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2 TB Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max could breach US$2,000 mark if alarming iPhone 14 price hike prediction comes true

The Apple iPhone 14 series is expected to be launched at an event in early September. (Image source: @4RMD3/Unsplash - edited)
The Apple iPhone 14 series is expected to be launched at an event in early September. (Image source: @4RMD3/Unsplash - edited)
A new iPhone 14 price prediction has been shared by an experienced tech analyst based on Apple potentially passing on supply chain costs to its customers. A price hike would leave the standard Apple iPhone 14 costing much more than the widely expected US$799 price tag while a fully specced iPhone 14 Pro Max could cost over US$2,000.

Just recently, a leaker “confirmed” the starting prices for the Apple iPhone 14 models: US$799 for the standard device, US$899 for the iPhone 14 Max (“iPhone 14 Plus”), US$1,099 for the iPhone 14 Pro, and a whopping US$1,199 for the iPhone 14 Pro Max. However, a report on the website for the British newspaper The Sun has quoted Dan Ives, the Managing Director of Equity Research at Wedbush Securities, predicting that Apple will be looking to recuperate supply chain costs by hiking the prices of its 2022 iPhones. Ives even forecasts the amount involved: “We believe a $100 price increase is coming for the iPhone 14”.

There has already been a claim that there would be US$100 price rises hitting the iPhone 14 Pro models; however, the tech analyst’s comment above implies that the price hike will reach over the whole series. In other words, the standard Apple iPhone 14 model could receive a US$899 price tag. Logically, this would place the iPhone 14 Max (14 Plus) at a starting point of US$999. While one popular tipster has questioned why Apple would place the iPhone 14 Max at a point only US$100 below the iPhone 14 Pro, it could be that the Pro models are set for even higher price tags than previously suggested. Nothing has been officially announced by Cupertino, so all of these “confirmed” iPhone 14 prices could be completely wrong.

Worryingly for hardcore fans, if the Apple iPhone 14 Pro starts at US$1,199 and the iPhone 14 Pro Max has a base price of US$1,299, then a rumored version of the latter could actually cross the US$2,000 mark. At the moment, the 1 TB variant of the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max costs from US$1,599. A somewhat iffy iPhone 14-related rumor that frequently crops up claims that 2 TB storage capacity could be coming to the Pro models, so if a 1 TB iPhone 14 Pro Max ends up costing around US$1,799 then it wouldn’t be too hard to believe that a 2 TB model could cost over US$2,000.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2022-07-10 (Update: 2022-07-10)