In recent weeks, it has not been uncommon to see doubts multiply as to the arrival of iPhone 14 according to their manufacturer’s usual schedule. This one is generally accustomed to unveiling its new models during the month of September. But the shortage of chips coupled with inflation and the geopolitical crisis between Taiwan and China, where the majority of products are assembled, raises questions.
At least so far. Indeed, according to a new report signed by the pen of the analyst Ming Chi Kuothe tensions between the Middle Kingdom and the archipelago would ultimately not have a significant impact on iPhone 14 deliveries. their iOS 16 operating system.
Which technical sheet for the iPhone 14?
As a reminder, the iPhone 14 should be four in number when they are released. We could then classify them into two very distinct categories, with on the one hand the classic iPhone 14 and the other by the iPhone 14 Pro. The basic iPhone 14 would be entitled to two diagonals of 6.1 and 6.7 inchwhich should also be found on the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Although some investors have recently worried that the mass production and shipment schedule of the iPhone 14 models may be affected by geopolitics, my latest survey indicates that there are currently no impacts on the supply chain of the iPhone 14 models.
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) August 9, 2022
On the performance side, we hope to see the amount of random access memory enhanced but nothing is less certain. The new Apple A16 Bionic processor, meanwhile, should be reserved for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The two high-end models would also be the only ones to abandon the notch for a double punch at the front, while at the rear the three-lens dorsal photo module would remain in place.
We will still have to wait for…
… a much more powerful zoom: to achieve this, Apple is counting on “periscope” technology, but unfortunately its subcontractors are not yet ready to develop it in sufficient volume for the end of 2022. A16 chip for the most affordable editions is also a sensitive point, again subject to incidents linked to the Asian production circuit.
In 2023, Ming-Chi Kuo is also betting on the end of notch on all models and a forty-eight megapixel sensor on the back. Will customers still be there, when millions are expected to invest in the previous generation?