iClarified has compiled this table of iPhone prices in all the major markets on launch day. And it makes interesting reading, especially in noting the wild fluctuations. However, the article implies that sales taxes have been stripped out. But this is not so. Look at the UK price for the 128GB iPhone 6 Plus. The quoted £789 or $1,281 is the price including 20 percent VAT.
The net figure, which is the real comparison with the US pre-tax price, is thus £657 or around $1,060. This is some $110 more expensive than the US price and, given the recent wild fluctuations in currency rates and Apple’e oft quoted “higher cost of doing business in Europe”, this is actually quite reasonable. It isn’t Apple’s fault that European governments, including Britain’s, impose sales taxes of 20 percent or more.
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