iPhone 15 Pro Will be Priced Higher Than Current Models, Breaking a Six-Year Streak Since iPhone X
Apple has managed to keep the price of the iPhone at bay since the launch of the iPhone X back in 2017. The device launched at a starting price of $999 and it has since been carried forward till the latest iPhone 14 Pro. According to the latest, this year might mark the first time Apple will increase the iPhone 15 Pro price beyond the $1,000 threshold. Scroll down to read more details on the subject and what you can expect the price to be.
iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will be priced higher than current models due to increasing manufacturing costs and inflation
While the iPhone 14 Pro models are priced the same as its predecessor in the United States, other regions have seen a hike. This year, Apple is potentially planning to increase the price of the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, according to information shared by Jeff Pu from Haitong International Securities. The increase in price makes sense since the cost of materials has gone up.
We have previously heard that Apple's iPhone 15 Pro models will feature a titanium finish and Apple will charge a premium price for it. Additionally, the 'Pro' handsets are also rumored to come with a solid-state button layout in contrast to mechanical buttons on the iPhone 15 models. This will further increase the price of the device as more components would be required to make it work. Apple will utilize three Taptic Engines under the solid-state keys for haptic feedback. Lastly, the camera system will be upgraded with a Periscope lens which will further increase the overall cost of manufacturing the device.
Apple will increase the price of the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max if plans to retain the profit margins. At this point, there are no exact figures but we expect Apple to increase the price by at least $50 on both models. However, these are mere speculations at this stage and the final word rests with Apple.
It has not yet been reported if Apple plans to increase the price of the standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. The standard models are reported to carry forward the iPhone 14 Pro's Dynamic Island on the display, allowing for a more streamlined design across the entire lineup. models are The company is planning to create a wider gap between the standard and the 'Pro' models and a price difference would make sense in this regard as well.
As mentioned earlier, details on the price increase are scarce at this stage as the final word rests with Apple. Nonetheless, we will keep you guys updated on the latest, so be sure to stick around. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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