Pu forecasted that the iPhone 15 Pro models would see a price rise due to a number of rumored hardware upgrades, including a titanium frame and solid-state buttons with tactile feedback from additional Taptic Engines, an a17 Bionic chip, more RAM, an increased periscope lens for enhanced optical zoom on Pro Max models, and many other features.
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After an unverified claim made by Weibo on January 1, rumors of a price hike for iPhone 15 Pro models have been repeated twice. However, it remains to be seen if Apple actually raises prices for the devices. The Pro model started at $999 in the U.S. since the iPhone X launched in 2017. The Pro Max started at $1,099 the year after the iPhone XS Max was launched.
Apple’s iPhone prices have increased multiple times outside the United States in recent years due to currency fluctuations. The iPhone 14 Pro in the UK starts at PS1,099, while the iPhone 13 Pro starts at PS949.
An increase in prices in the U.S. seems possible, given the above-average inflation rate. Apple has maintained its starting prices for six consecutive generations of Pro models unchanged, but it will most likely increase prices eventually to preserve its profit margins. It is not clear if the iPhone 15 Plus and standard iPhone 15 Plus will also see an increase in price over the iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Plus, which are priced at $799 and $899, respectively.
Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 15 series in September, as usual. Rumors suggest that all four devices will feature a USB C port, the Dynamic Island, and a slightly curved frame. The Pro models are expected to have more features and modifications.