iPhone 14 Pro models may be the only devices to get the new A16 chip

The iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max may be the only models in the upcoming series to feature a new A16 chip, according to trusted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via 9to5Mac). In a tweetKuo states that standard iPhone 14 and 14 Max will be left with the A15 chipset that comes in all models of iPhone 13.

In addition, Kuo claims that each iPhone 14 model will come with 6GB of RAM, with both advanced devices with the upgraded LPDDR5 memory, while the cheaper versions retain the LPDDR 4X found in the iPhone 13. As 9to5Mac points out that Apple has previously given its more expensive models a processor with multiple cores or memory, but has not used two completely different processors to draw a line between standard and premium since the release of the iPhone 5S and 5C in 2013.

Kuo also predicts that the iPhone 14 Max will have a 6.7-inch screen, which will mark the first time that a Pro-size screen is available in a cheaper, non-Pro phone. Kuo made a similar prediction back in June when he said Apple might be working on an iPhone with a larger screen that would cost under $ 900. In particular, the 5.4-inch screen size is absent from Kuo’s list, a potential sign that Apple may be stopping by the “mini” size.

Apple has still not formally announced the iPhone 14 series, but it is expected to make its debut at an upcoming iPhone event, which is typically held in the fall. This has apparently not prevented rumors from swirling, with Kuo already predicting a hackless iPhone 14 with a hollow camera and Face ID hardware hidden under the screen.

On the Mac side of things, Apple watcher has Mark Gurman reiterated its prediction that the MacBook Air (along with three other MacBooks) comes with a new M2 chip, which 9to5Mac reports could be based on the iPhone 13’s A15 chip – not the rumored A16.

Updated: March 14, 2022 — 1:07 am

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