time of the year were more expensive iPhone and iPad. Reason is the recent adoption of copyright levy.
now to buy an iPhone or iPad decides engages deeper into their pockets than 2015: Because of the in December between the IT industry association Bioko and the “central office for private dubbing rights” (ZPÜ) agreement entered into is for each selling smartphone a copyright levy extra fee of 5 euros; per tablet fall to 7 euros.This gives Apple (almost) fully passed on to customers. Cost, for example, the “smallest” iPhone 6S until December 31 still 739 euros, 744.95 Euro for the device are now due.
Copyright private copying levy
With the copyright levy all private copies are paid, copy the user, for example, of the songs on their smartphones. The money goes to the collecting societies, including the Gema. According to Bioko are annually around 170 million euros will go to taxes. In neighboring countries such as Austria and Italy the fees are much lower, in Spain or Finland they were completely abolished.