Apple will increase the base prices of all the upcoming iPhone 14 series: standard and Pro versions. But while the base prices go up, eventually one may have to pay the same for the new iPhone. With iPhone 14 series Apple will discontinue the ‘mini’ variant for a ‘Max / Plus’ variant, hence increasing the entry price. Apple is all set to announce the upcoming iPhone 14 series, Apple Watch Series 8 and AirPods Pro 2 in September.
iPhone 14 Series To Be Costlier, But Will Cost Same As iPhone 13 Series
As per the report, Apple has informed suppliers that they are planning to ship 95 million iPhone 14 models, a 5 percent increase over the company’s prior expectations.
Apple is tipped to launch three new Apple Watches, including the Watch 8, a budget Watch SE model and even a new Watch Extreme Edition and the AirPods Pro 2 at the event.
The new iPhone 14 Max price is tipped to start at $899 (around Rs 68,500). The top model, iPhone 14 Pro Max price will start at $1,199 (around Rs 91,400).
Also, the iPhone 14 series battery configurations have been leaked online, where iPhone 14 Max is tipped to feature the largest battery among all the iPhones. iPhone 14 will come with a 3,279mAh battery compared to the 3,227mAh battery on iPhone 13.
iPhone 14 Pro will come with a 3,200mAh unit compared to the 3,095mAh on iPhone 13 Pro. iPhone 14 Pro Max is the only one getting a downgrade where it will feature a 4,323mAh battery compared to the iPhone 13 Pro’s 4,352mAh battery.
iPhone 14 Max will feature the largest battery among all the iPhones 14 models packing a 4,325mAh battery.
iPhone 14 series will come with two different set of processors. iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will run on the upcoming A16 Bionic chipset.
The other two basic iPhone models, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max are tipped to come with the year-old A15 Bionic chipset. Apple iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will retain the same Apple A15 Bionic chip which currently powers the iPhone 13 series and iPhone SE 3, while the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will get the new Apple A16 Bionic chip.
Apple is tipped to finally come with always-on displays with iPhone 14 series. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman suggested that the Pro models will come with the always-on display.
Also, there are high chances iPhone 14 series launch could be delayed due to lockdown in China and the current ongoing global chip shortage. The production of the upcoming iPhone 14 series could be delayed and affect the launch timeline.
Production schedule is currently disrupted due to China’s month-long lockdowns and it will result iPhone 14 series to launch later in the year and not in September.
The new screen will be slightly larger with a center pill-shaped notch and a circular camera cutout, ditching the old wide notch originally debuted with the iPhone X. iPhone 14 Pro will sport a more squarish design along with a triple camera layout, said to be 57 percent bigger than the predecessor.
There will be a total of four models under the new series: iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, and no iPhone 14 mini. The iPhone 14 Pro models have been leaked to support 120Hz displays along with 6GB RAM. Apple iPhone 14 models are also said to come in eSIM-only and nano-SIM options with eSIM-only service in India with Airtel, Jio and Vi offering eSIM support.