Multiple reliable sources have informed us that some, if not all, iPhone 15 Pro models will see price increases from Apple this year. Following a survey that asked whether readers would be prepared to pay a higher price for the iPhone 15 Pro, we now want to know what additional feature would encourage you to spend extra for the new phones, which are anticipated to be introduced in the middle of September.
iPhone 15 Pro may get more expensive
In an earlier piece, I stated that the iPhone’s pricing has been relatively constant throughout the years. In 2017, with the release of the iPhone X, Apple established a new base pricing for its premium smartphone, charging $999 instead of the typical $649. Pricing for high-end smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S Ultra and Apple’s iPhone Pro has converged around $999.
The iPhone’s pricing may soon be adjusted once again by Apple. Bloomberg predicted earlier this year that the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max would cost more than its forerunners, but the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus would be priced similarly.
Barclays analyst Tim Long recently predicted in a letter to investors that the iPhone 15 Pro series might see a price increase of $200. It’s possible that Apple may raise the base price of the iPhone 15 Pro Max from $1,099 to $1,299.
As with the iPhone X several years ago, Apple is likely aware that many customers would be dissatisfied with a price hike and will push major new features to persuade them that the increased price comes with numerous improvements. The iPhone 15 Pro won’t be a substantial update, but there will reportedly be significant changes.
What iPhone 15 Pro rumors say
There is no one feature that would convince me to pay more for an upgrade, but rather a mix of improvements in functionality and aesthetics. For instance, I was sold on the iPhone 7 since it was superficially similar to the iPhone 6S, but it contained several minor upgrades and a brand-new production method for its jet-black variant.
If the iPhone’s design improves again, I’ll gladly shell out the extra cash. An all-screen display with no bezels or a dynamic island is expected for the next several iPhones, which may also include a folding iPhone, a bigger display, a radically different form factor, or some other innovation. To me, these renderings and rumors point to what seems to be an iPhone 12S Plus Pro Max. Classical repetition.
The next generation of the iPhone Pro is said to have rounded corners and less side bezels. It has been said that a titanium frame will replace the current stainless steel one, making the phone both stronger and more portable.
The switch from Lightning to the newer and more versatile USB-C port on this year’s iPhones is sure to be a major selling feature. Additionally, Apple has been developing a new periscope lens for the iPhone 15 Pro Max, which will allow for even better optical zoom. The new A17 processor, which is both quicker and more energy efficient, will be used in both Pro variants.
Since 128 GB of storage is insufficient for things like 4K ProRes video, speculations have circulated that Apple would boost the standard storage from 128 GB to 256 GB.
What would convince you to pay more for the new iPhone 15 Pro?
So, if Apple is really planning to increase the price of the iPhone 15 Pro, what would be the deciding factor for you to shell over the additional funds? Please vote in the poll and share your thoughts in the comments section below.