So the next Apple presentation took place, at which the Cupertino people presented the updated iPhone 14 line. The base iPhone did not undergo serious differences – the spitting image of the iPhone 13, but the rest of the models, including the iPhone 14 Plus, became noticeably better. Readers of our Telegram chat spent the whole night discussing not only the characteristics, but also the possible prices for new items – basically, many assumed that iPhone 14 cost will be so transcendental that the smartphone from Apple will turn into a real luxury. It turned out it wasn’t. We tell you what price Apple put on it and how much will the iPhone 14 cost in Russia.
When will the iPhone 14 go on sale?
Typically, Apple assigns a single new iPhone sales start day: this means that all smartphones will be available on store shelves at the same time, if suddenly you have not pre-ordered. This year the tradition is broken: not only pre-order will be available from September 9, and all iPhone 14 models, except for the iPhone 14 Plus, will go on sale only from September 16! Personally, I don’t remember when there would be a difference of 7 days between the pre-order and the start of sales. Let me remind you that last year, pre-order was available from September 22, and sales began on September 24.
The iPhone 14 Plus stands out from the entire line, however, not only because it is new, but because it will start selling much later than the rest – from October 7th. In general, this is not news: insiders report that even having pre-ordered it, users will start receiving it later, since all the emphasis is on filling the Apple Store counters – there is a shortage of components, disruption of supply chains and quarantine at factories in China .
On the other hand, this is quite tolerable: Apple has not raised the prices of its devices, leaving them at last year’s level. Here’s what they look like.
- iPhone 14 – $799.
- iPhone 14 Plus – $899
- iPhone 14 Pro – $999.
- iPhone 14 Pro Max – $1,099
Of course, if you multiply the cost by the current ruble exchange rate, a quite acceptable amount emerges: the iPhone 14 costs like the iPhone 12 right now! Unfortunately, that’s not how it works – iPhone 14 will not be officially sold in Russia. Yes, there will be smartphones supplied by parallel import, but they will cost more. Much more expensive!
How much does iPhone 14 cost in Russia
After the Apple presentation and right up to the morning, analysts predicted completely different, sometimes fabulous iPhone 14 prices in Russia. According to them, the base iPhone 14, which is not much different from the iPhone 13, will cost about 100 thousand rubles, and the price of the top-end iPhone 14 Pro Max will reach 200 thousand rubles! Well, for whom, one wonders, then new iPhones will be sold at the price of versions from Caviar with precious metals?
In reality, everything turned out much better. MTS opened pre-order for iPhone 14 at quite affordable prices. In any case, even on the wave of hype at the start of sales, they look pretty acceptable.
- iPhone 14 – 84,990 rubles.
- iPhone 14 Plus – 94,990 rubles.
- iPhone 14 Pro – 104,990 rubles.
- iPhone 14 Pro Max – 114,990 rubles.
You will be surprised, but these are almost the same prices as a year ago: then the iPhone 13 cost 79,990, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max – 109,990 rubles. It’s a shame that the depreciation does not help, because Apple left Russiabut it’s nice that prices for new iPhones more or less adequate.
Pre-order conditions quite acceptable: there is a guarantee for 12 months, and a refund if you made a 100% prepayment, and a 2% cashback. Even the price will not change at the time of receipt: that is, how much was paid, so much is needed – there are no overpayments. The only question is about shipping: the fine print at the bottom of the page says that the iPhone can take 120 days – ready to wait almost 4 months if something goes wrong?
However, these are just starting prices, so you have to wait. I have no doubt that already by the official start of sales around the world, the iPhone 14 will appear not only on the shelves of Russian stores, but also from gray sellers who, by tradition, will offer it at a more or less mundane price.