iPhone 14 Pro/Max would have the A16 chip, but the iPhone 14 would stick with the A15

Ming Chi Kuo just let go a small bomb: the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max would be entitled to the new A16 chip, but Apple would keep the A15 on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max. These two models would thus have the same chip and the same power as the iPhone 13.

Concept iPhone 14 Pro Pill

Not all iPhone 14s would have the A16 chip

The analyst, generally well informed about Apple, does not explain why Apple would offer its A16 chip on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, but not on the others. This scenario would also be a first, if we put aside the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. At that time, the iPhone 5c had the same chip as the iPhone 5 released a year earlier, where the iPhone 5s had the right to the new model. But they were technically two different ranges. Here, it’s the same family of products, namely the iPhone 14.

Apple would therefore change its strategy with the 2022 models. One wonders what the added value of non-Pro models will be. Both the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are announced to remove the notch and instead put a pill + a hole, in addition to having the A16. Both the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max would keep the notch and obviously the A15.

And to continue with the differences, Kuo announces that all iPhone 14s would be entitled to 6 GB of RAM, but the non-Pro models would have LPDDR4X RAM where the Pro models would have LPDDR5 RAM. In comparison, the iPhone 13 and 13 mini have 4 GB of RAM and the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max have 6 GB of RAM.

We still have a little time before we see the iPhone 14. Apple should logically announce them next September during a keynote.

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