The highly awaited iPhone 14 series was just revealed by Apple globally. The company has introduced a total of 4 devices- iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. This year again the iPhone costs more in India than it does in other nations like the US, UK, Dubai and China.
To recall, last year countries like Dubai, the US, Hong Kong, Canada, China, UK and others were selling the iPhone 13 series at a significantly lesser price. However this year also the price of the iPhone 14 series is significantly higher in India than it is in the US, China, Australia, Dubai, and many others.
In India, the price of iPhone 14 starts at Rs 79,900 whereas the Plus variant will be available at a starting price of Rs 89,990. The price of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will begin at Rs 1,29,900 and Rs 1,39,900 respectively.
Note that this year the pricing of the iPhone 14 in India has been even higher than in the US, there is a huge difference of about Rs 25,000. In the US the price of the iPhone 14 starts at $799 which translates to Rs 64,000 while the price of the Plus model begins at $899 which is about Rs 72,000. The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are available at a starting price of $999 and $1,099 which translates to Rs 80,000 and Rs 88,000 respectively.
Similarly, the starting price of the iPhone 14 is £849 (Rs 78,000) while the price of the iPhone 14 Plus starts at £949 (Rs 87,000). Moreover, the iPhone 14 Pro’s starting price is £1,099 which is about Rs 1lakh and the iPhone 14 Pro Max is priced from £1,199 (roughly Rs 1.1lakh)
For the Dubai the buyers can purchase the iPhone 14 at a staring price of AED 3,399 (Rs 74,000), iPhone 14 Plus at AED 3,799 (Rs 83,000), iPhone 14 Pro at AED 4,299 (Rs 94,000) and iPhone 14 Pro Max at AED 4,699 (Rs 1lakh).
For the Chinese, Apple iPhone 13 costs CNY 5,999 for the standard model, CNY 6,799 for the Plus, CNY 7,399 for the Pro model and CNY 8,999 for the Pro Max.
In Australia iPhone 14 will come at a starting price of $1,399 (Rs 76,000). Whereas the Plus variant will begin at $1,579 (Rs 86,000). On the other hand, the Pro and Pro Max will come at a starting price of $1,749 (Rs 95,000) and $1,899 (Rs 1lakh) respectively.
For Japan, Apple is making the iPhone 14 series available at a starting price of JPY 1,19,800 (Rs 67,000) for the standard variant and Plus model at JPY 1,34,800 (Rs 75,000). The price of iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max in Japan will begin at JPY 1,49,800 (Rs 83,000) and JPY 1,64,800 (Rs 92,000).
Should you import iPhone 14 from other countries?
Importing an iPhone from other markets/countries was possible till last year but things have changed this time. However, there is a huge price difference between India and the US. You may not be able to bring it from the US which means getting an iPhone from the US will be of no use since every iPhone 14 in the US accepts eSIM and there is no SIM tray.
On the other hand, the emergency satellite connectivity capability of the iPhone 14 series is not available if you purchase an iPhone from China Mainland or Hong Kong. Instead, you can try getting an iPhone from Dubai if your relative or friend is coming to India.
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