Apple’s recent launch event, “Wanderlust,” unveiled the much-anticipated iPhone 15 series, introducing four new additions to the iPhone family: iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max. Among the significant changes this time around was Apple’s embrace of USB-C technology for these new models, igniting discussions, memes, and jokes across various social media platforms. The event dominated Twitter, with the hashtag #Appleevent trending widely.
Sticker Shock for iPhone 15 Pro Max
However, the real shocker came when netizens learned about the staggering price of the flagship model, the iPhone 15 Pro Max, in Pakistan, which stands at nearly 7.5 lakhs. This revelation left many internet users astounded, prompting them to create humorous memes on X.
Price Increase Explained
Reports attribute the increased prices of the iPhone 15 series in Pakistan to the PTA Taxes and import duties. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has implemented new tax rates for this highly anticipated series, factoring in elements like the phone’s original price, storage capacity, and model.
Delays in Availability
It’s worth noting that the wait times for the iPhone 15 Pro expected to be longer than for other models. This delay is not solely due to high demand but has also influenced by the model’s later mass production schedule, which has encountered notable challenges. These production challenges and other factors are considered potential causes for the delays. Industry expert Kuo predicts the shipment of 80 million iPhone 15 units in 2023.