Friday, October 22, 2021

Apple is reportedly planning a less expensive iPhone 14

After reporting its most profitable quarter ever in which it sold 61.3 million iPhones, Apple on Tuesday is expected to announce that an even more redesigned phone than the iPhone XS Max will be available next month, according to a report in a technology website.

The new phone will be the iPhone 14, a follow-up to the iPhone X and its predecessors, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, according to Bloomberg. Apple’s upgraded phones are among the most important sales targets for the Cupertino, California, company because each new model adds to the company’s overall profit, without significantly increasing the price.

The new iPhone 14 will continue the company’s model of leaving the headphone jack in its phones, but the new device is expected to add several new features, according to Bloomberg. The phone is also expected to use a new chip and displays, add new display filters and features a bigger battery than the iPhone XS Max, Bloomberg reported.

Apple sells the most expensive phones in the world: The iPhone XS Max starts at $1,099 for the 64 GB version, while the 128 GB model costs $1,099. The iPhone 10 is about $799 for the 64 GB version, and the 8 is $699 for the 64 GB model.

Apple typically waits a couple of years before announcing a follow-up to the previous iPhone, as the company does to keep sales growing and maintain its profit. In 2017, Apple released three new iPhone models, the iPhone 7, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Then in 2018, Apple released two new phones, the iPhone X and the iPhone XS.

The iPhone 13, which Bloomberg reports will be the iPhone 14, is expected to be more of a minor upgrade, with an updated screen, a bigger battery and a camera on the back that is better at suppressing dust and the appearance of fingerprints. Apple is also expected to add to its software capabilities to take advantage of the higher resolution screens, according to Bloomberg.

Apple introduced the iPhone 14 earlier this year at a conference in Beijing for software developers. Bloomberg reported in April that Apple would unveil the iPhone 14 at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose in early June.

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