The iPhone 14 could be launched at the same price as the iPhone 13 when it debuted last year, according to a blog post by a Naver user. The decision was reportedly made by “senior Apple executives” despite inflation and supply chain constraints. According to a recent report, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max — which are said to be powered by last year’s A15 Bionic SoC instead of the A16 Bionic SoC — may have a performance boost over the previous generation due to the new cellular modem and new internal designs.

Apple iPhone 14 Price (Rumors)

iPhone 14 prices are expected to start at $799 (roughly Rs. 63,200), according to a blog post by Naver user “yeux1122” (in Korean) first spotted by MacRumors. It is worth noting that the iPhone 13 was released at the same price in September last year.

According to the blog post, which cited an unspecified major US financial institution, the decision was made by “senior executives” at Apple despite ongoing inflation and supply chain issues. The reason for the decision is said to be the stagnation of the global smartphone market and the drop in demand. The price of the base model is said to be fixed despite factors that could potentially increase it. Apple has yet to officially announce details of the alleged iPhone 14 series, including pricing.

The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max are believed to offer some overall performance improvements as the smartphones feature a new cellular modem and a new internal design, according to a recent report.

Both non-Pro models will reportedly be powered by last year’s A15 Bionic SoC, though the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Max Pro will be powered by the A16 Bionic SoC.

Apple will also face quality issues with the iPhone 14’s rear camera lens, according to a report. The tech giant reportedly bought the camera lenses from a supplier called Genius. The report adds that these lenses suffer from “coating quality issues and cracks.” The company is said to have already transferred the order to another firm while the supplier tries to resolve the issues.


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