Published on May 31st,2013 at 9:09 PM
By >Stephen

Apple Japan – Weak yen causing huge price revisions – Japanese buyers of foreign technology feeling the pinch – up to ¥16,000 price increases

Apple Japan - Weak yen causing huge price revisions - Japanese buyers of foreign technology feeling the pinch - up to ¥16,000 price increases

 

The Japanese Yen against the US Dollar has weakened dramatically in recent months – from less than 78 yen to the dollar on October 1 to a recent high of over 103 yen to the dollar on May 19.

Apple Japan - Weak yen causing huge price revisions - Japanese buyers of foreign technology feeling the pinch - up to ¥16,000 price increases
Source: http://www.oanda.com

The weaker yen has been, so far, once of the biggest differences in the Japanese economy during the recent so-called “Abenomics” – a set of very aggressive fiscal policies implemented by new Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.

Generally this has given a very big boost to the Japanese economy, helping make Japanese manufacturing costs cheaper in foreign terms and helping exports and stimulating the economy.

But, as pointed out in a recent analysis of Apple products, it has made the cost of foreign technology more expensive in Japan. The following data shows some of the price increases of Apple products recently here in Japan, up as much as ¥16,000 for the 128GB iPad Retina Display (Wi-Fi + cellular model).

◆iPod touch
・iPod touch(32GB) ¥24,800 -> ¥29,800 (¥5,000 UP)
・iPod touch(64GB) ¥33,800 -> ¥39,800 (¥6,000 UP)

◆iPod nano
・iPod nano(16GB) ¥12,800 -> ¥14,800 (¥2,000 UP)

◆iPod shuffle
・iPod shuffle(2GB) ¥4,200 -> ¥4,800 (¥600 UP)

◆iPod classic
・iPod classic(160GB) ¥20,900 -> ¥24,800 (¥3,900 UP)

◆iPad mini(Wi-Fi)
・iPad mini(16GB) ¥28,800 -> ¥32,800 (¥4,000 UP)
・iPad mini(32GB) ¥36,800 -> ¥42,800 (¥6,000 UP)
・iPad mini(64GB) ¥44,800 -> ¥52,800 (¥8,000 UP)

◆iPad mini(Wi-Fi+Cellular)
・iPad mini(16GB) ¥39,800 -> ¥46,800 (¥7,000 UP)
・iPad mini(32GB) ¥47,800 -> ¥56,800 (¥9,000 UP)
・iPad mini(64GB) ¥55,800 -> ¥66,800 (¥11,000 UP)

◆iPad 2
・iPad 2(16GB、Wi-Fi) ¥34,800 -> ¥39,800 (¥5,000 UP)
・iPad 2(16GB、Wi-Fi+3G) ¥45,800 -> ¥53,800 (¥8,000 UP)

◆iPad Retina Display model (Wi-Fi)
・iPad Retina Display model (16GB) ¥42,800 -> ¥49,800 (¥7,000 UP)
・iPad Retina Display model (32GB) ¥50,800 -> ¥59,800 (¥9,000 UP)
・iPad Retina Display model (64GB) ¥58,800 -> ¥69,800 (¥11,000 UP)
・iPad Retina Display model (128GB) ¥66,800 -> ¥79,800 (¥13,000 UP)

◆iPad Retina Display model (Wi-Fi+Cellular)
・iPad Retina Display model (16GB) ¥53,800 -> ¥63,800 (¥10,000 UP)
・iPad Retina Display model (32GB) ¥61,800 -> ¥73,800 (¥12,000 UP)
・iPad Retina Display model (64GB) ¥69,800 -> ¥83,900 (¥14,100 UP)
・iPad Retina Display model (128GB) ¥77,800 -> ¥93,800 (¥16,000 UP)

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