Confirmed again; The A16 chip will be exclusive to iPhone 14 Pro models only
Report to ninetwofivemac, at the beginning of this year, an interesting report was published by the famous analyst, Mr. Ming-Chi Kuo, which indicated that Apple might use the new A16 chip exclusively for various models consider the iPhone 14 Pro phone (iPhone 14 Pro); While the regular models iPhone 14 (iPhone 14) will continue to be marketed with last year’s A15 chip. Now, however, a new report by Mr. Ko suggests that the regular and mid-range iPhone models will no longer come with the latest designed chip as Apple’s business strategy for the future has undergone changes.
Phone iPhone 14 with A15 chip
As usual, Apple is expected to introduce four new phones, including the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max (the 6.7-inch version that replaces the iPhone Mini), iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. While the regular iPhone 14 models will have the same iPhone 13 design with a few internal upgrades, the high-end iPhone 14 models will have more changes with It will experience a new design of the display and a significant upgrade of the camera.
This is not the first time that Apple offers a fundamental upgrade such as a new design exclusively in the more expensive iPhone models. In 2017 (1396) the phone iPhone X was introduced with a new design and Face ID and other new technologies; But the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were launched as better versions of the iPhone 7.
Of course, in the past few years, all the models introduced in a year were equipped with the same chip. For example, both the iPhone 8 and iPhone X were equipped with the A11 Bionic chip. The Cupertinos maintained this strategy in the following years for iPhone XR and iPhone XS, iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro and the rest of the models. ; But it seems that this trend will change soon. Immediately after Mr. Ko’s report, NiantofaoMac and Bloomberg news agencies also confirmed with independent sources that only two of the four iPhone 14 models will have the new and faster chip. had Although, some analysts believe that Apple will use a more powerful version of the A15 chip with 6 GB of RAM instead of 4 GB of RAM in the new phones; Of course, this chip will retain the architecture of the iPhone 13 chip despite being more powerful.
Initially, it was believed that this strategy is temporary and that Apple has adopted such a solution to deal with the growing shortage of chips globally. follows; But Ming Chi Ku believes that this strategy will not be temporary.
New Business Strategy
Ko notes in a report published on his official blog that the stark difference in power between the mid-range and high-end iPhone 14 will undoubtedly make the more expensive models more popular among consumers. Accordingly, while the iPhone 14 Pro was expected to account for between 40 and 50 percent of the sales of new iPhone models in 2022 (1401 AD), now this figure is expected to reach 60 percent.
Exclusive offer The latest chips on the more expensive iPhone models will definitely make more people go for the more expensive models than pay for the cheap ones; Therefore, this trend will increase the average price of the iPhone. As a result, we can expect that Apple’s profit from iPhone sales will increase more than before. Of course, Mr. Kuo also points out that this will also benefit camera suppliers for high-end iPhones. He wrote in his report:
- The price of the iPhone 14 series is likely to increase
- Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro with expected appearance changes was seen in the most detailed unofficial renderings
The latest processing chips exclusively for models iPhone high-ends are designed; Therefore, the sales of high-end iPhones will increase, which will also benefit the suppliers of camera parts.
If this claim is true, the days when all new iPhone models will be introduced with a new and identical chip will be history. Of course, this shouldn’t come as a surprise because the Cupertinos have been using a similar strategy for introducing iPads for a while now, and the expensive iPad models are equipped with the same chips as Macs; While the cheaper iPad models are released with the chips used in the iPhone.
Introduction and release of the iPhone 14
If everything goes according to plan, Apple will release the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, as is the tradition every year. It introduces in September of this year (September 1401). It should be noted that the supply of this phone may be limited due to supplier problems at the time of launch.
What do you think about Apple’s new strategy? Can this strategy reduce the price of regular models or will it increase the price on the contrary?