How much is too much to pay for an iPhone?

With the launch of the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro we got price rises here in the UK. It’s now over £800 for a base iPhone 14 (up £70) and just under £1100 for a Pro (up £150).

For a trillion dollar company the £150 (and £200 for the higher storage tier) seems a little too much of a hike. Heck, even Sony didn’t put up the PS5 by that much.

It got me thinking about the ceiling price of the iPhone for me and if it was now too much to pay.

At £1100 for a 128GB iPhone Pro, I don’t see that it’s worth the price of admission (for me). An always on screen isn’t new and can be found in sub £600 phones elsewhere and the camera whilst it looks great isn’t going to be as good as a compact or even a DSLR which you can buy for less than this model.

At £849 I feel that the 6.1” iPhone 14 is about the ceiling I’d pay for a new device. The almost £1000 14 Plus is pushing it but if you want a “cheaper” 6.7” it’s your best choice for a new device. You can check out iPhone 13 Pro Max though refurbished and you’ll save some money.

I’m not here to tell you how to spend your money, just for me we’ve reached the ceiling.

(I’ll be sticking with my Mini, which is still a great device that I can manage as my carry on a day to day basis).


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