Apple plans to release iPhone 14, three Apple Watch versions, and new iPads on September 7 have just been leaked. The iPhone 14 is rumored to have a 5.8-inch OLED display, while the Apple Watch versions will have 40mm and 44mm sizes. The new iPads are said to come in 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes. In addition, Apple is said to be increasing the prices of its iPhones by 15% due to the weak US dollar.
According to Bloomberg’s sources, Apple plans to unveil the iPhone 14 series, along with low-end and high-end iPads and three new Apple Watch models, at a launch event on September 7.
While rivals like Google and Meta in Silicon Valley are seeing advertising pullbacks, user defections to other platforms, and regulatory headwinds, the Cupertino-based tech giant is revamping its flagship product — and possibly increasing its price — during this period of high inflation.
However, iPhone sales are responsible for more than half of Apple’s revenue, and the company’s fiscal first quarter ended June 25 with stronger results than expected. The iPhone was responsible for 40.7% of Apple’s quarterly revenue growth to $83 billion.
While the release date of iPhone 14 is music to the ears of many Apple fans, the potential price hike might not be. Apple is said to be considering a 15% price increase for its new flagship device, which would make it the most expensive iPhone yet.
The Bloomberg report comes after Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the iPhone 14 will come with a 5.8-inch OLED display, while the Apple Watch Series 6 will come in 40mm and 44mm sizes. The new iPad models are said to come in 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes.
Kuo also said that the iPhone 14 will have a design similar to the iPhone 12, with flat sides and a metal frame. However, there will be some differences, including an upgraded camera system with a larger sensor and a new ultra-wide-angle camera.
As always, iPhone release dates are probably the most anticipated Apple event of the year. Apple is said to be planning a special event for September 7, where it will unveil the iPhone 14 series, along with new Apple Watch models and iPad Pro models.
The event is expected to be held at Apple Park in Cupertino, California, and will be streamed online. Apple has not yet announced any details about the event, but it is likely that invitations will go out soon.
Apple users looking to upgrade to iPhone 14 are focused on the camera. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the iPhone’s front-facing camera is a focal feature to look forward as it will get better auto-focus. Kuo says the iPhone 14 rear camera will be upgraded to better the previous 48 megapixels we saw in iPhone 12 and iPhone 13.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted last week that the iPhone 14 lineup’s average selling price will rise by 15% compared to the iPhone 13 lineup. The iPhone 13 Pro costs $999 and the 13 Pro Max $1,099. If Apple does in fact increase the prices of its iPhones by 15%, the iPhone 14 could cost up to $1,179.
While this price tag is impressive it doesn’t come without Apple’s familiar marketing strategy. Apple is likely to release a new iPhone at a reduced price to appeal to a wider range of users. The price increase would be for the more expensive models while the less expensive options remain the same.
In addition to the iPhone 14, Apple is also said to be working on an upgraded “iPhone SE Plus” that will have a 5.5-inch OLED display and a design similar to the iPhone 8 Plus. The device is rumored to be launching in the first half of 2023.
The Bloomberg report comes after Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the iPhone 14 will come with a 5.8-inch OLED display, while the Apple Watch Series will come in 40mm and 44mm sizes. The new iPad models are said to come in 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes.
Kuo also said that the iPhone 14 will have a design similar to the iPhone 12 and 13, with flat sides and a metal frame. However, there will be some differences, including an upgraded camera system with a larger sensor and a new ultra-wide-angle camera.
As always, Apple users are focused on the company’s camera quality improvements. Love it or hate it, Apple’s marketing strategy is the same every year. New features are announced and Apple fanatics wait in anticipation for the release date.
This year is no different, as Apple is said to be planning a special event for September 7th to unveil the iPhone 14 series. The new phone is rumored to have a slightly larger sensor and improved low-light performance.
Apple always manages to make headlines with its announcements, so we’ll be sure to keep you updated on all the latest news surrounding