News - Reader comments

Apple quietly increases iPhone 5s and 5c prices in France

16 October, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Apple quietly increases iPhone 5s and 5c prices in France - read the full textApple has silently increased the retail price of its iPhone 5s and 5c models in France. The price increase isn't drastic - the iPhone 5s 16 GB model has saw a 10 increase, the 32 GB model a 12 and the 64 gig model 18. The iPhone 5c has seen 10 and 12 increase for its storage capacity...

 

Sort by:

> In reply to Tim @ 2013-10-17 23:04 from iiHX - click to readLol. Well said.

  • Reply
  • 2013-10-20 10:40
  • fsV9

#thiefs

  • Reply
  • 2013-10-20 05:22
  • M1v3

Prices increase and new iPhone in France:

iPhone 4S 8GB: increase of $ 9, now available at $ 559
5C iPhone 16GB: $ 13 increase, currently available at $ 833
5C iPhone 32GB: $ 16 increase, currently available at $ 972
5S iPhone 16GB: $ 13 increase, currently available at $ 969
5S iPhone 32GB: $ 16 increase, currently available at $ 1,109
64GB iPhone 5S: increase of $ 24, currently available at $ 1,254

Apparently this increase is due to the implementation of a tax called, "copyright fee", but the problem is that Apple is currently on trial against the French agency responsible for the collection of this tax, because since the output of the first iPhone, Apple has NEVER paid a penny on the tax ...
Besides, they have already lost the first trial in May 2013, but seem to think they are still above the law in this country.

  • Reply
  • 2013-10-19 14:31
  • 3fhN

Apple said, hey, look at the demand in France, we can make more margin, let's raise the price.

  • Reply
  • 2013-10-19 01:33
  • GT6G

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-10-17 15:59 from YhdC - click to readapple is the Robbin Hood, they robbed the rich (iFans) & gave the money to the poor (apple shareholder)

  • Reply
  • 2013-10-18 19:32
  • ibmw

> In reply to iXperia 4eva @ 2013-10-17 23:42 from fvew - click to readYeah, people get indebted so they can buy phones... It's called credit...

  • Reply
  • 2013-10-18 11:02
  • m}9e

money oh money. more money. cant sleep at night. more money,more money.give more money,more money.

  • Reply
  • 2013-10-18 07:21
  • PAXY

does it make sense USD has been dropping against euro for months. this means apple is getting more $ for each euro. The price of iphone should go down in Euro.

  • Reply
  • 2013-10-18 03:54
  • 0abn

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-10-17 18:52 from swf{ - click to readcontinue with your hatred to iPhone we'll buy it cause its far better than android. Get IPhone And Get Life

  • Reply
  • 2013-10-18 01:14
  • Np}w

so crazy prices, and people say they don't have money but eventually they buy the product at the tagged price!

  • Reply
  • 2013-10-17 23:42
  • fvew

> In reply to dheerajmehta @ 2013-10-17 12:19 from 7q9y - click to readWhere do you find the website

  • Reply
  • 2013-10-17 23:34
  • XrIn

It probably makes the iPhone a more attractive purchase now.

The ifans will love the fact that their device is now even more premium.

  • Reply
  • 2013-10-17 23:04
  • iiHX

Increased its pricing according to capacity,,the capacity that cost them pennies..Hope they go downhill and anyone buying 64gb models need help,all your doing is giving Apple just under £192 free ..Yes Apple pay about £8.16 for a 64gb chip but they charge you £200 extra,greedy robbing @#*@#'s .

  • Reply
  • 2013-10-17 22:05
  • dQHf

Its maybe because of the Dollar-Euro relation...

  • Reply
  • 2013-10-17 21:53
  • spXM

Apple has told two companies assembling its new lower-cost iPhone 5C that it is cutting orders for the fourth quarter, raising concerns over weaker-than-expected demand.

Apple told Foxconn and Pegatron Corp. earlier this month that shipments of the iPhone 5C in the October-December period would be reduced, Dow Jones Newswires reported, citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.

5c is Failure. Who's buying 5C too expensive? Reduce the availability to push up the 5s.

  • Reply
  • 2013-10-17 20:48
  • n7qk

please continue to increase the prices Apple. i want my gold to be worth MORE!

  • Reply
  • 2013-10-17 20:35
  • RXgS

> In reply to tBoy @ 2013-10-17 15:18 from j2LS - click to readtrust me.. it will

  • Reply
  • 2013-10-17 19:35
  • m@DB

> In reply to botbot @ 2013-10-17 18:54 from 3CdF - click to readnothing to do with money..budDyboy

  • Reply
  • 2013-10-17 19:32
  • m@DB

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-10-17 13:48 from 3sEw - click to readbecause they have money and you don't

  • Reply
  • 2013-10-17 18:54
  • 3CdF

> In reply to Jacky69Z @ 2013-10-17 17:24 from S6q{ - click to readActually a galaxy s1 running an aosp 4.2 jellybean ROM is FAR faster than gingerbread. So while upgrading phone it can generally get you a faster phone (the software gets better = the phone gets better and faster) if you run android, iphones are getting slower.

What Apple does is called "planned obscolescense" forcing you to buy a new phone...

  • Reply
  • 2013-10-17 18:52
  • swf{

Note: Sponsored advertising links are in green.