Japan, the country famous for its technology is now being known for its love for technology. Apple’s iPhone is an example of that. Their hunt for technology is never ending. So is their case with the iPhone. This could be the reason for the curiosity of Japanese fans of Apple for the upcoming iPhone 7 which is due bring massive changes, which includes wireless earbuds. They are too excited to know the iPhone 7 price and release date in Japan. Fortunately, they are reading the right post, here we will discuss with them expected iPhone 7 price and release date in Japan.
iPhone 7 price in Japan
The price you will have to pay for the upcoming iPhone 7 in the US will be different from the one you will paying for in Japan. Not because Apple wants to make holes in the pockets of Japanese, but there are some other factors which influence the price of iPhone 7 in japan. How much these factors will influence the price of upcoming iPhone 7, let’s check it out.
Price of Base Model
For our calculation, we will be taking the base price of lowest spec version of upcoming iPhone 7 i.e. one with 16GB storage. So far, the speculations about the price of iPhone 7 suggest that Apple will be following its fixed price trend. According to the trend which was set at the release of iPhone 6, the price of the base model is fixed to $649. It was followed a year later by iPhone 6s. iPhone 7 is also expected to follow the trend. One of the reason could be to surge its sales which it has somewhat lost to iPhone 6s.
iPhone 7 prices are highly expected to remain same in the US. However, same is not expected for one in Japan. Changing exchange rates are the reason behind it. You may be able to buy iPhone 7 at either same, higher or lower rate than iPhone 6 and 6s in Japan. It all depends on the rate of exchange at that time. At the time of writing, 1 US dollar costs 112 Japanese Yens. Fortunately, Japanese Yen is in appreciating trend. At the release of iPhone 7, 105 Japanese Yens will account for a dollar according to Forex. Which means that Japanese may buy upcoming iPhone 7 cheaper than iPhone 6s. On calculating, the base model in japan will cost 80,150 JPY excluding taxes.
Duties and Taxes
Smartphones in Japan are free from any duties. However, 8% sales tax is there. It will make the price of upcoming iPhone 7 to 86,500 JPY, or 86,800 JPY as Apple’s way of pricing. It means that iPhone 7 will cost same as iPhone 6s in Japan like in the US.
iPhone 7 Release Date in Japan
Apple definitely knows that people of Japan can’t wait to get their hands on the latest technology available. This makes Apple include Japan in the list of countries which get iPhone on the very first of its release. We have been seeing this from the first generation of iPhone. So, this time, same is expected. Thus, iPhone 7 release date in Japan isn’t a question. The question is about the international release date of iPhone 7.
Expected International Release Date
The easiest thing to guess about the iPhone is its release date. That is sole because Apple has maintained a trend of releasing every iPhone. It is from iPhone 5 that Apple is launching its iPhone in the mid of September, most commonly around 20th of it. Chances of Apple sticking to its plan are very high. Though the possibility of change is also there. The weak sales of iPhone 6s and 6s Plus might irk Apple to do so. But the intentions of Apple are quite visible that it will wait for the time.
Expected iPhone 7 Price and Release Date in Japan
Till now, the indication is clearly toward the fact that Apple will follow its traditional way for the iPhone 7 price and release date in Japan. Means that iPhone 7 in Japan in will cost same as iPhone 6s, 86,800 JPY. Its release date is also expected to be same, in the mid of September. However, a difference of a day or two is possible.