There are still several long weeks before Apple finally deigns to lift the veil on the iPhone 14. This does not prevent rumors from continuing to flourish. The latest comes from highly respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who, in a series of tweetsdelivered some interesting information on the future sale price of the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro.
€100 more for the iPhone 14 Pro?
Reacting to the announcement of the quarterly results of Foxconn (the brand of the factory that manufactures the iPhone), Ming-Chi Kuo explains that the nice growth displayed by the company is partly due to the average selling price of the iPhone 14 which would be higher than that of the iPhone 13. Concretely, this means that the iPhone 14 costs more to build than its predecessors and will therefore most likely be sold at a higher price to consumers. According to the analyst, the average basket for the purchase of an iPhone would be 15% higher than that of previous generations. This would amount to around €100 in differences.
That doesn’t mean all iPhone 14s will see a price increase, though. Recent sources were rightly claiming that the iPhone 14 and 14 Max could display the same price as the iPhone 13 at launch. For Ming-Chi Kuo, this increase would more likely focus on the Pro models, for which the addition would be higher than usual. A prediction not so surprising when you know that it is precisely these ultra high-end models that will concentrate the most novelties this year.
256 GB basic?
It could also be that the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max carry, by default, more storage than the iPhone 13 in their time. In June, TrendForce analysts speculated that the most high-end models could ship at least 256 GB of storage. This would offer generous space for storing photos, music and other applications, while justifying – at least in part – the price increase. The latter could also be justified by the presence of the always-on mode, a new mobile chip or the new Face ID module.
Either way, iPhones aren’t going to get more affordable anytime soon. And to know exactly how much the pain will increase, it will still be necessary to wait until the beginning of September.