7 points to keep in mind while buying Apple products from abroad

Thinking of buying an Apple product from another country? Before you make that purchase, there are essential things to consider.

Thinking of buying an Apple product from another country? Before you make that purchase, there are essential things to consider. Apple gadgets like iPhones, MacBooks, and Apple Watches, often have an international appeal, but a few crucial factors can make or break your buying experience. Scroll to know more!

Check pricing

It is wrong to assume that Apple products are always cheaper overseas. Prices vary due to factors like import taxes, exchange taxes, exchange rates, and local demands. Thorough research is crucial while buying Apple products from abroad.

e-SIM iPhones in US

iPhones from the United states only support eSIM. Make sure your local carrier supports this technology before buying. US iPhones work well with Indian carriers like Airtel, Jio, and Vi.

Apple Watch Cellular Connectivity

Apple watches with cellular connectivity may not function smoothly in all countries. Check if the bands from the country you are buying from match those in India. You can always consider a GPS-only Apple watch.

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Buy from Official or Authorised stores

Avoid purchasing Apple models from unofficial or counterfeit stores. This is especially crucial while buying abroad, as returning or replacing is a challenging.

FaceTime support in Dubai

In case you are used to using FaceTime, be aware that Apple devices from the UAE may not support FaceTime due to regional restrictions.

VAT Refunds

Several countries offer Value-Added Tax (VAT) refunds to tourists on eligible purchases. Thoroughly inquire about the VAT refund process when buying Apple products abroad and ensure you have the necessary documentation to claim it.

Taxes not included

Unlike India, some countries add taxes on top of the listed price. For example, the $799 proce of the base iPhone 15 in US does not include taxes. These additional charges vary from place to place depending on the region.

 

 
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