Whatever you think of the iPhone 4S, it will still be a huge hit and demands will most likely exceed supply (just like how it happened with the iPhone 4). But before we say if it’s really worthy buy or not, we still need to know how much it will cost once it lands in the Philippines.
We already have a baseline price which is the iPhone 4 Prepaid Kit when it was released in the Philippines by Globe Telecom 12 months ago.
iPhone 4 16GB â€“ Php 37,499
iPhone 4 32GB â€“ Php 43,699
I believe that price from Globe remains the same until today (correct me if I’m wrong though). It is very likely that the iPhone 4S will follow the same pricing table.
iPhone 4S 16GB â€“ Php 37,499
iPhone 4S 32GB â€“ Php 43,699
iPhone 4S 64GB â€“ Php 49,899
The iPhone 4 will then be dropped a few thousand bucks:
iPhone 4 16GB â€“ Php 32,499
iPhone 4 32GB â€“ Php 37,499
If there are still remaining units in the stockroom, the iPhone 3GS 8GB will still be sold at Php15,899 on My Super Plan 299.
Globe will probably contemplate on the iPhone 4S pricing scheme and might lower it a bit. However, we’ve seen that the weakening
US dollar of the Philippine Peso has even affected the prices of the iPod Touch on the Apple Online Store. The strong peso US Dollar will drive the price of the iPhone 4S higher than expected. It was Php1k higher for the iPod Touch 32GB and 64GB so it could be the same or double for the iPhone 4S.
These are just estimates. It could sway both ways but I’m thinking it won’t exceed +/- 10%. The release date is still far off — probably November or December so a few more things could happen to change these estimates.