The iPhone 14 Pro could eventually feature a base 128GB configuration, which would make the expected price hike even harder to swallow.
Inflation is on everyone’s lips right now and tech products and services are not spared. High-end product if any, the next iPhone could see its price increase further.
A first analysis by Ming-Chi Kuo indicated that the iPhone 14 Pro could see its entry ticket approach 1299 euros, against 1149 euros for the iPhone 13 Pro. Except that according to the research company TrendForce, Apple was counting on a well thought out trick: hiding this price increase behind a basic model with more storage, in 256 GB against 128 GB.
The 128 GB would resist
Analyst Jeff Pu, quoted by Mac Rumorsdoes not go in this direction and affirms that Apple would keep the 128 GB, after having for a time subscribed to the idea of a starting model at 256 GB. He also claims that Apple would plan to manufacture 91 million iPhone 14 at the end of 2022 compared to 84 million in 2021, which would confirm that there are no supply chain worries on the horizon.
The increase in the price of the iPhone 14 around 10% to 15% would therefore be more due to the inflation of raw materials than to the various supply concerns encountered by many of Apple’s competitors.
As a reminder, the iPhone 14 Pro should concentrate most of the new features this year, with the disappearance of the notch, an A16 Bionic chip and a 48 megapixel sensor. The iPhone 14 for its part should strongly resemble the previous model.
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