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Apple’s new iPhone, likely to be called the, is expected to at the tech giant’s , but how much will it cost? Price is always a major factor in making a technology purchase. For instance, the iPhone 12 lineup itself came in four models, each in different storage tiers that hit a range of prices. While we expect a similar will come in at a variety of prices, a prospective shopper could even find those too high and choose to instead turn toward previous iPhone’s like the aforementioned , the or the .
Right now the most expensive iPhone, thewith 512GB of storage, comes in at $1,399 in the US, £1,399 in the UK and AU$2,369 in Australia. And a new rumor tips that the iPhone 13 line might get an even larger , which if true would become the new highest-end and probably most-expensive iPhone model.
We have a few thoughts onor wait. Meanwhile, are already starting up, with reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicting that the iPhone 14 Pro Max (or whatever the largest model in Apple’s 2022 lineup is called) will have a $900 price tag, “the lowest price ever for a large (6.7-inch) iPhone.”
In addition to this price-themed roundup, we’ve also gathered the rumors swirling around the, and the . And don’t miss our . We won’t know the final price structure until Apple reveals new phones next week. But in the meantime, we can make some educated guesses on the iPhone 13’s price.
The iPhone 13 may be pricier than the iPhone 12. According to an August report from DigiTimes, the tech giant is considering increasing the costs for the iPhone 13 to compensate for the escalating price of chip production from its supplier, TSMC. Apple’s supplier is looking to increase the cost by as much as 20% for “advanced and mature process technologies” by January 2022, the report says. It’s unclear, based on the report, how much the iPhone price could increase.
Since the iPhone isn’t expected to be a major technical upgrade from the iPhone 12, which was the first to include 5G support,that the new iPhone will cost about the same as the iPhone 12, the base version of which starts at $799 (£799, AU$1,349). Since the , the company may be incentivized to follow a similar pricing structure.
Here’s the, for reference:
iPhone 12 US pricing
|iPhone 12 model||64GB||128GB||256GB||512GB|
|iPhone 12 Mini (carrier model)||$699||$749||$849||N/A|
|iPhone 12 Mini (SIM-free from Apple)||$729||$779||$879||N/A|
|iPhone 12 (carrier model)||$799||$849||$949||N/A|
|iPhone 12 (SIM-free from Apple)||$829||$879||$979||N/A|
|iPhone 12 Pro||N/A||$999||$1,099||$1,299|
|iPhone 12 Pro Max||N/A||$1,099||$1,199||$1,399|
It’s also possible that Apple may lower the price of the iPhone 13, as other models likeand did in 2020. The , released in January, also boasted a lower price tag, than its predecessor.
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