iPhone 14 previewed in advance, will be upgraded to A16 bionic chip
I believe that those who have been paying attention to Mingmei Infinite should know that the iPhone X can be regarded as the iPhone with the biggest appearance change in more than ten years. Even Apple said at the press conference that this phone will determine the next ten years. form of mobile phone. Although the original intention of this sentence is not to say that Apple will use the bangs design on the iPhone for ten consecutive years, the appearance of the iPhone has indeed not changed significantly for five years. So whether it is from the user’s aesthetic point of view or the development trend of the mobile phone industry, the next-generation iPhone should be changed. In fact, there have been some leaks about the iPhone 14 series on the Internet recently, and related design renderings have also flowed out.
This is not based on the latest renderings of the appearance of the iPhone 14 Pro exposed by foreign media. The back design of the iPhone 14 series and the overall outline of the body are not much different from the existing iPhone 13 series. However, the bulge of the rear camera module seems to have been reduced a lot, which may also mean that the thickness of the iPhone 14 series will increase, and it may also be exchanged for larger battery capacity. Of course, the weight of the body should also be reduced. will be relatively increased. The main change on the front of the fuselage is that the big bangs that have been used for many years have finally been removed, and it has been changed to a central hole-digging design, and the screen ratio has increased a lot.
It is reported that the reason why Apple adopts the long-shaped hole-digging scheme may be to be compatible with Face ID.
It is undeniable that from a technical point of view, the Face ID unlocking function is more advanced and safer, but in the post-epidemic era, what fruit fans need most is the fingerprint unlocking under the screen.
At present, whether the iPhone 14 can use on-screen fingerprints is still in doubt. Many digital bloggers have revealed that the off-screen fingerprint solution will be carried on the iPhone 14, but some analysts have pointed out that the off-screen fingerprint iPhone will be delayed.
Ming-Chi Kuo revised his forecast and said that because the development progress is lower than expected, the iPhone with under-screen fingerprint technology may be delayed until the second half of 2023.
In fact, there is another voice on the Face ID network. It is reported that Apple may adopt the Face ID under the screen, which will not only allow the iPhone 14 to achieve a higher screen-to-body ratio, but not because of the difference between the laser transmitter and the receiving device. Distance affects Face ID functionality.
But in any case, judging from the news from the media and analysts, the cancellation of the bangs on the iPhone 14 is “a certainty”. On the back of the fuselage, the iPhone 14 Pro in the rendering, the rear camera module still adopts a rectangular design, but the lens is flat.
In addition, on the whole, the appearance of the iPhone 14 Pro and the previous generations of iPhones are indeed “worlds apart”, and the appearance has reached a new height.
Of course, as Apple’s new generation of iPhone, the changes of the iPhone 14 will not be limited to the design, and the configuration will also be upgraded.
Among them, on the rear lens, it is reported that the iPhone 14 is no longer equipped with 12 million pixels, and is expected to use a 48 million pixel ultra-wide-angle lens.
In addition, as for the performance that consumers are most concerned about, as usual, the processor on the iPhone 14 will be upgraded to the A16 bionic chip.
First of all, as we all know, this year’s A15 processor has 3 versions, which are the full-blood version, the lower frequency version, and the lower core version. This is the first time in the history of the iPhone. Everyone is complaining about the accuracy of Cook’s knife, but this also reflects the seriousness of this year’s lack of cores.
The A15 processor uses the TSMC N5P process, which belongs to the 5nm+ version. Compared with the A14, which is also 5nm but uses TSMC’s N5 process, the number of transistors has increased from 11.8 billion to 15 billion, the AI computing power has increased from 11 TOPS to 15.8 TOPS, and there is one more GPU core, and the performance has improved by nearly 50%. %.
This makes people look forward to the performance improvement of the A16 processor. The good news is that in July this year, Wei Zhejia, president of TSMC, said that 4nm trial production will start this quarter on schedule, and terminal applications include smartphones and high-speed computing (HPC). From this point of view, the A16 chip of TSMC’s 4nm process can be said to be a sure thing. It should be known that the performance improvement brought by the advancement of chip technology is far greater than that of the same craftsmanship.
However, considering that the core shortage crisis affects the production of the iPhone 13 series, will the A16 processor be subject to the yield rate next year and will be divided into different versions? In addition, can the performance improvement brought by the new process continue to maintain the excellent power consumption of the A15? What? These still need to be announced after the official debut of the A16.
However, the further improvement of the signal is doomed. At the end of last month, Qualcomm officially released the Snapdragon X65 baseband, which, unsurprisingly, will be mounted on the A16 chip.
Judging from the press conference, this generation of Qualcomm X65 baseband, while providing a stronger 5G signal, also has lower power consumption and lower temperature. I hope this time I can get rid of the cycle of “changing the baseband every year, and the signal is poor every year”.
In addition, today Mingmei Infinite would like to mention by the way that before the release of the iPhone 13, it is said that Apple is considering adopting the naming method of the iPhone 12s. One is that the number “13” is unlucky in Western countries, and the other is the iPhone 12s. The upgrade range of 13 is limited, and 12S is more appropriate.
But it turned out that some people guessed wrong. In fact, there are latest reports that Apple has completely cut off the “S” naming method, and it will not appear in the future. In other words, there will be no iPhone 13S next year, and if nothing else, it will be the iPhone 14.
The core reason is that the “S” is not conducive to marketing, which will make consumers potentially think that the new machine has not changed much, and weaken the desire to buy.
Of course, it is still early before the release of the iPhone 14 series of mobile phones, and the relevant information about the iPhone 14 series of mobile phones is only at the breaking stage and may not be accurate.
In the end, what Mingmei Infinite wants to say is: Compared with the punch-hole screen design, Mingmei Infinite hopes that the next-generation iPhone can use the Type-C interface. Apple itself knows that the Type-C interface can bring faster transmission speed and charging. Speed, and more importantly, no one wants to go out and carry two kinds of charging cables. It’s just that Apple’s accessories such as data cables are a huge amount of income every year. Apple should not give up the Lightning interface easily. As for how Apple will choose, we ordinary consumers can only continue to wait.
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