Apple It is expected to launch four iPhone models in its flagship 2022 lineup – Apple iPhone 14, Apple iPhone 14 At most Apple iPhone 14 Pro and Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max. According to well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, only the Pro model will get a new chipset in the lineup and other models will get the A15 bionic chipset that launched it with the Apple iPhone 13 series last year. Now, a new iDrop News report suggests that the tech giant may rebrand the chipset as the A16 with the goal of keeping it consistent with its usual annual chip refresh cycle.
The report further suggests that the new chip that will debut with Apple iPhone 14 Pro and Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max will be called A16 Pro. This is not the first time Apple is reusing old chipsets in new flagship lineup smartphones. The Cupertino-based company did the same with the Apple iPhone 5S and Apple iPhone 5C. For those who don’t know, iPhone 5S was powered by A7 chipset while iPhone 5C was powered by older A6 chip.
Reports suggest that the move will help Apple lower the starting price of the Apple iPhone 14 series as the company is said to be dropping the ‘mini’ model this year.
Earlier this week, Max Weinbach shared detailed plans for the Apple iPhone 14 Pro and Apple 14 Pro Max on Twitter, suggesting that the overall design of the smartphone and the leading camera could be a bump. According to the schematics, the iPhone 14 Pro Max will be slightly smaller than the iPhone 13 Pro Max when it comes to width. However, the height of both devices is said to be almost the same. When it comes to the iPhone 14 Pro, the schematics suggest that the device will have the same dimensions as the iPhone 13 Pro. However, it can also have a large camera bump.