The iPhone 13 brought minor but appreciated updates to Apple's smartphone family, but 2022's iPhone 14 is expected to bring more radical changes. Those upgrades could include a notch-less display, a 48-megapixel camera, a new 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max to replace the iPhone Mini and an in-display fingerprint sensor. That's if the rumors and reports are to be believed, of course.
But there's one question that we have yet to see answered in the leaks that have emerged so far: How much will the iPhone 14 cost? Apple didn't make any price changes between the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13, but those two generations of iPhones are also fairly similar. It's reasonable to think that bigger upgrades could come with higher prices. But Apple may keep the price the same to remain competitive with Android devices like the rumored Samsung Galaxy S22 and Google's Pixel 6 line.
There haven't been any leaks about the iPhone 14's price yet, and Apple never provides public information about its future products before it announces them. That means the only clue we have is the iPhone 13's pricing structure, shown below.
Apple maintained a similar pricing structure for the iPhone in 2020 and 2021, so there's a chance it might continue to do so in 2022. However, rumors that Apple could scrap the iPhone Mini and replace it with another cheaper version of the 6.7-inch iPhone complicates things a bit. That's according to reports from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via 9to5Mac) and Nikkei Asian Review.
That new addition to the lineup is said to be a larger version of the iPhone 14, likely to be called the iPhone 14 Max. If Apple keeps the same $800 price for the standard iPhone, it seems reasonable that the iPhone 14 Max could cost $900. That would put it right in between the $1,000 iPhone 14 Pro and $1,100 iPhone 14 Pro Max, assuming the iPhone 14 is priced similarly to the iPhone 13.
But reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that this so-called iPhone 14 Max will cost less than $900, according to 9to5Mac, suggesting Apple might change up its pricing strategy. Apple has reshuffled its pricing before to stay competitive: 2019's iPhone 11 was notable for its $699 starting price that undercut the previous year's iPhone XR by $50.
Here's what the iPhone 14's pricing could look like across models based on the iPhone 13's price structure.
Apple typically unveils its new iPhones at a product launch event in September, which has been held virtually over the past two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It usually releases its new iPhones during the same month, although some new size options have launched later than usual in years past.