For years, Brazil was known for having the most expensive iPhone in the world. This happened with iPhone 12, iPhone 13, and even the third-generation iPhone SE. This time, however, another country has taken the top spot in the ranking. According to research by Nukeni shared with 9to5Mac, Turkey now has the world’s most expensive iPhone 14.
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Every year Nukeni updates its ranking based on iPhone prices obtained from each country’s Apple website. The prices vary depending on the local currency and also local taxes in each country. While some people are used to seeing Brazil at the top of the list, iPhone 14 is here to change that.
It’s worth noting that the research considers two different prices for the US and Canada, since local taxes in these countries vary by state (while some states don’t even have local taxes). With all that taken into consideration, Turkey is now the place with the most expensive iPhone 14 in the world, at least officially.
Using iPhone 14 Pro as an example, the 128GB version costs $2,193.15 there. Brazil comes in second place with the same device priced at $1,823.19. The cheapest places to buy an iPhone 14 Pro are the US and Japan, where the device costs $999 (without local taxes) and $1,039.46, respectively. Other countries where buying an iPhone 14 is super expensive are India, Hungary, and Poland.
The situation is not much different for the base model of the iPhone 14, which starts at $829 in the US (considering SIM-free pricing). After the US, the 128GB iPhone 14 costs $831.29 in Japan. Then Turkey again comes top of the list with the same device costing $1,699.68 – more than double the price in the US.
What led Turkey to have the world’s most expensive iPhone 14?
As we previously explained, there are multiple factors that impact the prices of Apple devices around the world. When it comes to Turkey, the country has been facing a severe economic crisis with an inflation rate that has exceeded 80% for the first time in more than 20 years.
Back in 2021, Apple suspended sales of products in Turkey due to the local currency losing 15% of its value against the dollar in a matter of hours. Once sales in Turkey resumed, Apple increased the price of its products by 25%. App Store prices and subscriptions have also been increased in the country due to the collapse of the local currency.
Other countries also face price increases
Of course, Turkey is not the only country in the world suffering from inflation. Following yesterday’s announcements, Apple has quietly raised the price of its products in other European countries. For instance, the third-generation iPhone SE went from £419 to £449 in the UK.
Both the euro and the pound have been losing value due to internal and external issues, such as the war in Ukraine, which causes companies like Apple to adjust their prices to compensate for the weaker currency. Has Apple increased the price of its products in your country after yesterday’s event? Let us know in the comments below.
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Apple Pay Later may not arrive until next spring, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. As you may recall, Apple announced the buy now, pay later feature at WWDC 2022 and said, at the time, that it would arrive alongside iOS 16. Well, the latest version of the company’s mobile operating is here and Apple Pay Later is nowhere to be found.
A footnote on Apple’s website states the feature will arrive “in a future update.” As Gurman notes, other previously announced iOS 16 features that aren’t available yet are listed as coming “later this year.” Gurman believes the discrepancy is due to the fact Apple doesn’t know when Pay Later will be ready, and the feature may not arrive until iOS 16.4 ships in 2023. “I’m hearing there have been fairly significant technical and engineering challenges in rolling out the service, leading to delays,” he notes.
It’s interesting to learn Apple is encountering technical challenges implementing a Pay Later service. Based on Gurman’s previous reporting, the company has been working on such a feature for more than a year. It even went out of its way to create a subsidiary called Apple Financing to conduct credit checks and customer approvals. All those moves suggest the company sees financial services as a significant part of its future.
YouTuber Tests Apple Watch Ultra Durability With a Hammer: Table Breaks Before the Watch – MacRumors
A YouTuber has put Apple’s claims for the durability of the Apple Watch Ultra to the test by putting it up against a drop test, a jar of nails, and repeated hits with a hammer to test the sapphire crystal protecting the display.
TechRax, a channel popular for testing the durability of products, first tested the Apple Watch Ultra by dropping it from around four feet high. The Apple Watch Ultra was left mostly unscuffed, aside from some minor dents along the titanium casing. Next, the Apple Watch Ultra was mixed around in a jar of nails and was once again left with no visible marks.
TechRax also tested the durability of the Apple Watch Ultra’s sapphire crystal display cover by repeatedly hitting it with a hammer. In the test, the watch withstood repeated hits with the hammer until it finally cracked, and only after the table took some damage first.
While the Apple Watch Ultra’s display did not initially take damage, the watch did fail to turn on after repeated hits. The failure to power on could indicate that while the sapphire may not have broken at first, some internal components may have suffered damage. Of course, the test is unrealistic in portraying a typical use case of the Apple Watch Ultra, but it may provide some customers reassurance about the strength of the sapphire crystal display cover.
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If you use Google Photos to back up and store your pictures, you’ll be pleased — or maybe annoyed — to know there’s a hidden page full of AI photo edits.
I was looking for confirmation regarding how Google Photos stacks bracketed images into HDR files and stumbled on this link that takes you to the ‘Google Photos – Unsaved Creations page.’
This page lists all the Google Photos custom AI-generated edits the app has created over the years. You can delete the images permanently from this area if there’s anything you don’t want, but it’s strange Google hides it from the standard Google Photos interface.
Google has been using AI to make animations and collages out of photos since the app launched, and then in 2018, it added more powerful AI-auto-editing features like HDR bracketing, Colour Pop and more. Some people love these features, and others don’t use them, but it’s interesting to go through the full list of Google-generated images and videos and see how good, or bad the edits to your photos are. And yea, even the embarrassing ones are entertaining.
It’s quite interesting to go through the list since there are a lot of fun collages that I never really paid attention to and amusing comparison shots of my face over the years. Beyond that, there are also a few cool edits I’ve pulled out as well, so I think it’s worth it for everyone to browse their unsaved photos at least once.
Source: Google Photos support
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