Don't buy the iPhone 7 – if you are an American in Turkey!


Nice things don't always have to cost much money, but they usually do. The iPhone 7 is no exception – it's an expensive handset, but one you enjoy having. And if the price you paid for it gets put in perspective against what people in some other countries are paying, you might enjoy it an extra bit more!

Deutsche Bank pinpointed Turkey as the place where you'll have to plunk down the equivalent of $1210 US dollars to buy a 128GB iPhone 7. Suddenly, $815 for the same model in the US seems like a fair deal, no? Unfortunately, the price in Turkey is driven by factors like political instability and the US dollar's appreciation against global currencies – particularly the Turkish lira. So this price inflation is a very unfortunate side effect of the world going its own mysterious way.

Brazil, formerly the land of expensive iPhones, is now second in the ranklist. Apple's flagship only costs $1115 over there. And after it come Russia ($1086), Greece ($1028), and Poland ($1005). Japan and the United States are last in the list.

The complete ranking is available in this .pdf file, together with many other intriguing pieces of data. For example, hair stylists in Norway charge used to charge $82 for a men's haircut, before something happened and the price fell to $48 in the course of three years. Perhaps Norwegian men sternly protested all that time, walking around with hair down to their ankles until local barbers got to their senses!

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source: FineNews.ch (.pdf) via AppAdvice

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  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
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  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 1960 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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10 Comments

1. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

That's good. Get rekt Turkish isheep

2. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Regardless if it is an iPhone or not, I don't think any average person should spend $1000 on a smartphone.

4. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Yeah I agree. $1,000 for a phone does seem excessive when phones with comparable specs are half the price. But there is an old saying that applies well for Apple buyers, "A fool and his money are soon parted."

3. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Nothing to do with shipping costs?

5. sssss14

Posts: 1; Member since: May 04, 2017

ARE YOU (or Deustche Bank) JOKING?? In Argentina the 32GB version would cost more than $1750 American dollars if you buy from an official retailer.

6. cocoy

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

A phone which is not worth for its price. My Huawei P8 takes better picture in low light using manual mode that Iphone 7 plus and it cost 1/4 of its price. What a waste of money.

7. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

You can buy the iPhone 7 128gb model for 825€ in Greece....fair enough.

8. HanoiBoi

Posts: 43; Member since: May 05, 2016

Any American in Turkistan deserves whatever evil befalls him.

9. alhajiash

Posts: 24; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Complaining about the cost of the iPhone? the S8+ costs $1350, it's bloody ridiculous to buy a phone here, I don't even know why people aren't complaining about how expensive the S8 is here

10. Guaire

Posts: 886; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

First of all the S8+ doesn't cost $1350 in Turkey. The price dropped to 4499TRY from 4999TRY before its launch. With the latest exchange rates it's 1267USD. Secondly you should compare its price with the iPhone 7 Plus, not with the smaller one. i7+ costs 1253USD for 32GB, 1394USD for 128GB and 1535USD for 256GB. So i7+ is slightly cheaper than S8+, but with half the internal storage (not to mention external storage option) and significantly smaller screen by area. Remember screen size and storage are the two features Apple defines how an iPhone is more premium comparison to another iPhone. Lastly, people are complaining about the price of the S8 as I see.

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