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Apple iPhone 14 leaks have already revealed the range will feature a radical redesign for Pro models and supersized rear cameras. But now new information claims that they will come with higher price tags as well.
Popular anonymous tipster LeaksApplePro has published a new blog post breaking down the prices for every iPhone 14 model, plus a gamble that Apple will make to justify the higher prices.
According to LeaksApplePro, the big disrupter is the new iPhone 14 Max — a 6.7-inch model which will replace the 5.4-inch iPhone 13 Mini. This introduction will see Apple replace its compact $699 smartphone with an $899 giant, which reshuffles the range. The result is the iPhone 14 becomes the cheapest model in the new line-up and there is a knock-on effect on the Pro models:
- iPhone 14 – $799 (iPhone 13: $799)
- iPhone 14 Max – $899 (iPhone 13 Mini: $699)
- iPhone 14 Pro – $1099 (iPhone 13 Pro: $999)
- iPhone 14 Pro Max – $1199 (iPhone 13 Pro Max: $1099)
LeaksApplePro also warns that the $1099 price for the iPhone 14 Pro is an “at best” scenario with Apple potentially pricing the Pro models even higher. “As I’ve been saying all this year, Apple plans to differentiate the Pro from the non-pro iPhones, including their pricing,” says the insider.
And what about the price justification? As multiple leaks have already revealed, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will reuse the A15 chip from the iPhone 13 range. To get around this price/performance disparity, LeaksApplePro says Apple will simply rebrand the A15 chip as the A16. “And that’s not all,” the leaker explains. “Apple plans to use what the company wanted to be the A16 in the ’pro’ iPhones and call it the A16 Pro.”
Why is Apple making this decision? Chip shortages. “Apple and its partners are struggling to manufacture all the A16 and M2 chips they need, and they have to prioritize one of them, and that’s going to be the M2,” states LeaksApplePro.