iPhone XR much cheaper in Russia

Since the start of official sales of the “affordable” flagship, iPhone XR it has been exactly two weeks. In such a short period of time, the smartphone managed to drop in price about 10% of its official value. Apparently, in Russia, this model was not very popular, despite many analysts ‘ forecasts. Given that for this price you can buy iPhone X, many consumers have made a choice in favor of last year’s flagship.

Compare prices for iPhone XR was carried out in the domestic online stores using “Yandex.Market.” The official price for that time, of course, hasn’t changed. However, many online stores noticed a significant price reduction on this model. It’s kind of a record for Apple — ever smartphones of this company is not dropping so fast. Even the “failed” iPhone 5C was holding their value much longer. Demand for the novelty was much lower than expected.

At the moment has the lowest price in the area of 56,700 rubles for a minimal version with a storage capacity of 64 GB. Here we are talking about the “grey supply”. You should understand that buying a smartphone smuggled into the country bypassing official channels of supply, in most cases you lose any warranty. In addition, such models do not undergo the procedure of mandatory certification, but do not have any restrictions in the networks of Russian operators.

However, if you are going to buy a smartphone in the official retail, you might want to hurry. At the moment, the model can be purchased for 62 to 65 thousand for a model with 64 GB of storage. From January 1, 2019 will be officially increased the VAT rate from 18% to 20%, and this means that the value XR of the iPhone and other Apple products albeit slightly, but it definitely will increase.

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