A new Apple-only report on the price of the iPhone 14 is a shock.
07/17 Changes are listed below. This post was first made on July 14.
Apple leaks have shown that the iPhone 14 Pro will get a number of exclusive upgrades and will cost more. But a new report says that the standard iPhone 14 models will also get a price increase, even though they are almost the same as their predecessors.
Dan Ives, head of the well-known analyst group Wedbush Securities, told The Sun that supply chain prices are the reason for the rise.
“We think the price of the iPhone 14 will go up by $100,” Ives said. “Prices are going up all along the supply chain, and Cupertino has to pass these costs on to the customer with this release.”
If this is true, the iPhone 14 lineup would look like this:
iPhone 14 costs $899; iPhone 13 costs $799.
iPhone 14 Max costs $999, and iPhone 13 Mini costs $699.
iPhone 14 Pro costs $1099. The iPhone 13 Pro costs $999.
iPhone 14 Pro Max costs $1199 (iPhone 13 Pro Max costs $1099).
Even though the $100 would hurt, especially for standard models that will have the same design, rear cameras, and chipset as the iPhone 13, the big financial hit comes from the range’s starting price going from $699 to $899. This nearly 30 percent increase is because Apple is getting rid of the 5.4-inch iPhone 13 Mini in favor of the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max, which is also rumored to be called the “iPhone 14 Plus.” This makes the iPhone 14 the base model, pushing the iPhone 13 Mini down to the bottom.
Update: Now that the iPhone 14 range is being made, leaks are not only happening more quickly, but they are also giving us more information than ever before. ShrimpApplePro, a reliable anonymous leaker who was the first to reveal the new iPhone 14 Pro with dual punch holes, has now posted detailed schematics for the top-of-the-line iPhone 14 Pro Max on Weibo.
The big news is that the schematics back up the many leaks that say Apple will get rid of the notch, though the notch is likely to stay on non-Pro models. Still, at this point, I find the dimensions they show to be more interesting than the information they give:
The iPhone 14 Pro Max is 160.71 mm by 78.78 mm by 7.85 mm.
iPhone 13 Pro Max – 160.8 x 78.1 x 7.65 mm
Even though the differences are small, they disprove a popular idea: that Apple would use the same chassis for the iPhone 14 Pro as it did for the models that came before it. Now, people will start to talk more about what these changes are.
I think the new 48-megapixel main camera, which is only available on Pro models, will be a big deal. But a recent capacity leak makes it hard to believe that the increase is due to bigger batteries. The season for leaks has really started.
Update: LeaksApplePro has made it hard to believe what Wedbush said about prices. The leaker, who has often told me about iPhone prices in the past, told me that Apple’s goal for the iPhone 14 Pro and non-Pro models in 2022 is to make the price difference between them bigger.
The leaker said, “There is a huge difference between the iPhone 14 Max and the iPhone 14 Pro.” “Apple is trying to save as much money as possible on the iPhone 14, so I don’t think the company plans on the $100 raise Wedbush is talking about.”
LeaksApplePro warns that Apple may raise the price of the iPhone 14 Pro by at least $100. This would be good news for people who buy standard models. An insider says that Apple has set prices for the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max/Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max at $799, $899, $1099, and $1199. However, these prices are not set in stone:
“Apple could change these prices, but for now, this is what is being thought about,” the leaker said.
This is a good way to look at it. By getting rid of the Mini, Apple has already raised the starting price of the iPhone 14 range from $699 to $799. Since most of the parts in the standard iPhone 14 models are the same as in the iPhone 13, Apple doesn’t have to pay for many new parts.
This makes it possible to charge more for the iPhone 14 Pro, make the hardware stand out more, and sell more add-ons. If the leaks are true, this will be a strategy that divides customers at a time when inflation rates around the world are high. Still, I think there will be lines around the block when these phones come out at the end of September or the beginning of October.
This kind of gap would really shock people. Also, it would be hard to sell. In the past, Apple has kept older iPhone models on sale at lower prices after a new model came out. If Apple does this again, it would be a no-brainer to get an iPhone 13 or even an iPhone 13 Mini, which could cost as little as $599.