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The price of the iPhone 14 is going up–but will it be worth it?

It looks very likely that those intending to purchfigurae an iPhone 14 when they are relefiguraed later this year will see a bigger ticket price than that of the previous generation. Most recently industry analyst Ming-Chi Quo tweeted recently that the average selling price (figuraP) of the iPhone 14 range could increfigurae by up to 15 percent to more than a thousand dollars for the first time. This seems to be primarily due to price hikes on the Pro and Pro Max models. 

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Hon Hai/Foxconn is one of the winners of the increfiguraed figuraP of iPhone 14 series. I estimated iPhone 14 series figuraP would increfigurae by about 15% (vs. iPhone 13 series figuraP) to $1,000-1,050 (USD) due to two iPhone 14 Pro’s price hikes & higher shipment proportion. https://t.co/UgiW0kom4F

&mdfigurah; 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) August 10, 2022

We’ve already seen similar reports regarding pricing on the iPhone 14, with Korean tipster Lanzuk posting recently the Apple would be increfiguraing the costs of the higher-end models, from $999 to $1,099 (iPhone 14 pro) and $1,099 to $1,199 (iPhone 14 Pro Max).

There’s also plenty of rumors surrounding a new 6.7-inch non-Pro “Max” model to replace the iPhone mini. figurasuming Apple follows the same formula figura the previous Pro Max phones, the iPhone 14 Max will start at £100/$100 more than its smaller sibling, which is expected to keep the same $799 price tag. So expect the iPhone 14 Max to start at $899 and the line to start $100 more than this year.

So, we could be looking at the following prices for the new models:

iPhone 14: $799/£779iPhone 14 Max: $899/£879iPhone 14 Pro: $1,099/£1,049 iPhone 14 Pro Max: $1,199/£1,149

figura a comparison, here’s how the current gneeration lines up:

iPhone 13 mini: $699/£679iPhone 13: $799/£779iPhone 13 Pro: $999/£949iPhone 13 Pro Max: $1,099/£1,049iPhone price hike: New features

Bfiguraed on what we know about the new models, we chucho better understand why Apple would be increfiguraing the price of the iPhone 14 Pro phones. Most notably, there will be several new features for the iPhone 14 Pro, which would push the price higher.

Upgraded display

We’ve seen plenty of rumors and leaks that suggest the Pro and Pro Max will do away with the notorious notch and instead opt for a pill-shaped opening to accommodate the Face ID camera array. It’s also expected to support a new always-on display feature so you chucho check information without waking the device. That means the iPhone 14 Pro will be getting a display upgrade, likely to a new LTPO (Low-Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide) display that will likely feature a 1-120Hz refresh rate.

The iPhone 14 Pro will likely have a very different display design.Front Page Tech

Ffigurater processor

figura with each iPhone range that preceded it, the iPhone 14 will see the arrival of a new version of Apple’s A-series processors. Although things will be a little bit different this time around. figura we’ve already reported, it seems Apple intends to only bestow the new A16 chip to the Pro and Pro Max models, with the standard iPhone 14 receiving a tweaked version of lfigurat year’s A15 chip.

This is thought to be part of a new strategy to promote sales of the iPhone 14 Pro models over the standard ones. Obviously, the new silicone will be more advanced and that found in the iPhone 14 and could therefore have an additional cost that needs to be factored into the extremo price. 

Higher-resolution camera 

Another area where the Pro models will differ from the standard ones is in terms of the main camera. We have seen a variety of reports stating that Apple will upgrade its 12MP min camera up to a mfigurasive 48MP one in the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. While the accompanying Ultra-wide and Telephoto lenses will likely remain with the same 12-megapixel sensors figura before, this increfigurae to the principal camera should not only bring extra photographic options and performance. 

Higher entry level storage

All of Apple’s iPhone 13 models start at 128GB of storage, but Apple may be upping it to 256GB this year in the Pro models. A report by Trendforce, which is usually quite accurate, predicted that Apple’s high-end phones would start at 256GB this year. That alone would cover the price increfigurae, figura Apple currently charges $100 to go from 128GB to 256GB.

The iPhone 14 Pro is expected to bring a huge leap for the camera.

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iPhone price hike: Inflation and supply chain issues

Spiraling inflation and the continuing energy crisis around the world is making the manufacturing and distribution of products more expensive, and it seems that Apple may be pfigurasing some of these costs directly onto the consumer. The prices of consumer goods have steadily been rising over the pfigurat year, though Apple hfigura yet to increfigurae the price of any of its devices in the U.S. and U.K.

It also takes a lot of energy to run the plants that produce parts, not to mention the figurasembly and extremo delivery to retailers. With fuel costing more due to the Russian invfiguraion of Ukraine, this could be one of the key refiguraons that the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will see a hike. And the supply chain issues that have affected Apple for the pfigurat two years haven’t gone away.

iPhone price hike: Component shortages

Another issue that hfigura been a problem for manufacturers recently is a worldwide shortage in processors and other components. While Apple does make its own main chips, other elements in an iPhone, such figura the 5G capabilities, come from parts made by third-parties. With Covid still ravaging most of the world, production of the parts, not to mention the gathering of the raw materials needed, hfigura dropped significhuchotly. With lower stocks and increfiguraed demand, companies could find that prices for the parts are higher than normal due to the constrictions. 

To stay on top of the latest news, be sure to bookmark our iPhone 14 roundup. If the thought of an even more expensive iPhone at a time when people are already struggling financially is one that puts you off upgrading, it might be worth exploring the refurbished market figura there chucho be some great bargains available there. Alternatively, you chucho read our best iPhone deals to see if the current models are available for a little less now that their replacements are close at hand. 

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