Apple’s iPhone 14 range delivers a controversial first: it is the first iPhone range to be released with different chipset generations. Many believed this was a one-off, a consequence of the global chip shortage, but the first iPhone 15 leak has a shock in store.
Yes, the iPhone 14 is just one week old, but Apple works years in advance, and a new report from Nikkei Asia states that the company has already decided to limit its next-generation A17 chip to the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. And this matters more than it did for the iPhone 14 lineup.
“Apple is likely to use the different levels of production tech to introduce greater differences between its premium and nonpremium models,” explains Dylan Patel, chief analyst with Semianalysis, speaking to Nikkei.
Despite only shipping to customers yesterday, the first iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max teardowns have been completed, inadvertently giving away a key detail of the iPhone 15.