And for the moment, everything suggests that the Cupertino company will mainly highlight the Pro models, which will be the most expensive. Indeed, according to several sources, it is on these Pro models that Apple should concentrate the main novelties.
Indeed, the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max would be entitled to a notchless screen and a 48-megapixel camera. And that’s not all !
In a tweet published in March, analyst Ming Chi Kuo indicated that Apple could reserve its new A16 Bionic chip for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, while the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Max would be satisfied with the A15 chip, the same chip that already equipped the iPhone 13 series.
Only two Pro models would upgrade to the A16 processor, while the 14 & 14 Max will remain the A15. All four new models will likely come with 6GB RAM, with the difference being LPDDR 5 (14 Pro & 14 Pro Max) vs. LPDDR 4X (14 & 14 Max). https://t.co/tHcszIz6gX
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) March 13, 2022
This was subsequently corroborated by other sources, including Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, as well as TrendForce. In a newsletter published in April, Gurman had indicated that in addition to wanting to promote the Pro models, Apple would also be affected by the shortage of chips.
iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max: the same A15 chip, but better performance compared to the iPhone 13?
Anyway, the good news is that even if Apple equipped its iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max with the same A15 chip as the 2021 models, the user should still benefit from improvements in terms of performance.
This is what is indicated by ShrimpApplePro, a source that is regularly relayed by the media. According to this, despite the fact that Apple will use old hardware on the non-Pro iPhone 14, the user should still benefit from general performance improvements, compared to the iPhone 13. source mentions in particular a new cellular modem, as well as a new internal design.
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And according to the tweet posted by Ming Chi Kuo in March, all models of the iPhone 14 series should have 4 GB of RAM. So even with the same processor, iPhone 14 should have more memory than iPhone 13.
But as usual, since all this information comes from an unofficial source, caution is still in order. In any case, if Apple equips the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max with an A15 chip instead of the new A16 chip, it would break with its traditions.
Indeed, normally, all iPhones of the same series should use the same chip.
Regarding the A16 chip, rumors are also circulating about its characteristics. Normally, this should still be engraved in 5 nm, like the A15. Indeed, Apple would wait until next year to adopt 3 nm engraving, and would ignore only 4 nm engraving.
But despite this, according to another rumor, the A16 chip would still improve CPU performance by 15%, and graphics performance by 25% to 30%.