iPhone 14 Pro May Get New A16 Chip, iPhone 14 Could Launch With A15, Says Another Report

The base iPhone 14 is expected to get A15 Bionic with 5-core GPU.


Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 14 lineup in the coming months. A couple of months back, famous Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that the only iPhone 14 Pro models will get the new A16 chip. While the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will be powered by last year’s A15 Bionic. Now, a new report by TrendForce reiterates the same. The research firm says that Apple will introduce 4 models this year. However, this time, the brand is said to bring in a new Max model which will replace the Mini model.

The TrendForce report suggests that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will get an A15 Bionic chip. The A15 Bionic on the iPhone 14 series is expected to come with a 5-core GPU, similar to the iPhone 13 Pro series. This time around, Apple is said to include 6GB LPDDR4X RAM on non-Pro models. To those unaware, Apple uses 4GB of RAM on the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13 Mini.

Chip Storage or Marketing Strategy?

The reason behind Apple using A15 on iPhone 14 models is not clear. However, analysts believe that this could be due to a chip shortage. Due to this, Apple is giving priority to the Pro models by keeping the new chip exclusive to those. Apple has been following similar practices for a while now.

Last year, the brand has used a more powerful A15 Bionic on the iPhone 13 Pro models compared to the iPhone 13 models. To those unaware, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are equipped with A15 Bionic that has an integrated 5 Core GPU and 6GB of RAM. Whereas, the A15 Bionic used on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini has a 4-core GPU and 4GB of RAM.

Recently, the renders of the iPhone 14 Pro surfaced on the web revealing that Apple is finally upgrading the display panel and the notch that Apple introduced with iPhone X back in 2017 is finally going away. Instead, Apple will introduce a new display design with dual punch holes, a pill-shaped and a circular punch hole.

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