Here is a twist!
All major Russian stores again raised the prices of several iPhone models. However, no official notification about the upcoming increase either from Apple or from retailers was not. We managed to record an increase in prices on IPhones in Russia with weekly market research. In this article talked about what models of iPhone went up and how much.
Prices increased identically in all stores
We monitor the prices of all iPhone models, all Russian retailers and fix them every week. Throughout the summer of 2018, the price of Apple either remained the same or decreased.
But in the last week of August authorized Russian retailers have raised prices on some iPhone models. And he did it at the same time and the increase in prices in all stores were the same. We are talking about large networks, including MTS, Beeline, Svyaznoy, etc.
Which iPhone have increased?
In late summer of 2018, has risen in price following iPhone model:
- 8 iPhone 64 GB +1 500 rubles.
- iPhone 8 Plus 64 GB +3 000 rubles.
- iPhone 8 Plus 256 GB +4 000 rubles.
- iPhone 7 32 GB is +1 000.
- iPhone 7 256 GB +1 000 rubles.
- iPhone 6 Plus 128 GB is +1 000.
In most cases the increase in price was only 1 000. However, the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus typed in a price of 3-4 thousand rubles. It is noteworthy that retailers as a week ago, declare that the above smartphones discounts.
What is the reason for the price increase?
The most likely cause of higher prices for the iPhone in Russia is quite obvious. It is the weakening of the ruble, which has triggered the retailers. However, it is possible that the “promotion” of Russian retailers is temporary and associated with the beginning school year and the upcoming Apple presentation on September 12.