The iPhone 14 and A16 Bionic Chip – What to expect

July, August, September. We are just three months away from the speculated iPhone 14 series expected to launch sometime between September 6 & 13 2022). Apple will announce its shiny new beastly SoC A16 bionic Chipset during the launch event.

How many iPhone 14 models this year?

Before we discuss the A16 Bionic, here’s a quick recap. According to rumors, Apple may release 4 iPhone 14 models this year. Rest in peace, iPhone mini.

  1. iPhone 14 Pro Max
  2. iPhone 14 Max
  3. iPhone 14 Pro
  4. iPhone 14

The Pro and Pro Max will have larger 6.7-inch displays. Meanwhile, the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro will feature a smaller 6.1-inch screen. Apart from the display sizes, the 14 Pro and non-Pro models will have a few more differences. And one of them is their chipsets.

A brief history of Apple’s A# Bionic launches

Since Apple began releasing multiple iPhone sizes in a year, they have always come with the same processor. For example, the iPhone 11 series arrived with the A13 Bionic SoC. Next, the iPhone 12 Pro Max, 12 Pro, 12, and 12 mini featured the A14 Bionic. Then, the iPhone 13 Pro Max, 13 Pro, 13, and 13 mini came with the A15 Bionic.

Apple may break the A# Bionic tradition!

Alright, based on Apple’s recent history of launching the latest iPhone models each year with the same chipset, one might be tempted to expect the same thing this September with the iPhone 14.

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However, according to Ming-Chi Kuo (Who’s he? Apparently, he’s a renowned Apple analyst. Just kidding.), that may no longer be the case. A few months ago, Mr. Kuo twitted that only the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max would get the A16 Bionic. Meanwhile, the iPhone 14 and 14 Max will retain A15 Bionic.

Yes! The non-Pro iPhone 14 models will retain the same A15 Bionic currently used by the iPhone 13 series. So this year, Apple will launch a new iPhone with the last-gen chipset. 

Therefore Apple is technically giving its customers a good reason to spend more and buy the highest-end Pro iPhone models. Would you buy the Pro or non-Pro iPhone 14 models? Leave a comment below.

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