The standard iPhone 14 models will still perform better than the iPhone 13, despite containing the same A15 Bionic chip, according to the “ShrimpApplePro” leak.
In March, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated that only the iPhone 14 Pro models will feature the A16 chip, with the standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max models equipped with the A15 chip like the iPhone 13. In an April issue of his newsletter, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman agreed that the standard iPhone 14 models are likely to “stick to last year’s A15 or a variant of it.” The rumor has since been echoed by other sources such as the Taiwanese research firm TrendForce.
This differs from Apple’s strategy to date of equipping all the 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 retainingsome older hardware,” non-Pro iPhone 14 models “will still have an overall performance boost over the iPhone 13 series,” ShrimpApplePro said in a cheep. This is reportedly due to a new cellular modem and internal design, among other changes.
These other improvements could include more memory, as all iPhone 14 models are expected to have 6 GB of memory, 2 GB more than the iPhone 13. The new, more efficient modem in the iPhone 14 is expected to be physically smaller, use less energy and offer a high level of performance. As such, ShrimpApplePro’s claim that the iPhone 14 will continue to offer performance improvements seems likely.
Earlier this year, Gurman said that “beyond trying to make the Pro stand out,” ongoing chip shortages may have contributed to Apple’s decision to limit its next chip to iPhone 14 Pro models.
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