reason for the price increase was exchange rate, then why don't we see any price increases in Germany for example? There must be another reason for the price increase. Nevertheless, I am not happy with the increase. It really looks like Apple is trying to squeeze the last cent out of its customers.

36. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1457; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Apple needs to make higher profit to drive their stock higher.....instead of making phones people want they are raking their loyal customer base over the coals to satisfy favorable stock analyst reports. Greed, and lack of innovation always kills good companies in lieu of making investors rich customers get raped until they have had enough and bail causing further stock erosion. The iPhone 5c did pan out and now they have to make up for that fumble. They keep making one mistake after another. Now instead of leading they are following and floundering like a panicked poor swimmer who is in over his head.

38. HansGoneInsane unregistered

You might exaggerate a little here...Your story doesn't explain why Apple increased prices only in France and not in the rest of the Euro-Zone.

30. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Days after days we will see 1 billion iPhone. And we will see people selling their homes and business to buy 1 billion iPhone.

4. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

apples getting too greedy, first itunes price increase in Asia now this, rip apple where is the funeral

7. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

A couple years till WP8 and android take the rest of their market share, all the people with the 4s are just now getting out of their contracts.

15. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They are getting desperate though. This is so sad, litigate and reduce value to get money.

18. stealthd unregistered

I know right, no one else raises prices ever

26. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Apple needs to do something to stand out, otherwise it's just another phone.

6. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Not the best of PR moves. At what point does loyalty break and people look elsewhere?

9. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Only way loyalty will break is if it was several hundred $s more than the top of the line android device. See macs for example. People buy them and they are horribly overpriced. Its like a $5000 mac would be $2000 to build.

23. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Apple only concern is today profit. Nothing else should matter. They build their entries ecosystem to keep the Apple user hooked so I know since I use their iPad and MacBook and was happy then and also bought about a hundred over dollars worth of apps from iTune. I do feel the pinch even today.

8. Doakie

Posts: 2468; Member since: May 06, 2009

Wow. $6,900,000,000 ($6.9 billion) in profit last quarter, the quarter before the iPhone 5S even came out (a slow quarter for them) and now they're hiking prices because profit margins are too small in France? Other companies would just keep selling the product at the set price and view it as a cost of doing business, not Apple. They'll pass the buck onto you. I hate you Apple. I hate you so much. What kind of person would be an Apple fanboy with this kind of egregious offense aimed directly at their customers? It's not like Apple has trouble making stupid amounts of money. I'm ALL for capitalism but this is in the words of Lewis Black "piggy piggy piggy f*** piggy piggy."

16. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well Europe wasn't exactly their stronghold, so likely this is shafting their periphery markets.

20. stealthd unregistered

Uh, no. That's not what EVERY company does. Costs go up, prices go up. What world do you live in?

31. Doakie

Posts: 2468; Member since: May 06, 2009

When was the last time you saw a price of a phone raise within a single generation?

34. stealthd unregistered

I don't exactly have access to price histories for every retailer on the planet to answer that. The only reason this is a story is because it's Apple. No one notices these things when other companies do it. I mean, really, a 1.4% price increase is supposed to be a big deal?

24. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

i cant lie i used to b an apple fanboy but when i realised their greed i jumped ship to android and wp8

27. stealthd unregistered

So you went to Microsoft? That's the funniest thing I've read today LMAO

28. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Yeah!, swapping a kettle for a pot.

10. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

I can always understand why so many people on this site complain, my response can only be if you don't live in France then stop complaining

17. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea, if you don't live in Iraq then stop complaining, and if you weren't a jew during the holocaust, then stop complaining, and if your family wasn't killed in rwanda then stop complaining. F you for feeling bad for your fellow human being.

19. stealthd unregistered

So what you're saying is raising prices by 10-18€ is equivalent to genocide.

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