Buying an iPhone XS and XS Max in Singapore

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPod Touch' started by racz41, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. racz41

    racz41 Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Upon checking, if you buy an iPhone XS Max in Singapore you'll be saving around 10k (if GST is removed)

    iPhone XS Max 64GB Philippines as per Apple PH website Php 74,990
    iPhone XS Max 64GB Singapore as per Apple SG website SGD 1,799 (includes gst SGD 118), Less GST = SGD 1,681 x Php 38.44 current exchange rate that's just Php 64,617 PHP


    Does anyone know if the model being sold in Singapore is the same as the model being sold here by our Authorized Resellers? And if there is local Philippine NTC certification in units form Singapore?

    Afaik the two criteria AASP's look for when servicing iPhone units are
    a. Model number
    b. Philippine NTC certification

    Perhaps members who bought their units from Singapore can offer a hand

    Thanks and Cheers! :D
     
  2. ice

    ice PhilMUG Addict Member

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    ^phones bought here will work there...
     
  3. shootertwist

    shootertwist PhilMUG Addict Member

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    SG is the best part of the world you can buy one if ur in manila since it is covered by warranty too, but double check to be sure if they have the same model number, for the iphone x that was the case... just got to apple website they have a link there of the model numbers released by country
     
  4. Aargh

    Aargh Well-Known Member

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    Apple’s warranty policy when it comes to iPhone is country specific. Meaning you can only claim warranty in the country you bought the phone. While it’s likely that SG units will be serviced by authorized service centers here in the Philippines since they carry the same model, it is NOT a guarantee. They can still refuse to service your phone. My advice, go buy in SG and save some money, the chance of your phone breaking is so small and the risk of local service centers not accepting your unit when you need it for your repair is low too anyway.
     

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