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Which Country To Buy Cheapest iPhone 12 From?


The iPhone 12 Series starts from 699$ in the USA while it costs about 951$ in India. Even the last-gen iPhone 11 is still available at higher prices than in the US. In such a scenario, it is recommended to get these smartphones from other countries such as Dubai, USA, and a few more to save about 35% of the cost.

By Tech Geek - 
10th Jan 2021

Highlights of the Story

  • Apple recently launched the iPhone 12 Series at almost similar pricing to last years variants;
  • Although the new iPhones are priced at a much higher price in India than in other countries. 
  • Alternatively, you can buy them at much cheaper prices from countries such as the USA and Japan.

The iPhone 12 Series has been the talk of the town ever since its launch. The devices are priced at real competitive prices in countries such as the US and Dubai. However, it is not the same in India and it is one of the most expensive countries to buy an iPhone.

Due to the tax system, weak rupee conversion and import duties levied on these smartphones, their prices have increased to insane levels. The iPhone 12 Pro is available in India at almost the same price as the 12 Pro Max is available in the US! Isn’t that disappointing for us? 

Also Read: Apple Mobile Price List In India

Worry not, as we have got a solution to this. You can save up to Rs. 43,000 while buying the iPhone 12 Pro Max from countries such as Dubai or USA. Get in touch with a friend or relative who is coming from abroad, and ask them to bring an iPhone along! Wonder why? That’s because the costs of these devices are almost 30% lower than our Country. An analysis revealed that the cost of flight tickets to Dubai, hotel rent, and an iPhone 12 Pro Max will cost you lower than the device itself purchased in India. 

Also Read: 20 Best Tips And Tricks For Your iPhone 12 And 12 Pro

Countries Where You Can Buy iPhones at the Cheapest Prices 

Here are a few countries where the iPhone is priced at a much lesser price than India, plus there are a few countries that do not live tax on electronics and this can help save some extra bucks. Have a look at the best countries where you can buy the cheapest iPhone.

1. United States of America (USA)

The tax system in the USA is a little complicated. All states in the country have different taxes for different commodities. The price of the iPhone 12 Mini varies from 699$ to around 750$ in the country. However, this is still much lower than that in India.

In Hampshire, there are almost no taxes, implying that you can get the highest model at Rs. 102,000 (approx), while the same is available in India at Rs. 159,999. Moreover, Apple keeps the prices quite competitive as USA features the largest customer base of Apple and occupies the largest chunk of worldwide sales. 

Also Read: Which of the new iPhones is best for your? Here is a guide to help you.

2. Japan

The iPhone 12 Series is priced the least in Japan. The youngest iPhone 12 Mini (64GB) costs 74800 Yen, which roughly converts to Rs. 52,000. One of the primary reasons for these insanely lower prices is the Sales Tax in Japan. Since the Japanese market is very important to Apple, the prices here are very low. They should want and need to keep attracting customers in Japan who are ordinary people looking for a phone at a reasonable price. 

3. Canada 

The iPhone 12 Series prices are very similar to their USA counterparts. Here, too, there are different taxes for different states. The cheapest iPhone 12 Mini is available at 979 Canadian Dollars, which roughly translates to Rs. 55,000. Importing the iPhone 12 Pro Max from Canada can save you up to Rs. 48,000 for the top-end 512GB variant. 

Also Read: Upgrading To Apple iPhone 12? Here’s How You Can Do It Within Your Budget

4. Dubai

UAE is one of the richest countries in the world, and the taxes here are negligible. Apple has a major chunk in the UAE market, owing to the affordable prices of the devices. Moreover, due to the country’s stable and rich economy, the majority of the population prefers buying an iPhone over any other Android device. The iPhone 12 Pro is available at approximately Rs. 84,000 for the 128GB variant, which is almost two-thirds of its cost in India. 

Also Read: 5 Hidden Features For Your iPhone You Never Knew

5. Australia 

If you are looking forward to buying the ultimate iPhone, the 12 Pro Max, then Australia is the right destination. The phone can be purchased at a starting price of 1849 Australian Dollars, which roughly converts to Rs. 88,000. This price is almost 33% lesser than in India. The other models, too, are available at lower prices. 

CountryiPhone 12 Mini (64 GB) iPhone 12 (64 GB) iPhone 12 Pro (128 GB) iPhone 12 Pro Max (128 GB) 
Hampshire, USA$699$799$999$1099
106,800 JPY117,800


Savings Compared to Indian Pricing

In countries like France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and the UK, the price of iPhone 12 is on the higher side but the flagship iPhone is not as exorbitantly priced as in India. In the UK, for example, the iPhone 12 (64GB) costs 799 (Rs 75,905) pounds but an Indian resident will end up paying Rs 79,900 for a base model. However, charging brick and a pair of earphones is included in the box for France, Brazil some other countries, which makes these prices sound reasonable. 

This sums up our list of all the countries where you can purchase the latest iPhones at cheap prices. The next time you are planning to purchase an iPhone, try your level best to get it from the above-mentioned countries. 

Also Read: Here is how to make an Android device look like an iPhone.

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