There have been a ton of conflicting reports about the storage of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 14 Pro. According to a new report, the smartphone will continue to start at 128GB of storage despite a rumored price hike.
Despite the rumored price hike, Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro will still start at 128GB of storage
A few days ago, research firm TrendForce reported that iPhone 14 Pro models are going to start from 256GB instead of 128GB. Now, Haitong International analyst Jeff Pu says that the models the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will continue to start with 128GB of storage. The offered storage capacities are now expected to be the following: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB.
Based on our recent supply chain survey, we maintain our iPhone 14 build plan to be 91m in 2H22, vs. iPhone 13’s 84m in 2H21, as there is no significant issue on the supply chain. The next to watch will be iPhone 14’s pricing and the wait-time when it hits the market.
Spec-wise, we add 128GB storage to the Pro line-up.
Another recent report from TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealed that this year’s higher-end iPhone models will be more expensive than the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Kuo did not reveal the exact pricing but he did say that the average selling price is set to increase by 15% compared to last year’s lineup.
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.
The iPhone 14 lineup is on track for a September release barring any unexpected delays.