For many years, Brazil has been the most expensive market for Apple’s iPhones. The iPhone 12 series, the iPhone 13 series as well as the third-generation iPhone SE were more expensive in Brazil. However, according to Nukeni’s survey, after Apple released the iPhone 14 series, Turkey overtakes Brazil this time. As of now, the iPhone 14 series is more expensive in Turkey. Every year Nukeni updates its rankings based on iPhone prices obtained from each country’s Apple website. Of course, the price will vary relative to the local currency and each country’s local taxes.
Turkey is now the most expensive country for the iPhone 14. Taking the iPhone 14 Pro as an example, the price of the 128GB version is $2,193.15 in Turkey. In Brazil, this device sells for $1,823.19. The cheapest market to buy this device is the U.S. and Japan. As of now, the iPhone 14 Pro costs $999 (excluding local taxes) and $1,039.46 respectively. Other countries where iPhone 14 purchases are also expensive are India, Hungary and Poland.
The same is true for the iPhone 14, which starts at $829 in the United States, and the 128GB iPhone 14 is priced at $831.29 in Japan. Turkey still tops the list, with the same model costing $1,699.68, more than double the price in the United States.
Why are the iPhone 14 series in Turkey so expensive?
What makes Turkey’s iPhone 14 the most expensive? There are a variety of factors that affect the prices of Apple devices around the world. In Turkey, the country has been facing a severe economic crisis, with inflation exceeding 80% for the first time in more than 20 years. Back in 2021, Apple suspended product sales in Turkey as the local currency lost 15% of its value against the U.S. dollar in a matter of hours. When it resumed sales in Turkey, Apple raised the price of its products by 25%. App Store app prices and subscription fees in the country have also been raised due to the collapse of the local currency.
Of course, Turkey is not the only country in the world suffering from inflation. Following yesterday’s launch event, Apple has quietly raised the prices of its products in other European countries. For example, the third-generation iPhone SE went from £419 to £449 in the UK.
It is worth mentioning that the new iPhone 14 series has no price increase in China and the US market (but different memory versions have different price increases), and the prices in other countries have increased compared to the previous generation.