The iPhone 14 Pro prices could increase over the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max which start at $999 and $1,099 in the United States.
- What’s happening? Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted that Apple will raise the price of both Pro-branded iPhone 14 models.
- Why care? The iPhone Pro models are already expensive. Making the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max models even costlier to the consumer is a move that could easily backfire. Butm, Apple could get away with it because the iPhone 14 Pros might upgrade the rear shooter from twelve to 48 megapixels.
- What to do? If you’ve been waiting for the iPhone 13 Pros which are expected to feature a 48-megapixel camera, then you might want to start saving some extra cash right now. It’s also a good idea to check your standing with your carrier and see whether you’ll be available for an upgrade come this fall.
Apple said to jack up iPhone 14 Pro prices
Instead of revealing the iPhone 14 Pro prices, Kuo’s Twitter points us at the most recent quarterly earnings from Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn. The company reported its highest-ever June quarter revenue and is expected to raise full-year performance to “growing” from “roughly flat”.
Now, Foxconn is the primary iPhone manufacturer which gets a lion’s share of its revenue from Apple even though it has many other clients. So if Foxconn is seeing a significant uptick in revenue, it could be chalked up to Apple.
In his estimation, the average selling prices of the iPhone 14 family would increase by about fifteen percent versus the iPhone 13 series “due to two iPhone 14 Pro’s price hikes and higher shipment proportion.” He wouldn’t drop a number but the current iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max start at $999 and $1,099, respectively, in the United States.
So if Apple is paying Foxconn more to assemble these phones because they have a brand new camera system and (presumably) other cool upgrades, don’t expect the company to swallow the extra cost without passing it to the consumer in form of higher prices of the iPhone 14 Pro series.
Apple is expected to release two Pro-branded phones and two normal ones this year. Two phones will have 6.1-inch screens and two phones will have 6.7-inch screens. The iPhone mini won’t be part of the 2022 iPhone lineup due to disappointing sales. Read: How to sync your iPhone to another iPhone or iPad