If you were peeved by the 4% markup on the Apple iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8 prices in Malaysia, you will be shocked by how much the upcoming iPhone X smartphone will cost in Malaysia. We will share with you the Apple iPhone X price list for Malaysia, and our comparison of iPhone X prices across the globe. Find out where you can buy the cheapest Apple iPhone X!
The Apple iPhone X Price In Malaysia
The running joke is that the Apple marketing team is just like the Microsoft marketing team – they can’t count properly, skipping from 8 to 10. Either that or they must believe that 9 is an unlucky number…
In any case, the 10th Anniversary iPhone X sits on top of the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8 models that are already extravagantly priced. It will be available in two colour options – Silver and Space Grey, for a princely sum of RM 5,149 (~US$ 1,226) for the 64 GB model, and RM 5,899 (~US$ 1,405) for the 256 GB model, inclusive of the 6% GST.
To put that in perspective, the top-of-the-line smartphones from their main competitor, Samsung, are much cheaper at just RM 3,999 (~US$ 952) for the Samsung Galaxy Note8, RM 3,699 (~US$ 880) for the Samsung Galaxy S8+, and RM 3,299 (~US$ 785) for the Samsung Galaxy S8. You can almost purchase two Galaxy S8 smartphones for the price of the iPhone X 256GB!
The Apple iPhone X Price Comparison
Now, you may be wondering how much that the Apple iPhone X price varies across the world. Here is a price comparison we created. The prices that are without tax may still be subject to state or provincial taxes. But it should give you a good idea of how much more you are paying outside of the US.
|Countries||Apple iPhone X (64 GB)||Apple iPhone X (256 GB)|
|List Price||Without Tax||List Price||Without Tax|
|United States||$ 999||$ 1,149|
$ 1,058 (+$59)
$ 1,008 (+$9)
$ 1,227 (+$78)
$ 1,167 (+$18)
|United Kingdom||£ 999
$ 1,327 (+$328)
$ 1,105 (+$106)
$ 1,527 (+$378)
$ 1,271 (+$122)
$ 1,249 (+$250)
$ 1,135 (+$136)
$ 1,447 (+$298)
$ 1,315 (+$166)
$ 1,273 (+$274)
$ 1,087 (+$88)
$ 1,470 (+$321)
$ 1,256 (+$107)
|Hong Kong||HK$ 8,588
$ 1,100 (+ $101)
$ 1,267 (+$118)
$ 1,221 (+$222)
$ 1,141 (+$142)
$ 1,399 (+$250)
$ 1,307 (+$158)
$ 1,226 (+$227)
$ 1,157 (+$158)
$ 1,405 (+$256)
$ 1,325 (+$176)
It is obviously cheapest to buy the Apple iPhone X in the United States, if you live in a state with no sales tax (Delaware, Montana, Oregon, and New Hampshire).
Outside of the United States, the next cheapest country to buy the iPhone X is Canada, if you live in a province without sales tax (Alberta, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon)
In other countries, there appears to be a significant markup in the iPhone X price (without tax), from $88 (China) all the way to a whopping $176 (Malaysia)! Overall, expect to pay 9% to 15% more, and that’s before you even factor in any GST, VAT, or sales tax.
The Apple iPhone X Availability
The Apple iPhone X will be open for pre-order on Friday, 27 October 2017 in the following countries :
Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, the UK, the US and US Virgin Islands.
The pre-orders in those countries will be fulfilled a week later on Friday, 3 November 2017. Retail sales in those countries will also begin on 3 November 2017.
Quantities are expected to be extremely limited, so the iPhone X may not be available for sale in other countries until possibly early 2018.