As per an earlier report, Apple is not increasing the price of this year’s iPhone 14 model, however, the same cannot be said for the iPhone 14 Pro. According to TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, this year’s higher-end iPhone models will be more expensive than the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Consumers should be prepared to spend more on iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max than last year’s Pro models
In a tweet, the analyst revealed that the average selling price of the iPhone 14 lineup will increase due to the iPhone 14 Pro’s “price hikes & higher shipment proportion.” The average selling price is set to increase by 15% compared to last year’s lineup.
I estimated iPhone 14 series ASP would increase by about 15% (vs. iPhone 13 series ASP) to $1,000-1,050 (USD) due to two iPhone 14 Pro’s price hikes & higher shipment proportion.
Hon Hai [Foxconn] is the amjor EMS for iPhone 14 series (with a 60-70% order proportion), so its revenue will markedly benefit from an increased iPhone 14 series ASP. No wonder Hon Hai raises full-year performance to “growing” from roughly flat.”
This year’s iPhone 14 lineup is expected to feature four models: iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The standard and Pro iPhone models are set to have some key differences, so it makes sense that Apple is planning to charge more for the exclusive features and design.
The standard iPhone 14 model is set to feature the same design as its predecessor with the same A15 chip. On the other hand, the Pro models are expected to get the A16 chip, a new pill + hole punch cutout for the display, major camera upgrades as well as rumored features like an always-on display. All models are expected to feature 6GB of RAM.and support 30W charging.
In addition to this, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo have reported that the Pro models will feature an upgraded front camera. As revealed by Kuo, the front camera will feature autofocus which will offer sharper images and improved picture quality.
Furthermore, the camera will also have a 6-element lens instead of a 5-element lens, which will also add to the image quality. The rear-end camera for the Pro models will be upgraded to 48MP which will enable 8K video recording.