Way back in March we learned from Ming-Chi Kuo that only the latest and Pro-iest of iPhone 14 would be receiving the hot A16 chip – but that doesn’t mean the base iPhone 14 won’t be fast as hell per a new leak.
Thanks to ShrimpApplePro on Twitter, we have some new info that “despite using some old hardware” we can expect the base iPhone 14 model to be faster overall than its iPhone 13 counterpart – even though iPhone 14 will be utilizing the same A15 chip.
Shrimp believes the speed boost will come come mostly from the iPhone 14’s new lower power cellular modem as well as a new design for the internals of the phone as a whole.
An argument could be made that the increased RAM allotment across the board of iPhone 14 models to 6GB could also provide a speed boost due to better OS and app management, also because more RAM is betterer than not more.
We definitely need this to be the case, it’s quite the move for Apple to keep the same chip across iPhone generations – that hasn’t happened in a good long while. Chip shortages are more than likely a huge factor in this decision but hey, at least the A15 isn’t a slow chip by any means… yet.
Thanks for the info, Shrimp!