iPhone 14 will use A15 chipset
In March, renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that the first two levels of the iPhone 14 (predicted to be the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max) will feature the A15 chip. And only the iPhone Pro models will be equipped with the new A16 Bionic chipset. A new report from TrendForce confirms this information.
Trend Force’s Industry report states that the iPhone 14 “unlike previous products, the Pro series uses only the latest processors. iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 used the A15 chip, but with 4. The 14 and 14 Max are expected to use the latter chipset with more RAM and GPU power.
This hardware decision appears to be that Apple will not be able to offer the latest chipset for lower-end models due to an industry-wide supply chain shortage; Apple would entirely focus its supply chain on offering the more costly Pro models.
Regardless of the reason, Apple’s A15 chip is comparable to current competitive chipsets, and it is certainly not a deal-breaker to have this chip in an entry-level iPhone.