An analyst believes he has the answer to one of the few remaining mysteries of the iPhone 14 series: price. Supposedly, the two iPhone 14 Pro models are in for a price hike. But there’s good news for those interested in the basic iPhone 14.
The cost of the new iPhone 14 Plus is still a closely-held secret, though.
And the price for the iPhone 14 Pro is…
Apple has kept prices steady for several years. For example, the iPhone 11 Pro Max cost $1,099, as did the iPhone 12 Pro Max and the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
But that run is coming to an end. “We believe a $100 price increase on the iPhone 14 Pro/Pro Max is likely in store given component price increases as well as added functionality on this new release,” said Dan Ives, an analyst with Wedbush Securities, on Wednesday.
If true, the jump make the base model 14 Pro cost $1,099, while the 14 Pro Max will be $1,199.
There has been speculation that these devices will get increased storage capacity to help justify the price hike. The base model might go from 128GB to 256GB, with the top model expanding to 1TB. The extra capacity will be needed to hold the extremely large 8K video files enabled by the new 48-megapixel camera.
But no jump in iPhone 14 cost
Ives has a prediction likely to please those considering the 6.1-inch iPhone 14. “The base iPhone will stay at the same price,” the analyst said Wednesday. That would keep the cost at $799.
It’s a logical estimate, given that leaks show the 2022 model will be only a slight improvement over its predecessor. It’ll supposedly stick with 2021’s A15 chip and keep the screen notch, for example
iPhone 14 Plus price is sheer guesswork
In 2022, the 5.4-inch iPhone mini being replaced with a 6.7-inch iPhone Plus. (Or it could be called the iPhone Max.)
Because it has no analog in the 2021 series, making predicting the price more difficult. It’s thought this handset will come in at $899.