Apple announced during the ‘Far Out’ event that it will keep the price of the iPhone 14 the same as its predecessor. However, it turned out that the non-raise only applies in China and the United States.
Before the September 7 event, rumors and predictions were made about the iPhone 14 lineup costing $100 more than the iPhone 13 models.
Apple surprised everyone by saying that they would keep the price range for the new flagship phones at the same level. CNBC reports that the original rumors were somewhat accurate, but were apparently only true for the Chinese and US markets.
UK consumers get an $80 increase, while those in Japan saw a $146 increase. In Germany and Australia, the price increase was $100 and $33, respectively.
Prices in China were largely the same. Apple CEO Tim Cook did mention that the gains were “foreign exchange headwinds,” which could be due to the strong performance of the USD.