Thursday, November 30, 2023

Here’s How Much iPhone 15 Series Non PTA Phones Cost in Pakistan

This year, Apple unveiled its iPhone 15 series, promising faster performance and enhanced camera capabilities. While these new iPhones offer impressive features, their high prices, further inflated by Pakistan’s telecom tax, have sparked discussions among potential buyers.

Let’s take a closer look at the iPhone 15 lineup and how the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) tax affects their prices:

iPhone 15 Series Models and Prices (Before Tax):

  • iPhone 15:
    • 128 GB: PKR 236,000
    • 256 GB: PKR 265,500
    • 512 GB: PKR 324,600
  • iPhone 15 Plus:
    • 128 GB: PKR 265,500
    • 256 GB: PKR 295,000
    • 512 GB: PKR 354,000
  • iPhone 15 Pro:
    • 128 GB: PKR 295,000
    • 256 GB: PKR 324,600
    • 512 GB: PKR 383,700
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max:
    • 128 GB: PKR 354,100
    • 256 GB: PKR 383,700
    • 512 GB: PKR 442,700

PTA Tax on iPhone 15 Series Prices:

The joy of owning an iPhone 15 is dampened by the PTA tax, which significantly increases the cost of these premium smartphones. The tax varies depending on whether it’s paid using a passport or a Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC). Here’s an overview of the PTA tax for different iPhone 15 models:

  • iPhone 15:
    • Passport: PKR 107,325
    • CNIC: PKR 130,700
  • iPhone 15 Plus:
    • Passport: PKR 113,075
    • CNIC: PKR 137,000
  • iPhone 15 Pro:
    • Passport: PKR 112,275
    • CNIC: PKR 147,150
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max:
    • Passport: PKR 131,130
    • CNIC: PKR 156,900

These substantial taxes are making potential iPhone 15 buyers dig deeper into their pockets, further elevating the exclusivity of these devices.

Irresistible Features of the iPhone 15 Series:

Despite the high prices and taxes, the iPhone 15 series boasts several enticing features that have tech enthusiasts and Apple fans excited:

  1. Super Retina XDR OLED Display: Delivering stunning visuals with vibrant colors and sharpness, the iPhone 15 series features a Super Retina XDR OLED display. The Pro Max model even offers a massive 6.7-inch screen.
  2. A17 Pro Chip: Powered by the A17 Pro chip, these iPhones promise seamless performance, enabling users to multitask and run resource-intensive apps effortlessly.
  3. Camera Innovation: The iPhone 15 Pro models come with a 48-megapixel camera designed to excel in low-light conditions. They offer multiple focal lengths, 5x optical zoom, spatial video support, and 3D content creation.

While the price may deter some potential buyers, there’s no denying that the iPhone 15 series sets new standards in terms of performance and photography capabilities. As Pakistanis weigh the value of these features against the cost, Apple’s latest offering is poised to make a significant impact on the country’s smartphone market.

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