July 23, 2024
Apple Code Suggests All iPhone 16 Models Will Use Same A18 Chip

Apple Code Suggests All iPhone 16 Models Will Use Same A18 Chip

Posted July 2, 2024 at 8:08pm by iClarified
Code references found in Apple's backend reveal that the company is working on five new iPhone models that will likely use the same A18 chip.

The code references were discovered by Nicolás Alvarez and shared with MacRumors. They reveal the following iPhone identifiers:

● iPhone17,1
● iPhone17,2
● iPhone17,3
● iPhone17,4
● iPhone17,5

Apple typically uses identifiers that line up with the chip used. For example, the iPhone models with an A14 chip have a 13,x identifier. iPhone models with an A15 chip have 14,x identifier, and so on.

This year's iPhone 15 lineup has the following identifiers:

●‌ iPhone 15‌ - ‌iPhone 15‌,4
●‌ iPhone 15‌ Plus - ‌iPhone 15‌,5
● iPhone 15 Pro - ‌iPhone 16‌,1
●‌ iPhone 15 Pro‌ Max - ‌iPhone 16‌,2

Notice how the Pro models with the A17 chip have 16,x identifiers; whereas, the basic models with A16 have 15,x identifiers.

If Apple continues with its current numbering scheme, all new iPhone models will likely feature the A18 chip. The first four models expected are the iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro, and iPhone 16 Pro Max. The fifth model is uncertain but could potentially be the long-awaited new iPhone SE.

Apple might choose to use the same chip across all models to power the introduction of its new AI capabilities. However, it is anticipated that the Pro and Pro Max models will feature a slightly more powerful version of the chip, possibly an A18 Pro with additional GPU cores.

The iPhone 16 lineup will likely be unveiled at a special event in September. Please download the iClarified app or follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and RSS for more leaks ahead of the official release.

Apple Code Suggests All iPhone 16 Models Will Use Same A18 Chip
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