New iPhone 14 / Pro series prices have risen sharply in South Korea

At the September "Far Out" conference, Apple released the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, retaining most of the iPhone 13's design - including for the phone's selfie camera and a notch for the Face ID sensor. Apple also introduced the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, with a "smart island" pill screen to show alerts and background activity, brighter displays and AOD always-on display, an A16 bionic chip, new color options, and more.

According to Apple’s official website in South Korea, the price of Apple’s newly released iPhone 14 series models has been increased by a maximum of 330,000 won (about 1,650 yuan) compared to the previous one. Therefore, there have been frequent reports on Korean social media about going abroad to buy iPhones or purchasing iPhones through purchasing agents. 's article. Apple said that the price of new products in the United States is the same as that of the previous generation, but due to the rise in the exchange rate of the Korean won against the US dollar, the price in South Korea has risen sharply.

Apple's official website shows that the iPhone 14 in South Korea starts at 1,250,000 won (about 6,275 yuan), and the iPhone 14 Plus starts at 1,350,000 won (about 6,777 yuan). The iPhone 14 Pro starts at 1,550,000 won (about 7,781 yuan), and the iPhone 14 Pro Max starts at 1,750,000 won (about 8,785 yuan).

The iPhone 14 series has increased by 160,000 won (about 803.2 yuan) compared with the same model of the iPhone 13. The iPhone 14 Pro is 200,000 won (about 1,004 yuan) higher than the previous generation, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max, as Apple's highest-end mobile phone, is 260,000 won (about 1,305.2 yuan) higher than the previous generation. And the iPhone 14 Pro Max 1TB model costs as much as 2,500,000 won (about 12,550 yuan).

Consumers in Japan and South Korea will have to pay relatively more for the latest iPhones this year compared to last year's models, as both countries' currencies have fallen sharply against the dollar.

According to Apple’s website, the iPhone 14 series in Japan is priced at 119,800 yen. That's about 21% higher than the price of the iPhone 13 released a year ago. In contrast, the report said that despite historically high inflation, the iPhone 14 is still priced at $799 in the US, the same as last year's model. In addition, the starting price of the iPhone 14 series in China remains the same as last year, starting at 5,999 yuan.

Apple has raised prices for the iPhone 14 series in several other markets around the world. For example, the UK iPhone 13 starts at £779 and the iPhone 14 starts at £849 (about 6825.96 yuan); the Australian iPhone 13 starts at 1349 Australian dollars, and the iPhone 14 starts at 1399 Australian dollars (about 6555.67 yuan); the Japanese iPhone The 13 starts at 98,800 yen, and the iPhone 14 starts at 119,800 yen (about 5,786.34 yuan); the German iPhone 13 starts at 899 euros, and the iPhone 14 starts at 999 euros (about 6,963.03 yuan).

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