Steve Jobs’ masterpiece has reached its peak, but Apple is making Max

It looks like Apple’s iPhone has reached its peak. At least as far as the standard model is concerned. Yes, I heard here first. Breaking news!

seriously… I know it might sound like “I’m too hot,” but before you panic, the good news is that Tim Cook & Co are brilliant marketers and Apple has unparalleled brand awareness, so millions of people will keep buying. iPhone 14 But now in the unpleasant news (leaks and rumors) ...

Apple’s last (official) model was the iPhone XS, which looks just like the iPhone X. Since then, the company seems to have learned an important lesson in branding, so we have the iPhone 11, iPhone 12, and iPhone 13 – despite the differences being visual. Slightly between the last two, the “S” model has stopped. Sure, we’ve had this conversation before. However, it looks like 2022 will really be “General S” is hidden As for the vanilla iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max, on the other hand, Apple wouldn’t be if the company didn’t have a few tricks up its sleeve to lure buyers in.

So let’s take a look at what suggests the iPhone 14 will be more of an “iPhone 13S” model, but the expected upgrades may make it a viable option for older iPhone users. Maybe you’d be better off with the cheaper iPhone 13, or are you waiting for the iPhone 15?

The iPhone 14 will be the first flagship phone to reuse an old processor, but Apple will get away with it

  • iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max get an all-new A16 Bionic chip
  • iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max to reuse the same A15 Bionic processor found in the iPhone 13 range

This Big news anyway Bad News for those who want the cheapest new iPhone. But! Not for the same reasons you’d expect… First, the A15 Bionic is still the fastest chip available, even after a string of recent releases from Qualcomm and MediaTek since September 2021. So we know the “slow chip”. The argument is not the key to this coffin.

And this is where I see Apple ready to turn things around. 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.

In case you didn’t know, it’s the SoC of the iPhone 13 Pro Different And better One of those on the iPhone 13 because it uses an extra GPU core (disabled in Standard Edition). While this makes almost no difference for real-world use, even when it comes to heavy-duty tasks, it suffices for Apple to say that the chip in the iPhone 14 is not the same as the one in the iPhone 13, and that wouldn’t be wrong.

iPhone 14: 15-year-old Steve Jobs’ creativity peaks: is it a real problem?

Yes and no.

While we’ve never seen a new flagship iPhone with an old chip, the year-round gains in computing power aren’t actually as important as you think anyway. For example, the A15 Bionic chip in the iPhone 13 series is only 7-10% faster than the A14 Bionic chip in the iPhone 12 series, which is the same only 7-10% faster than its predecessor, the A13 Bionic powering the iPhone 11.

The biggest differences come in the manufacturing process (less is better) as the iPhone 11-iPhone 12 cycle jumped from 7nm to 5nm, making the iPhone 12 more efficient. However, perhaps due to the lack of chips around the world, the iPhone 13 had to maintain the same 5nm process. But it gets even more confusing because the iPhone 13 still sees significant efficiency gains over its predecessor thanks to larger batteries and ProMotion on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max (the latter breaking all battery life records in terms of flagship phones).

Overall, if there is anything to worry about with the iPhone 14 processor, it is whether this chip/phone will enjoy the same number of iOS updates as the iPhone 14 Pro, which will run on the latest 4nm SoC compared to the current 5nm SoC in the iPhone 13.

We’ll know the final answer to that question in about five years, when Apple finally stops sending out updates for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14. However, my educated guess is that Apple will give the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max as many iOS updates as the iPhone 14 Pro , given that they are from the same family of phones despite the differences in hardware.

Anyway, the important points are:

  • The old SoC on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will still be more powerful than any other chip (other than Apple) and able to give you 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 This is because Apple is trying to differentiate it from its professional siblings, which is something the company needs to sell.

iPhone 14: Same design as before, but a new iPhone 14 Max model to the rescue

Another obvious factor that makes the iPhone 14 the iPhone 13S in my opinion is that the new 2022 model is expected to reuse the same old design we’ve seen since the iPhone 12. Yes, unlike its Pro counterparts, the humble iPhone 14 is expected to retain its notorious reputation, Which while the icon is slowly fading away… Of course, Apple’s saving grace here is the all-new iPhone 14 Max model, which is expected to start at $900. Even if at first glance it does not make sense for this device to replace the iPhone 13 mini, Apple puts an end to it 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 keep its 6.1-inch screen. While the 14 Max isn’t a completely new concept for Apple (they already have a Pro Max iPhone), it will feel like something completely new for those who want it. Pay less and get more.

Apple recognizes the demand for phones with bigger screens and bigger batteries, so you can enjoy content in more immersive ways 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 get new old rear camera hardware but a new 12MP selfie camera

As I want to stress, Apple likes to “recycle” its Pro iPhones 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 the exact same sensors from the 2020 iPhone 12 Pro Max, and it only makes sense 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. Anyway, that’s good news for those who might want to buy the vanilla iPhone 14 model – this one will be their main camera device. Sure, the 2021 flagship, but still…The reason Apple may be more generous to its budget-conscious users is that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are getting new 48MP cameras, which will be enough to outpace the cheaper models thanks to features like native 8K from the more expensive to differentiate video recording and the primary sensor. Larger and more detailed images in general. Everyone wins. allegedly.

One 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 12MP sensor with a larger f/1.9 aperture with autofocus. This helps you and your friends focus when taking your photos and videos and provides improved quality in low light conditions.

In the end: Should you get the iPhone 14… iPhone 13, or… wait for the iPhone 15?

Sure, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max stick to the same old notch, and the same A15 Bionic chip found in the iPhone 13 is also expected to be used. Again, the same notch will have the iPhone 14 Pro’s Face ID (love it or hate it) and while we’ve built iPhone 13 Pro 8-core GPU A15 Bionic chip to keep you going for years to come.

In addition, the iPhone 13 Pro’s cameras are still amazing and it fits nicely with the $800 iPhone 14. On top of that, you get a completely new selfie camera – just like on the iPhone 14 Pro.

Thanks to the iPhone 14 Max, the affordable iPhone battery is also expected to set new records, and I’m sure millions of iPhone customers will appreciate it and vote with their credit cards.

Get an iPhone 13 instead of an iPhone 14?

For those who enjoy buying iPhones on places like eBay, 2022 will be your lucky year because you won’t miss out on much nor any way I decided to get an iPhone last year.

Unless you’re a fan of the new selfie shooter and the larger iPhone 14 Max (with a bigger battery), there’s no reason not to buy the iPhone 13 for $200-$400 less, depending on what deal you can find. Same chip, almost the same cameras, same design… It’s a no-brainer for those with a budget.

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 migrate 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 it gets better…

According to trusted consultant Ross Young, the iPhone 15 will bring the new two-hole design (like the iPhone 14 Pro), a new processor (could be the A16 Bionic from the iPhone 14 Pro), and of course more Tweaks Leaks and Rumors Revealed Let’s wait and see iPhone 14 First, but if the leaks and rumors come true, I wouldn’t mind using the iPhone 13 in case I needed an urgent upgrade. If not… iPhone 15 is shaping up to be a completely different beast. I mean… USB-C?! Come here!

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