Rumor | Apple iPhone 15 Pro models to arrive with price bump over the iPhone 14 Pro duo
The iPhone 15 series is expected to make its debut much later in the year. Way ahead of that, however, details of Apple's next-gen smartphones have slowly begun to surface, with the latest claiming a price increase could be on the way.
According to Chinese sources, Apple is readying a price increase for the iPhone 15 series. This price bump isn't expected to affect the entire range, however, with the source claiming the iPhone 15 Pro models, in particular, will cost more than their predecessors. Supposedly, this is intended to widen the gap between the vanilla models and the Pro duo. For some perspective, the iPhone 14 Plus starts at US$899, with the step up to the iPhone 14 Pro costing an additional US$100 at US$999.
If this leak is anything to go by, Apple may be set to increase the pricing distance between those two models, perhaps with the iPhone 15 Plus maintaining a US$899 MSRP, while the iPhone 15 Pro gets a small bump up to US$1,049. That said, though, rumors of a price increase for next-gen iPhone surface every year, and this may end up just being another such rumor—especially since Apple has maintained a US$999 base price tag for its flagship models since the iPhone X in 2017.