The iPhone 14 rumor train doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon as the rumors related to the SOC in iPhone 14 are pouring in everywhere and these rumors will surely shock most people who are waiting to buy the iPhone 14.
iPhone 14 is supposed to be coming with the A16 chip this time and this chipset is supposed to revolutionize the mobile industry. However, a lot of people are going to feel cheated when they know that this is partially true.
iPhone May Launch 4 New Models this Year
This year Apple is really shaking up things and that is something people need to be concerned about. Apple this year is going to launch iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. This year all 4 variants of the iPhone are going to come with 6GB ram but only the pro and pro max variants will come with the LPDDR 5 RAM variants whereas the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will stick to LPDDR 4.
Only two Pro models would upgrade to the A16 processor, while the 14 & 14 Max will remain the A15. All four new models will likely come with 6GB RAM, with the difference being LPDDR 5 (14 Pro & 14 Pro Max) vs. LPDDR 4X (14 & 14 Max). https://t.co/tHcszIz6gX
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) March 13, 2022
Apple is Pay Walling the A16 Chipset
Yes, the A16 will now only be available to users who pay a premium on their iPhone 14. The new rumor that has hit the block suggests that the iPhone 14 / 14 mini will come with the A15 chipset whereas the iPhone 14 Pro/Pro Max variants will have the newer A16 chip.
— Halfofthe Official (@halfofthetweets) March 14, 2022
Apple has been known to milk its users for more and more money but no user saw this coming. Traditionally iPhones of the year generally all feature the same chipset but have other differences like size, material and cameras. However, this time the heart of the phone is going to be different based on the prices and users are not happy at all.
Users are now taking to Twitter to express their outrage regarding this issue and the fact that such an important feature of a smartphone is being paywalled is genuinely outrageous. The extremely rich prices of Apple aren’t helping its case either.
#iphone14 news comes with a shock: Only “Pro” models to get the A16 chip.
A16 Bionic, 6GB LPDDR 5 RAM
1. iPhone 14 Pro Max
2. iPhone 14 Pro
A15 Bionic, 6GB LPDDR 4X RAM
1. iPhone 14 Max
2. iPhone 14
SOURCE: Ming-Chi Kuo pic.twitter.com/m0EOKt94N9
— Inder Gill (@indergill26) March 14, 2022
New camera features need new ISP on newer A-series, no new ISP no new camera features. No new camera features and the normies don’t upgrade. It’s possible that this maybe be because of chip shortage but this doesn’t seem wise idk. Time will tell. https://t.co/MvzcmAcf3N
— Crackiana | the illest variant 💋 (@AE2501) March 13, 2022
Apple has never done this so I don’t think they are going to start now. https://t.co/cUilAE6Kne
— Curtis Motz (@cmotz97) March 13, 2022
First time TSMC delay is affecting Apple lineup. Wonder how good Apple will be able to mitigate process stagnation with arch improvements. https://t.co/wZKDjPr26d
— NAND (@unecumbered) March 13, 2022
— Chaudhry Taha (@tahatech_jerry) March 13, 2022
There Was A Hint of This In the iPhone 13 Series
The iPhone 13 series came with the A15 chipset from Apple and this chipset was one of the most powerful chipsets of 2021-22 but the thing that people don’t realize from the face value of the iPhone 13 is that all the iPhone 13 A15 chips weren’t the same.
The A15s in non-pro models were actually underpowered on purpose when compared to the pro models of the iPhone 13.
Why The Pay Walling?
iPhones have been growing in sales, stronger and stronger every day and Apple knows that they have a golden hen with the popularity that the iPhone series has garnered. The iPhone 14 series is actually Apple’s way of getting more money by pushing people to buy costlier models under the guise of Improved performance.
This move may also be because of the growing global chip shortage and its effect on Apple or at least that is what some people on Twitter think.
As a business, this may propel Apple to a better place in the industry but Apple needs to realise that sooner or later people are going to realise that Apple is being too greedy and that may land Apple in some serious trouble.
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