A recent survey indicates that, despite rumors of a price rise, over 14% of iPhone owners plan to switch to the new iPhones when Apple launches the iPhone 14 series on September 7.
This number has increased since last year, when only about 10% of current iPhone owners intended to upgrade to the iPhone 13 series, according to a survey by savings.com.
Given the effects of inflation on the economy and iPhone owners’ propensity to use their gadgets for extended periods of time, this can be regarded as surprising.
According to a savings.com study with a sample size of over 1,500 iPhone users, there may be more interest in the iPhone 14 than there was previously. The sample size is relatively small, as 9to5Mac noted, and this may not necessarily show any true trends or tendencies as the poll suggests.
The true cost of the iPhone is significantly higher in markets like India than it is in places like North America and Europe, which may encourage customers to keep using the device for a longer period of time. Furthermore, many purchasers may be discouraged or change their minds if Apple boosts the price of the iPhone 14 series.
A few more intriguing comments are made by the survey, which is interesting. Potential purchasers who already own an iPhone model that is less than two years old make up two out of every three. The three main arguments for wanting to upgrade to the iPhone 14 series were faster CPUs, more storage, and a better camera.
Both the fact that their current iPhone was still functional and the anticipated cost of upgrading to the iPhone 14 were the main justifications given by individuals who said they would not upgrade.
On September 7, a global release of the Apple iPhone 14 series is anticipated. According to many rumors, Apple may release the iPhone 14 Max model this year rather than the iPhone 14 small, giving customers the option of a larger screen without the more sophisticated camera system often provided by the Pro and Pro Max models.
Without even accounting for the potential for a price increase, the lack of an iPhone 14 small would also result in a significant increase in the starting price for a current-generation iPhone. Rumors suggest that Apple may also announce the release of its new iPad and Watch products at the same event.