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Taking a look back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes the latest 14 iPhone leaks, pricing details on the next iPhone, how many iPhones Apple will order, a new MacBook Pro delay, WWDC schedule, Apple addresses Union concerns, and WhatsApp’s latest iOS plans.
Apple Loop is here to remind you of a few of the very many discussions that have happened around Apple over the last seven days (and you can read my weekly digest of Android news here on Forbes).
All The iPhone 14 Leaks In One Video
With the piecemeal leaks of the iPhone 14 specs and hardware building up, it’s possible to bring everything together to show the concept of the iPhone 14 range. Which is exactly what viewers of FrontPageTech on YouTube saw this week.
“In the latest video on YouTube channel Front Page Tech, Prosser revealed renders of the iPhone 14 Pro made by Apple concept graphic designer Ian Zelbo, highlighting a range of specific design changes rumored to come to this year’s high-end iPhone model.
“The renders mirror a broad variety of plausible design rumors from reputable sources, including CAD renders and specific dimensions, leaked schematics, images of accessory production molds, early cases, and other information.”
The Price Is Perhaps Not Right
There is something more important than design, especially in the current economy. How much will the new iPhone 14 family of handsets cost? The answer is going to upset a lot of the geekerati. With Apple switching suppliers for the forward-facing camera, the bill of materials has shot up. Expect a $100 premium on the store price compared to the iPhone 13:
” According to ET News’ source, “the unit price of the iPhone 14 front camera has risen nearly three times compared to previous models.” This is the biggest component price increase I can remember. Historically, Apple’s moves to dual then triple rear cameras and the addition of a high refresh rate display have all added cost, but not a 3x multiple.”
If The Price Is Right, What About The Volume?
One of the decisions Apple is making around the new iPhone 14 models is how many to make. With the prevailing…