Ming-Chi Kuo is one of the most reputable analysts when it comes to Apple. The apple brand has no secrets for him and his information is most of the time accurate. So when at the beginning of the year he announced in one of his reports that Apple had chosen to offer its new A16 chip only for the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro, the information traveled quickly.
But now a few months later, Kuo is giving a layer of it with his latest report and ensures that Apple has “changed its business strategy” and will no longer offer next-gen chips in its entry-level and mid-range iPhones.
An iPhone 14 Pro really different from the classic model
According to Kuo, Apple is expected to announce four new iPhones in September. In addition to the iPhone 14 which will be the center of attention, the iPhone 14 Max should make its return, instead of the iPhone mini. Apple should keep this same size variation with the iPhone 14 Pro and therefore the Pro Max.
It will be these two phones that will have the right to the most novelties. As Kuo explains in his report, the iPhone 14 and 14 Max should only be entitled to a few minor changes. The Pro and Pro Max models will have the right to a new design and therefore… to a new processor.
If Kuo’s information turns out to be correct, we would therefore have an iPhone 14 and an iPhone 14 Max with an A15 chip, which is already present in the iPhone 13 and all its variations, while the Pro and Pro Max model of the The upcoming iPhone 14 will be entitled to the upgraded A16 chip, announced as faster, more powerful and more enduring than the A15 chip.
There has already been a precedent
For the time being impossible to know the difference in performance between the two chips, but if this choice of Apple were to be confirmed, it would mark a clear difference between the Pro model and the classic model of the iPhone. As a reminder, in the history of Apple, this is not the first time that the brand has decided not to upgrade the chip at the heart of its phone.
The iPhone 8 had thus had the right to a chip similar to that of the iPhone 7 released a year earlier. That year, Apple presented a “One More Thing” with the arrival of the iPhone X and Face ID.