Apple has quietly increased the retail price of the iPhone 5s and 5c models. Not in the U.S. but in France. The price isn’t going up drastically though. The iPhone 5s 16 GB model now has a €10 increase, the 32 GB model a €12 and the 64 gig model €18. The iPhone 5c has a €10 and €12 increase depending on which storage capacity option you choose.
Like I said, not a huge increase, but with the economy the way it is, any increase is not great. Apple hasn’t made an official statement about it yet, but speculation is that this was a way they could compensate for the changes in Euro to US Dollar exchange rate. That does make sense. The company would want to keep its profit margins where they are. The same thing happened to the iPhone lineup in Japan.
I’m sure that Apple will make a statement about it eventually, but it is what it is. These devices just got a bit more expensive in France. Maybe they can just compensate by buying less wine and baguettes. Ok, that’s not fair. However, I do worry about the country’s mimes. They might be hit hardest by this turn of events.
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