According to reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max may be the only models in the upcoming lineup to carry the new A16 chip. 9to5Mac). In one tweetKuo points out that the standard iPhone 14 and 14 Max will be powered by the A15 chipset found in all iPhone 13 models.
Only two Pro models will upgrade to the A16 processor, while the 14 & 14 Max will remain A15. All four new models will likely come with 6GB of RAM, with the difference being LPDDR 5 (14 Pro & 14 Pro Max) versus LPDDR 4X (14 & 14 Max). https://t.co/tHcszIz6gX
– (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) March 13, 2022
Additionally, Kuo claims every iPhone 14 model will come with 6GB of RAM, with both higher-end devices getting upgraded LPDDR5 memory, while the cheaper versions retain the LPDDR 4X found on the iPhone 13. As 9to5Mac points out, in the past, Apple has given its more expensive models a processor with more cores or memory, but hasn’t used two completely different processors to draw the line between the standard and high end since iPhone release. 5S and 5C in 2013.
Kuo also predicts the iPhone 14 Max will have a 6.7-inch display, marking the first time a Pro-sized display has appeared on a cheaper non-Pro phone. Kuo made a similar prediction in June when he said that Apple might be working on an iPhone with a bigger screen for under $900. Notably, the 5.4-inch screen size is not on Kuo’s list, a potential sign that Apple may be going to stop using the “mini” size.
Apple has yet to officially announce the iPhone 14 lineup, but it’s expected to debut at an upcoming iPhone event usually held in the fall. This obviously hasn’t stopped the rumors from turning, with Kuo already forecasting an iPhone 14 without a notch with a punch-hole camera and Face ID hardware hidden under its screen.
On the Mac side, Apple follower Mark Gurman has once again reiterating my prediction that the MacBook Air (along with three other MacBooks) will come with a new M2 chipwhich 9to5Mac report could be based on the iPhone 13’s A15 chip – not the rumored A16.
https://www.theverge.com/2022/3/13/22975719/iphone-14-pro-max-models-a16-chip-kuo-apple-rumors iPhone 14 Pro models may be the only devices using the new A16 chip