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Apr 12, 2001

The standard iPhone 14 models will still have better performance than the iPhone 13, despite containing the same A15 Bionic chip, according to leaker "ShrimpApplePro."


In March, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that only the iPhone 14 Pro models will feature the A16 chip, with the standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max models to be equipped with the A15 chip like the iPhone 13. In an April edition of his newsletter, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman agreed that standard iPhone 14 models are "likely to stick to the A15 from last year or a variant of it." The rumor has since been echoed by other sources like Taiwanese research firm TrendForce.

This differs from Apple's strategy to date of equipping all of the latest iPhones with the same chip. For example, the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max are all equipped with the A15 chip.

Despite retaining "some old hardware," the non-Pro iPhone 14 models will "still have some overall performance boost over the iPhone 13 series," ShrimpApplePro said in a tweet. This is reportedly due to a new cellular modem and a new internal design, among other changes.

These other improvements could include more memory, with the all of the iPhone 14 models expected to feature 6GB of memory, 2GB more than the iPhone 13. The iPhone 14's new, more efficient modem is expected to be physically smaller, use less power, and offer a high level of performance. As such, ShrimpApplePro's claim that the iPhone 14 will still offer performance improvements seems likely.

Earlier this year, Gurman said that "beyond trying to make the Pro stand out," ongoing chip shortages may have contributed to Apple's decision to limit its upcoming chip to the iPhone 14 Pro models.

Article Link: iPhone 14 Still to Boast Performance Improvement Despite Sticking With A15 Chip
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macrumors regular
Jun 27, 2021
Smart move Apple! Selling a "new" iPhone instead of simply dropping the price of the iPhone 13 to maintain / increase the price of the "Pro" model. Otherwise the price jump between "iPhone 13" and the "Pro" would be too high.

I don’t understand what you mean by this. The iPhone 13 is almost certainly getting a price cut of at least $100.


macrumors newbie
Jun 28, 2022
1)Technology is getting saturated for what people need in real life
2) Economic is taking a dive in the western world due to population declince and labor shortage
3) Like everything else in the Universe, there is the begining, the peak, and the end.... Apple as a corporation, or America in general is just following the law of the universe.


macrumors 68040
Apr 13, 2006
My take is that iPhone 14 will have the hand me down silicon from iPhone 13 Pro, this will probably be the direction Apple takes as there are minor gains for a phone to be had. iPhone 15 will likely receive iPhone 14 Pro silicon.
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macrumors 6502
Jul 18, 2022
And, that's why I bought a 13 Pro Max just a few months ago. The 14 / 14 Pro are not going to worth their price tag (rumored to be $100 more for some models) and will be in short supply for the foreseeable future.
This all depends on the buyer and what they feel is ‘worth the price’. If there’s upgrades they feel they need/want and can afford to dish out the money, it’s worth it to them.

And supplies may or may not be short. It doesn’t matter to the ones who order early. Which is usually the hardcore fans (me). 😝
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