How much will the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cost in Europe?
The new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be hugely expensive in Europe when they go on sale later this month. Apple has decided to increase the prices of its new flagships compared to the previous generation, with the bump likely triggered by the US dollar's gains against the Euro and British Pound.
To put things into perspective, it is interesting that the iPhone 7 Plus will also see a $20 price increase over the iPhone 6s Plus in the US, while the iPhone 7 will continue to be sold at the same price as its predecessor. The bigger device now starts at $769, as opposed to $749 for the iPhone 6s Plus, while the iPhone 7 kicks off at $649.
Those of you who want to buy an iPhone 7 in the UK will have to spend £599 for the base iPhone 7 and £719 for the equivalent iPhone 7 Plus. Last year's models can be had for a more reasonable £539 and £619, respectively, which makes the latest flagships £60 and £100 more expensive. The UK is hit the hardest.
As you may know, both models now feature 32GB of storage at the entry level, a bump from the oft-criticized 16GB base, with upgrades to 128GB and 256GB now available instead of the previous 64GB and 128GB, respectively, on the older generation.
To move to the 128GB model you will now spend £100 more, while for the 256GB version you will spend an extra £200.
A similar change has taken place in Germany, where the iPhone 7 will start at €759 and the iPhone 7 Plus at €899. The iPhone 6s, meanwhile, kicked off at €739 while the iPhone 6s Plus started at €849. The price increase is €20 for the smaller flagship, with the phablet seeing a bump in price of €50.
An upgrade in storage adds €110 to the cost in the case of the 128GB model and €220 for the 256GB version.
Over in France, the base prices are slightly higher than in Germany (so is the VAT, at 20 percent compared to 19 percent). The iPhone 7 will cost €769 while the iPhone 7 Plus will go for €909. Last year's iPhone 6s was priced at €749, while the iPhone 6s Plus went for €859. The price increases are €20 and €50, respectively.
To make the jump to the 128GB model you will have to spend an additional €120, while for the 256GB version you will have to shell out an extra €130.
In other markets you should take a look at Apple's local online store to see how the price of the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus has changed over last year's models, but as a general rule it seems that those of us who live on the old continent are looking at a €20 and €50 bump up in price, respectively.