Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple is expected to make its latest A16 processor exclusive to the Pro models in the iPhone 14 lineup.
Writing in his Medium blog, Kuo says the processor will be exclusive to iPhone 14 Pro models, “significantly boosting the shipment proportion of new iPhone high-end models in the second half of 55-60% (vs. 40–50% in the past),” with high-end component suppliers of the rear camera also standing to benefit.”
“The latest processor chip will be exclusive to iPhone high-end models in the future, so a high shipment proportion of iPhone high-end models will be the norm, favoring high-end camera component suppliers,” Kuo writes.
He adds that this diversification strategy that will apply to next year’s iPhone 15 series and future iPhones beyond 2023. Other rumors about the upcoming iPhone 14 line-up include:
° At least some of the models will be eSIM-only.
° The iPhone 14 Pro will contain 8GB of RAM.
° Some will sport 120GHz displays.
° The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models will have a hole + pill design.
° The top two models have also have OLED screens.
° They will support the Wi-Fi 6E standard.
° Black, white, blue, red and purple will be the color options for the iPhone 14, while graphite, gold, silver and purple will be available on the iPhone 14 Pro.
° There will be a new purple colorway for both iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro that shifts in tone depending on the lighting.