Apple recently confirmed that the iPhone 14 series will be launched on September 7, and as always, many are wondering if the upcoming iPhones will see a price hike. Unlike multiple new features and changes with the iPhone 14 series, the most interesting addition is the new iPhone 14 Max, a non-Pro iPhone 14 that will be the size of the Pro-Max variants at an affordable price. Multiple reports have confirmed for months that the new non-Pro iPhone 14 Max will replace the iPhone 14 Mini, a claim also supported by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.
If this proves true, the iPhone 14 Max will be the first non-pro iPhone with a large screen. Speaking of screen size, the iPhone 14 Max will reportedly have a 6.7-inch screen, which happens to be the same size as the iPhone 14 Pro Max, but without Pro motion technology, new ‘i-shaped’ notch, and other Pro – features only.
However, display analyst Ross Young suggests that the iPhone 14 Max will be in short supply shortly after launch. He went on to say that display panel shipments for the new models are lagging far behind compared to where they should be.
According to noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 14 Max may be powered by last year’s A15 chip or a variant with some upgrades. The base variant of the Apple iPhone 14 Max is also expected to offer 128 GB of internal storage.
Then there is the question of how Apple will price the iPhone 14 Max. With a large screen and A15 chipset, the tech giant could put it somewhere between the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. While Ming-Chi Kuo suggests Apple will increase the price by 15%, Wedbush analyst Dan Ives says the price will be increased by $100 for all models except the vanilla iPhone 14.
That said, these are just speculations at this point and we should know more concrete details during launch.