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Outrageously Priced iPhone 4S Launches in Brazil and Chile

Outrageously Priced iPhone 4S Launches in Brazil and Chile

Posted December 16, 2011 at 2:38pm by iClarified · 48835 views
The iPhone 4S has just launched in Brazil with a price that is over double the cost of the phone in the U.S.A, reports TNW.

Looking at the chart below we can see that the 64GB iPhone 4S costs $1,830 USD in Brazil. That is over twice the amount of the 64GB iPhone 4S sold in the U.S. which costs $849.

iG Economia has examined the price breakdown for the device and attributes 46.76% of the cost to import taxes. Foxconn has reportedly started production of iPhones in the country with shipments expected to leave the factory in January. Those devices should result in much lower prices for Brazilians since they wouldn't be subject to as many import taxes.

Chile's pricing is more reasonable than Brazil but a 64GB iPhone 4S will still cost about US$1425 through Vivo.

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Outrageously Priced iPhone 4S Launches in Brazil and Chile

Outrageously Priced iPhone 4S Launches in Brazil and Chile
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Hmm - December 17, 2011 at 1:50pm
That graph is really bad. It makes it seem visually that the iPhones in brazil are 300-400% the normal price, though it's only about 230%. Y-axis should start at 0 to avoid deliberate misrepresentation. For al those who think I'm being too pedantic...
Augusto De Melo
Augusto De Melo - December 17, 2011 at 9:32am
It is really ease to calculate that, even though the taxes are ridiculous high in Brazil, the Apple Store is selling with a much higher margin than in the USA. The idea behind it is to take advantages of the high upper social class that will buy it no matter what. This is Brazil!
Val - December 17, 2011 at 7:33am
You should check the prices in Israel through the carriers it is not much Cheeper. iPhone 4s 16g cost about 1200 $ !!!!!!
gustavomac - December 17, 2011 at 12:39am
Attention people !! Iphone 4s 64gb in Brazil : U$ 1900....Round Trip Ticket to NY with 2 days in Hotel and iPhone 4s 64gb in the Apple Store NY : U$ 1860.00....New York, i´m coming next week !!!! hahaha
JP - December 18, 2011 at 6:36pm
Keep in mind the phones sold at stores in the US are locked and will not work with foreign carriers. Don't waste your money.
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