As we all know, this year’s Apple mobile phone released a new generation of flagship iPhone 12 series. As Apple’s current strongest model, the outstanding performance of the iPhone 12 series is obvious to all. It once became the most popular mobile phone in October 2020, with a market share of 16%, this result is still very good.
Also recently, according to data from the market research firm CounterPoint, the overall iPhone shipments in the fourth quarter of 2020 compared to last year increased by 21% year-on-year. For iPhones, this growth can be said to be It’s amazing, the previous models rarely have such a rapid growth.
However, 2020 is coming to an end. As the New Year comes, some people choose to travel and relax during the New Year’s Day holiday.
For some users going to Hainan, if they are interested in buying the cheap iPhone 12 series national version, they must go to Hainan Duty Free Shop! Because the Joan version of the iPhone 12 series there is also within the tax-free range!
So in the past two years, I believe that many friends have heard of the “Joan” iPhone. What is the Joan iPhone? The iPhone purchased in Hainan’s outlying island duty-free zone is also a version of the Bank of China. It is only tax-free when purchased at Hainan’s duty-free shopping mall, and the price is cheaper than Apple’s official website and third-party e-commerce platforms.
This will not be on December 30. With the official opening of the Sanya Hailv Duty Free City, the Hainan version of the iPhone 12 series will be released for duty free. In terms of price, the price of the Joan iPhone12 series is quite different from the previous news. The top version of iPhone12 Pro Max is only 600 yuan cheaper than the official website, and the price is still touching.
According to netizens’ feedback, the starting price of the Joan iPhone12 series is 5,225 yuan, of which the price reduction of the iPhone12 mini is quite large: the duty-free price of the 256GB version is 6,318 yuan, which is 481 yuan cheaper than the official website price, and the price reduction has reached 7%. Among them, iPhone12 is the most stable, 314 yuan and 311 yuan more than the official website price. The biggest price cut is the 512GB version of the iPhone12 Pro Max. The duty-free price is 11,299 yuan, which is 600 yuan cheaper than the official website.
But now the question is-is the Joan version really cheap enough? Not to mention, it really does. For example, the iPhone 12 Pro 256GB model finally started at 8,288 yuan, which is 1011 yuan cheaper than the official website of 9,299 yuan.
This price is also very competitive compared to Pinduoduo’s 10 billion subsidy, and it is still more than 500 yuan cheaper. If Pinduoduo does not continue to increase the subsidy, it may be the most cost-effective way to buy the iPhone 12 series in Hainan.
But this is only limited to the higher-priced iPhone 12 Pro/Pro Max, because like the iPhone 12 mini/12, Pinduoduo’s tens of billions of subsidies of up to 1,100 yuan are still quite strong.
In addition, it should be noted that the Joan iPhone is not something you can buy if you want, and there are certain restrictions. There are only two ways to buy iPhone 12 at a duty-free price:
Method 1: Purchase at the duty-free shop at the airport, terminal or train station after going through the security check. Then buy on the spot, pay the tax-free price and take it with you on the plane, ship or train.
Method 2: Purchase at any duty-free shop in Haikou or Sanya city center. At the time of purchase, it is necessary to verify whether there are air tickets, ferry tickets or train tickets for outlying islands under the ID card. If the air tickets, ferry tickets or train tickets for outlying islands have not been purchased in advance, the tax-free products cannot be purchased.
In addition, it is worth mentioning today that Hainan’s official announcement also showed that six outlying island duty-free shops were added to the two major central cities of Haikou and Sanya, taking into account core locations such as urban areas and airports, and the sales area increased by over 22 10,000 square meters, there will be large-scale discount promotions at the opening, so that consumers can get a more convenient and comfortable consumption experience.
The six new duty-free shops are: Haikong Global Boutique (Haikou) Duty Free City, Shenzhen Mission Hills Haikou Duty Free Shopping City, CDF Haikou Meilan Airport T2 Duty Free Shop, Sanya Hai Travel Duty Free City, China Service Sanya International Duty Free Shopping Park and CDF Sanya Phoenix Airport Duty Free Shop.
Of course, Mingmei Wuxian will continue to warmly remind the fans who follow me that according to the policy documents issued by the Ministry of Finance, the General Administration of Customs, and the State Administration of Taxation, the annual duty-free shopping limit for Hainan outlying islands is 100,000 yuan per person. Unlimited. Duty-free products purchased on outlying islands are the final products for personal use by consumers and are not allowed to enter the domestic market for resale.
In addition, Mingmei Unlimited would like to mention by the way today that Xiaomi Mi 11 was released on December 28, the world’s premiere of the Snapdragon 888 processor, and other aspects of stacking materials are also worthy of the title of flagship, and the price is still Starting at 3999 yuan.
Last night, Pan Jiutang, a partner of the Xiaomi Industry Investment Department, said that the cost of the Xiaomi Mi 11 series is similar to that of the iPhone 12. You know, the current 128GB version of the iPhone 12 is 6,799 yuan, which is a full 2,800 yuan more expensive than the Xiaomi Mi 11.
Mingmei understands that, according to Fomalhaut’s previously announced iPhone 12 material cost, it is about 373 US dollars (about 2430 yuan). At present, the material cost of Xiaomi 11 is still unknown, and it needs to wait for the analysis of the organization.
The iPhone should have the highest profit margin among smart phones. It is well known that the price of a mobile phone should not only consider the cost of materials, but also the cost of technology research and development, marketing, and transportation.
Finally, what Mingmei Wuxian wants to say is that, objectively speaking, this generation of iPhone 12 still has some minor flaws. The intuitive point is that its hand feel is not as good as the previous generation iPhone 11, and its battery life has been shortened after turning on the 5G function. less. In the same way, because of the smaller battery of the iPhone 12 mini, the battery life will be more severely affected by the 5G function. If you don’t have a spare machine or don’t want to go out with a power bank, you need to think twice before starting.
Finally, all in all, the iPhone 12 series has been on the market for a while, and there are certain discounts on various platforms. If the tax-free version of iPhone 12 is launched simultaneously, it will surely get more attention. However, now I have missed the time for simultaneous listing, and can only wait for the iPhone 13 series next year.
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