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    iPhone 13 Price – India vs Rest of the World

    The cost of the Apple iPhone in India has always been the costliest compared to the rest of the world. This is true for the new iPhone 13 series which cost Rs 70,000 onwards for the smallest iPhone 13 Mini, and up to Rs 1,79,900 for the high-end iPhone 13 Pro Max – for many Indians who aspire to own the phone is just not ‘affordable’.

    Apple has also for the first time included India in the first wave of markets where the new iPhone models are launching. All four iPhone 13 variants are already up for pre-order, and they will arrive in buyers’ hands starting Friday, September 24, alongside the US and other major iPhone territories.

    But, the iPhone 13 series is comparatively less priced in other parts of the world. While iPhone 13 is the most expensive in Brazil, Turkey follows next. In places like the United States, Hong Kong, Dubai, and elsewhere, the iPhone 13 series is considerably cheaper than India. Lets check out

    iPhone 13 Price India Vs Rest of the World Compared

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    iphone 13 – image courtesy apple twitter
    1. United States of America – The iPhone 13 series is the cheapest in the US. The iPhone 13 Mini starts at a price of $699, which, if converted into Indian Rupees, comes to about Rs 51,500. If we add an estimated tax of 9.25 percent on this, it comes to about a total of Rs 56,600 – this is about Rs 13,300 cheaper than the iPhone 13 Mini’s cost in India. By this calculation, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max take this difference to over Rs 35,000, when compared to the Indian prices of the two iPhone 13 Pro models. The iPhone 13 Pro, for example, is priced at $999 in US. Converting this directly to INR comes at about Rs 73,621, as per the current Indian rupee exchange value, as against US Dollar. Add 9.25 percent taxes to this, and the amount comes to about Rs 80,400 – that is more than Rs 39,000 less than the iPhone 13 Pro’s price in India. By this very calculation, the iPhone 13 Pro Max may cost just under Rs 90,000 in India, making the difference almost up to Rs 40,000 in the prices!
    2. Hong Kong – In Hong Kong, the iPhone 13 Mini starts at a price of HKD 5,999, which comes at about Rs 56,800 going by th current exchange rate. This will make the iPhone 13 Mini more than Rs 13,000 cheaper in Hong Kong, as compared to India. Further, the iPhone 13 is priced at HKD 6,799 in Hong Kong. If converted, the cost comes at about Rs 64,400, making the iPhone 13, that costs Rs 79,900 almost Rs 15,500 cheaper. By this calculation, the iPhone 13 Pro that costs HKD 8,499 in Hong Kong is about 39,000 cheaper in Hong Kong. The iPhone 13 Pro Max, is priced at HKD 9,399, which comes at about Rs 89,000 – making the iPhone 13 Pro Max substantially cheaper in Hong Kong, as compared to India.
    3. Australia – The new iPhone 13 series starts at a price of AUD 1,199 for the iPhone 13 Mini. This, if converted into Indian rupees, comes at about Rs 64,332 – the makes the iPhone 13 Mini over Rs 5,000 cheaper in Australia as compared to India. Similarly, the iPhone 13 costs AUD 1,349 in Australia, and if converted directly to INR, comes at Rs 72,400, making the iPhone 13 about Rs 7,500 cheaper than in India. The iPhone 13 Pro is priced at AUD 1,699 in Australia – that is approximately Rs 91,200 if converted directly. This is about Rs 28,700 cheaper than the iPhone 13 Pro in India. The iPhone 13 Pro Max, on the other hand is priced at AUD 1,849, which comes at Rs 99,200 if converted into INR. This makes the iPhone 13 Pro Max over Rs 30,000 cheaper in Australia, as compared to India.
    4. UAE – The iPhone 13 series in UAE is priced at AED 2,999 onwards for the iPhone 13 Mini. If converted into INR, this comes to about Rs 60,200, making the iPhone 13 Mini over Rs 9,500 cheaper in UAE as compared to India. The iPhone 13 is priced at AED 3,399 that comes at about Rs 68,200, making the iPhone 13 more than Rs 11,000 cheaper in the UAE. Similarly, the iPhone 13 Pro is priced at AED 4,199 which comes at around Rs 84,300, making the iPhone 13 Pro over Rs 35,500 cheaper in the UAE. The iPhone 13 Pro Max is priced at AED 4,699 – Rs 94,300 – this is again over Rs 35,500 cheaper than the iPhone 13 Pro Max in India.
    5. Malaysia – In Malaysia, the iPhone 13 series starts at a price of RM 3,399 for the iPhone 13 Mini – this is about Rs 60,000 if converted to INR directly, making the iPhone 13 Mini more than Rs 9,000 cheaper in Malaysia as compared to India. The iPhone 13 is priced at RM 3,899, which comes at about Rs 68,900 – this is Rs 11,000 cheaper than the iPhone 13 in India. The iPhone 13 Pro is priced at RM 4,899 that comes at about Rs 86,600 – this is Rs 33,300 cheaper than the iPhone 13 Pro in India, if converted directly. The iPhone 13 Pro Max, lastly, is priced at RM 5,299 in Malaysia – Rs 93,600 if converted into INR directly. This makes the iPhone 13 Pro Max about Rs 36,300 cheaper in Malaysia, as compared to India.

    Highlights of Apple new iPhone 13

    The iPhone 13 series will no doubt attract Apple fans in India who are looking forward to the latest and greatest iPhone each year. However, a large number of customers who are looking to upgrade to a new iPhone might be better suited with their predecessors — say the iPhone 12 or iPhone 11. The iPhone 12 has also particularly become a strong competitor against the iPhone 13 mini₹ 69,900 with a starting price of Rs. 65,900 for the 64GB base version.

    In addition to the new iPhone models, Apple unveiled a major upgrade for the iPad mini. The new 2021 model comes without a physical home button and looks similar to the recent iPad Air and iPad Pro. It is also powered by the A15 Bionic chip that is available on the iPhone 13 series.

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