iPhone 14 Pro Might Start At 256GB Of Storage To Offset Increased Price
Apple’s upcoming iPhone 14 Pro might start with a memory configuration of 256GB, according to a new report. The news comes amid ongoing concerns that the devices will be more costly than last year’s iPhone 13 lineup.
This new report comes via TrendForce and an updated forecast that has the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max starting out at 256GB rather than the 128GB that was previously used as the base model for the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had already suggested that the iPhone 14 lineup could cost as much as 15% more than the outgoing iPhone 13 models, with that price hike potentially being eased by the increase in storage. The current iPhone 13 Pro with 256GB of storage starts at $1,099 as noted by 9to5Mac, with thhat now potentially being the starting price for iPhone 14 Pro.
Alongside the increase in storage, the iPhone 14 Pro will also have faster RAM than the previous model, while an always-on display capable of a 1Hz refresh rate, new 48-megapixel camera, and a speedier A16 Bionic chip could also be behind the price increase.
The ongoing rate of inflation is also likely to have had a hand in any price increase, too.
Apple is expected to announce the new iPhone 14 lineup next week, with September 7 being the big day. We’ll know soon enough exactly how much Apple’s next iPhones will set buyers back.