iPhone 14 prices are expected to be much higher than iPhone 13 prices from last year, suggests the latest leak. Here is all you need to know.
With all the leaks surrounding the iPhone 14, it is evident that the one to get this year will be the iPhone 14 Pro variants, not the vanilla model. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max, the latter being the bigger “plus-sized” version of the iPhone 14, could carry higher price tags this year, which could be concerning for those willing to upgrade. While the price hike may still be justifiable for the iPhone 14 Pro variants, it is the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max buyers who could face a tough time.
Earlier last week, Wedbush Securities analyst Dan Ives says that Apple could be increasing the prices of all the iPhone 14 variants by a factor of $100. The reason behind the price hike is said to be the rising supply chain costs, which Apple will pass on to the customers this year. With rumours of no iPhone 14 Mini happening this year, the starting price of the iPhone 14 generation could rise by $200, thereby making the iPhone 14 a much more expensive affair.
iPhone 14 prices to go up?
“We believe a $100 price increase is coming for the iPhone 14,” explained Ives in the statement. “Prices have been increasing across the whole supply chain, and Cupertino needs to pass these costs to the consumer on this release,” he added.
With that in mind and compared to the launch prices of the iPhone 13 generation, barring the iPhone 13 Mini, these could be the prices of the iPhone 14 generation, all considering the base variants.
iPhone 14: Could start at $899, which is $100 more than the $799 price of the iPhone 13.
iPhone 14 Max: Could start at $999, which was initially expected to cost $899.
iPhone 14 Pro: Could start at $1,099, a $100 increase from iPhone 13 Pro base model price.
iPhone 14 Pro Max: Could start at $1,199, a bump of $100 over the iPhone 13 Pro Max 128GB variant.
With these higher prices, the question that comes up is simple – will it make sense to buy the iPhone 14 this year? Rumours already say that Apple is keeping the A15 Bionic chip from the iPhone 13, will have the same cameras as well as same design. The only new features could be a higher refresh rate display, and a new selfie camera.