A rumor has it that the upcoming iPhone 14 series is about to see a huge price hike. The iPhone 14 Pro Max are expected to start at $1,099, and we could soon be seeing three separate price hikes on the devices. That would make the new phones’ base price of $1,099 and $1,199. According to a tipster, LeaksApplePro, the new iPhones will begin at $1,199 and $1,099, respectively.
There are multiple rumours circulating around the Internet that have claimed the iPhone 14 Pro Max will not have a notch. The two-camera set-up on the back of the new phones looks more like a pill than a punch-hole. In an earlier leak, Jon Prosser shared a render that showed a notch-less iPhone 14 Pro and the large cutout for the camera. The iPhone 14 Pro Max are expected to feature the same screen specs, but they will have slightly larger camera bumps.
Although the iPhone 14 series has already been teased through previous rumours, unofficial renders are still a good way to get an early look at the new phones. Several leaks have uncovered the design of the iPhone 14 Pro Max. The purple colour of the iPhone 14 Pro is one of the hottest rumors, but it’s unlikely to be the same as the iPhone 12 Purple.
120Hz ProMotion display
As we’ve already seen, the next generation of Apple’s iPhones is expected to feature a 120Hz refresh rate. That’s a big deal because it means that the display on the new iPhones will have smoother content when gaming, watching video, or scrolling through a web page. Apple is also expected to bump the RAM in these new iPhones to six GB, from four, as the lower-end iPhone 13 model has. This extra RAM is likely to be necessary for improved image handling, as well as possible camera features.
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As the new Apple devices are expected to offer a 120Hz refresh rate, we expect Apple to introduce new ProMotion displays. LTPO OLED panels have a high refresh rate of 120Hz, and they are also cheaper than regular OLED displays. Moreover, the new iPhone models will also feature higher RAM and storage capacity than their predecessors.
eSIM-only iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max
Rumors are swirling that Apple may be planning to bump the price of its eSIM-only iPhone 14 Pro or the Pro Max by $100. That would be a pretty significant hike considering the fact that the iPhone 13 Pro starts at $799 and the iPhone 14 Max is rumored to cost $899. And while it is hard to know whether or not these new models will actually be worth that much more, the price hike would definitely hurt iPhone 14 users.
While the iPhone 13 range already features eSIM technology, it’s unlikely that the upcoming iPhone 14 models will feature solely eSIM support. Apple is more likely to launch an eSIM-only variant of its upcoming new model and keep the dual-sim-plus-physical-SIM model for its key carrier channels and mass market. This way, carriers will be likely to stock the eSIM-only model of the iPhone.
Larger camera bump
Rumors are flying around that the next iPhones will sport a chunkier camera bump. According to a supply-chain expert in smartphone displays, the next iPhone models are expected to be a bit thicker and feature a pill-shaped cutout. This change could indicate a larger battery, which would be used to power the yet-unannounced A16 chip.
Rumors suggest that the next iPhone models will sport a tougher titanium-alloy chassis. However, it is unclear whether this will be true of the standard 12-megapixel iPhone or the new iPhone Pro Max. This larger camera bump is also tipped to drive up the price, but we will need to wait and see if the rumours are true.v