iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus to get same processor as iPhone 13 Pro? New leak says so

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus said to use the enhanced version of A15 Bionic chip this year. Here are all the details.

| Updated on: Sep 06 2022, 14:38 IST
What to expect from iPhone 14 Plus/Max after Apple killed off iPhone 14 mini
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1/6 Leave alone the iPhone mini, the new iPhone 14 Plus/Max is expected to have a larger display than even the standard iPhone 14. It is rumoured to have the same 6.7-inch screen size as the iPhone 14 Pro Max, albeit without the features that make it “Pro”. Apple is restarting the trend of assigning “Plus” tag with its larger devices, last seen in the iPhone 8 Plus. (Representational image) (Amritanshu Mukherjee / HT Tech)
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2/6 According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Plus/Max will be powered by Apple’s A15 Bionic processor. Only the Pro models will receive the new A16 Bionic chipset. Although, the A15 chip in the iPhone 14 is expected to be an improved version of the A15 Bionic currently powering the iPhone 13 series. (Representational image) (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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3/6 ShrimpApplePro has revealed in a recent tweet that the iPhone 14 Plus/Max will have 6GB of RAM. In fact, all the variants of the iPhone 14 series are expected to have the same amount of RAM, unlike last year where the standard iPhone 13 models had 4GB of RAM and the iPhone 13 Pro variants had 6GB of RAM. (Representational image) (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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4/6 Apple expert and top analyst Jeff Pu has revealed that the iPhone 14 Plus/Max as well as the other 3 models will feature Apple’s ProMotion displays with a high refresh rate of 120Hz. At this moment, only the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max offer the ProMotion displays. (Representational image) (HT Tech)
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5/6 According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 14 Plus/Max will be priced at $899, a $100 price increase from the standard iPhone 14. The standard iPhone 14 models are not expected to receive the $100 price hike, as reported by various reports. Only the Pro variants will be priced $100 higher than their iPhone 13 Pro counterparts. (Representational image) (Amritanshu Mukherjee / HT Tech)
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6/6 iPhone 14 Plus/Max along with all the other iPhones and the Apple Watch 8, is expected to be launched at Apple’s “Far Out” event scheduled for September 7 at the Steve Jobs Theater. However, all the information released by leaks and rumours should be taken with a pinch of salt as these are still unconfirmed reports. So, we can only wait until Apple officially confirms the details, which could be at launch of the iPhone 14 series itself. (REUTERS)
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iPhone 14 could use an enhanced version of the A15 Bionic chip. (Representational Image) (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus would be similar to the iPhone 13 series in one major way – the choice of the chipset. Every year, Apple launches its latest iPhones with the newest Apple Silicon chip, and this has been a ritual for years. Now, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, which will be the two vanilla models this year, are likely to recycle the chipset from the iPhone 13 series this year. This may be a big cost cutting measure from Apple in over a decade while launching a new iPhone.

Based on a report from The Wall Street Journal, it is said that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus will be based on an “enhanced version” of the A15 Bionic chipset. While no further information has been shared, it is likely that Apple could be using the A15 Bionic chipset from the iPhone 13 Pro, which already uses this enhanced version of the A15 chip. The A15 on the iPhone 13 Pro has a 5-core GPU instead of the usual quad-core GPU on the standard iPhone 13. Hence, graphics performance is said to improve by almost 25 percent.

iPhone 14 to use enhanced iPhone 13 chip?

Note that Apple is yet to confirm anything with regards to this and hence, you should take it with a pinch of salt. However, with so many tipsters confirming the same, there seems a higher chance of this happening.

The Apple A15 Bionic chipset might be a year old by now but it is in no way slow. The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are able to do everything that Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 smartphones from 2022 can do, and just as nice, if not better. Hence, Apple could reuse the same chip on its 2022 iPhones and do its magic with optimisation. Technically, the standard iPhone 15 may be slower on paper than the iPhone 15 Pro but in reality, things couldn't be much different.

The A16 Bionic, on the other hand, is said to be an upgraded version of the A15 Bionic, based on the 5nm process, and could be tuned to perform better with graphically intensive tasks. Plus, Apple would need to optimise it for the new 48MP camera sensor as well as the new Always On Display additions expected this year.

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First Published Date: 06 Sep, 14:36 IST