Pre-orders for these iPhones are now being accepted in Pakistan and the prices are as outrageous as we expected them to be. The cost of the entry-level iPhone 14 with 128GB of storage is astronomical at Rs. 419,999. This costs even more than the initial price of Rs. 370,000 for the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
This week, the iPhone 14 series, which includes the iPhone 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro, and 14 Pro Max, went global. The iPhone 14 Plus, which is basically a bigger variant with the largest battery on an iPhone yet, has replaced the iPhone Mini in Apple’s lineup.
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The price hike is due to consistent inflation
The spike in import duties, which also affected laptops, graphics cards, and other electronics in addition to cellphones, is to blame for the price increase.
As a result, the starting price for the iPhone 14 Plus is Rs. 459,999, the starting price for the iPhone 14 Pro is Rs. 489,999, and the price for the Pro Max model is Rs. 529,999.
The most expensive smartphone available in Pakistan as of yet would be the 1TB iPhone 14 Pro Max, which costs a staggering Rs. 689,999. You could get multiple new motorcycles for that price or even a used entry-level car!
As mentioned earlier, these phones are only up for pre-orders at the moment, so they will not reach you before October at the very least.
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If you are still looking to buy an iPhone, getting the previous generation is a much better deal at the moment, especially since the 14 series does not bring dramatic improvements.
A 256GB iPhone 13 Pro Max can be grabbed for Rs. 389,999 which is a lot cheaper than the 128 GB iPhone 14 at Rs. 420,000. This way, you get double the storage and all the advantages of a Pro Max variant including a bigger screen (with ProMotion as well), better battery, and powerful cameras. If you are planning to save even more money, you can simply get a 128GB iPhone 13 for “only” Rs. 299,999.