Apple has slashed the prices of iPhone handsets in Japan, reducing the cost of all iPhone handsets, according to a recent report. The move comes to due “a fluctuating yen/dollar rate,” and is of course good news for anyone looking to pick up a new iPhone in Japan.
All is not lost if you've recently purchased an iPhone in Japan.
The news comes from Macotakara (via AppleInsider), and sees the price of a 16GB iPhone 6s handset fall from 86,800 yen ($779) to 78,800 ($707). However, as the publication adds, the price decrease is more sizeable for Apple's higher-end iPhone handsets: “a 128GB 6s Plus, previously 122,800 yen ($1,102), is now 113,800 yen ($1,021).”
All is not lost if you've recently purchased a new iPhone in Japan, too, because Apple has announced that it's refunding the price difference on all handsets purchased in the last 14 days.
The prices of Apple devices internationally naturally change from time to time depending on current exchange rates. Apple doesn't regularly adjust prices overseas, but significant differences either way often see the company make a subtle change to device prices in-store and online.
You can check on the price of Apple's iPhones at its Japan website by clicking this link.