Ming-Chi Kuo, an Apple analyst, reported in March that the iPhone 14’s entry-level variants will have an A15 Bionic chip. Only the iPhone 14 Pro models will be equipped with a new A16 Bionic processor. TrendForce has just released a new report that confirms this information.
Trend Force’s industry report states that the iPhone 14 Pro Series uses the most recent processors, unlike previous offerings. The iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 had the A15 Bionic chipset, but they only had 4GB of RAM with a four-core GPU. The iPhone 13 Pro models were equipped with the A15 chip with 6GB RAM with a five-core GPU. The 14 and 14 Max will likely use the A15 chip with more RAM and higher GPU power.
This hardware decision is likely to be due to shortages in the industry supply chain. Apple wouldn’t be able to provide the latest chipset for its lower-tier models. Apple prefers to concentrate its supply chain on the Pro models.
No matter the reason, Apple’s new A15 chip is no match for current chipsets. Entry-level iPhones equipped with the chip won’t be a deal-breaker.