APPLE seems to have broken with tradition when it comes to its latest iPhone line.
According to a report, the California tech giant will split the power in the chips of the iPhone 14 series, which is expected to launch this summer.
The news comes from trusted technology analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, whose predictions often involve money.
He tweeted on March 13 that, for the first time, Apple will load different microchips into its iPhones depending on how much you pay for them.
Apple usually releases new iPhones every September, each equipped with a brand new biochip.
For example, last year’s iPhone 13 range is equipped with the company’s A15 chip, while 12 models come with A14 etc.
Engineers are said to be lining up four models for 2022: iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Kuo, a specialist in Taiwan at investment firm TF International Securities, said this year’s chip, the A16, will only be available to the more expensive Pro models.
The base, cheaper phone will have last year’s A15.
“Only two Pro models will upgrade to A16 processors, while 14 & 14 Max will remain A15,” Kuo wrote.
He added: “All four new models will likely come with 6GB of RAM.”
If the prediction comes true, it would mark a huge departure for Apple, which typically puts its latest chip in all of its new iPhones.
That means those who aren’t willing to shell out this year’s flagship mobile phone will get an iPhone with the same engine as the older models.
For context, even on a new release, £419 / $429 iPhone SE 3 – Cheapest iPhone that Apple sells – has A15 bionic chip.
The iPhone 14 and 14 Max may also have the same engine under the bonnet but cost almost twice as much.
As with all rumors and leaks, take the news with a pinch of salt. Apple hasn’t even confirmed they’re making the iPhone 14.
We can’t know anything concrete about this device until Apple’s launch event later this year.
According to analysts, all four new iPhone 14 models are expected to feature ProMotion displays.
Currently, these high 120Hz refresh rate displays are only available on the Pro models of the iPhone 13.
They produce smoother animations and scrolling and are generally better for gaming.
All four models are equipped with 6GB of RAM, which is an increase on the lower-end iPhone models.
And the Pro handsets are expected to feature an upgraded 48-megapixel camera on the back of the device.
Finally, the iPhone 14 Pro models will start with 256GB of storage, up from 128GB.
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