iPhone 14 might value $100 greater than iPhone 13 attributable to a rise in element prices throughout Apple’s provide chain, in keeping with Wedbush analyst Dan Ives.
Rising element prices might make iPhone 14 dearer
Ives advised The Solar that “a $100 value enhance is coming for the iPhone 14.” Apple could possibly be compelled to make this determination attributable to rising prices throughout its provide chain.
Small value hikes are all the time manageable and accounted for within the manufacturing value. However rising inflation, provide chain disruptions and the semiconductor crunch could pressure Apple to cross the extra prices to prospects this 12 months.
Analyst Ben Wooden of CCS Perception mentioned he thinks “Apple can have some robust selections to make on pricing on iPhone 14.” Other than inflation and provide chain disruption, the corporate additionally might want to account for the rising alternate charges in nations like the UK and India.
Nonetheless, Wooden advised The Solar that “given the cost-of-living headwinds, Apple could determine that rising costs could possibly be counterproductive.”
Rumors recommend Apple might proceed to make use of final 12 months’s A15 Bionic chip on the common iPhone 14 fashions. The newer and quicker A16 Bionic will solely energy the iPhone 14 Professional sequence. Apple is seemingly making this transfer attributable to rising prices and supply-chain prices. The price-saving transfer will assist maintain the extra reasonably priced mannequin’s pricing in test.
iPhone 14 lineup will carry a better beginning value
Apple reportedly will discontinue the $699 5.4-inch iPhone mini this 12 months. As a substitute, a brand new 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max mannequin supposedly will be part of the lineup that can sit above the 6.1-inch mannequin.
The discontinuation of the mini mannequin will result in the iPhone 14 lineup carrying a better beginning price ticket. So, as a substitute of $699, pricing for iPhone 14 will begin from $799. The brand new 6.7-inch Max mannequin possible will value one other $100 extra.
Nonetheless, shopper spending might decelerate within the second half of the 12 months as inflation takes an more and more larger chunk out of paychecks. Apple elevating the iPhone 14 lineup’s pricing might backfire and considerably decelerate gross sales.