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Apple’s A16 Chip

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new batch of rumors about the upcoming iPhone 14 series, revealing some intriguing new details.

According to his recent tweets, Apple will no longer be making the iPhone 14 Mini, as he expects the company would instead release the iPhone 14 (along with the iPhone 14 Max and the iPhone 14 Pro models). The A16 chipset will only be available to the Pro models, he adds.

Let’s get to the meat of all the latest Singapore news in the tech world. Read on to learn more.

What the leaks suggest

According to the reliable industry analyst and known leaker Ming-Chi Kuo’s forecast, just two Pro models — the 14 and 14 Max — will receive the A16 CPU update in Apple’s next generation of iPhones.

Fortunately, Ming-Chi Kuo goes on to explain that all new iPhone units should include 6GB of RAM, so future iPhone 14 buyers needn’t be concerned about this polarizing shift.

Singapore news reports suggest that both the Pro and Pro Max models will feature LPDDR 5 memory, whereas the basic iPhone 14, as well as 14 Max models, will get LPDDR 4X memory, according to Ming-Chi Kuo.

Because of their tradition of always launching a new chipset for each iPhone model in the same calendar year, this would be an extremely controversial move by Apple.

Specs breakdown according to Kuo

Despite the 5.4-inch Mini’s inclusion in Apple’s iPhone 12 and 13 lineups, Kuo claims that the future iPhone 14 family will not include it. This time around, the iPhone 14 will be the smallest sibling, with a 6.1-inch screen.

All of these versions are expected to be released at the same time as the iPhone 14 Pro, which is expected to be unveiled at the end of September according to many SG news reports.

If Kuo is correct, then the A16 Bionic chip will be exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro as well as the Pro Max model. The A15 Bionic from the previous iPhone 13 range will power the non-Pro variants.

Even yet, the A15 is still a powerful processor, as its performance nearly matches that of Qualcomm’s current flagship, the Gen 1 Snapdragon 8.

Apple’s iPhone 14 models are expected to include a RAM of 6GB, though from different versions, according to Kuo. As mentioned, older LPDDR4X memory may be found in the iPhone 14 and 14 Max. Whilst both the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max are rumored to finally utilize LPDDR5 memory.

The LPDDR4X RAM on the iPhone 13 Mini and iPhone 13 and 6GB on the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max make the iPhone 13 lineup a step forward over the previous generation.

What we know so far about the upcoming iPhone 14

In late 2022, Apple is slated to unveil a new iPhone 14 model, but the rumor mill started buzzing this before the iPhone 13 was even released. As a result, the tidbits of information we’ve heard from all the news in Singapore thus far are likely to alter throughout the next year.

In light of current events, such as the current COVID outbreak as well as chip shortage, it is prudent to take this information with a grain of salt and proceed at your own risk.

The next iPhone is projected to be released in September 2022, as has been the case including all Apple iPhones in recent memory. We don’t know yet if Apple will host a digital event online like the past 2 years or if it will hold its first in-person announcement in a while.

The iPhone 14 is likely to include a few usability improvements from Apple. However, it’s not yet apparent which aspect of the iPhone experience the giant tech company will focus on with this CPU, which is expected to be a replacement for the A15 chip launched with the iPhone 13 and iPad Mini.

It’s possible that the iPhone 14’s design will be completely different from the aesthetic Apple has used throughout the last 4 generations of iPhones.