iPhone X starting price will hit equivalent of $1300+ in some countries
While the $999 starting price of the iPhone X may have raised eyebrows in the U.S., import tariffs and different tax treatments will see it showing a far higher price tag in some countries.
Most expensive, in the list compiled by Business Insider, is Russia, at 79,990 rubles – the equivalent of $1,390. This is also true in most mainland European countries, the UK and Mexico.
Lest anyone accuse Apple of price-gouging, it’s always worth noting that headline prices can be misleading. The U.S. price doesn’t include taxes, so most Americans will pay more than the $999 official price. Combined state and local sales taxes can range from nothing in a handful of states to more than 9% in Louisiana, Tennessee, Arkansas and Alabama.