iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max rumored for serious price hike


Prepare to spend more money on the newest iPhones.

The unofficial iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max renderings look like the real deal. (Image source: @atuos_user – edited)

If this latest leak is accurate, the new premium iPhone 14 models might be really, really premium. Both the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max will cost $100 more than their predecessors, according to Twitter tipper @TheGalox_, which is a pretty big bet given that we’re currently battling record inflation.

The iPhone 14 Pro will start at $1,099 (up from $999), and the iPhone 14 Pro Max will cost $1,199, according to the leaker (via PhoneArena(opens in new tab)). The latter costs the same as the brand-new MacBook Air M2 for those scoring at home.


Additionally, this is not the first time that a price increase for the new Pro iPhones has been reported. LeaksApplePro also asserted in January that the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max would experience the same price increase (opens in new tab). And again in May, a different informant named Shadow Leak claimed the iPhone 14 Pro would begin at $1,099 at that time (opens in new tab).

In exchange for this alleged price increase, what would you be receiving? Actually, quite a lot. The two new iPhone lineups may feature the biggest differences ever, as you’ll see in our iPhone 14 vs iPhone 14 Pro preview. This includes a 48MP main camera for the Pro phones (up from 12MP), which is also mentioned in this recent leak, and 8K video capture.


In addition, @TheGalax_ reiterates the rumor that we’ve heard regarding the iPhone 14 Pro series receiving an always-on display. This would probably go hand in hand with some of the new customisable lock screen features in iOS 16.

Other iPhone 14 Pro statistics disclosed in this tweet include storage configurations ranging from 128GB to 1TB (sorry, no 2TB option), 8GB of RAM and battery sizes of 3,200 mAh and 4,323 mAh for the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. A 3,095 mAh battery powers the iPhone 13 Pro, while a 4,352 mAh battery powers the Pro Max.

The iPhone 14 Pro series should be particularly distinctive in terms of appearance since it is rumored to do away with the notch in favor of a new punch hole and pill-shaped cutout for the display. Also possible, but currently uncertain, is a titanium alloy finish option.


A $100 price increase for the iPhone 14 Pro series would already be controversial in a more optimistic economic climate. Therefore, Apple will need to strongly defend all of these upgrades to potential customers.

The good news is that the iPhone 14 Max (or should we say iPhone 14 Plus?) will supposedly cost only $899 and have a sizable 6.7-inch screen. As a result, many consumers might decide that the less expensive Max is sufficient.


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