Recently, Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC announced a 20 percent price increase for its semiconductor products, explaining this by the crisis in the industry and the need to modernize production so that the company can meet the growing demand for chips. This will undoubtedly lead to higher prices for many products that use chips manufactured by TSMC — from cars to smartphones and household appliances. The new iPhones, which are expected to be released next month, will also rise in price.
Until recently, analysts and insiders agreed that Apple will keep prices for the new flagship iPhone 13 series at last year’s levels, despite numerous improvements. However, now sources say that the price hike for the new iPhones cannot be avoided, as TSMC has raised the cost of its products for all customers. And Apple is known to order mobile A-series chips and other semiconductor solutions from TSMC.
According to sources, the cost of the iPhone 13 mini, the most affordable representative of the new flagship series, starts at 5499 yuan or $ 850 at the current rate for the version with 64 GB of internal memory. And the cost of the most expensive model will exceed the $ 2,000 mark. We are talking about the iPhone 13 Pro Max with 1 TB of internal memory, which will be priced by the manufacturer at 14,099 yuan or 2179 dollars. It is important to note that the prices are for the Chinese market, in the US the prices for the iPhone 13 are likely to be slightly cheaper.
Cost of iPhone 13 series for China: