Analyst: Only iPhone 14 Pro models get new A16 chip

Analyst: Only iPhone 14 Pro models get new A16 chip

Only the iPhone 14 Pro will get the new A16 chip. The standard models of the upcoming Apple smartphones, on the other hand, are likely to continue to use the A15 Bionic chipset from the iPhone 13, claims Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

The analyst and Apple expert tweeted on Sunday that only two iPhone 14 models will get a new chip: the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro and the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max. The other two variants – the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Max — would not benefit from the new A16 chip, Kuo claims. Instead, they should be equipped with the same chipset as the iPhone 13, the A15 Bionic.

iPhone 14: Faster memory for the Pro models

But there should be another difference between the standard models and the Pro variants of the iPhone 14. While all versions will come with 6GB of RAM, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will likely get LPDDR-4 storage, while the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will come with LPDDR-5 storage. This should work around 1.5 times faster and up to 30 percent more efficiently than the LPDDR-4X version.

Kuo's estimate is a bit more cautious than that of Haitong International Securities employee Jeff Pu, who claims that the iPhone 14 Pro models will come with 8 GB of RAM . However, since Ming-Chi Kuo has the better marksmanship record , his guess is more credible. Either way, there should be a prospect of a RAM upgrade for the standard models. The iPhone 13 mini and the iPhone 13 currently have to make do with 4 GB of RAM.

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