iPhones,Pixels and all the other non-official devices will become expensive in Pakistan.

Following the recent steps taken by PTA to only allow custom-paid and type-approved devices in Pakistan will increase the prices for all the mobile devices which are not officially launched in Pakistan, previously these devices were either smuggled inside Pakistan or brought with language by travelers but now every device coming to pakistan is required to be approved by PTA to work on Pakistani networks.

High-end devices like iPhones and Pixel were never brought in the country using proper channels and still costed more then their original price because of logistics now because the prices of these devices will also include custom charges , the prices are expected to spike dramatically.iPhone Xs’ price is expected to increase as much as 60000 PKR which will make the already tough to achieve device inaccessible for most of the consumers.

Online retailers have already adapted themselves to the current scenario by stopping iPhone sales completely.Big vendors like Telemart and Daraz are redirecting their iPhone sale pages to 404 not found.

The bright side of the whole case is that this move will force companies to establish their official dealership in Pakistan and bring more models to the Pakistani market as the grey-channels are not viable anymore.

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