Apple has applied a new warranty policy which appears designed to eliminate unofficially distributed iPhones. It has also taken drastic measures to prevent the use of locked iPhones. An iPhone XS Max 512 GB sold for VND44 million at the time it was launched in Vietnam. Just half a year later, the price dropped to VND40 million. People could even buy the product at lower prices at small private shops. iPhone is known as the high-end product line which always keeps prices stable. The manufacturer rarely runs sale promotion programs or offers discounts. However, Apple seems to become more ‘easygoing’, according to Nguyen Huy Tan, the representative of a retail chain in Hanoi. Sales agents now can take the initiative in running sale promotion programs to lure more buyers. Tan said the move shows that Apple is becoming more interested in the Vietnamese market. Meanwhile, users can more easily access the products, rather than buy products imported to Vietnam through … [Read more...] about Will unofficially distributed iPhones disappear as a result of Apple’s new policy?
To obtain an iPhone 11 Pro Max, Minh Long traded in an iPhone XS Max he bought four months ago, plus VND16 million. “I bought the iPhone XS Max at VND33 million. The shop where I bought it now values it at VND21 million. So, its value has dropped by VND12 million after four months of use,” Minh Long in Cau Giay district, Hanoi, told reporters. Though the value of the phone decreases more sharply than thought, Long still decided to ‘say goodbye’ to it and ordered an iPhone 11, the next-generation iPhone which was launched some days ago through the trade-in service provided by the shop. “The deal is good. I just lost VND1 million for every month of use, while I always can use the latest-generation iPhone,” she said. Apple this year stepped up the program of collecting old iPhones in exchange for iPhone 11. The program has only been applied in some markets, not including Vietnam. However, after the launch of iPhone 11, many shops in Vietnam … [Read more...] about iPhone trade-in service booms in Vietnam
iPhone 7 Plus, X and XS Max, models that Apple has stopped manufacturing, are all bestsellers in their market segments in Vietnam. In 2018, at the launch of new products, Apple ‘declared the death’ of iPhone X. The model had the shortest lifespan of the manufacturer as it ‘lived’ for only one year. Until iPhone 11 Pro Max was introduced, XS Max had been the most expensive model of Apple. At the moment when it was sold for the first time, the model received controversial comments because of high selling prices. The 512 GB version was offered at the high price of VND44 million. However, after price cuts and sale promotion programs, the sales of XS Max have become stable. According to GfK, iPhone XS Max 64 GB was the best selling high-end model in July, with 16.5 percent of market share. Thanh Lich Expensive iPhone XS Max still selling well in Vietnam iPhone XS Max 64 GB was the best selling high-end mobile phone model in July, accounting for 16.5 … [Read more...] about Old-generation iPhone models are bestsellers in Vietnam
iPhone XS and XS Max with faulty Face ID are being offered by some private shops at prices VND2-3 million lower than nearly brand new (99 percent) products. However, their quality is questionable. iPhone XS with faulty Face ID is offered at VND13 million for the 64GB memory version, while iPhone XS Max at VND15 million and VND16 million for 64GB and 256GB versions. iPhone XS and XS Max with faulty Face ID are being offered by some private shops at prices VND2-3 million lower than nearly brand new (99 percent) products. However, their quality is questionable. According to Giang, before selling the products, private shops will open the machines to examine accessories and try to fix problems. If the problems cannot be fixed, they will sell products at low prices. Linh Ha Apple turns green light on for resellers to cut iPhone prices The selling price of officially distributed iPhone 11 6GB quoted by authorized resellers is just VND600,000 higher than unofficially … [Read more...] about iPhone XS, XS Max without Face ID flowing into Vietnam
Vietnamese so love iPhones that they are willing to buy iPhone X with Face ID errors, but the quality of these products remains questionable. “New arrivals: iPhone X with Face ID errors, super cheap, even cheaper than iPhone 8 Plus,” says an ad from a privately owned iPhone shop in Cau Giay district in Hanoi, posted on social media. iPhone X 64 GB is being sold for VND10 million, and iPhone X 256 GB for VND11 million. The prices are half of brand new products. The shop’s owner affirmed that except for errors with Face ID, other features can be used smoothly. Asked about the sources of products, a seller said only a small proportion of products is bought from domestic users for re-selling, while most products are imported. The products look like brand new products. “You cannot unlock the machine with your face because of the error with Face ID, but you can do all other things with it, so I still decided to buy one product,” said Le Anh Vu, an … [Read more...] about iPhone X with Face ID errors flood Vietnam