Exclusive: New internal Apple code reveals surprising detail about iPhone 16 chip shared across all models

Apple’s next iPhone models could have the same chipset, according to recent information. The early development versions of iOS 18, code named “Crystal,” revealed that all four 2024 iPhone models might use the same SoC with the internal code of t8140 – Tahiti, also known as the A18.

This information indicates that the iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro, and iPhone 16 Pro Max could all end up using the same general chipset. However, it is also possible that the cheaper non-Pro variants could use the A18 branding, while the more expensive premium models could use the A18 Pro.

Both chipsets are being built using TSMC’s cutting-edge N3E node, so we should expect improvements in performance and energy consumption for all models. While the possibility exists that the A18 will power the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus, and the A18 Pro will drive the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max, it is still uncertain.

This new information challenges previous predictions by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who suggested that Apple’s 2024 iPhone lineup would feature two different chipsets – the A18 for the entry-level models and the A18 Pro for the high-end models.

It seems that the tech world will have to wait and see whether Apple’s 2024 iPhone lineup will indeed use the same chipset for all models, or if there will be differences between the non-Pro and Pro variants. Stay tuned for more updates as Apple continues development on the upcoming iPhone models.

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