iPhone prices in China are down – again.
Major e-commerce sites, including Tmall and JD.com, have already lowered phone prices twice this year. Now the redundancies get an official seal of approval – on their own Apple website.
For the first time this year, Apple has lowered iPhone prices on its official Chinese website. iPhone 8 and iPhone 7, according to its website.
The slant is in response to the reduction in China's tax burden on manufacturing and other sectors that began on April 1.
The new provisions reduce VAT on manufacturers to 13%, from 16%, and the VAT rate for the transport and construction sectors to 9% from 10%.
The website is still not lower than it is on some e-commerce sites where the price of the iPhone X models dropped by about 2000 yuan last month amid weak phone sales in China.
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