New Apple Leak Reveals iPhone 14 Price Shock

Popular Korean tech site ET News reports that, for the first time in iPhone history, Apple will install a South Korean front camera in its smartphone. The camera will bring major upgrades in image quality (broken down here), but comes with an eye-watering cost increase.

According to a report published by ET News, Apple is sourcing a new “high-end” front camera module from LG Innotek (South Korea) and Sharp (Japan). Tipped to appear in this year’s iPhone 14, the new selfie camera is expected to bring improved features, including autofocus capability, at a unit price that has “risen nearly three times” compared to previous models.

The downside is cost. All of which adds to the narrative that Apple will increase iPhone prices by $100 for the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, while the new iPhone 14 Max will be at least $200 more than the iPhone 13 Mini that it replaces.