‘A16 chip in iPhone 14 Pro will not be much faster than predecessor’

Anyone who hopes that the iPhone 14 Pro will be a lot faster than its predecessor may be disappointed. The A16 chip in that smartphone is not much faster than the current A15 processor, according to a new rumor.

‘A16 chip does not take a big step forward’

There are some certainties in life: the sun rises every morning and every new iPhone is faster than the last. However, the latter could be disappointing this year. according to tasty ShrimpApplePro the A16 chip in the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max is barely faster than the A15 in the iPhone 13 series.

Just like the A15 and A14, the A16 has a 5nm structure. That sounds technical, but simply put, a processor gets faster as the number gets smaller. A 3nm chip is therefore faster than a 5nm chip. In comparison: the Samsung Galaxy S22 has a 4nm chip.

iPhone 14 Pro
Render of the iPhone 14 Pro

That does not mean that the S22 is faster than the iPhone 14 Pro. Apple does make minor improvements to both the processor and graphics core of the A16. In addition, the company uses memory that is both faster and more economical. But for a really big jump in speed, we’ll probably have to wait for the iPhone 15 series.

The M2 chip that we expect in the new MacBook Air, among other things, would already switch to a 3nm structure. It is therefore possibly a lot faster than the current model.

iPhone 14 may hold A15 chip

Apple will probably release the iPhone 14 series in September this year. One of the most striking rumors is that the regular iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will not get a new processor. They would run on the A15 chip that is also in the iPhone 13. It has never happened before that Apple used an old processor for a new flagship. But if the A16 is indeed not much faster, buyers of the base model will miss little in this area.

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