- iPhone 14 series will launch on September 7th, 2022
- iPhone 14 lineup is likely to cost slightly more than its predecessor
- It may start at $749 in the US
Apple has been consistently hiking the price of its new iPhones each year. Hence, the rumour mill has been speculating that the iPhone 14 series could be priced higher than the iPhone 13 lineup. However, a new report by market intelligence company TrendForce states that the iPhone 14 will arrive with a modest price hike over its predecessor.
The iPhone 13 series was introduced with a starting price of $699 (~$55,600). The report claims that the iPhone 14 lineup may begin at $749 (~Rs 59,600). As it is known, the lineup will include four models, such as the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
iPhone 14 series may start at $749
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are expected to receive significant upgrades this year. The Pro models are expected to feature the new Apple A16 Bionic chip, while the iPhone 14 and 14 Max may feature the existing A15 chip.
Reports have claimed that the Pro models will be equipped with 6GB of LPDDR5 RAM and a 48-megapixel main camera. Some sketchy reports state that the Pro models will have 256 GB of base storage. The iPhone 14 lineup is also rumoured to come with support for satellite communication.
The display notch of the iPhone 14 and 14 Max may become smaller than before. On the other hand, the Pro models are rumoured to sport the new pill + punch-hole design.
Component costs have hiked significantly in the past few months. Furthermore, Apple is known for increasing the price of the iPhone with each new generation. There have been reports that the iPhone 14, 14 Max, 14 Pro, and 14 Pro Max may cost $799 (~$63,500), $899 (~Rs 71,500), $1,099 (~Rs 87,400), and $1,199 (~Rs 95,400), respectively.
However, TrendForce has claimed that the iPhone 14 series will arrive with a modest price hike over its predecessor due to factors like the declining smartphone market, global inflation, and foreign exchange rates. The firm has predicted that the four models would be priced at $749 (~$59,600), $849 (~$67,550), $1,049 (~Rs 83,450), and $1,149 (~Rs 91,400), respectively. The iPhone 14 series will be unveiled on September 7th, 2022.
At present, there is no information on the iPhone 14 series price for the Indian market. Historically, iPhone prices have been higher in India as compared to other countries. According to experts, the higher prices in India are a result of a mix of hefty import taxes, 18 percent GST, additional charges, and Apple’s own profit margin.