EVERYONE planning on buying an iPhone this week should do a rain check for at least a few weeks.
Apple is about to unveil its latest smartphone, the iPhone 14, and buying a new smartphone before then could cost you dearly.
While a slew of rumors and leaks have surfaced about the top-secret device, which is expected to hit shelves next month, one thing that’s almost certain is a price shift.
For one thing, the upcoming iPhone will likely sell for the same price as the iPhone 13 when it was unveiled last year.
That means if you can just hold out a little longer, you’re getting a much better iPhone at a very similar price point to the previous model.
Even if you’re not that keen on having the latest and greatest device, the iPhone 13 is expected to drop in price too. Why? Because year after year the same thing happened.
That was the case with the iPhone 12 last year, for example. The price of the 64GB iPhone 12 was reduced by £100 right after the iPhone 13 was announced. The iPhone 11, meanwhile, dropped to just £500.
So if you can wait a few weeks before buying a new iPhone, you might be saving yourself a pretty bundle.
Apple iPhone 14 release date
If you’re dying to get your hands on a new iPhone but want to take advantage of the price drops, how long do you have to wait?
Well, we still don’t know exactly when Apple will officially launch its latest smartphone.
But since the company is a creature of habit and sticks to an apparent pattern for iPhone releases each year, we predict that will be the case over the next two weeks.
Apple has announced a major product launch event titled “Far Out” that will take place on September 7th.
Typically, the company unveils new iPhones at its annual September event. Apple has neither confirmed nor denied that it will do so with this year’s iteration.
After the Far Out event, Apple is expected to open pre-orders for the iPhone 14 the following Friday, September 9th.
The gadget is expected to go on sale a week later, on September 16th.
iPhone 14: what to expect
So what can we expect from the iPhone 14 when it finally launches?
Experts believe that Apple is planning a big move for the iPhone 14, with some pretty significant improvements over last year’s device, especially since Apple only made small changes when moving from iPhone 12 to iPhone 13.
For one thing, the internet rumor mill is suggesting that the iPhone 14 Pro models will get a major facelift.
All the rumors point to the removal of the “notch” – the piece of the bezel that juts out at the top of the screen – that was introduced with the iPhone X in 2017.
Another feature we’re anticipating in the iPhone 14 is an overall much faster experience with the introduction of a new chip.
We’re expecting the speedy A16 to debut in September and be even more powerful than the iPhone 13’s A15.
However, there is talk of a minor change this year, with rumors suggesting that regular iPhone 14 models will stick with last year’s A15 Bionic chip. According to insiders, only the iPhone 14 Pro models will get the upgrade to the A16 processor.
However, we won’t know for sure until Apple CEO Tim Cook takes the stage to announce the new models in September. Until then, we recommend taking all leaks and rumors with a pinch of salt.
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