The iPhone 14 lineup will break with Apple’s established practise of providing all new devices with the latest A-series chips.
For the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, Apple will use the A16 chip, while this year’s iPhone 14 and 14 Max will use the A15 Bionic, according to Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-known analyst.
While all four devices will be equipped with 6GBs of RAM, only the Pro models will have LPDDR5 and the other two will have LPDDR4X.
The iPhone 14 and 14 Pro, as well as the iPhone 14 Max and 14 Pro Max, are preparing for a shift to a duopoly of display sizes. The current, second-generation iPhone 13 mini will be the last of its kind, at least for the foreseeable future.
According to Kuo, Apple chose to limit the A16 chip to the A16X and A16X Pro models because of an ongoing chip shortage.
The A15 Bionic, Apple’s newest and most powerful processor, isn’t going to be a disadvantage for the next generation of iPhones.