|iPhone 14 Series | Pic by Pikiran Rakyat|
A report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that the new A16 chip from Apple may be kept exclusively for the iPhone 14 Pro. Meanwhile, the regular iPhone 14 model will only get the A15 chip.
Kuo also said that iPhone models, which are lower in the entry or mid-range class, will no longer use Apple's latest chips due to changes in the company's business strategy.
Apple itself is expected to introduce four iPhone 14 models this year: iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
The regular version of the iPhone 14 will reportedly have a design similar to the iPhone 13 with minimal internal updates. Meanwhile, the Pro version will get more attention with a new screen design and significant camera upgrades.
Quoted from 9to5Mac, an independent source says that only two of the four iPhone 14 models will get the new, faster chip.
While some analysts believe Apple will use a more powerful version of the A15 chip with 6GB and 4GB of RAM in the new phone, the architecture will be the same as that found on the iPhone 13 chip.
In a note on his personal blog, Kuo noted that the big difference between the mid-range iPhone 14 and the high-end iPhone 14 Pro, should make the more expensive model more popular among consumers.
Latest Chips Only for High-end iPhones
Previously, the iPhone 14 Pro was expected to account for 40 percent to 50 percent of sales of new models by the end of 2022, this estimate has now been raised to 60 percent.
But in addition, Kuo also claims Apple's latest chip will only be available for high-end iPhone models. Analysts believe Apple will no longer release lower-end iPhone models with their latest and greatest chips.
Keeping the processors for the more expensive iPhone models will make more people buy this model instead of the cheaper one, which will result in the average price of the iPhone going up.
That is, Apple's profit from selling the iPhone will be even higher. Kuo also noted that this would benefit camera suppliers for high-end iPhones.
Apple itself is scheduled to launch a new line of iPhone models on September 13, 2022. At this event, the company is claimed to be announcing the iPhone 14 series.
The plan, the company formed by Steve Jobs will reveal the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Ahead of the launch, various leaks of information related to the four iPhone 14 models are increasingly being discussed.
iPhone 14 price
One of the things being discussed is the price of the iPhone 14. It is said that Apple will set a higher price than usual. This is due to global inflation, and the high price of raw materials for the manufacture of the latest Apple HP.
Of the four new iPhone models, the price of the iPhone 14 Pro Max will be the most expensive variant of all iPhones that have ever launched on the market.
Citing Gizchina, Tuesday (5/7/2022), the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be priced at USD 1,099 (Rp 16 million) and USD 1,199 (Rp 18 million).
Meanwhile, the highest variant of the iPhone 14 Pro Max will be sold for USD 1,699 or around Rp. 25 million. Information, Apple will adopt the always-on feature to its latest cellphones, namely the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone Pro Max.
According to a report by Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, the Cupertino-based company will introduce the feature along with the launch of iOS 16.
With the always-on feature, iPhone users can review information or notifications even if the phone they are using is locked.
Always-on iPhone Version
Citing a report by Mark Gurman via The Verge, Monday (30/5/2022), the iPhone version's always-on feature will function like the Apple Watch Series 5 and newer.
It is said that the frame rate of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max lock screen will be lowered to the lowest when the always-on feature is activated. In this way, the phone battery will be more energy efficient even though the lock screen is active.
It is still unknown whether Apple will also use the same low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) display in their smartwatches.
As is known, the news that Apple will adopt the always-on feature for the iPhone has long been a conversation in the world smartphone industry.
Last year, several analysts predicted that Apple would equip the iPhone 13 line with an LTPO screen so that it could use the always-on feature.
Meanwhile, a line of Android phones already supports always-on mode--some have been using it for years. An example is Samsung.