The speculation that only the iPhone 14 Pro models will get an improved chipset, leaving the normal iPhone 14 models with the current A 15 Bionic CPU, has once again gained steam thanks to analyst and Apple oracle Ming-Chi Kuo.
This is nothing new, since we have heard this rumor from numerous reliable sources quite frequently. And yes, it would be a little disappointing given that Apple essentially upgrades the CPUs in its new line of smartphones every year. The intriguing part, though, is that according to Kuo, Apple has increased the proportion of Pro models to regular iPhones from 40% to 60%.
According to a Medium(opens in new tab) article by Kup, “The next A16 processor will be unique to two iPhone 14 Pro/high-end models, greatly elevating the shipment proportion of new iPhone high-end models in 2H22 to 55-60 percent (vs. 40-50 percent in the past).”
That would indicate that despite the standard iPhone 14 models being anticipated to be several hundred dollars less expensive, Apple intends to sell significantly more of the premium variants than the standard ones. Such a price difference has always been noticeable, but it has become even more pronounced as the expense of living has caused the price of numerous items to skyrocket.
Nevertheless, Apple is anticipated to focus heavily on developing and marketing the iPhone 14 Pro, with the iPhone 14 likely moving to the back of the line in terms of promotional importance.
It’s unlikely that the iPhone 14 will be the most exciting new iPhone in recent years given that it is anticipated to maintain much of the appearance and functionality of the iPhone 13, including the aforementioned A15 chip.
I would say that it’s not entirely dismissible, as I’ve discovered after switching from an Android to an iPhone that Apple’s phones are all about a slick, convenient, and consistent experience rather than having the best specifications. The iPhone 14 Plus/Max is another option; it’s anticipated to provide a 6.7-inch iPhone to the lineup without needing Apple customers to shell out over $1,000 for a Pro Max model merely to obtain a big-screen iPhone.
The Pro phones are likely to be far more eye-catching than their ordinary siblings since they are expected to finally kill the notch with punch-hole and pill-shaped Face ID and selfie camera cutouts, showcase a new 48MP main camera, an always-on display, and the new A16 chip.
such that. I can see Apple pushing aggressively for the release of the iPhone 14 Pro, with marketing almost surely emphasizing the advantages of the camera’s 48MP resolution and the additional processing power available. Even more so than with prior iterations, I believe it will be very challenging to avoid the notion that the iPhone 14 Pro or 14 Pro Max are the phones to purchase.
And if I’m being completely honest, even though I still prefer Android phones and really like using the iPhone 13 Pro, the iPhone 14 Pro has caught my attention. As a result, I’m now advising iPhone users to hold off on purchasing a new iPhone until September 13, which is when the iPhone 14 is expected to be released.
It would also be a slam dunk in my view if Apple finally adopts USB-C for the iPhone 14 Pro, which doesn’t seem likely for the upcoming generation; the Google Pixel 7 would really have to pull something out of the bag to get my attention.
In conclusion, Apple is likely to convince you to spend more money on the higher-end iPhones whether you want it or not, even though the iPhone 14 Pro is expected to be a noticeably superior phone to the iPhone 14.
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