Where to bag an iPhone 6 ‘bargain’

The price of an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus varies little across the eurozone - but there are savings to be made further afield

The price of an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus varies little across the eurozone – but there are savings to be made further afield

So let’s say you’re looking to take a post-summer trip somewhere, but you’re also looking to get yourself a brand new iPhone 6 (or iPhone 6 Plus, for that matter). Is there a way to combine these two desires into a money saving opportunity?

To find out, teic.ie has gone through 39 countries’ Apple stores to find out how much a contract-free iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus would set you back. You can see the results in our table below.

There are a few things to note before you book your flight, though.

  • The prices in italics are converted from the country’s currency to euro (using the rates on XE.com on 11 September 2014) and are, naturally, subject to change.
  • As well as this many countries – in fact most outside of Europe – don’t add VAT or other applicable sales taxes until you reach the checkout, and so the actual cost may end up being higher than listed on Apple.com. That being said, you may not have to worry about that so much if you’re buying duty free…

With all of that in mind, we’ve found that the cheapest place in the world to get the new iPhone is… Japan.

You could pick up a 16GB iPhone 6 there for €490 – that’s €209 less than the Irish price. A top-of-the-range 128GB iPhone 6 Plus, meanwhile, will cost you €721 – €278 under the cost here.

If you want to stay a bit closer to home, Luxembourg is the cheapest option within Europe – prices there are €35-50 cheaper than what will be charged in Ireland.

On the other end of the scale Swedish prices, meanwhile, are the highest in many categories – for example a 128GB iPhone 6 Plus will cost €204 more there than in Ireland – while buyers in France and Italy also face a bit of an extra burden.

As for Irish buyers thinking of heading north to bag a bargain, there seems to be little point at the current Euro-Pound exchange rate.

A 16GB iPhone 6 bought in Northern Ireland will cost €22 less than in Ireland, with a 128GB iPhone 6 Plus ringing in just €7 cheaper.

Country

iPhone 6 (16GB)

iPhone 6 (64GB)

iPhone 6 (128GB)

iPhone 6 Plus (16GB)

iPhone 6 Plus (64GB)

iPhone 6 Plus (128GB)

Europe/ME

 

 

 

 

 

 

Belgium

€699

€799

€899

€799

€899

€999

Czech Rep

-

-

-

-

-

-

Denmark

€698

€806

€913

€806

€913

€1,021

Germany

€699

€799

€899

€799

€899

€999

Spain

€699

€799

€899

€799

€899

€999

France

€709

€819

€919

€809

€919

€1,019

Hungary

-

-

-

-

-

-

Ireland

€699

€799

€899

€799

€899

€999

Italy

€729

€839

€949

€839

€949

€1,059

Luxembourg

€664

€759

€854

€759

€854

€949

Netherlands

€699

€799

€899

€799

€899

€999

Norway

€705

€815

€925

€815

€925

€1,034

Austria

€699

€799

€899

€799

€899

€999

Poland

-

-

-

-

-

-

Portugal

€699

€799

€899

€799

€899

€999

Russia

€660

€762

€866

€762

€866

€969

Switzerland

€627

€726

€825

€726

€825

€924

Finland

€699

€799

€899

€799

€899

€999

Sweden

€696

€805

€913

€805

€913

€1,203

Turkey

€827

€933

€1,038

€933

€1,038

€1,144

Britain

€677

€788

€879

€788

€879

€992

UAE

€547

€632

€716

€632

€716

€800

Americas
Brazil

-

-

-

-

-

-

Canada

€526

€604

€681

€604

€681

€758

Mexico

-

-

-

-

-

-

USA*

€502

€579

€657

€579

€657

€734

Asia Pacific
Australia

€613

€704

€796

€704

€796

€881

China

-

-

-

-

-

-

Hong Kong

€558

€638

€717

€638

€717

€808

Indonesia

-

-

-

-

-

-

Japan

€490

€577

€649

€577

€649

€721

South Korea

-

-

-

-

-

-

Malaysia

-

-

-

-

-

-

New Zealand

€632

€727

€822

€727

€822

€917

Philippines

-

-

-

-

-

-

Singapore

€604

€702

€788

€702

€788

€856

Taiwan

€580

€667

€760

€667

€760

€848

Thailand

-

-

-

-

-

-

Vietnam

-

-

-

-

-

-

* USA contract-free option is provided via the T-Mobile network

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