iPhone 15 Pro vs. iPhone 14 Pro: Which model should you upgrade to?

The iPhone 15 Pro comes with some notable differences over its predecessor, the iPhone 14 Pro. But there are reasons to buy the latter still.

1. You want the cheaper option

Shortly after Apple announced the iPhone 15 lineup, iPhone 14 prices saw a deep discount. You can expect all previous iPhone models to be a few hundred dollars cheaper now that the iPhone 15 is here. If you want the closest thing to an iPhone 15, you can purchase the iPhone 14 Pro. Aside from an upgraded chip and a few cosmetic upgrades, the iPhone 14’s internal components are very similar to its successor.

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However, Apple typically discontinues last year’s Pro models shortly after announcing a new iPhone lineup to avoid interference with the new iPhone’s sales. So, if you want to buy an iPhone 14 Pro, you’ll have to consult other vendors like Amazon, Best Buy, or your cell service provider while supplies last.

2. You’re not ready to give up your Lightning cable(s)

It’s official: The latest iPhones ditch the Lightning ports and sport a USB-C port instead. The switch to USB-C is mostly important to iPhone users outside of the US, thanks to a law passed by the European Parliament mandating all electronic devices be USB-C compatible by the end of 2024.

However, most iPhone users in the US and in some other countries don’t have any pressure to get rid of their Lightning charging cords. If you have an Apple Watch, AirPods, Magic Mouse, Magic Keyboard, iPhone 14 or older, or Magic Trackpad, you probably have plenty of Lightning cords lying around.

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