A top Apple insider says the iPhone 14 Pro will be more expensive than the iPhone 13, leading to an increase in the average selling price of the iPhone this year.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, Foxconn, Apple’s key supply partner, is the winner as the expected average selling price for Apple’s iPhone 14 has increased.
“I estimated that the iPhone 14 series ASP would increase by about 15% (versus the iPhone 13 series ASP) to $1,000-1,050 (USD). iPhone 14 Pro price hike and higher shipment ratio,” Kuo wrote in a tweet on Wednesday.
This confirms the apprehension that the iPhone 14 Pro could be more expensive than the current iPhone 13 Pro line-up. This could mean a starting price of $999 for the Pro and $1,099 for the Pro Max, pushing up the price of the new iPhone even more.
The only good news we’ve heard recently (albeit from sources with limited track records) is that Apple may keep the price of the ‘regular’ iPhone 14 the same as the current iPhone 13. Hence its starting price is $799. $899 sample for the regular iPhone 14 (not the iPhone mini-looking), and possibly the ‘max’.
As Kuo notes, he is also expecting a higher selling price as he believes Apple will sell far more ‘Pro’ models than the regular models in previous years. That’s partly because Apple isn’t expected to upgrade the chip in the regular iPhone 14, reserving the new A16 chip, and other big upgrades like an always-on display, hole-punch notch, and camera improvements for the Pro model.
The iPhone 14 may also include a new 48MP wide-angle camera, making it the best iPhone camera ever. According to reports, Apple has started filming its pre-recorded iPhone event, and we should expect Apple to hold its event in the first half of September. The Apple Watch Series 8 and iOS 16 are tipped for release alongside the iPhone 14.