Info that the A16 chipset is set to feature in the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max ends rumours
The A16 chipset will feature only in the forthcoming iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max devices. It has been revealed that the basic iPhone model iPhone 14 and 14 Max would be powered by the A15 chipset that comes in all models of the iPhone 13. The info has flowed out of a tweet from Apple buff Ming-Chi Kuo.
TSMC, the primary chipset manufacturer and supplier for Apple, had begun the trials of 3nm chip which was reported to be featured in the forthcoming premium iPhone 14 models.
The information was first leaked in April 2021 when TSMC first announced the development of the 3nm chip and hinted that it would be released in the last quarter of the year 2021. After that, however, there were rumors that the development was delayed due to some teething problems. Finally, however, everything seems sorted out, and the chipset is all set to feature in the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max.
Anticipation begins for A16
If Kuo’s claims are believed, the iPhone 14 will boast 6 GB RAM. The premium version, iPhone 14 Pro, and 14 Pro Max will also feature the LPDDR5 memory. The basic models will feature the less expensive versions that retain the LPDDR 4X, which is also present in the earlier model of the iPhone 13.
In the past, the Cupertino giant has included more powerful processors in its expensive models. The more powerful processors have more cores or memory. However, looking at the history of iPhones since the launch of iPhone 5S and 5C in 2013, Apple has not used two entirely different processors to differentiate between standard and premium.
No more ‘mini’ from Apple?
The iPhone 14 Max might have a 6.7-inch display. It will also become the first iPhone Pro display featuring a cheaper, non-Pro phone. In June, Kuo had maintained that Apple is perfecting a model with a more prominent display with a price tag under $900. Similarly, Kuo’s list does not feature the 5.4-inch display size, thus hinting that Apple may be discontinuing the “mini” size.
However, all the above predictions could be a way of the mark since Apple has not announced the details of iPhone 14 lineups. However, many prophecies are based on history, and the debut of the iPhone 14 is expected in an upcoming Apple event. Apple has always shrouded the details of its products in secrecy, and this can be said about the iPhone 14 also.
It has not stopped the windmills of rumors from running furiously, with many experts splitting the semantic hair and giving predictions about the iPhone 14 features. Kuo has already predicted that the iPhone 14 will be notch-less. Additionally, it will have a hole-punch camera and Face ID hardware concealed under its screen.