Monday, December 22, 2014

Russia’s Online Apple Store Is Back And Things Are Pricier

After being offline for 6 days, the Russia Online Apple Store went back online today with crazy prices for the latest iPhones and other products as a direct result of the country’s collapsing ruble currency. The iPhone 6, for example, is now a whopping 54 % higher in price compared to Apple’s previous asking prices before the store went offline and will now cost shoppers 53,990 rubles for an entry level model with 16GB of storage, which comes out to about $984 off contract and excluding taxes. The 16GB iPhone 6 Plus is now priced at 61,990 rubles, or about $1,130, without a contract. As for the 128GB iPhone 6 Plus model is 77,990 rubles, or a crazy $1,424. It’s not just the newest iPhones, the Online Apple Store in Russia now shows higher prices for some Mac products. For instance, the 27 inch iMac with 5K Retina display costs 189,990 rubles for the baseline model, which comes out to  $3,468 versus $2,499 in the United States. To read about why Apple took there Online store offline in Russia click here.

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