The iPhone 4S arrived in over 20 new countries today, bringing Apple’s popular new handset to a variety of new markets. Due to high import duties, however, retail prices in some countries were as high as $1410 USD!
The iPhone 4S’ Brazilian pricing, for instance, started at R$ pricing starting at R$2599 ($1410 USD), although most of the increase is due to extremely high import duties.
The list of countries involved in today’s launch includes: The list of new countries includes: Bahrain, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Morocco, Peru, the Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam.
While some countries’ prices were extremely high, other countries had much more reasonable launch prices, more in line with Apple’s major-market U.S. pricing.