The 512GB variant of the iPhone XS Max costs $1449, but it's even more expensive in Europe

midian182

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Back when the now-discontinued iPhone X was released, many eyebrows were raised when it was revealed to be the first mainstream smartphone priced at just under $1000. At its event yesterday, Apple unveiled the iPhone XS, which also starts at $999, along with the iPhone XS Max. With its larger, 6.5-inch display (2688 x 1242) and longer battery life, the XS Max costs more—$1099—but that’s only for the 64GB version. If you want a full 512GB, expect to pay $1449.

The 512GB variant of the 5.8-inch iPhone XS is also pricey—$1349—but it seems we’re at the point where a top-spec flagship smartphone can cost almost $1500. For comparison, Samsung’s recently launched Note 9 with 512GB of internal storage was priced at $1249 at launch—the same price as an iPhone XS Max with 256GB of space.

It’s even worse in Europe: The top-tier iPhone XS Max reaches £1449 in the UK, equal to around $1891. In Germany, it’s $1917. The handset goes for $1950 in Portugal and $1963 in Italy. While in Hungary, it’s a massive $2064.

Despite being so costly, buyers of Apple’s new iPhones will find that they no longer come with a Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter in the box. Unless you’re going wireless or using headphones with a Lightning connector, be prepared to buy the standalone accessory that’s priced at $9.

Here is a full list of each new iPhones' starting price in different countries, listed in local currencies.

Country iPhone XS iPhone XS Max iPhone XR
France 1159 Euros 1259 Euros 859 Euros
UK £999 £1099 £749
Portugal 1179 Euros 1279 Euros 879 Euros
Spain 1159 Euros 1259 Euros 879 Euros
Germany 1149 Euros 1249 Euros 849 Euros
Italy 1189 Euros 1289 Euros 889 Euros
US $999 $1099 $749
Mexico $24499 $26999 $18499
Canada $1379 $1519 $1029
Austria 1149 Euros 1249 Euros 849 Euros
Belgium 1159 Euros 1259 Euros 859 Euros
Denmark 8899 Kroner 9799 Kroner 6699 Kroner
Ireland 1179 Euros 1279 Euros 879 Euros
Luxembourg 1120 Euros 1217 Euros 830 Euros
Netherlands 1159 Euros 1259 Euros 859 Euros
Norway 11490 Kroner 12690 Kroner 8690 Kroner
Sweden 12795 Kroner 13995 Kroner 9495 Kroner
Switzerland 1199 Francs 1299 Francs 879 Francs
UAE 4229 Emirati Dinar 4649 Emirati Dinar 3179 Emirati Dinar
Australia $1629 $1799 $1229
China 8699 Renminbi 9599 Renminbi 6499 Renminbi
Hong Kong $8599 $9499 $6499
Japan 112800 Yen 124800 Yen 84800 Yen
New Zealand $1899 $2098 $1399
Singapore $1649 $1799 $1229
Tiawan $35900 $39900 $26900

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Teko03

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Investors can obviously see the writing on the wall. If the iPhone X didn't sell that well, what makes them think a device priced 50% more than that will do better? The massive shorting of Apple's stock is justified here.
The iPhone XR is $729, $30 more than the iPhone 8 which it replaced. I'm pretty sure Apple is expecting this to be its big seller...the XS line is for those who are willing to throw away extra cash.

Stock price will continue to move up...
 
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Badvok

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(Usual sales tax errors in price comparisons :rolleyes:)

However ridiculous it seems, when you consider that it is only £60 per month on a 24-month contract and with a reasonable all-you-can-eat package, it'll still be less than £80 per month. I suspect that is still very affordable for many. People don't seem to notice the blood loss if you take it a little at a time.
 
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mbrowne5061

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(Usual sales tax errors in price comparisons :rolleyes:)

However ridiculous it seems, when you consider that it is only £60 per month on a 24-month contract and with a reasonable all-you-can-eat package, it'll still be less than £80 per month. I suspect that is still very affordable for many. People don't seem to notice the blood loss if you take it a little at a time.
Must be nice, to have an extra £60 just laying around, when there are good phones they'll give you for free with the contract.
 
(Usual sales tax errors in price comparisons :rolleyes:)

However ridiculous it seems, when you consider that it is only £60 per month on a 24-month contract and with a reasonable all-you-can-eat package, it'll still be less than £80 per month. I suspect that is still very affordable for many. People don't seem to notice the blood loss if you take it a little at a time.
Must be nice, to have an extra £60 just laying around, when there are good phones they'll give you for free with the contract.
It's how the other half live.
 

ypsylon

TS Booster
You kidding me. Apple removed 3.5"-Lighting adapter from the box-set, but you can buy it separately for 9$?

Can't you just order a phone with adapter in the box for fugg sake? Let it cost 9$ more, like this darn 9$ makes any difference when phone cost upwards of 1100$. You really have to be an proverbial Apple-tard to even think about buying one (excluding sheikhs, mafia bosses/politicians/bankers and drug dealers of course!).

Just looking... 43$ more expansive (probably has that 3.5" mini jack adapter! ROFLMAO) than in Germany. Oh Fugde...
 

koblongata

TS Addict
Life must be tough trying to stay modern in this digital world over there in the Europe now, no Nokia, no Ericsson, no nothing, and everything is super expensive... wonder why???
 

Aiibo

TS Member
Well, good thing is nobody force no one to buy it. We can choose great phones from so many other brands. And choice is really greater then ever, even in sub 500€ category.

And for those who just can't live with any other phone, well, I would charge them even more. :)
 

Hammayon

TS Booster
The iPhone 10 S MAX

-MAXIMUM GAME
-S as in SUPER

RETINA as in so-darn-advanced it has a freegin eye in it!

A12 BIONIC as in BIONIC SIX!

You are superhuman if you get this phone

Only $1,613 CAD (including taxes)

and your first born and kidney

Give us all your money people

You are nothing unless you get this phone
You're iphone 10 is old and crappy. Its trash. It's garbage. You are garbage unless you get this phone

If you get this phone you will be high status and COOL amoungst everyone

You'll get girls and get laid

Like a nice car girls will throw their panties at you

GET iT Now, pre order

Don't be content with what you have.
Screw gratitude and contentment

The spiritual teachers and prophets don't know anything

Feed your ego with wealth and status
 

frostyshield

TS Booster
US $1099
UK £1099

Now, I dunno much about exchange rates but last I knew the dollar didnt shoot up and GBP didnt shoot down to make it $1:£1 so... whos going to america to buy a phone for the UK?