As of January 2, 2015, the Turkish people will have to pay more for Apple products. Today, Apple Turkey increased prices (by about 10 percent) on Mac, iPhone, and iPod.
Here is the new list, as of January 2, 2015:
(bold prices are the new prices as of today, italics are the old prices)
MacBook Pro 13” 2.5 GHz 2.999 TL > 3.299 TL, which is about 1411 USD.
Retina MacBook Pro 13” 2.6 GHz (128 GB) 3.449 TL > 3.799 TL, which is about 1625 USD.
MacBook Air 11” (128 GB) 2.499 TL > 2.699 TL, which is about 1154 USD.
MacBook Air 13” (128 GB) 2.799 TL > 2.999 TL, which is about 1283 USD.
iPhone 6 16 GB 2.349 TL > 2.499 TL, which is about 1069 USD.
iPhone 6 64 GB 2.649 TL > 2.849 TL, which is about 1218 USD.
iPhone 6 128 GB 2.949 TL > 3.199 TL, which is about 1368 USD.
iPhone 6 Plus 16 GB 2.649 TL > 2.849 TL, which is about 1218 USD.
iPhone 6 Plus 64 GB 2.949 TL > 3.199 TL, which is about 1368 USD.
iPhone 6 Plus 128 GB 3.249 TL > 3.499 TL, which is about 1497 USD.
iPhone 5s 16 GB 1.949 TL > 2.049 TL, which is about 876 USD.
iPod touch 16 GB 579 TL > 629 TL, which is about 269 USD.
iPod shuffle 129 TL > 149 TL, which is about 63 USD.
iPod nano 549 TL > 619 TL, which is about 264 USD.
As stated above, Apple products are very expensive in Turkey. In fact, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus prices in Turkey are the second highest in the world behind Brazil. And now, with the new price changes, they just got a little more expensive.
And there is more bad news for Turkish users. These prices may increase even further, as the Turkish Minister of Economy announced that they are planning to introduce new taxes on imported smartphones, computers and tablets, in favor of products manufactured in Turkey. These new taxes will certainly increase the price for consumers in Turkey.
Currently, Turkey has two Apple retail stores. Apple products are also available from Apple’s online store and from third party retail outlets.
Obsessed with tech since the early arrival of A/UX on Apple, Sudz (SK) is responsible for the editorial direction of AppleToolBox. He is based out of Los Angeles, CA.
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In a former life, Sudz worked helping Fortune 100 companies with their technology and business transformation aspirations.