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Apple iPhone 14 Vs. 13: Smartphone Sibling Head-to-Head

Shane Snider

Does Apple’s small changes to its smartphone series warrant an upgrade? Apple’s recent reported production pullback suggests maybe not. But we take a closer look at the 2021 and 2022 models.

The smartphone that kickstarted our collective mobile screen obsession is undoubtedly the iPhone. And each year, scores of Apple diehards line up eager to experience new handheld technology from the Cupertino, California-based tech giant.

This year, Apple introduced its iPhone 14 series at its “Far Out” event. Surprisingly, the company chose to stay with the previous year’s chipset in the entry level models. In previous years, the tech giant upgraded the chips for all models. Dan Ives, an analyst with Wedbush, called that move a rare “misstep” by Apple and the reason demand wasn’t quite what the company expected. “It’s going to be a tight wire balancing act going into the holidays,” Ives told CRN in an interview. “You can’t smoke-and-mirror it – the base model was disappointing and that’s what’s going to be available on the shelves. So they will have to get the balancing act right.”

The iPhone 14 Pro series, armed with the new A16 chip (which Apple calls the “fastest ever in a smartphone”), was showing solid early demand, Ives said.

Click through the slideshow to see how the iPhone 14 stacks up with its predecessor, the iPhone 13:

 

 
Shane Snider

Shane Snider is a senior associate editor covering personal computing, mobile devices, semiconductor news, hardware reviews, breaking news and live events. Shane is a veteran journalist, having worked for newspapers in upstate New York and North Carolina. He can be reached at ssnider@thechannelcompany.com.

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