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iPhone 4S goes on pre-order in Singapore for Php32k




The iPhone 4S has just started pre-selling in Singapore so we’re thinking the Philippines could be next (based on last year’s trend, this could be 3 to 4 weeks). The starting price — SGD948, just over Php32k for the 16GB model. That’s about Php2k more expensive than last year.

Based on current conversion rates, the prices of iPhone 4S in Singapore is as follows.

iPhone 4S 16GB – Php32,300
iPhone 4S 32GB – Php36,800
iPhone 4S 64GB – Php42,200

If we extrapolate the price difference from last year’s iPhone 4 price with Globe Telecom, there’s a Php7.5k and Php8.5k margin for the 16GB and 32GB models.

That means, we could see the following prepaid kit prices from Globe when they release the iPhone 4S in the Philippines:

iPhone 4S 16GB – Php39,800
iPhone 4S 32GB – Php45,300
iPhone 4S 64GB – Php50,700

Now that’s gonna be a hard sell. I just hope Globe rationalizes it and brings it down a bit (maybe like a 35k, 40k and 45k pricing plan?). This is just an estimate based on historical data so it’s not final yet until we’ve actually seen it.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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34 Responses

  1. iamdoods says:

    Will Siri be speaking Chinese?

  2. Name: happykoko says:

    Dyosko po. Kapresyo na nya yung 11-inch MBA.

  3. dan_md says:

    Grabe, ang mahal. And to think that these babies really just cost $189.00 straight from the factory…

  4. Miguel says:

    Hardware – $189
    Cost of running Siri, iTunes stores and other cloud services – ??
    Cost of R&D – ??

  5. Manny says:

    Well, you’re not really supposed to buy it as is.
    I got my iphone4 just for S$210, coz it comes with a plan.

    The telco should be subsidizing it for you,
    and sell their service rather than the phone itself.

  6. Patrick says:

    Sir Abe

    It seems that Widget City is already selling the iPhone 4S 16GB variant for an overwhelming price of Php 48,500

    http://www.widgetcity.com.ph/product/apple-products/apple-iphone4s-16gb

  7. Patrick says:

    Sir Abe,

    It seems that Widget City is already selling the iPhone 4S 16GB variant for an overwhelming price of Php 48500

  8. Mike says:

    Don’t forget iphone alternatives are getting better and cheaper. Ice cream sandwich superphones are coming, galaxy nexus soon and samsung galaxy s3 early next year. Super Amoled HD 720p and 2 ghz dual core and quad core.

    • It’s not about the specs, it is about the user experience. Android 4 doesn’t offer the vast quality apps of iOS 5.

    • Mike says:

      Samsung is the forefront in technology right now, 2 years ahead of Apple. Some parts of iphone even made by Samsung before. I wonder if Apple can sustain the Market Leadership in Smartphone.

  9. Sam says:

    Yesss..i just got mine for $799aud, just under 34k pesos!

  10. Edwin C says:

    Akala ko ba mura na ‘to kasi patay na si Jobs.

  11. Robin Lim says:

    The problem with Globe Telecom as the exclusive iPhone carrier is that they overprice the iPhone. Instead of subsidizing the phone, they actually price their prepaid units higher than retail prices abroad.

  12. Erick says:

    Leave it to Globe to shoot themselves in the foot.

  13. jeffoy says:

    will the unlocked Iphone 4s from singapore work here in the Philippines?

  14. LV says:

    my hubby will be sending unlocked at & t iphone 4s, will it gonna work with our network here in PI? need ur reply asap. tnx

  15. Rex Demiliot says:

    35, 40, and 45K with their lowest plan is not even reasonable. Why are you giving Globe ideas? Seriously? Do you want Globe to think that those prices are reasonable?? Seriously?
    Prices should be around the same as before since they are the announced price in the US.
    They should be 29, 35, 40 which is last year’s price which should be the same since the Iphone 4s has the same price in the US as before.
    Even at 29, 35, 40K at their lowest plan, that is still expensive!
    To even suggest 35, 40, 45? Do you work for globe?

    • yuga says:

      @rex – I did say the price would be for prepaid, not with a plan. Please read carefully first before making baseless accusations.

  16. Rex Demiliot says:

    Uhhh….why don’t you re-read what you wrote if you are really the one who wrote it.
    Read my reply. In my reply I was saying 35, 40,45 which you mentioned in your parenthesis .
    Your prepaid price assumptions are 39800, 45300, and 50700.
    You can read your post again.
    You mentioned pricing PLAN.
    I assume that you are mentioning a postpaid PLAN.
    But, if you trying to say that the 35, 40, and 45 are for prepaid, then I will apologize as there might just be some wording misunderstanding.

    “That means, we could see the following prepaid kit prices from Globe when they release the iPhone 4S in the Philippines:

    iPhone 4S 16GB – Php39,800
    iPhone 4S 32GB – Php45,300
    iPhone 4S 64GB – Php50,700

    Now that’s gonna be a hard sell. I just hope Globe rationalizes it and brings it down a bit (maybe like a 35k, 40k and 45k pricing plan?)”

  17. Rex Demiliot says:

    If what you mentioned as pricing plan is for the prepaid kit and not for a post paid plan, then I humbly apologize to you.
    The word PLAN can easily be thought of as post paid plan so that is where I based my assumption. A better word that will confuse people could have been used as I assume others will also assume your PLAN might mean post paid.
    If 35k, 40K, 45K pricing for a prepaid KIT is what you meant and not a post-paid plan, then those prices sound a bit more reasonable though still expensive.

  18. lala says:

    echoserang frog in the house! Gawa ka nalang sarili mong blog.

  19. Macjune says:

    I just hope that they fix the bluetooth issues on iOS 5 as it impacted car kit connections including the Ford Fiesta :(

  20. LORETO says:

    huwag nalang pansinin ang mga hakahaka, wait nalang ang labas kung magkano talaga and not argue with abe.

  21. sandara says:

    wow..amazing..i love it..more…i have some collection like this but i need more…please more..

  22. mark says:

    wow i would rather choose to buy a netbook or buy a 11 inch macbook air than buying those overpriced iPhone 4S i have naman my bold 9900 i think its no muna to quit blackberry if this is the price apple is offering

  23. Jack says:

    Kapal talaga mukha ng Globe. Lagi nila pinapatungan price ng iPhone. Walang kuwenta naman 3G covergae nila.

  24. paula says:

    You can buy a good laptop already with that P50,700 iPhone. Tapos massnatch lang ng magnanakaw yung iPhone mo. Haha!

  25. Toink says:

    Smart Philippines will be offering the iPhone 4s to its highest plan BEFORE the year ends…. Now this will prompt Globe to lower their ‘price margin’ (if they will)….

    Even so, I’m still not getting/buying me an iPhone…

  26. JayR says:

    BB 9900 na lang buy ko sa GH! :)

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