Apple has released the new iPhone 14 series. There are four new models: the standard iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The Pro models bring out many new features including the Dynamic Island notch and new camera sensors. However, the standard and Plus models are very similar to the last generation. Now, it turns out that the latest beta version of Apple Xcode shows the iPhone 14 & 14 Plus as the same generation as iPhone 13 series.
For those unaware, Xcode is used to develop software for Apple devices. The beta version of Xcode has revealed the identifiers for the new iPhone 14 series. It turns out that the standard and Plus models belong to the iPhone 13 series identifiers, while the Pro models get the newer ones.
iPhone 14: iPhone 14, 7
iPhone 14 Plus: iPhone 14, 8
iPhone 14 Pro: iPhone 15, 2
iPhone 14 Pro Max: iPhone 15, 3
Why is iPhone 14/14 Plus considered the same generation as iPhone 13 series in Apple Xcode?
The iPhone 14/14 Plus is very similar to the previous generation, but one key factor is the processor. Both these models are powered by the A15 Bionic chipset, which also powers the 13 Series. And hence, the iPhone 14/14 Plus comes under the iPhone 13 identifiers.
On the other hand, the Pro models get the newer A16 Bionic chipset, which ultimately gives them the new generation identifiers.
Upon a lot of research, we were able to find only 15 little differences between the standard iPhone 14 and 13. There is no higher refresh rate, no new notch, and even the chipset remains the same. We will not be wrong to say that this year’s iPhone 14 was much more like an iPhone 13s.
Apple should have brought at least some upgrades like a higher refresh rate. To recall, the standard iPhone 14 costs $799, while the Plus version costs $899. At this price point, one expects the latest generation processor, but Apple has decided to keep it for the Pro models.