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Why are the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro more expensive in Europe?

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The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro Max they are more expensive than ever. Especially in Europe. Apple has inevitably – and as suspected – increased the price of the four new variants in Spain and other countries in the Eurozone, starting at 1,009 euros in the case of the iPhone 14 and up to 2,119 euros for the variant with more storage space of the iPhone 14. Pro Max. It is also, the first time in 5 years that the Cupertino company raises the prices of new modelsbecause the previous generations, despite the novelties, have always maintained the cost.

Indeed, in the United States it is the prices of the new iPhone are exactly the same as their predecessorsThen they went on sale: $799 for the cheapest version of the iPhone 14 and $999 for the iPhone 14 Pro.

But let’s take a look at the rise in prices in Spain and other European countries compared to its predecessors. In particular, the 128 GB iPhone 14 is 11% more expensive in European markets than its predecessor, the iPhone 13; The iPhone 14 Pro, 14% more expensive; and the iPhone 14 Pro Max, 16% more expensive compared to the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Then, Why are they more expensive in Europe? There is a justification for this price increase that goes beyond inflation.

The parity of the euro against the dollar, the main reason for the price increase of the iPhone 14

One of the main reasons for this increase in previous we can attribute it to the parity of the euro against the dollar. Currently, both currencies have exactly the same value (1 euro equals 1 US dollar), which is something that Apple does not like.

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