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Which Country Pays The Most For The iPhone 5?

Which Country Pays The Most For The iPhone 5?

The iPhone 5 quietly went on sale this morning across twenty two additional countries, but not everyone is paying the same amount of money for their iPhones, between exchange rates and local taxes. In fact, according to Setteb.it, Americans pay the least amount of money overall for the iPhone 5, while overseas, those in Hong Kong get the second-best deal around.

Royally shafted? Italy, which pays as much as €949 for a 64GB iPhone 5, unlocked and unsubsidized. That same phone costs almost 25% less in the United States. Someone up there’s smiling down on us Yanks.