iPhone 14 Pro Models: Ming-Chi Kuo, a respected Apple analyst, warned earlier this year that Apple’s future A16 Bionic technology will stay limited to iPhone 14 Pro versions. According to Kuo, all non-Pro iPhones will no longer use the newest Apple A-series chipsets and would instead rely on previous-generation CPUs in the future.
Only Pro Models Will Get the Newest iPhone Chips
The iPhone 14, 14 Max, 14 Pro, and 14 Pro Max are the four iPhone 14 variants that Apple is most likely to release. Based on prior rumors, we learned that the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max may be equipped with the next A16 processor, while the iPhone 14 and 14 Max might have the A15 chipset. Most of us believed Apple may have taken this choice in response to the continuing chip scarcity, but it appears that this is only one element of the company’s new business plan.
“The latest processor chip will be exclusive to iPhone high-end models in the future, so a high shipment proportion of iPhone high-end models will be the norm, favoring high-end camera component suppliers,” Kuo claims
According to Kuo’s assessment, the decision would probably result in a rise in shipments of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max from the customary 40 to 50 percent to 55 to 60 percent in the second half of the year. Additionally, it would help Sony, Largan, Alps, and LG Innotek, which supply camera parts to Apple. This is due to the Pro versions’ expected inclusion of major camera enhancements, such as a 48MP primary camera and a punch-hole cum-pill design.
Apple appears to be ready to use the decoy effect to increase the desirability of its Pro models by confining the new A-series chipsets to the Pro versions. It would be interesting to see if buyers are prepared to spend more money to obtain the Pro versions so they can use the newest iPhone processor. How do you feel? Please tell us in the comments.