iPhone 14 Pro (Photo: Apple)
Those who planned to upgrade their iPhone to a model that will be announced this September may find that this upgrade will be quite a pain in the pocket, at least according to a publication on the MacRumors website based on a report by analyst Jeff Fu (who has a slightly controversial record) from Haitong International Securities.
According to him, the iPhone 15 Pro models will see a price increase following several hardware upgrades that Apple is planning - including a titanium frame, touch buttons based on the Taptic engine (similar to the home button on the iPhone 7), an A17 Bionic chip and an enlarged optical zoom sensor.
iPhone 14 Pro (Apple)
Over the years we could see an evolution in the technology and design side of the devices, sometimes with bigger changes and sometimes with minor changes, but there was always one place where Apple kept consistency - the price.
In fact, since the release of the iPhone X model in 2017, the price of the pro model in the US has not changed and remains at $999.
On the other hand, outside the US, Apple has raised the prices of iPhones several times in recent years, mainly due to foreign currency fluctuations.
In the UK, for example, the iPhone 14 Pro is sold at a starting price of 1,099 pounds sterling ($1,325), compared to 949 pounds sterling for the iPhone 13 Pro.
If there are no last-minute changes that will postpone the event to October, Apple will announce the iPhone 15 series in September 2023. According to the rumors, the company will reveal four models that will come, for the first time, with a USB-C input, a notch ("Dynamic") and a slightly smaller frame more curved.
Alongside this, the pro models are expected to receive an upgrade on the camera and processor side.