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iPhone 14 price hike has you worried? Worry not, it could be false

iPhone 14 has been tipped for a price hike by various reports and leaksters. However, these reports may not be true. Here's more about it.

By: SHAURYA TOMER
| Updated on: Aug 31 2022, 19:58 IST
iPhone 14 Series rumoured look revealed
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1/6 The upcoming iPhone 14 series is expected to have a new notch design. According to Jon Pressor of FrontPagetech, the new notch is expected to be in the form of a new hole and pill-shaped cutout, housing the front camera as well as the FaceID sensors. (FrontPageTech)
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2/6 The iPhone 14 series is reported to have 4 variants in its lineup- the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max. The non-Pro models are expected to have a similar but smaller notch than the iPhone 13 series while the Pro series are said to have the new notch design. (FrontPageTech)
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3/6 Moreover, the iPhone 14 series is expected to have the same flat-edged design introduced with the iPhone 12 series. The iPhone 14 is expected to have thin-flat edges, larger camera bump, new notch design and more. (Front Page Tech)
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4/6 According to Prosser's FrontPageTech video, the iPhone 14 will look like an iPhone 12 crossed with an iPhone 4 in that it'll stick with flat edges. However, notably, those edges could include a mute button and a group of rounded buttons for volume central, harking back to the iPhone 4. (Front Page Tech)
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5/6 The iPhone 14 series is still expected to have glass on the back, like the couple of previous generations of iPhones dating back to the iPhone 8. However, this new notch design is sure to excite consumers. It will be the first time since the launch of iPhone X back in 2018, that Apple has carried out a major revamp of their iPhones, instead of sticking to their tried and tested design. (FrontPageTech)
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6/6 However, since there is no official confirmation from Apple, all this information must be taken with a grain of salt as they are still unconfirmed reports. So, until the iPhone 14 series officially launches in September or October, we just might have to wait. (FrontPageTech)
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Contrary to previous reports, the iPhone 14 could be priced similar to the price of the iPhone 13. (Graphic Designer AR7)

It has been reported for weeks that the iPhone 14 series is expected to get a price hike due to the rising cost of raw materials. The world has been suffering from a semiconductor shortage since the start of the pandemic and that has led to more demand than supply. Reports from famous Apple analysts such as Bloomberg's Mark Gurman and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo have all hinted at a steep $100 price increase for the Pro variants of the iPhone 14. However, that may not be the case.

iPhone 14 reported price hike false?

According to a recent report by yeux1122 posted on the Korean site Naver, the iPhone 14 price could go in a "completely different direction than expected.” If this report is true, then it puts a question mark on previous reports which have also tipped other features in the iPhone 14 such as the new notch design and the expected always-on display.

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman and Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had previously confirmed the leaked price of the iPhone 14. According to them, the iPhone 14 Pro is expected to be priced at $1,099, a $100 increase on the price of the iPhone 13 Pro. Similarly, the iPhone 14 Pro Max is expected to be priced at $1,199.

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However, yeux1122's could also be about only the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Max/Plus. Previous reports have stated that the standard models in the iPhone 14 series are not in line for a price hike. Therefore, the standard iPhone 14 could be priced at $799, similar to the iPhone 13, with the iPhone 14 Max/Plus being priced $100 more at $899.

Leaks and rumours about the iPhone 14 series are becoming frequent as the launch event nears. However, all the information released by leaks and rumours should be taken with a pinch of salt as these are still unconfirmed reports. So, we can only wait until Apple officially confirms the details, which could be at launch of the iPhone 14 series itself.

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First Published Date: 31 Aug, 19:58 IST
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