Not everyone will like this news: the iPhone 13 is expected to cost more. Well, let’s be very clear with you, we are not able to give you the exact price at which the iPhone 13 and its various versions will be sold. But it should be more expensive than the iPhone 12 according to the latest rumors. As a reminder, the cheapest iPhone 12, the mini, is available from 809 euros.

It all started with information given by United News on one of Apple’s suppliers: TMSC. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of semiconductors, those components that are essential for manufacturing computer hardware. The current semiconductor market is valued at $ 433 billion. But there is a big problem: for several months, there has been a shortage of semiconductors due to the coronavirus and the lack of water, very important in the manufacture of components and this affects many areas such as automotive and manufacturing. telephony. And who says shortage says a position of strength for those who manufacture them.

Thus, TMSC, according to United News, would like to review the conditions of contracts with its customers, in particular Apple. The iPhone chip supplier would like to increase its prices by 25%. This would obviously have consequences on the prices of smartphones manufactured by the Cupertino company. Apple has often succeeded in offsetting the rising costs of its subcontractors and not listing it on customers. How is Tim Cook going to handle this for the iPhone 13s? In these times of global crisis, logic would dictate that the price does not move too much so as not to offend future customers. Everything will depend very surely on the new features that the iPhone 13 will offer to its users. If the battery is bigger and lasts longer, if the camera is further improved, if the screen refresh rate increases to 120Hz, for example, Apple could push the pill a higher price tag. If not…