It seems that if you happen to reside in France and want to pick up either the iPhone 5s or the iPhone 5c, you will obviously need to be prepared to fork out more money to do so. Apparently, Apple has set the price of both new iPhone models higher than one would have expected on its French web site, although they are not charging you an arm and a leg for it – just a finger, maybe. For example, the 16GB iPhone 5s would cost you €10 ($13.66 USD) more, while the 32GB model will be another €12 ($16.40 USD) higher in pricing compared to what other folks are paying elsewhere in the world. As for the highest capacity 64GB model, it will cost €18 ($24.59 USD) more.
The so called “budget” iPhone 5c has not been spared from this particular price increase, too, as both 16GB and 32GB models of the Apple iPhone 5c would see its price points raised by €10 and €12, respectively. This price increase has nothing to do with the French folks being richer than anyone else in the world, but attributed to the foreign exchange market which reduced Apple’s profit margin. As usual, it is up to the consumer to pick up the slack of a company, and would this slight price increase turn you off?
|Key Specs||iPhone 5s||iPhone 5c|
|Processor/Soc Name||A7, 2-core, 1.3 GHz||A6, 2-core, 1.3 GHz|
|Street Price (Approx)||~ $280|
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|Max. Total Storage Capacity||64 GB||32 GB|
|Megapixels||8 MP||8 MP|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||1560 mAh||1510 mAh|
|Complete product data||Apple iPhone 5s Full specs and details||Apple iPhone 5c Full specs and details|