Apple #iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have been launched, but it is too early to know their prices in #Pakistan. If you are reading this, don’t feel betrayed, people all over the world are scrambling to find the prices, specs, and new features of the day-old Apple phones. The best option now is to estimate the smartphone’s price based on its cost in the US by converting it into Pakistani rupees and then adding taxes.

According to MicGadget, which tops Google’s search results, if you use the keywords “#iPhone 7 price USD,” the iPhone 7 price starts at $649. This is for the 32GB model; the 128GB and 256GB models cost $749 and $849 respectively. The 7 Plus 32GB is priced at $769. Now that we know the basic data, let’s find our way around and find out its price in PKR.

Calculating estimated iPhone 7 Price in Pakistan

Keep in mind; we are using iPhone SE as a reference point and WhatMobile as the most reliable source of mobile phone prices in Pakistan. The 16GB SE model comes at 399 USD as per Apple’s official website while on WhatMobile the listed price is 45,000 PKR. Ordering the phone from Daraz website will cost you 51,999 PKR. Now watch closely.

The US dollar’s currency exchange into Pakistani rupees this second is 104.39 PKR. So the $399 iPhone SE should have been 41,650 PKR, but it is not. That is because the taxes also have to be taken into the account. This can be done by subtracting 41,650 (converted price) from 45,000 (actual price), which gives out 3,350 rupees. This again is an estimate of taxes levied on iPhone SE handsets imported in Pakistan.

Now if the 32GB Apple iPhone 7 costs 649 USD, converting which into PKR results in 67,746 rupees. This is the converted price. Adding 3,350 rupees tax to it sums up to 71,096. So the estimated price of iPhone 7 in Pakistan is rounded off to 71,000 PKR. Using the same method, we can find the rounded prices of other iPhone 7 and 7 Plus handsets.

The 7 series

  • 128GB = 81,500 rupees
  • 256GB = 92,000 rupees

The 7 Plus series

  • 32GB = 83,500 rupees
  • 128GB = 94,000 rupees
  • 256GB = 1,04,499 rupees

The exact prices have only been revealed for USA, Canada, Europe, the UK, Australia, and UAE. Apple iPhone 7 series phones are due to be released on September 16, 2016