Funny reasons Nigerians are not buying iPhone 7


Stylish, sophisticated and classy. These are the flowery adjectives used to describe iPhone 7 which was launched recently.

You cannot miss the hype and publicity if you are  online or are a tech geek. Figures show that in the first 17 days after the phone was released, it accounted for 43% of all phone sales in Q3.

While we don’t have the statistics for Nigeria yet, Jumia Travel brings you some funny reasons why Nigerians will not buy the iPhone 7.

  1. I can buy a plot of land with the money

You can buy a plot of land for N500,000 or less in some suburbs of Lagos or other states. Besides, you can use the money to renew your rent for a year. Meanwhile, iPhone 7 cost nearly N420,000. So, which will you prefer? The ball is in your court! The situation is not helped by the fact that there is dollar scarcity in the country.

  1. Android phones are aplenty in the market

Android to a very large extent can now strongly compete with iPhone. However, let’s give it to Apple, there are some essential features that make iPhone unique. That said, there are other very good alternatives that are affordable like Samsung, HTC, Infinix, and Tecno.

  1. I will wait for the London used

In Nigeria, if you cannot afford to buy brand new gadget or device, you can go for the London used, aka fairly used. But as at now, there may be no London used iPhone 7 in the market. So, some Nigerians prefer to wait to show off.

  1. Buhari’s EFCC is waiting for you

The present administration in Nigeria is hell bent on fighting corruption. So, EFCC is on the prowl to investigate anyone whom they suspect of sourcing their wealth from corruption. So, in this recession, how did you afford to buy an iPhone 7? You will explain to EFCC. A quick example, if you are in China, you dare not buy the iPhone if you don’t want to lose your job.

  1. Sorry Apple, Nigeria is in recession

Nuff said.

Contributed by Adeniyi Ogunfowoke, PR Associate, Jumia Travel

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