Kuo: Apple may use its A15 Bionic chip in its two cheapest iPhone 14 models

The history of budget iPhones: iPhone SE (1st Gen) with A9 from iPhone 6s series, iPhone SE (2nd Gen) with A13 Bionic from iPhone 11 series and iPhone SE (3rd Gen) with A15 Bionic from iPhone 13 series.

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Apple may use its A15 Bionic chip in its two cheapest iPhone 14 models
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Apple‘s flagship iPhones often use a new A-series chipset each year, with the A14 Bionic chip being used in the 2020’s iPhone 12 series and the A15 Bionic chip used in last year’s iPhone 13 series. However, it appears that the iPhone 14 family is about to suffer another transformation.

Only Apple’s two iPhone 14 Pro models (iPhone 14 Pro & iPhone 14 Pro Max) will get the brand-new A16 Bionic chip, according to veteran Apple whistleblower and TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Meanwhile, the two non-Pro models (iPhone 14 & iPhone 14 Max) are expected to retain the A15 Bionic processor found in the iPhone 13 series.

According to the expert, the Pro models would get LPDDR5 RAM, while the non-Pro variants will get the older LPDDR4X standard.

Also, according to Kuo, the four new iPhone 14 versions might be branded the iPhone 14 (with a 6.1-inch screen), iPhone 14 Max (6.7-inch screen), iPhone 14 Pro (6.1-inch screen), and iPhone 14 Pro Max (6.7-inch screen) (6.7-inches). To put it another way, the 5.4-inch Mini model has been replaced with a more cheap large-screen iPhone.

The analyst has a proven track record when it comes to Apple leaks. However, according to 9to5Mac, two iPhone 14 models will have the A15 chipset and two will have the all-new A16 processor. So it appears like Apple’s Cupertino headquarters may be moving through with this plan.

This method would allow Apple to sell non-Pro phones at a lower price. However, with the recent release of the $430 iPhone SE 2022, you may want to reduce your pricing expectations.