Apple to use A16 chip and LPDDR 5 RAM for only the Pro versions of iPhone 14, standard ones won’t see any update in the specs.
Ming-Chi Kuo is a reliable Apple analyst from MacRumors. According to him, the next lineup of Apple iPhones will change its plan to introduce faster and better specifications to the new series. This time, Apple will likely introduce their next-gen chips A16 in only Pro versions i.e., iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max. Whereas, the standard version will remain on the same chips A15 Bionic i.e., iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max.
Not just the chip, Apple will introduce newer and faster RAM LPDDR 5 to the Pro versions and the standard versions will stick to the current RAM LPDDR 4X. The new lineup will likely have 6GB of RAM.
Only two Pro models would upgrade to the A16 processor, while the 14 & 14 Max will remain the A15. All four new models will likely come with 6GB RAM, with the difference being LPDDR 5 (14 Pro & 14 Pro Max) vs. LPDDR 4X (14 & 14 Max). https://t.co/tHcszIz6gX
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) March 13, 2022
According to Kuo, Apple is setting its standard sizes for display – the iPhone 14, 14 Pro will have a 6.1-inch display, and 14 Max, 14 Pro Max will have a 6.7-inch display. Well, if this is the case, this can mark a warning that Apple will no longer launch the iPhone mini ones.
There is a worldwide shortage of production of chips which may be the reason that Apple is changing its tactic of introducing newer chips to all the series. However, Kuo did not post any possible cause or basis of this news. The current series of iPhones have A15 Bionic which is very competitive among others even rivaling Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. So, if the new lineup uses the current-gen processors, it won’t give those an actual pitfall.