Canada has been named the cheapest territory to buy an Apple iPhone 5 from, according to a survey carried out by price comparison website Idealo across 25 countries globally.
On average, someone purchasing an iPhone 5 in Canada stands to spend £444, a whopping £85 less than they would in the UK, which is equal to a 16 per cent saving. They would also be spending an incredible £148 less than they would in Hungary, which is home to the most expensive SIM-free iPhone 5 in the world, at £592.
Surprisingly, even across the Eurozone, there are some significant price differences, with the Netherlands as the cheapest country by a whisker and Italy as the most expensive by a distance.
The analysis excluded pricing from 13 countries mostly from BRIC and Asia. The US was included but it’s worth noting that you cannot buy an iPhone 5 there SIM-free. At £529, the UK came out 7th, marginally cheaper than the average worldwide SIM-free price for the device, which stands at just under £534 including VAT.
The Apple iPhone 5 was launched on 12 September and sold an incredible two million units in the first weekend after going on sale. It has been Apple’s most popular smartphone yet.