iPhone 14 Still to Boast Performance Improvement Despite Sticking With A15 Chip

The standard iPhone 14 models will still have better performance than the iPhone 13, despite containing the same A15 Bionic chip, according to leaker "ShrimpApplePro."

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In March, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that only the iPhone 14 Pro models will feature the A16 chip, with the standard ‌iPhone 14‌ and ‌iPhone 14‌ Max models to be equipped with the A15 chip like the ‌iPhone 13‌. In an April edition of his newsletter, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman agreed that standard ‌iPhone 14‌ models are "likely to stick to the A15 from last year or a variant of it." The rumor has since been echoed by other sources like Taiwanese research firm TrendForce.

This differs from Apple's strategy to date of equipping all of the latest iPhones with the same chip. For example, the ‌iPhone 13‌ mini, ‌iPhone 13‌, iPhone 13 Pro, and ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max are all equipped with the A15 chip.

Despite retaining "some old hardware," the non-Pro ‌iPhone 14‌ models will "still have some overall performance boost over the ‌iPhone 13‌ series," ShrimpApplePro said in a tweet. This is reportedly due to a new cellular modem and a new internal design, among other changes.

These other improvements could include more memory, with the all of the ‌iPhone 14‌ models expected to feature 6GB of memory, 2GB more than the iPhone 13. The ‌iPhone 14‌'s new, more efficient modem is expected to be physically smaller, use less power, and offer a high level of performance. As such, ShrimpApplePro's claim that the ‌iPhone 14‌ will still offer performance improvements seems likely.

Earlier this year, Gurman said that "beyond trying to make the Pro stand out," ongoing chip shortages may have contributed to Apple's decision to limit its upcoming chip to the iPhone 14 Pro models.

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Top Rated Comments

BootsWalking Avatar
27 weeks ago
Considering how expensive these are it's already hard to justify upgrading every one or two product cycles. Sticking with the prior-year CPU makes it a non-starter.
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
contacos Avatar
27 weeks ago
Smart move Apple! Selling a "new" iPhone instead of simply dropping the price of the iPhone 13 to maintain / increase the price of the "Pro" model. Otherwise the price jump directly from "iPhone 13" and the "Pro" would be too high. People will eat it up anyway.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iDarth_Betar Avatar
27 weeks ago

Some people say that and temptation gets the better.
Usually your best bet is to not watch the Keynote. That’s what gets me. The one year I didn’t watch, I managed to buy myself about 4-5 months before caving anyway ?
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cromulent Avatar
27 weeks ago

RAM is increasing tho.
I'd rather spend the money on an M2 iPad Pro 12.9" and keep the iPhone 13 Pro Max for another year.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
staypuftforums Avatar
27 weeks ago

Smart move Apple! Selling a "new" iPhone instead of simply dropping the price of the iPhone 13 to maintain / increase the price of the "Pro" model. Otherwise the price jump between "iPhone 13" and the "Pro" would be too high.
I don’t understand what you mean by this. The iPhone 13 is almost certainly getting a price cut of at least $100.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
27 weeks ago
The best iPhone you can get will be the Pro or the Pro Max version for your hard earned dollar.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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