The price of the iPhone 14 series, which is scheduled to be released next week, is expected to rise only slightly considering the difficult economic situation and the sluggish smartphone market.
IT media Nine to Five Mac reported this on the 31st (local time) quoting a report by Trend Force, a Taiwanese market research company.
According to the report, Apple is expected to adopt a cautious pricing strategy to minimize the impact of iPhone sales on economic conditions caused by global inflation and rising exchange rates.
TrendForce expects the iPhone 14 Pro Series to rise by $50 and will be around $749, much cheaper than the previous model.
According to the forecast, the iPhone 14 will be worth 749 dollars, the iPhone 14 Max 849 dollars, the iPhone 14 Pro 1049 dollars, and the iPhone 14 Pro Max 1149 dollars.
The trend force’s outlook is contrary to other analysts’ predictions such as Kwak Min-chi and Wedbush Securities’ Daniel Ives. Other analysts predicted that the price of the iPhone 14 series would rise, and that the iPhone 14 professional model would rise by about $100.
Quo Min-chi recently said, “The average sales price (ASP) of the iPhone 14 series can increase by about 15% compared to the iPhone 13 lineup. The ASP of the iPhone 14 series (including professional models) can be between $1,000 and $1050.
He explained, “Because of the higher price of the professional model and 아이폰 14 사전예약 the higher shipping ratio.”
It was reported that when the iPhone 14 professional oval + circular punch hole display is turned on, the holes are separated from each other and cannot be seen, making it look like a long tablet.
According to reports, Apple chose to make it look like a hole by erasing the “unnecessary space” pixel between the two holes in order to prevent the field of vision from being dispersed when viewing the contents on the screen.
An anonymous source said, “Apple plans to expand the area around the cut-out area when the display was turned on.” For example, this area can be expanded slightly to match the status icons on the left and right sides of the screen, or further expanded to a round square below when transmitting a specific notification.
iPhone 14 Professional Screen Disappears and Lights Up
McClumas said it also found a conversation on Foxconn’s SNS to support the above.
Bloomberg reporter Mark Garman also tweeted on the 31st, “This is true. This looks like a single wide tablet cutout. “If the holes are separated, they will look strange during use.”
Nine to Five Mac unveiled its newly designed iPhone 14 Pro Display image on the 31st. Nint Five Mac explained that Apple will place personal information indicators in the form of green and orange dots that appear when the camera and microphone are executed in an empty space between the two holes.
Apple plans to announce the iPhone 14 and Apple Watch 8 series at 10 a.m. on June 7 (2 a.m. Korean time) at a new product launch event called “Farout.”