Well-connected Apple industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted that only Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro models will boast the “A16” chip. He says the standard iPhone 14 models will continue to use the A15 Bionic chip used in the iPhone 13.
Kuo on Sunday tweeted, saying the 6.1-inch “iPhone 14 Pro” and the 6.7-inch “iPhone 14 Pro Max” will get the A16 chip, while the 6.1-inch “iPhone 14” and the 6.7-inch “iPhone 14 Max” will continue to use the same A15 chip from the iPhone 13 lineup.
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
If the two non-Pro iPhone models for next year continue to use the chip that powered the previous year’s lineup would be a major change in how Apple has managed its iPhone lineup.
Kuo added that all four of the iPhone 14 models are likely to come with 6GB of memory, with the standard iPhone 14 models having LPDDR 4X memory and the iPhone 14 Pro models having LPDDR 5 memory.