This might be the right time to buy an Apple iPhone 14 as the newly-launched iPhone 14 is available at a massive discount and can be purchased for Rs 50,000. The iPhone 14 is one of the four iPhone 14 models launched in September this year and it was made available at a starting price of Rs 79,900 for the base model with 128GB of storage. E-commerce platform Flipkart is now offering the iPhone at a discounted price of Rs 77,400 on the site. Alongside, there is an additional discount worth Rs 5,000 for HDFC Bank users of credit card non-EMI and debit and credit cards EMI transactions.
Apart from these offers, buyers of the iPhone 14 can get an exchange discount of up to Rs 20,500, which is subject to the condition and model of the old smartphone being offered for exchange. If all these offers are combined, one can purchase the new iPhone 14 for under Rs 50,000.
It should be noted that the Apple iPhone 14 is the cheapest among the lot launched this year and comes at a starting price of Rs 79,900 for the 128GB storage variant.
To recall, the iPhone 14 comes with a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display and it comes in five colourways: midnight, blue, starlight, purple and red colour options. It is powered by the A15 Bionic chipset and runs on the newest iOS 16. In terms of imaging, there’s a 12MP primary lens with a larger sensor and larger pixels, and for selfies, there’s a 12MP front TrueDepth camera with an f/1.9 aperture.
Meanwhile, China’s zero Covid restrictions are set to cost Apple iPhone production dearly. Production of iPhone 14, the cheapest among the iPhone 14 lineup, will fall 16 million units short of expectations this year in the wake of the coronavirus restrictions in China and weak demand for the entry-level iPhone models, recent reports have suggested.
According to a report by news agency Bloomberg, UBS analysts have slashed their forecast of total iPhone 14 production to 76 million, down from 92 million units for the second half (H2) of 2022, which is a 20 per cent decline from last year. The analysts have attributed the lower expectations to both the manufacturing disruption faced by iPhone’s contract manufacturer Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., and weakening demand for lower-end iPhone 14 models.