May 17, 2022

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‘Great performance or status symbol’: Karachi youths prefer iPhones

iPhone prices have skyrocketed since January 2022 when the previous PTI government imposed a 17% tax on imported cell phones costing $200 and up in the mini-budget. But the high prices did not stop the youth of Karachi from buying the iPhone 13 Pro Max, the latest and most expensive model of Apple mobile phones.

Shoaib Hassan, owner of a mobile phone shop in Karachi’s Sadar district, said aj . news: “Most of the time I get iPhone 13 Pro Max orders from young customers because they prefer faster mobiles for gaming and browsing.”

Hassan, whose shop is located in the Amma Tower Mobile Mall, sold two sets of iPhones in less than 10 days in May.

Mohamed Rahim, 23, a customer who was planning to buy the latest model of the iPhone, thinks the Apple cell phone works great, as well as being a status symbol in society. “I feel proud when I show my iPhone 12 Pro to my friends. They also show interest in looking at my cell phone.”

iPhone 13 Pro Max price list in Pakistan

Below is the official iPhone 13 Pro Max price list in Pakistan, excluding fees from the Pakistan Telecom Authority, according to Mercantile, the official iPhone distributor in many countries.

  • 125 GB 301,200 rupees
  • 256 GB
  • 512 GB 370,500 rupees
  • 1 TB 416,300 rupees

Registration fee for imported mobile phones

The PTA charges Rs 72,899 and Rs 86,000 to register an imported cell phone with Passport and CNIC respectively.

A breakdown of current iPhone prices

Current price = iPhone price + INR 51899 + customs duty Rs 34,000

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