We have seen numerous rumors about Apple’s upcoming iPhone 13 flagship series in the past months. Now, ahead of its potential launch on September 14, reports suggest that the Cupertino giant is likely to make its devices more expensive than ever this year. That is because its primary chip supplier TSMC is planning to increase the price of the production of Apple A-series chipsets.
Now, if you are unaware, rumors about the iPhone 13 series have been pouring in from various sources for months. We have seen reports from reputable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, stating that the upcoming iPhone models will come with a smaller notch and boast a 120Hz display. Furthermore, previous rumors also suggested that Apple might add reverse wireless charging, faster charging support, and larger batteries to the iPhone 13 series.
Here’s Why iPhone 13 Could be Expensive than iPhone 12
However, a recent report now suggests that Apple’s primary chip supplier TSMC has informed its clientele that the production cost for manufacturing sub-7nm chipsets would surge in the coming days. The chipmaking company plans to increase the prices of “sub 7nm process technologies” by up to 5 percent, and “mature process technologies” by up to a whopping 20 percent. As one might expect, the surge in production cost is likely the result of the ongoing global chip shortage and increased demand.
As a result of the surge, Apple might also increase the starting price of its upcoming iPhone 13 series. So, if you are looking to upgrade from your existing iPhone to the upcoming iPhone 13 series, it is important to note that it will be pricier than previous models, which is kind of a bummer as iPhones are not really cheap to start with. So, what do you think will be the starting price of the iPhone 13 series? We expect the iPhone 13 mini to launch with a $50 higher price tag than its predecessor at $749. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.