iPhone 14 prices: Apple is ‘considering’ a $100 price increase for four 2022 phones, leak claims
Every year, the pricing of a new series of iPhone is one of the announcements Apple fans are waiting to hear. While the company is still approximately eight to nine months away from launching the iPhone 14 lineup, a new leak claims it could be sold at a higher price range than its predecessor.
Apple is widely anticipated to discontinue the “mini” model in the iPhone 14 lineup. But the tech giant is still expected to announce four new phones this year. There are two expected standard models with 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch screens that could be called iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max, respectively. There are also two Pro models predicted to have the same display sizes that could be named iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Over the last couple of years, the prices of new iPhones have not changed that much. The iPhone 13 mini, the cheapest in the latest series, is available starting at $699. But the first information on the iPhone 14 prices suggests that it will change in 2022. LeaksApplePro, a leaker with a mixed track record, recently claimed that “Apple is currently considering” selling the base model starting at $799. The same tipster added that the price changes may have been caused by increasing production costs.
The leak further suggests that Apple would retain the $200 price difference between the standard and Pro models and that the $100 increase is being considered for all models in the iPhone 14 series. That means the starting prices for the rest of the models could be $899 for the “iPhone 14 Max,” $1,099 for the “iPhone 14 Pro,” and $1,199 for the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models are expected to feature a major redesign. Apple is rumored to replace the notch with a pill-shaped hole-punch cutout, while the standard models would reportedly sport a “refined notch.” Leaker ShrimpApplePro said the new hole-punch would look similar to the Samsung Galaxy S10+ selfie camera, and the Face ID hardware would be hidden under the display.
As with other leaks, it is best to take these bits of information with a grain of salt. As mentioned, the launch of the iPhone 14 lineup is still far off — possibly in September — giving Apple enough time to make some changes.