One of iPhone 14’s biggest changes will continue with iPhone 15 and beyond, says insider
The new vision of analyst and informant Ming-Chi Kuo indicates that Apple’s plans to upgrade only the iPhone 14 Pro’s processor this year will extend beyond this year to future devices.
In a note this week, Kuo stated that Apple is focusing on the iPhone 14 Pro and as a result plans to sell more of it compared to the regular iPhone than in previous years. However, he also left a snippet about Apple’s future plans for the iPhone 15 and beyond:
The latest processor chip will be exclusive to high-end iPhone models in the future, so a high proportion of shipments of high-end iPhone models will be the norm, favoring suppliers of camera components. high range.
True, Apple’s decision not to update the iPhone 14’s processor isn’t just a one-year event. If this report is true (and Kuo’s is usually true), we can expect future iPhones to not receive all the latest and greatest updates to Apple’s A-Series processors, which will be reserved for the line of Apple’s “Pro” iPhone in the future.
As Mark Gurman noted this week when he reiterated those claims, this year should be the first time since Apple began designing its own processors that it won’t update the chip inside its main iPhone. The normal iPhone 14 is expected to retain the A15 chip from Apple’s current best iPhone, the iPhone 13.
This may seem disappointing to some, however, Apple has struggled in recent years to differentiate its “Pro” line from regular phones. A more powerful processor is a very easy way to convince more people who need to make the leap and will also help keep the price of Apple’s regular iPhones at bay.
Apple’s processors haven’t been a limiting factor to their iPhones for a few years, and Apple only includes the processing power it needs to deliver the features it includes in each annual update. It is logical that processor updates for “Pro” models this year and in the future will help unlock more potential in these devices, for example, better photo image processing or control functions such as an always-on screen, which is another rumored update for the iPhone “Pro” this year.
Next year’s iPhone 15 has already hit headlines because Apple is expected to make a big turn, abandoning its Lightning port in favor of USB-C to comply with new EU regulations.
Like it or not, it looks like Apple’s split processor strategy for the iPhone 14 has come to stay.
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