Citing supply chain sources, Digitimes (Opens in a new tab) (via MacRumors (Opens in a new tab)) It is reported that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will both have 6GB of RAM using a faster LPDDR5 memory type. Meanwhile, the regular iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will offer 6GB of RAM but using the older and slower LPDDR4X memory.
Digitimes reports that Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix and Micron Technology, three of the world’s largest memory vendors, are all gearing up to produce RAM for the upcoming iPhone 14 range. This lends further significance to analyst Ming Chi Kuo’s earlier claim that there will be a discrepancy in the type of memory between the standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models. With LPDDR5 set to provide faster and more efficient storage, Pro iPhones can be more responsive than their standard counterparts when loading things like games or demanding content and content creation apps.
This is in addition to rumors that only the iPhone 14 Pro series will have the new A16 Bionic chip. The iPhone 14 and 14 Max are expected to retain the current A15 Bionic processor. To be fair, the current iPhone 13 is still the fastest phone out there, but this is another example of how the iPhone 14 vs iPhone 14 Pro split could be the biggest we’ve ever seen between the two groups.
In case you haven’t been following the rumors, the iPhone 14 Pro series tends to come with a new, bigger 48MP main camera (up from 12MP), which will also be able to shoot 8K video. Only the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are expected to boast a new always-on display. In addition, the new iPhone 14 Pros should ditch the notch in favor of a new notch and a pill-shaped cutout.
It doesn’t stop there. The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro will likely continue to have an exclusive telephoto lens, so there is no optical zoom for the regular iPhone 14. And we’ve heard that the pros will still have a lock on ProMotion’s 120Hz refresh rate, even though the iPhone 14 can bump the screen from 60Hz to 90Hz.
The only downside? The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are rumored to cost $100 more than their predecessors, which would be an issue in this economy. But given all the upgrades that are being made, it could be a justifiable price hike.
We’re sure the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will get some worthwhile upgrades. This is said to include a new front camera with autofocus. But there haven’t been many exciting rumors so far, except for the new 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max size, which will discontinue the iPhone mini.
With the Apple September event scheduled for September 13, we don’t have that long to wait for the new iPhones. But for now, be sure to check out our iPhone 14 Pro hub to keep up with the latest rumors and leaks.