When considering which iPhone to buy, price will likely have a big impact on your decision. Although it isn’t the most exciting detail about Apple’s, it could help you choose if it’s the right smartphone for you, or whether you should opt for last year’s , the or the — especially since rumors say the iPhone 13 could be more expensive than its predecessors.
We have a few thoughts onor wait. That decision, however, could be swayed by your color preferences. The iPhone 12 now , and the iPhone 13 . But we won’t know exactly how the until Apple reveals the official iPhone 13 specs.
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.”
We’ve kept an eye out for more rumors, leaks and clues about the price of Apple’s next flagship phone, but so far there isn’t much news. 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 this fall. 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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