The The release of the iPhone 14 series is coming (time flies, before we know it it’ll be September), and it’s that time of year when rumors and leaks about the upcoming phones are also circulating. You may have heard that this year there will be a chip difference between the iPhone 14 and 14 Max on the one hand and the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max on the other. 9to5Mac reports now that another source confirms this info.
iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro have different chipsets: another report confirms
Earlier this year, renowned industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo dropped the bomb: according to his report, some iPhone 14 models will ship with the current A15 Bionic chip seen in the iPhone 13 series. utilities, a report from TrendForce confirms this rumor and says that only the iPhone 14 pro models will get the next-generation A16 Bionic chip. TrendForce states that only the Pro series gets the latest processor in its report, and we’re inclined to believe that means the A16 Bionic. On the other hand, the report stated that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will have the A51 Bionic chip, but with 6 GB of LPDDR4X RAM instead of 4 GB.
As you might imagine, the reasons for this are unclear and we will most likely not get an explanation from Apple. However, some analysts believe the problem lies in the chip shortage that has hit the entire tech industry in recent years. This pretty much means that the entire supply chain could be devoted to producing the iPhone 14 Pro models.
One important thing you may want to be aware of: There are currently several versions of the A15 chip. One is with 4 GB of RAM and a four-core GPU used in the iPhone 13 and 13 mini, and the other version has 6 GB RA with a five-core GPU used by the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Given that all iPhone 14 models will reportedly use 6GB of RAM, this could mean that the iPhone 14 and 14 Max will get the A15 chip found in the iPhone 13 Pro models.
And one more thing to keep in mind, as 9to5Mac rightly points out: Apple may decide to rename this chip. For example, the chip of the Apple Watch Series 7 is very much the same as that of the Series 6, but they have different names due to minor internal changes.
That said, as I like to say, nothing’s official until it’s official, so stay tuned for more!