Apple will widen the differences between iPhone Pro and “non-Pro” models this year
Apple would equip iPhone 14 Pro models with the A16 Bionic 4nm chipset while non-Pro phones could reuse the A15 Bionic 5nm SoC found under the hood of all iPhone 13 handsets. This could help Apple widen the differences between the 2022 models Pro and not Pro. Most consumers have no idea what chip powers their phone and most don’t care. Reusing the chip could help Apple make the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max more price competitive.
Glass panels allegedly for iPhone 14 models have been posted on Chinese social media app Weibo
We’ve seen reports that even though Apple is reusing the A15 Bionic chips on non-Pro iPhone 14 phones, it could still give them a different name (like calling them A16 Bionic and giving the new 4nm SoC the A16 Pro). Apple hopes that for its customers, this sleight of hand will save them from paying a high price for a phone reusing the latest generation chipset.
Also coming soon: the long-awaited AirPods Pro 2 and three Apple Watch models
The report calls for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max to start at $799 and $899 respectively. Storage options can include 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB of storage. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max could be priced starting at $1,099 and $1,199 respectively. Storage options could be 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and possibly 2TB (although Apple typically makes such adjustments every two years, which means a base 256GB option and a base option of maximum storage of 2TB might not happen until 2023).
Also on the menu are the AirPods Pro 2. The long-awaited sequel to Apple’s high-end TWS headphones. The wearable could come without stems, feature next-gen active noise cancellation, and support lossless audio. AirPods Pro 2 can also support USB-C charging.