These increases were more intense in recent years from a serious country meets at price with every new model that comes to the quarterback competition entering the market up as you take them abroad such as Turkey needs the majority of the phone. In this article, you will read about, Why are smartphone prices constantly increasing?
Apple’s new iPhone models sold in Turkey today. The prices of the devices show a significant increase even when we compare them to last year only.
Launched in September 2017, the iPhone X appeared in our country with a price starting from 6 thousand 99 TL, while the iPhone XR, which has the lowest price among the models offered for sale, took its place on the shelves with 7 thousand 399 TL.
However, Apple is not the only company that annoys users with its increasing prices.
For example, Samsung announced the price of the Note 9, which was introduced this year, like 6 thousand 499 TL, while last year the Note 8 was launched in our country with a price tag of 4 thousand 999 TL.
Another leading company of the Android front, Huawei launched the flagship model called ‘Mate 20 Pro’ in our country last month with a price tag of 8 thousand 499 TL.
An article according to the Consumer Price data base of Turkey Statistics Institute, the average price for a smartphone with Turkey as of August 2017 was $ 1651. When we came to August 2018, this price was 2 thousand 255 TL.
In our country where 8 out of 10 phones in the market come from abroad, the most important reason for the increase in the prices of smartphones is the increasing dollar and euro rate.
However, this is not the only reason for the price increase. When we look at the price policies of the playmakers who have a voice in the market such as Apple, Samsung, and Google, we see that the flagship models are getting more expensive compared to the previous year.
To give an example from the Apple front, the iPhone X introduced in 2017 has a price starting from $ 999, while the iPhone XS Max introduced this year was offered for sale in the USA with Smartphone Prices starting from $ 1099. The new chip is among the reasons for the improved camera features and the growing screen price increase.
When we look at Samsung, based in South Korea, we see the same price increase. Introduced in 2016, Note 7 appeared on the $ 800- $ 850 band, while the Note 9 introduced this year took its place on the shelves with a $ 1000 price tag.
When we look at the Google front, we do not see a different view. While the price of Google Pixel was $ 649 in 2016, the model introduced this year has a $ 799 price tag.
these increases were more intense in recent years from a serious country meets at price with every new model that comes to the quarterback competition entering the market up as you take them abroad such as Turkey needs the majority of the phone.
Turkey, which imported an annual average of 12 million mobile phones, has spent 24 billion per year between 2007-2017 for these Smartphone Prices. It seems that this amount will increase even more in the coming years due to the price policies of companies and the rising dollar and euro prices compared to last year.