According to Kuo, the iPhone 14 Pro models will be the only ones to use the A16 Bionic chip.
Apple just unveiled a slew of new products as its first launch of 2022, and Apple fans are eagerly anticipating the company’s impending iPhone 14 series later this year. According to a recent source, Apple is planning some changes for its iPhone 14 series this year. We already know that Apple will discontinue its iPhone Mini model owing to poor demand. According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the basic and Pro iPhone 14 versions would have separate chipsets.
A15 Bionic Chipset to Power iPhone 14 and 14 Max
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently claimed on Twitter that Apple is preparing to introduce the iPhone 14 with both the A15 Bionic and the yet-to-be-released A16 chipsets.
The iPhone 14 and 14 Max are expected to use the current A15 Bionic processor (which is also found in the iPhone 13 and the new iPhone SE), while the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max will use the future A16 chipset. This was confirmed by 9to5Mac in its most recent article. Kuo’s tweet may be found just below.
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 is uncommon for Apple because the business uses the same processor in all of its iPhone models each year. This method was last used by Apple when it released the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S with separate chipsets.
Not only that, but Kuo claims that all four iPhone 14 Series would have 6GB of RAM, despite prior speculations that the higher-end models will have 8GB of RAM. According to reports, the iPhone 14 and 14 Max will feature LPDDR4X RAM, and the Pro versions would have LPDDR5 RAM.
Another thing to keep in mind is that Apple will only release two screen sizes this year: 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch. It will also be the first time affordable iPhone with a larger 6.7-inch display.
Aside from these specifics, all iPhone 14 models are likely to contain a 120Hz ProMotion display, increased battery life, and probable support for 48MP cameras with different enhancements. However, it is difficult to envisage Apple using the same processor that drives its current entry-level iPhone for its next flagship-grade iPhone 14 series. This might be a result of the continuing worldwide chip scarcity, or it could just be a shift in strategy, with ordinary models being differentiated from Pro ones, as Apple has done with its Mac series.
In any case, we’ll keep you updated as soon as we have any official information. Until then, stay tuned and let us know what you think in the comments below, as well as if you’ll buy an iPhone 14 model with last year’s CPU.