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iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max just got more expensive? $100 price hike likely

iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have been tipped to get a $100 price hike by Apple analysts to combat increasing costs. Here’s what you need to know.

By: SHAURYA TOMER
| Updated on: Aug 30 2022, 18:32 IST
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1/5 iPhones are ridiculously fast smartphones that breeze through even the most demanding tasks without breaking a sweat. Even 2020’s iPhone 12 can hold up against most smartphones. Even better things are coming, though. Apple might give the upcoming iPhone 14 series a major performance boost. (FrontPageTech)
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2/5 According to a report by MacRumours, the iPhone 14 Pro models are expected to get a major overhaul in the RAM department. The iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max will reportedly feature 6GB of LPDDR5 RAM. (Reuters)
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3/5 This is a major upgrade over the 4GB LPDDR4X RAM which powers the current iPhone 13 series. The report claims that the LPDDR5 RAM will be a faster and more efficient type of memory compared to the old LPDDR4 RAM which powers the current iPhone 13 series. This is a major power boost for the iPhone 14 which is sure to strengthen iPhone’s position as the fastest smartphone in the market. (Front Page Tech)
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4/5 A report by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, previously tipped that the next flagship A16 Bionic chip will be powering the iPhone 14 Pro models. On the other hand, the non-Pro models will continue with an upgraded version of the A15 Bionic chipset, which currently powers the iPhone 13 Pro models. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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5/5 Further rumours suggest that 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. 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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iPhone 14 Pro could be $100 costlier than the current iPhone 13 Pro. Check how much it will cost. (FrontPageTech)

Apple has scheduled the “Far Out” event for September 7 where it will launch the much-anticipated iPhone 14 series along with the Apple Watch 8. According to previous leaks, the price of the iPhone 14 Pro was the exact same as the iPhone 13 Pro. However, a couple of weeks ago, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo tweeted that the average selling price of the whole iPhone 14 range could increase by about 15% over the iPhone 13.

Just last week, a tweet by Dan Ives, an analyst from Wedbush Securities hinted at a $100 price hike. Now, Dan Ives has published an analyst note where he has confirmed that this year's Pro models of the iPhone 14 are set to receive a $100 price hike.

Ives wrote in the note published in Ped30, “While the base iPhone will stay at the same price, we believe a $100 price increase on the iPhone 14 Pro/Pro Max is likely in store given component price increases as well as added functionality on this new release.”

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“Apple is expecting another heavy iPhone Pro and Pro Max mix shift,” he further added.

The iPhone 13 Pro currently starts at $999 for the base 128GB variant. If reports are to be believed, the iPhone 14 Pro could start at $1,099 for the base storage variant. Similarly, the iPhone 14 Pro Max is expected to be priced at $1,199. The base iPhone 14 is expected to start from $799 and the all-new iPhone 14 Max or iPhone 14 Plus, which will replace the outgoing iPhone 13 Mini is expected to be priced at $899.

According to reports, this price increase is due to the rising cost of raw materials. The world was suffering from a semiconductor shortage since the start of the pandemic which has led to more demand than supply.

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First Published Date: 30 Aug, 18:32 IST
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