Rocket Internet Venture and the largest online retailer for Latin America, Linio, observing that the price for the same tech items varied significantly from country to country, even in neighboring states, conducted the 2017 Tech Price Index in order to better understand this worldwide phenomenon.
The research took into account the various aspects which alter the cost. They presented their findings, including the wide-ranging costs for iPhone products, in the 2017 Tech Price Index. In the case of the iPhone, Linio looked at various iPhone models without the cost of phone service, in all online providers for the country, as well as at least four biggest retailers in the country's five largest cities. The same process was followed for all items in the Price Index study.