Apple could make the surprising choice to use its A15 chip, already present in the iPhone 13, to equip the upcoming iPhone 14s.
While the official release of the iPhone 14 should take place at the beginning of next September, rumors are starting to be confirmed around the Apple brand. Many analysts are indeed finding points of agreement, and while exotic theories are no longer on the agenda, the face of the iPhone 14 is gradually emerging.
Among the big changes planned by Apple for this year, the one that is likely to be talked about a lot is a lack of change. Indeed, the Cupertino company could make the daring choice to offer the same chip in the iPhone 14 as the one already present in the iPhone 13 and its different versions.
The iPhone 14: a carbon copy of the iPhone 13 Pro
Apple’s new phone could indeed offer an A15, already released a year ago. The A16, which will be the most powerful chip present in an iPhone, should it be reserved for the “Pro” version of the iPhone 14 . An astonishing choice from the apple brand, but not unprecedented.
Such a decision has already been made in the past, especially when the iPhone 8 was released, which had the same chip as the iPhone 7. According to analyst ShrimpApplePro, the iPhone 14 could therefore take the same path. According to him, Apple’s new phone will retain “a bit of old hardware” as he likes to call it, but the phone should still present “some increase in overall performance” compared to the iPhone 13 released last September. .
Among the little things that could make the difference between the two phones, many analysts are leaning towards increased memory. The “RAM” of the phone could thus increase to 6 GB. This is as much as on the iPhone 13 Pro, but it is 2 GB more than on the classic iPhone 13.
One choice: two explanations
According to Gurman, this choice on the part of Apple can be explained in two ways. The first, purely commercial, is a desire on the part of Apple to put its “Pro” model back in the limelight. The second is logistics. It directly relates to the shortage of chips.
The latter indeed prevents the production in very large quantities of an A16 chip , the plans of which no one yet knows in detail. Apple would therefore have chosen to limit the production of this new processor and thus made it possible to ensure substantial stocks of its A15 chip, which could equip the next iPhone 14.