March 30, 2023
Pakistan Technology

PTA Taxes on iPhone 14: Making it difficult for average earners to purchase

PTA Taxes on iPhone 14: Making it difficult for average earners to purchase

The iPhone 14 is a highly sought-after device due to its top-notch features and premium design. However, its high cost makes it unaffordable for many people with average earnings. Despite this, many individuals are willing to invest in an iPhone 14 because of its advanced capabilities and aesthetics.

One important factor to consider when purchasing an iPhone 14 is the PTA tax and customs duty that must be paid within 30 days of purchase for registration with PTA. The iPhone 14 is available in a range of colors, including purple, blue, starlight, midnight, and red. Unlike the iPhone 14 Pro models, the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus models feature a top-notch display and impressive camera capabilities.

While the A15 chip used in the iPhone 14 is the same as the previous model, it has an updated internal design that allows for better thermal performance. The chip features a 6-core CPU, a 5-core GPU, and a 16-core neural engine.

The iPhone 14’s camera boasts a 12-megapixel wide camera with a large sensor and an updated TrueDepth camera with a 1.9 aperture. The video action mode enables smooth-looking videos with improved image stabilization. Additionally, the iPhone 14 includes a dual-core accelerometer that can measure up to 256 Gs and a high dynamic range gyroscope that powers a crash detection feature.

Apple has also added emergency SoS through satellite, which allows the iPhone 14 to connect directly to satellites for communication purposes in emergencies.

Despite these impressive features, the iPhone 14’s high cost, coupled with recent tax increases by PTA, has made it increasingly difficult for the average person to afford. Here is a breakdown of the new PTA taxes on the iPhone 14 series:

  • Apple iPhone 14: PTA Tax on Passport (PKR) – 134,825; PTA Tax on CNIC (PKR) – 160,958
  • Apple iPhone 14 Plus: PTA Tax on Passport (PKR) – 140,575; PTA Tax on CNIC (PKR) – 167,283
  • Apple iPhone 14 Pro: PTA Tax on Passport (PKR) – 149,775; PTA Tax on CNIC (PKR) – 177,403
  • Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max: PTA Tax on Passport (PKR) – 158,630; PTA Tax on CNIC (PKR) – 187,143

The increase in taxes on imported smartphones by PTA is due to the high rate of inflation in the country and the government’s decision to limit imports to stabilize the economy. This may not be good news for individuals who want to purchase an iPhone 14, but it is beneficial for retailers who import phones in large quantities.

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