In March, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that only iPhone 14 Pro models will have the A16 chip, with the standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max models equipped with an A15 chip like iPhone 13. In the April issue of his newsletter, BloombergMark Gorman agreed that the standard “iPhone 14” models “will likely stick with last year’s A15 or another version of it.” The rumor has since been echoed by other sources such as Taiwanese research firm TrendForce.
This differs from Apple’s strategy thus far to equip all newer iPhones with the same chip. For example, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max are equipped with an A15 chip.
Although keepsome ShrimpApplePro said in tweet. This is said to be due to a new cellular modem and a new interior design, among other changes.
These other improvements could include more memory, as all iPhone 14 models are expected to have 6GB of memory, which is 2GB more than the iPhone 13. The new, more efficient iPhone 14 modem is expected to be physically smaller, and use less power and offers a high level of performance. As such, it seems likely that ShrimpApplePro’s claim that the iPhone 14 will still offer performance improvements.
Earlier this year, Gurman said that “other than trying to highlight the Pro,” the ongoing chip shortage may have contributed to Apple’s decision to limit its upcoming chips to the iPhone 14 Pro models.
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