08/05 Updated below. This post was originally published on his August 3rd.

Apple’s leaks consistently agree on one thing: iPhone 14 models are getting more expensive. That is, until now.

In a new blog post, anonymous leaker Lanzuk reveals that Apple has “decided to freeze the launch prices of iPhone 14 base models through a CEO-level decision.” Given Lanzuk’s solid track record, we have every reason to believe this.

Lanzuk said Apple’s decision was based on “a stagnation in the global mobile phone market and declining demand…that’s why prices for the base models are frozen, despite several price-boosting factors.” ” explains.

As detailed by other leakers, these factors include higher component prices due to parts shortages and Apple upgrading several key elements of the iPhone 14 lineup. Most notably, LG Innotek’s all-new front-facing camera module has leaked claims to be three times the price of his predecessor.

Mr. Lanzuk undoubtedly recognizes the shock and potential distrust his news creates, stressing that his information comes from solid sources within “major U.S. financial institutions.” doing. Additionally, Lanzuk has a respectable track record. Insiders have occasionally missed out, but there have been a number of accurate leaks over the last year for both Apple and Samsung devices.

Update 08/05: Additional information about the launch of the iPhone 14 has leaked, which is even more good news. Influential analyst and industry insider Ming-Chi Kuo report Apple’s success in ramping up production of its next base model in India ahead of its release.

“Foxconn’s iPhone manufacturing base in India will ship the new 6.1-inch iPhone 14 on 2H22 for the first time at almost the same time as China (India has been delayed by more than a quarter in the past),” Kuo explained. increase. “In the short term, India’s iPhone production capacity/shipments still have a significant gap with China, but this is an important milestone for Apple as it builds out of China for iPhone production.”

My contact believes this strategy will pay off quickly and allow Apple to supply a sizeable inventory of iPhone 14s for September release. This is in stark contrast to the ongoing supply chain issues facing the iPhone 14 Max. Kuo expects his new 6.7-inch model to launch alongside other offerings, but Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), cautioned: increase. [are] it’s still late till august

So, if you’re planning on buying the most affordable big-screen iPhone ever, I think you should be quick when it launches.

If Lanzuk’s claim is correct, it means the iPhone 14 will keep its $799 asking price (instead of jumping to $899), and there’s also hope that the new iPhone 14 Max will drop $100 to $899. born. These prices make sense given his Apple determination to widen the feature and performance gap to the iPhone 14 Pro model.

  • iPhone 14 Pro – $1099 (iPhone 13 Pro $999)
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max – $1199 (iPhone 13 Pro Max $1099)

Moreover, I would argue that Lanzuk’s claim still equates to a net $100 price increase across the range. That’s because the $799 iPhone 14 replaces the $699 iPhone 13 Mini as the entry-level model, and the $899 iPhone 14 Max replaces the $799 iPhone 13. For Apple to market to its customers.

Is the iPhone 14 lineup worth it? The Pro model’s design, camera and performance upgrades certainly look like it, but it could move from Lightning to USB-C in 2023, so be careful if you don’t need to upgrade this year.

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