Now seriously… I know it might sound like “I’m too hot”, but before you start to panic, the good news is that Tim Cook & Co are adept at marketing, and Apple has unparalleled brand fame, so millions of people will keep buying.. . iPhone 14. But now to the unpleasant news (leaks and rumors)..
So let’s take a look at what suggests the iPhone 14 will be more of an “iPhone 13S” model, but also the expected updates could make it a viable option for people using older iPhones. Maybe you’d be better off with the cheaper iPhone 13 or even wait for the iPhone 15?
iPhone 14 becomes the first flagship iPhone to reuse an old processor, but Apple will get away with it
- iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max get a new A16 Bionic chip
- iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max to reuse the same A15 Bionic processor found in the iPhone 13 line
This is Big News, of course, that too bad News for those who want the cheapest new iPhone. But! Not for the same reasons you’d expect… For starters, the A15 Bionic chip is still the fastest chip on the market, even after several recent releases from Qualcomm and MediaTek since September 2021. So we know the “slow chip” argument isn’t. The key to this coffin.
And this is where I see Apple ready to twist things in its favour. While that’s unconfirmed, I would expect Cupertino to actually use the iPhone 13 Pro chip for the iPhone 14 and 14 Max instead of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini.
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Yes and no.
While we’ve never seen a new flagship iPhone with an old chip, in fact, the year-round gains in processing power aren’t as significant as you thought. For example, the iPhone 13 series A15 Bionic chip is only 7-10% faster than the iPhone 12 series A14 Bionic chip, and it is only 7-10% faster than its predecessor, the A13 Bionic, powering the iPhone 11.
The biggest differences come from the manufacturing process (less is better), the iPhone 11-iPhone 12 cycle made the jump from 7nm to 5nm, making the iPhone 12 more efficient. However, most likely due to the global chip shortage, the iPhone 13 had to follow the same 5nm process. But it gets even more confusing, because the iPhone 13 can still manage significant efficiency gains over its predecessor thanks to the bigger batteries and ProMotion on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max (the latter breaking all battery life records on flagship phones).
We will know the final answer to this question in about five years when Apple finally stops sending out updates for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14. However, my informed guess is that Apple will provide the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max with exactly the same number of iOS updates as the iPhone 14 Pro because they are from the same phone family despite the hardware differences.
- The old SoC in the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will still be more powerful than any other (non-Apple) chip and capable enough to deliver smooth performance for the next four to five years.
- The standard iPhone (iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max) or the iPhone that most people buy has literally reached its peak. high performance – That’s because Apple is trying to distinguish it from its professional brethren, which is what the company has to sell.
iPhone 14: Same design as before, but a new iPhone 14 Max model to the rescue
Apple offers a purple surprise from Max!
Another obvious factor that makes the iPhone 14 the iPhone 13S, in my opinion, is that the new 2022 model should reuse the same old design we’ve seen since the iPhone 12. Yes, unlike its Pro counterparts, the humble iPhone 14 should maintain the O’s notoriety Which, while iconic, is slowly fading out… Of course, Apple’s saving grace here is the new iPhone 14 Max model, which should start at $900. The device replaces the iPhone 13 mini, which puts an end to Apple small Small phone attempts.
The iPhone 14 Max will have a larger 6.7-inch screen and a much larger battery than the regular iPhone 14, which is expected to retain its 6.1-inch screen. While the 14 Max isn’t a completely new concept for Apple (they already have an iPhone Pro Max), it will feel like something completely new for anyone who wants it. Pay less and earn more.
Apple recognizes the demand for phones with larger screens and larger batteries, allowing you to enjoy content in a more immersive way for longer. So I have no doubt that customers will respond positively with their dollars. In fact, it wouldn’t be surprising if the iPhone 14 Max became the best-selling iPhone 14 model (especially if the prices of the Pro models went up).
iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will have new old rear camera hardware but a new 12MP selfie camera
As I’d like to point out, Apple likes to “recycle” iPhone Pros by adapting them to the new vanilla iPhone, and I don’t expect this year to be any different. When it comes to camera hardware, the iPhone 13 borrowed exactly the same sensors as the iPhone 12 Pro Max of 2020, and it stands to reason that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max would borrow the primary and ultra-wide cameras from the iPhone 13 Pro.
That’s right – not the iPhone 13, but the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Either way, this is good news for those looking to buy a vanilla iPhone 14 model – this device will enjoy high-quality camera hardware. Sure, the flagship in 2021, but still…The reason Apple may be more generous to its budget-oriented users is that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are getting new 48MP cameras, which will be enough to differentiate the cheaper and more expensive models, thanks to features like native 8K video recording and a primary sensor. Larger and more detailed images in general. Everyone wins. Supposedly.
The only exception to Apple’s hardware recycling rule is the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max selfie cameras, which are said to be getting a much-needed upgrade to a new 12-megapixel sensor with a wider f/1.9 aperture with autofocus. It will help you and your friends focus when taking your photos and videos and provide improved quality in low light.
In the end: Should you get the iPhone 14… iPhone 13, or… wait for the iPhone 15?
To USB C or not to USB C?
Of course, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max keep the same old notch and should also use the same A15 Bionic chip that was in the iPhone 13. Again, the same notch would have the iPhone 14 Pro’s Face ID (love it or hate it) and when we built the A15 Bionic chip with A15 8-core GPU for iPhone 13 Pro, it will keep you going for years to come.
Plus, the iPhone 13 Pro’s cameras are still stunning and perfectly match the $800 iPhone 14. Plus, you get an all-new selfie shooter — just like the iPhone 14 Pro.
iPhone battery life should also set new records, thanks to the iPhone 14 Max, and I’m sure millions of iPhone customers will love it and vote with their credit cards.
Get an iPhone 13 instead of an iPhone 14?
For anyone who loves to buy iPhones on places like eBay, 2022 will be your lucky year because you won’t miss out on much definitely Pick last year’s iPhone.
Skip the iPhone 14 and wait for the iPhone 15 (with USB-C)?
Oh boy. the biggest. At least in my book.
After decades of “leaks” and rumors, the iPhone 15 is now expected to switch to USB-C thanks to new European legislation (which isn’t yet complete), and that’s by far the biggest reason to wait for the 2023 model. But she is getting better…
According to a trusted publication, Ross Young, the iPhone 15 will switch to the new two-hole design (like the iPhone 14 Pro), a new processor (it could be the A16 Bionic from the iPhone 14 Pro), and of course, bring in more modifications. Leaks and rumors haven’t been revealed yet, we’ll wait and see the iPhone 14 first, but if the leaks and rumors turn out to be true, I know I wouldn’t mind using the iPhone 13 if you need an urgent update. If not… iPhone 15 becomes a completely different beast. I mean… USB-C?! Come here!