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iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 15 tipped for a price increase! It could cost you this much

Planning to buy the iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 15? It could cost you a lot more than the current-gen iPhones, according to reports.

| Updated on: May 09 2023, 11:20 IST
Apple WWDC 2023 event: iOS 17, 15-inch MacBook Air and more set to launch soon
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1/5 iOS 17: One of the most highlighted announcements of WWDC 2023, Apple is expected to stuff your iPhones with new features. From a dedicated Journal app, a Mood Tracker, a Control Center upgrade, increased functionality for Dynamic Island, added features for Apple Music, and much more -- iPhone fans have a lot of expectations from iOS 17. (Pexels)
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2/5 15-inch MacBook Air: As per Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, a larger MacBook Air can be launched at the event. The device is expected to feature a 15.5-inch display and will be powered by either the 8-core or 10-core GPU variants of the M2 chipset.  (HT Tech)
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3/5 Mixed Reality Headset: Apple's highly-anticipated mixed reality headset may also be unveiled at the upcoming event. According to rumours, the headset is expected to come equipped with dual 4K micro-OLED displays and numerous cameras to map the environment and monitor facial expressions, gesture-based control methods, and more. (Representative) (AFP)
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4/5 watchOS 10: Not just iPhones, but Apple Watch users are expected to get the watchOS 10 announcement. It may come with some important features such as a new widget system to check information without opening the app, a customizable Digital Crown, a redesign for Apple Watch Home Screen, and more. (HT Tech)
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5/5 Other software updates: Moreover, iPadOS 17, macOS 14, and tvOS 17 are also expected to be introduced.  (Unsplash)
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iPhone 15 series is expected to launch at an Apple event this fall. (Pexels)

Apple is gearing up for the big reveal of iOS 17 at the WWDC 2023 which takes place less than a month from now. iPhones like the iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14, iPhone 13 and others are expected to get several new features apart from improvements that will enhance the iPhone experience. Despite this event, the big hype has been reserved for Apple's event which takes place during the fall, where the Cupertino-based tech giant will launch its next flagship, the iPhone 15 series.

Despite the launch being months away, several reports have hinted towards the price of the iPhone 15 series. Know how much the iPhone 15 Pro Max, iPhone 15 and other variants could cost you.

iPhone 15 series: Expected pricing

Currently, the iPhone 14 Pro Max is Apple' highest-priced model which starts at $1099. Reports have stated that the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro Max could get several new features such as solid-state buttons, a mute switch, USB Type-C port, A17 Bionic SoC as well as a periscope camera.

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All these upgrades could come at a cost, as a report, that surfaced on Chinese site Weibo, claims that the iPhone 15 Pro could cost $100 more. Similarly, the iPhone 15 Pro Max could also get a $100 price increase, and it could start at $1199 for the 128GB variant.

Apple analyst Jeff Pu has corroborated these reports too. According to a Twitter leaker, this price increase is due to increased production costs. Leaker Revegnus has claimed that compared to iPhone 14, Apple could face a 12% rise in the production costs of the iPhone 15. The iPhone 15 Pro could cost even more to make.

Revegnus claims that iPhone 15 Pro could cost as much as 20% more to make when compared to the iPhone 14 Pro.

Reason behind the price increase

The leaker has claimed that the blame for this price increase reportedly lies with TSMC. The semiconductor manufacturer is struggling to meet the demand for the 3-nanometer process, according to a report by EE Times (via MacRumors).

It should be noted that all the expected pricing and features of the iPhone 15 series is based on unofficial reports and should be taken with a pinch of salt. Only the official launch of the iPhone 15 will reveal actual details about the device.

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First Published Date: 09 May, 10:33 IST