Apple leaks have revealed that iPhone 14 Pro models will receive multiple upgrades and more pricing, but now a recent report claims that there will be no big changes in the new iPhone model and it will also be much more costly than its old models.
According to a report published by the Sun, the supply chain and chips shortage problem is the basic reason behind the possible price hike for iPhone’s upcoming model.
“I feel a $100 price hike is coming,” Tech industry expert Dan Ives, head of the popular analyst group Wedbush Securities, told The Sun.
“Part of the problem is that Apple is facing big costs when it comes to making the iPhone. So the prices we’re used to right now might not stick around for much longer,” he said.
Although the iPhone 13 cost $799/£779 this year, it wasn’t the “entry-level” option. Instead, there was an iPhone 13 Mini that came in $100/£100 cheaper.
But for 2022, Apple is expected to drop the iPhone Mini and instead have an iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max.
So it’s possible that the iPhone line would simply start at $799/£779, in absence of the Mini. This would be a price rise for the iPhone range, but not for the iPhone 14 itself.
If correct, the lineup would breakdown as follows:
- iPhone 14 – $899 (iPhone 13 $799)
- iPhone 14 Max – $999 (iPhone 13 Mini $699)
- iPhone 14 Pro – $1099 (iPhone 13 Pro $999)
- iPhone 14 Pro Max – $1199 (iPhone 13 Pro Max $1099)
While the $100 would hurt, particularly for standard models, which will sport the same design, rear cameras and chipset as the iPhone 13, the big financial hit comes with the range’s entry point jumping from $699 to $899.