Compared to the original iPhone, the average selling price of iPhone 13 has increased by 81%. This is a study conducted by the financial company Self in 38 countries. Currently, the iPhone 13 series is $437 more expensive on average than the iPhone 2G, which cost $499 in 2007.

To get to this conclusion, Self collected the iPhone selling price at launch in each country, divided it by GDP per capita and compared it with the data of the 2007 iPhone 2G.

In the US, iPhone sales have increased by more than 60% than the first generation, 42% higher in domestic purchasing power. Globally, iPhone models are on average 7.75% more expensive year-over-year, higher than the annual growth rate of purchasing power (3.75%).

Analyzing the reasons, besides equipping with more modern technology and increasingly expensive production costs, the increase in iPhone prices also comes from inflation and the domestic purchasing power of that country.

According to the study, Apple sold iPhones 26% more expensive than the inflation rate, meaning people around the world had to pay $154 more in reality to own newer iPhone models.

Among the 38 countries studied, iPhones in the UAE had the highest increase in price relative to inflation after 14 years, at 110%. Meanwhile, Ireland is 29% cheaper after 14 years due to a lower inflation rate than iPhone price growth.

Indians have to spend 14.75% of their purchasing power every year to own an iPhone 13, the highest among the countries studied. In the US, people only have to spend 1.17% of their purchasing power.

This year, Apple's iPhone 13 series starts at $699 (iPhone 13 mini). The iPhone 13 costs $799, while the iPhone 13 Pro is $999 and the iPhone 13 Pro Max is $1,099. If you want to buy the most expensive memory option, their prices range from $1,029 to $1,599.

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