The iPhone 14 would not all be entitled to an A16 Bionic chip. According to a leak, Apple has decided to reuse the A15 chip on the cheaper models in the range. In parallel, Apple would continue to work on a satellite connection.
Several months before the September 2022 keynote, the iPhone 14s continue to make headlines in the specialized press. We recently learned that Apple is going review the design of the Pro editions. The iPhone 14 Pro / Pro Max would be covered with a holey screen. For the first time, the brand would ignore the notch.
In an article published on Monday March 14, 2022, our colleagues from 9to5Mac disclose new information on the future iPhone range. Citing unnamed sources, the outlet claims that Apple should decline the iPhone 14 in four different models.
A satellite connection for the future iPhone 14
As expected, Apple would release an iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Following the catastrophic sales of the mini model, the firm would have decided to stop the costs and to focus on smartphones with a large screen.
The standard iPhone 14 would therefore be available in two models: a version with a 6.1-inch screen and a Max model with a 6.7-inch panel. The screen resolution is said to be similar to the iPhone 13 Pro launched last year. On the other hand, the slab of the iPhone 14 Pro would be slightly larger than that of their predecessors to adapt to the double hole.
Mid-range oriented, the iPhone 14 and 14 Max would be powered by the A15 Bionic chip, the same processor as the iPhone 13. To everyone’s surprise, Apple would reserve its new A16 Bionic chipset for high-end editions. This is not a first for the brand. Apple had done this with the iPhone 5C.
According to 9to5Mac, however, Apple could use a slightly revised A15 chip on its iPhone 14. The brand has two versions of the chipset, including an edition with an additional GPU. Moreover, all models would have 6 GB of RAM to support the SoC.
Finally, the media claims that Apple is still working on a satellite connection for their iPhones. Last year, a rumor came out that the group is working on a feature that will make it possible to make calls and send emergency messages by connecting to satellites.
Rumor had it that the option was integrated into the iPhone 13. It was not. Nevertheless, 9to5Mac ensures thatApple continues to work on this satellite connection. For now, we don’t know if the technology will be ready for the arrival of the iPhone 14.