New iPhone 14 series leak reveals A16 Bionic exclusivity for iPhone 14 Pro models along with other details of the quartet
Well ahead of release, a new leak now purports to provide insight into Apple's next-gen smartphones, the iPhone 14 series. As revealed by usually reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 14 series will play host to four smartphones in total: the iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Max, and iPhone 14. That has been known for a while but leaked details of the four phones make for surprising reading.
Supposedly, Apple is set to use its next-gen SoC, the A16 Bionic, exclusively on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. If this turns out to be true, it would be the first time Apple equips models in the same generation with entirely different SoCs, as even the US$399 iPhone SE 2020 launched with the same A13 Bionic as the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
According to the source, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will be equipped with the current A15 Bionic on the iPhone 13 series. In addition, the two lesser phones will continue to use LPDDR4X RAM, while the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max finally make the jump to LPDDR5 RAM. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro are said to sport 6.1-inch displays, likely both 120 Hz AMOLEDs, while the iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max will get larger 6.7-inch displays. All four models could also get 6 GB of RAM.
It is, of course, important to take all of this with a pinch of salt. While it isn't the first time word of Apple equipping the iPhone 14 phones with different chipsets has surfaced, for example, it would be a rather novel decision from Apple nonetheless.
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