The second reason is a little trickier, but effectively it comes down to what you’re getting for your money. Apple hasn’t made any major hikes to the iPhone’s pricing structure in the past couple of years, despite making some key upgrades, in particular for the Pro versions of the smartphones. This year, however, the stakes for generation-over-generation upgrades are even higher. Take, for example, the iPhone 14 Pro, which is heavily rumored to ditch the boat-shaped Face ID notch at the top in favor of a more modern pill-shaped punch-hole cutout instead
On the inside, meanwhile, there’ll be a chipset upgrade, with Apple expected to jump to the A16 Bionic SoC based on TSMC’s next-gen 5nm fabrication process. However, the most notable change is happening in the camera department, that will reportedly see the main camera getting upgraded from a 12-megapixel sensor to a 48-megapixel version with significant advantages in detail and low-light performance.
TFI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has also predicted an upgrade for the front camera, which is finally in line for autofocus. In a medium blog post, Kuo also wrote that the ultra-wide angle camera sensor will also feature larger pixels, bringing in more light to capture more color-accurate and detailed pictures. Finally, there’s also chatter about faster charging speeds on the Pro models, which might finally touch the 30W mark. In short, the distinction between what makes a “Pro” iPhone or otherwise is about to get a lot more stark, but if you were considering an Apple smartphone upgrade it’s worth holding off for a week to see if your money gets you more from the iPhone 14 series.