iPhone 14: satellite connection, A15 chip… discover the first info

iPhone 14 satellite connection

The iPhone 14 and 14 Pro should be unveiled by Apple during the month of September or October 2022. But while the iPhone 13 has just been released , we are already starting to know precise information on the next generation of smartphones from the firm.

The first big news, drawn from a bundle of concurring rumors, is that Apple is going to do something completely new on the iPhone 14 lineup. The standard and Pro variants will be equipped with different chips, which should further differentiate the two parties. from the range.

Some iPhone 14s will have the iPhone 13 chip

For the time being, the Pro models are mainly distinguished from the others by their larger size, better quality screen and more professional photo sensors. Among the competition, manufacturers, even leading ones, do not necessarily put the most powerful chip available in their latest smartphones.

However, Apple is rather ahead of its competitors on the performance side. An advance that would be of the order of two years. For all these reasons, the standard iPhone 14s would remain on the overpowered A15 Bionic chip of the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro. Its successor, the A16 chip, would only equip the most expensive Pro models.

This chip makes it possible to connect directly to satellites in order to be able, for example, to send a distress signal or contact the emergency services even in the event of loss of network connectivity. It would be engraved in 4 nm, and will probably offer one or more additional GPU cores. In addition, the RAM would increase to 6 GB on all models against 4 GB currently. But only the Pro models would benefit from LPDDR5 technology.

In addition, the mini model would disappear. Apple has been offering a particularly compact variant of the smartphone since the iPhone 12. Sales were disappointing, but that didn’t stop Apple from persisting with an iPhone 13 mini. Nevertheless, next year, Apple should stop offering this variant due to lack of sufficient demand.

In detail, there will thus be an iPhone 14 6.1″ and an iPhone 14 6.7″ (code names D27 and D28). And the 6.1″ and 6.7″ sizes will be the same on the Pro versions (codenames D73 and D74). The screen definition of the Pro variants remains the same at 1170 x 2532 px and 1284 x 2778 px respectively for the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

This screen would be a little longer than current generations, but this remains to be confirmed. Finally on the photo side, the Pro range should benefit from a brand new 48 Mpx sensor. What do you think of this iPhone generation at this point? Share your opinion in the comments.