Anonymous, 18 Jan 2017While you are right in the sense that brexit has caused the £ to drop in value, its stil... moreyou are missing taxes. iPhone 7 32GB is $649, this includes no sales tax and will be added depending on your state. In the UK the iPhone 7 32GB is £599, this includes sales tax of 20%. So, take the tax off, that leaves £479.20. At todays exchange rate that would be roughly $590. So are we actually getting ripped off?
Grey1213, 17 Jan 2017You're talking nonsense. App developers control the price in dollars. But Apple and Google con... moreWhile you are right in the sense that brexit has caused the £ to drop in value, its still ridiculous that we have to buy an idevice at the same price its being sold at in dollars, even though the £ is still stronger, paying $499 for something and £499 means when you convert it back to dollars, apple are making an extra $115 per purchase, unfortunately with apple as it stands now, it shall always be for the money. but androids better anyway
Dark Reed, 18 Jan 2017British people (Indians and Turkish too), I think you can use a VPN service to download a US v... moreYeah, but using your bank account to pay for it in different currency than dollars will make you subject to exchange rates dictated by your bank, which can end up costing you even more. Unless you have bank account in the US.
Grey1213, 17 Jan 2017Because it doesn't matter how rich Apple is. The currency depreciated by 20% so prices went up... moreIt seems your are fighting windmills here.
Some seems to be resilient to facts...
And you are absolutely right on the development of then rates, see e.g. the link I previously posted.
But it would be nice if we had a somewhat similar graph comparing the app prices in GBP relative to USD over the same period.
British people (Indians and Turkish too), I think you can use a VPN service to download a US version of Play Store and get your apps at lower prices. At least that was what some guy was proposing to get Pokemon GO, it may work for you!!
ollyb1, 17 Jan 2017it's still cheaper to buy a app from the US app store than the UK app store even with the 25% ... moretalking nonsense. How hard is it to understand the basic principle. Cost of Apps has not gone up in US, which is the home market. Yes you used to pay 59p for apps, it has gone up overtime with the depreciation of the pound. A basic app is still 99 cents, regardless. As the exchange rate has changed, the pricing has changed. Yes the apps went up from 59p well before brexit, because believe it or not, the currency has fluctuated in the past before brexit, its just that since brexit the £ has dropped about 20% against the $. Once you factor in taxes, 99p is probably right based on the current exchange rate
ollyb1, 17 Jan 2017like u don't get it pointless trying to explain to you, your trying to justify a 25% price hik... moreBecause it doesn't matter how rich Apple is. The currency depreciated by 20% so prices went up by 25%. It's basic math. It has nothing to do with greed. Their prices are the same. It is just that your currency is worth less so you have to pay more. On what basis do you dispute that?
Grey1213, 17 Jan 2017You're talking nonsense. App developers control the price in dollars. But Apple and Google con... moreit's still cheaper to buy a app from the US app store than the UK app store even with the 25% price hike, like I said they using brexit to justify this massive hike but Apple fanboys don't see that thier using them as cashcows
Grey1213, 17 Jan 2017You're talking nonsense. App developers control the price in dollars. But Apple and Google con... morelike u don't get it pointless trying to explain to you, your trying to justify a 25% price hike for a multibillion dollar company you must have some kind of share with them or something
Say what you like but when a company makes a massive profit and then decides to hike up the apps by 25% then there is only one company we can look toward to rip us off.....CR-A*PLE
ollyb1, 17 Jan 2017like I said before it's nothing to do with brexit they been putting up prices way before the m... moreYou're talking nonsense. App developers control the price in dollars. But Apple and Google control the price in any other country in relation to dollars by looking at the exchange rate. If Apple or Google is going to increase the price of stuff in the UK, that doesn't change the price anywhere else and is only due to the exchange rate. You can look at the exchange rate and you'd see that the currency has declined, thanks to brexit.
Grey1213, 17 Jan 2017Of course it is to do with brexit. The pound is worth less, so when you get things from abroad... morelike I said before it's nothing to do with brexit they been putting up prices way before the mention of even UK was given the referendum like I said I used to pay 59 for a app prices go up all the time they just using that to justify the price hike
Grey1213, 17 Jan 2017Thanks brexit.It'll do you good to read this article. Nothing to do with brexit itself, but people manipulating the markets.
So apple starts to build phones in India ( Make in India as its called ) and sells to us indians .... and now we pay more to at the app store ... Hmmm
Anonymous, 17 Jan 2017I thought apple was irish?Touché!