Apple leaks have already revealed what everyone knows to be the most shocking change to the iPhone 14 range: the notchless redesign. Right? Wrong. New information reveals what their prices will be…
In an exclusive report, Bloomberg’s excellent Apple guru Mark Gurman reports that Apple’s decision to replace the iPhone 13 mini with an iPhone 13 Max is likely to result in a price increase of up to $300.
“So for the first time, the non-Pro line of iPhones will have a 6.7-inch display option,” Gurman explains. “…users will now be able to get Apple’s largest iPhone size for at least $200 less than before.”
In other words: an iPhone 14 Max will be around $200 cheaper than an iPhone 14 Pro Max. Now let’s analyze this. Currently, an iPhone 13 Pro Max starts at $1099, which would give an iPhone 14 Max a price of $899, an increase of $200 compared to the $699 iPhone 13 Mini it replaces. But not so fast.
Multiple leaks have claimed that rising component costs and Apple’s determination to differentiate between Pro and non-Pro iPhones will see the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max increase to $1099 and $1199 respectively. That $200 gap now potentially pushes the iPhone 14 Max to $999, $300 more than an iPhone 13 Mini.
And this is just the beginning because, as Gurman points out, the standard iPhone 14 models will share far fewer Pro features than previous generations. Among the features it claims will be lost are:
All of which presents Apple fans with something of a conundrum: How much does size matter?
Poor sales of the iPhone 13 Mini have again shown that big screens are what users really want, so a more affordable iPhone 14 Pro Max should fit the bill. But if the iPhone 14 Max costs around $1,000 and just $100 more gets you an iPhone 14 Pro, which has a superior design, an improved camera, next-gen performance, and a 120Hz ProMotion display, the reaction might be very different.
giving users what they want but no how they want it, is an Apple specialty. And it looks like the iPhone 14 range will be no different.
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