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Apple iPhone 14: To Upgrade Or Not To Upgrade?

Apple iPhone 14 Series

Earlier today, Apple had its “Far Out” event where the iPhone 14 lineup was launched. This included the Apple iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Lately, it seems like every year, there’s just a new iPhone coming out and it makes us wonder, what’s a good time to upgrade to the newly released models. That’s where we come to help you out!

Apple iPhone 14 – Bionic Chipset Difference

Apple Bionic Chip

Now, let’s start by discussing the Bionic chipset. iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus uses the A15 Bionic chipset which is similar to the iPhone 13 series. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, however, uses the A16 Bionic chipset. The A16 Bionic has 16 billion transistors, which is a whole billion more than the A15. This would suggest that the Pro models of the iPhone 14 can work faster than its predecessors. 

Camera Quality Difference

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The camera performance in this series is better, but only if you’re investing in the Pro or Pro Max. That’s because only the A16 chip can perform up to four trillion operations per photo. This feature works well with the Photonic Engine, which allows Deep Fusion to happen earlier, thus preserving more data and allowing for more vibrant photographs. 

CPU Difference

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The CPU for the A16 is also claimed to be a faster one but the overall setup for both A16 and A15 is the same, featuring four efficiency cores and two performance cores. The increased number of transistors are able to assist the CPU in running faster thus providing a smoother performance for the Apple iPhone 14 Pro series. 

Our Opinion

If you’re upgrading from an Apple iPhone X and below to the Apple iPhone 14, that would be a reasonable investment since there have been a lot of changes since the iPhone X. Even the iPhone 14 Plus looks like a really great option if you’re coming from an older Apple iPhone or even jumping ship from Android. If you don’t want the large screen, the iPhone 14 looks mighty fine and a good fit in the hands too.

However, if you’re still on your iPhone 11 and above, it’s best to probably wait it out for another year or so. You never know, they might come up with something much more better next year. Maybe better specs and USB-C instead of Lightning?

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