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Just tipped for 'exclusive feature' on iPhone 14 Pro - iPhone 14 looks stale now

Apple's iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max should be the only new iPhones powered by A16 BionicA new report by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo adds fuel to the rumor that only the iPhone 14 Pro models will receive a new chipset, leaving the existing iPhone 14 models with an older A 15 Bionic. 

This rumor has been circulating from multiple well-respected sources for quite some time. Sure, it would be a bit of a letdown, given that Apple pretty much always introduces new Smartphones are being updated with new chips every year. It's interesting to note that Kuo claims Apple has increased the proportion of pro models to standard iPhones to 60% from 40%. 

“In 2H22, Apple will introduce two new high-end iPhone 14 models with the latest A16 processor, which will significantly boost the shipment percentage of new iPhone high-end models to 55-60% (from 40–50%),” Kup wrote on Medium. 

Apple is expected to sell a lot more premium iPhone 14 models than standard ones, even though the latter is predicted to be several hundred dollars cheaper. The price gap has always been notable, but it has become more pronounced as the cost of living rises. 

Despite this, Apple is expected to focus heavily on marketing the iPhone 14 Pro, with the iPhone 14 becoming a secondary promotional priority.

Because the iPhone 14 is expected to retain most of the design and features of the iPhone 13, including the aforementioned A15 chip, it won't be the most exciting iPhone in recent years.

As a switcher from Android to iPhone, I've found that Apple's phones are more about having a great user experience than they are about having the best specs. A 6.7-inch iPhone is also expected to join the iPhone 14 Plus/Max lineup without Apple fans having to pay over $1,000 for a Pro Max model to get a big-screen iPhone. 

Due to their punch-hole and pill-shaped Face ID and selfie camera cutouts, new 48MP main camera, always-on display, and the new A16 chip, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will likely attract more attention than their standard counterparts.

As a result. The marketing of the iPhone 14 Pro will almost certainly emphasize the benefits of the 48MP camera's capabilities and the extra power it offers. There will be a very hard time escaping the idea that the iPhone 14 Pro or 14 Pro Max is the phone to get, even more so than previous generations. 

As much as I still prefer Android phones and enjoy using the iPhone 13 Pro, the iPhone 14 Pro certainly has my attention - and I advise iPhone users to wait until September 13, when the iPhone 14 is predicted to launch.

I would have to see something remarkable to draw my attention to the Google Pixel 7 if Apple adopts USB-C for the iPhone 14 Pro, which isn't looking likely for this coming generation.

Therefore, despite the iPhone 14 Pro being set to be a much better phone than the iPhone 14, Apple is likely to compel you to upgrade to the higher-end iPhones, whether you like it or not.

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