Apple has already departed so much from the competition in terms of processors used in their devices (of course, processors of their own production), that for the first time in the history of the iPhone, the company intends to equip the new model with a chip from the previous year – this is according to information obtained by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
A16 Bionic only in the iPhone 14 Pro?
As reported by the analyst, two cheaper versions of this year’s models, namely iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max (which will replace the mini version) will have last year’s A15 Bionic processor, which is used in all iPhone 13.
The new A16 Bionic chip is expected to go exclusively into the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
The reason is probably simple: The A15 Bionic chip is powerful enough to support all of the new iPhone 14’s hardware and software features, and it’s significantly faster than processors used by competitors – a fact that’s not likely to change in the near future.
Tests show that the chips in Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy S22, are less powerful not only than the A15, but even than the A13 Bionic from two years ago, which was assembled in the iPhone 11.
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The A16 Bionic is expected to be created using a process called “N45” by the manufacturer, which is an improved version of 5nm lithography. The chip could be about 10% more powerful and 20% more power efficient than its predecessor, the A15.
If Ming-Chi Kuo’s reports are confirmed, the A16 Bionic will go exclusively to the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max.
The release of all four iPhone 14 models is expected in September.