With a new iPhone SE launch out of the way, all eyes are on Apple’s next iPhone 14 models, but they may have a lot more in common with the iPhone 13 than previously anticipated.
Renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that the standard models, including the iPhone 14 and the rumored iPhone 14 Max, will keep the A15 Bionic on its predecessor, while the Pro models will be equipped with a new A16 chip. That doesn’t mean the stock models don’t get a boost in processing power, though.
Spotted by MacRumors, Kuo’s tweet states that all four models come with 6GB of RAM, with the iPhone 14 models having LPDDR 4X memory and the iPhone 14 Pro models having LPDDR 5 memory. The iPhone 13 Pro models already come with 6GB of RAM, but the standard models will get a bigger upgrade as the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini have 4GB of RAM.
Only two Pro models would upgrade to the A16 processor, while the 14 & 14 Max would remain the A15. All four new models will likely ship with 6GB of RAM, the difference being LPDDR 5 (14 Pro & 14 Pro Max) versus LPDDR 4X (14 & 14 Max). https://t.co/tHcszIz6gXMarch 13, 2022
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models are expected to be 1.5 times faster and 30% more energy efficient compared to the standard models, thanks to LPDDR 5 memory. While sticking to the A15 Bionic may sound daunting, this processor is the most powerful smartphone chip on the market and is expected to last for years to come.
The A16 chip is likely to come to iPhone models launching in the next year, but customers of the iPhone 14 Pro model will be the first to see its power.
This isn’t the first we’ve heard about an upgrade in RAM on all models, either. A user on the Korean blog Naver suggested that the iPhone 14 Pro will have 8 GB of RAM, according to supply chain analyst Jeff Pu of Haitong International Securities. However, he later withdrew that claim based on possible cost considerations.
The iPhone 14 is expected to come in four different models, including a 6.1-inch iPhone 14, a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max, 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro and the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro max. They are expected to arrive in the second half of 2022, possibly sometime in September if Apple sticks to the same launch dates from last year.
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