What you need to know
- Apple is once again selling items in Turkey.
- Apple has re-started online sales and physical stores are likely to follow.
- Price hikes are evident thanks to local currency volatility.
Following the news that Apple had stopped selling products in Turkey, the good news is that Turks can once again buy their iPhones, iPads, and more. Apple is now accepting online orders and, I presume, its physical stores will re-open soon if they haven't already done so. But that's where the good news ends, unfortunately.
While Apple stopped selling things due to the collapse of the Turkish lira, it's now increased its prices to compensate. That means that people will buy the same iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7, for example, but pay more for them.
As MacRumors points out, a new iPhone 13 Pro Max will now cost 22.999 TL, up from 17.999 TL. Other sizable increases include the Mac Pro which now sells for 79.999 TL, up from 67.449 TL.
There are tons more price increases and I'd suggest Turkish buyers take a look at the online Apple Store to check how much products are now selling for before planning any purchases. These increases are significant across the board.
While Apple is yet to confirm, we can only assume that prices will be adjusted downwards again should things change in terms of the local financial situation, although there is no indication of when that could happen. For now, it seems Turkish buyers are unfortunately going to have to pay more for their Apple gear at a time where they could likely do without a price increase at all.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.