LG might soon start selling iPhones in its stores in Korea, report claims

17 June 2021
The areas of LG Best Shops that were reserved for LG phones will soon be empty - why not sell Apple phones, watches and tablets there?

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LG is becoming apple now, it means that their prices are higher than value that you can get.

One question: If selling MacBook is causing a dispute, then why doesn't LG select another company which doesn't sell laptops? Like Motorola.
Why even bother for Apple which by the way sells overpriced gadgets and accessories, and is basically just another option in developed countries?

Nechan, 18 Jun 2021Yes, very true. I've lived in third world country and ... moreExactly. It's considered a status symbol in third world countries

Minu, 18 Jun 2021Seems like. People who want iPhones and not in the "ma... moreYes, very true. I've lived in third world country and people are willing to pay more than 2000 USD for the latest and greatest iPhone. iPhone seen as upper class status, even using iPhone 6, people will associate you for being rich.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 18 Jun 2021No wonder you are not a businessman..... i would allow them... moreI see. A man of no values and principals.

Anonymous, 18 Jun 2021No wonder you are not a businessman..... i would allow them... moreMan i am. Here in my country i run 40 shops across my country where we sell phones from many brands also accessorize.
But Apple is no brand is just a robbery on a customer a company who loves sympatyzes and do copy paste. They bear nothing trully own and everything including the phone is litterary bought from Foxconn.
And because they have money they can do whathewer they want just to obey any kind of rules laws etc.
They go whathewer they pleases because apple.
To me even the low end brands such as Oukitel, Cherrymobile, CPA, Zopo, Coolpad, Emporia, Gionee, Haier, Kyocera, Parla, Lava, Plum and many else are a lot better.
Thus to my honest opinion.

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CptPower, 18 Jun 2021Well to be honest if i were the LG i woudnt never ever allo... moreNo wonder you are not a businessman..... i would allow them sell drug under my roof if they paid enough.

  • Adul Al Salami Kebab

the my|phone stores in the Philippines partnered with one of the BBK brands and started selling them as any price point that goes over their own, normally they max out at about 5000PHP or 80$ and anything over they now sell China brands. Seems like LG should have taken some wisdom from that and keep selling budget phones under the cheapest iPhone but oh well... :(

Well to be honest if i were the LG i woudnt never ever allow anything with apple mark on it to be sold under LG roof.

  • Hamburger

The top executives all need to be fired!

That really explains why LG phones cannot make it, the whole division is run by incompetence top honchos!

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Anonymous, 17 Jun 2021Sony earned 240 million dollars profit with xperia last fin... moreXperia 1 III is 10th for phone models in the $ 780 to $ 1560 category, not overall.

GregLu, 18 Jun 2021I think there is a kind of iphone tax. Or was at least ;-)Seems like. People who want iPhones and not in the "main apple countries" are ready to pay the premium, no matter how expensive it is :)

GregLu, 18 Jun 2021And waiting in line too, old times ... :DAh yes, just like the Futurama episode ;)

Minu, 18 Jun 2021Agreed. But I've seen people go to apple retail stores... moreAnd waiting in line too, old times ... :D

Minu, 18 Jun 2021I guess so. But there's no proof about why any iPhone ... moreI think there is a kind of iphone tax. Or was at least ;-)

Anonymous, 18 Jun 2021Yeah, but if you're Korean and the nearest Apple Store... moreAgreed. But I've seen people go to apple retail stores miles away and not the nearest phone shop

GregLu, 18 Jun 2021Because of import tax, right?I guess so. But there's no proof about why any iPhone costs $900 minimum sadly

smart move
business must go on

GregLu, 18 Jun 2021Because of import tax, right?Well Korea has a 10-20% VAT on all imports (according to trade.gov). Considering that the iPhone SE is $399 (10% being $39.9 and 20% being $79.8), the iPhone SE price there could be $438.90 to $478.8.

i dont have much knowledge on this topic, i am probably not taking some things into account for the price but that is my calculation there.

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JohnNy L, 18 Jun 2021People would still prefer to buy an iphone from an Apple St... moreYeah, but if you're Korean and the nearest Apple Store is miles away while two blocks down is an LG Store with Apple products, you will __________.