The standard iPhone 14 models will still deliver better performance than the iPhone 13, despite containing the same A15 Bionic chip, according to leaker “ShrimpApplePro”.
In March, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that only the iPhone 14 Pro models will have the A16 chip, while the standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max models will be equipped with the A15 chip like the iPhone 13. In an April edition of his newsletter, BloombergMark Gurman agreed that standard “iPhone 14” models “will likely stick with last year’s A15 or some variant thereof”. The rumor has since been echoed by other sources, such as Taiwanese research firm TrendForce.
This deviates from Apple’s strategy to date of equipping all latest iPhones with the same chip. For example, the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are all equipped with the A15 chip.
Despite preservation”some old hardware,” the non-Pro “iPhone 14” models “will still have an overall performance boost over the “iPhone 13″ series,” ShrimpApplePro said in a statement. tweet. This is reportedly due to a new cellular modem and internal design, among other changes.
These other improvements may include more memory, with all iPhone 14 models expected to have 6GB of memory, 2GB more than the iPhone 13. The iPhone 14’s new, more efficient modem is expected to be physically smaller, consume less power, and have a high provide a level of performance. As such, ShrimpApplePro’s claim that the iPhone 14 will still offer performance gains seems likely.
Earlier this year, Gurman said that “beyond trying to make the Pro stand out,” continued chip shortages may have contributed to Apple’s decision to limit the upcoming chip to iPhone 14 Pro models.
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