Stick with your iPhone 13? iPhone 14 Pro price to see a shocking hike but not its storage

    Latest rumors on the iPhone 14 Pro models suggest that despite a price hike, the base models will start with 128GB storage like iPhone 13 Pro models instead of an increased 256GB storage.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Aug 13 2022, 10:55 IST
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    1/5 iPhone 14 Price: The base iPhone 14 is expected to come with a price tag starting from $799, iPhone 14 Max at $899 followed by iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max with a price tag of $1,099 and $1,199 respectively. (iUpdate / YouTube)
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    2/5 iPhone 14 Colours: According to the information provided by leaker @Jioriku on Twitter, iPhone 14 will get colour options like Green, Purple, Blue, Black, White and Red. The leaskster also informed that the Pink colour is replaced with purple. While the iPhone 14 Pro/Pro Max will get colour options including Green, Purple, Silver, Gold, and Graphite. Here Purple takes the place of Sierra Blue. (REUTERS)
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    3/5 iPhone 14 Chipset: It is expected to see the A16 Bionic chip in the iPhone 14 Pro series, with improved performance across the board according to alleged benchmarks. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said that only the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max will get the A16 Bionic, claiming the iPhone 14 will stick with the A15 chip. (Reuters)
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    4/5 iPhone 14 Battery: A tipster @VNchocoTaco has informed about the battery capacity of the iPhone 14 models. According to the leak iPhone 14 Pro is expected to get a 3200mAh battery, iPhone 14 3279mAh, iPhone 14 Pro Max 4323mAh, and iPhone 14 Max is expected to get the biggest battery of 4325mAh! (Pixabay)
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    5/5 iPhone 14 Design and Display: iPhone 14 Pro is expected to get a trio of cameras flush on its back. However, the phone is also said to look similar to iPhone 13 Pro. iPhone 14 Pro is likely to get even a bigger raised camera array and will also be 0.2mm thicker than the iPhone 13 counterparts. The upcoming model may also get a bigger camera module in order to house a 48MP camera. Apple Also is expected to offer a pill-shaped cutout for Face ID along with a punch hole. iPhone 14 Pro is expected to get an always-on display. Meanwhile, the standard iPhone 14 models are tipped to get a 90Hz display. According to the leaks, the iPhone 14 Pro will get a 6.1-inch display and the iPhone 14 Pro Max will come with the 6.7-inch display of its predecessor. According to a rumor from Ross Young, the iPhone 14 Pro could increase in size from 6.06 inches to 6.12 inches, and the iPhone 14 Pro Max from 6.68 to 6.69 inches. (HT Tech)
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    The iPhone 14 Pro is unlikely to get a storage boost despite the price hike. The model will start at the same storage level as the iPhone 13 Pro models. (REUTERS)

    The latest leak around the iPhone 14 will sadden Apple fans. According to reports, the iPhone 14 Pro model is not likely to get a storage boost as earlier predicted and is speculated to start at 128GB, just like the iPhone 13. This information is particularly concerning given that the latest round of leaks have also revealed that the iPhone 14 Pro models might see a price hike of 15 percent. And it was because of the price hike that many believed an increased storage was going to be added. But does this make the iPhone 14 Pro a deal-breaker? Let us take a closer look at all we know. 

    iPhone 14 Pro may not get a storage boost

    It all began when Taiwanese research firm TrendForce predicted in June that the iPhone 14 Pro models could start with a 256GB storage. A couple of days ago popular Apple tipster Ming-Chi Kuo said in a tweet that the iPhone 14 Pro could see a 15 percent price hike. However, the trade-off seemed fair then since consumers were also getting a higher storage for the increased price. However, today, Haitong International analyst Jeff Pu has claimed that the iPhone 14 Pro is likely to start with 128GB storage, just like the iPhone 13 Pro.

    According to a MacRumors report, Pu earlier believed that a 256GB starting storage for the iPhone 14 Pro models was a possibility, however, in his latest research notes, he has included the 128GB storage variant as well. He said, “Based on our recent supply chain survey, we maintain our iPhone 14 build plan to be 91m in 2H22, vs. iPhone 13's 84m in 2H21, as there is no significant issue on the supply chain. The next to watch will be iPhone 14's pricing and the wait-time when it hits the market. Spec-wise, we add 128GB storage to the Pro line-up”.

    However, it is too early to say whether it can be a deal-breaker or not. According to various leaks and rumors doing the rounds, the iPhone 14 Pro is likely to come out with some major improvements. They include the pill and hole cutouts replacing the notch, the advanced A16 chipset, a larger 48MP rear camera and the support for always-on display. Considering all the speculated upgrades, the iPhone 14 Pro can still be worth its price.

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    First Published Date: 13 Aug, 10:55 IST
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