Friday, April 19, 2024

Pakistani Consumer Forced to Pay Premium Prices for Outdated Iphone XS Due to PTA Approval Requirement

The iPhone’s biggest advantage is its ability to hold its value over an extended length of time. Other manufacturers’ smartphones often don’t have the same level of sturdiness and dependability as the iPhone.

You might be shocked to learn that certain older iPhones are now more expensive in Pakistan than they were originally released. This is due to a recent rise in smartphone import taxes by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).

You’ll have to pay outrageous taxes ranging from PKR 116k to PKR 145k if you import an iPhone X model. It is important to note that the phone is around 5 years old and that tax increases the entire cost of the phone, making it more challenging to buy.

PTA Taxes for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max:

iPhone ModelsPTA taxes on Passport (PKR)PTA taxes on CNIC (PKR)
iPhone XS115,333139,516
iPhone XS Max118,610143,121

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