iPhone 14 Base Models Reportedly Use Faster A15 Bionic Chip

Apple iPhone 14 is the most anticipated smartphone this year. We are only one month away from Apple’s keynote event, where the Cupertino firm is expected to announce its next-gen iPhone lineup. However, rumors and leaks regarding the iPhone 14 have been circulating the internet since the launch of the iPhone 13 series.

According to the latest reports, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will feature the same A15 chip found in the iPhone 13 lineup, but it will be much faster. In fact, this is not the first time we hear about the iPhone 14’s sticking with the same A15 CPU at launch. Back in March, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that some iPhone 14 models would not be updated to a more powerful A16 processor, instead keeping the same A15 chip under the hood. 

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Kuo also said that the main reason why Apple keeps using the A15 Bionic chip on the base models of the iPhone 14 is that Apple will discontinue the iPhone mini this year and focus on a regular 6.1-inch iPhone in the mid-range market. The processor will be one of the main features that separate the base models from the Pro. 

However, the base iPhone 14 models will still have some performance boost over the current iPhone 13 series despite the same processors. The improvements will reportedly come in the form of a new internal design and cellular modem. According to reports, all the iPhone 14 models will come with smaller modems and offer a high level of performance thanks to the fact that they have 6GB of RAM. If the rumors are true, this will be the first time Apple ships its iPhones with different processors.

Wrap Up

The new iPhone 14 models will be revealed in September, but Apple has not specified exactly when the keynote will occur. New iPhones usually come with the best chips in the world. Despite the same chips, the base iPhone 14 models will still have many improvements over the iPhone 13 series.