Apple has finally released a new iPhone generation. Some rumors are true, while others are false. First, the mini has been discontinued, leaving the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 as the smallest and cheapest alternative. With the advent of iPhone 14 Plus, the iPhone 14 family includes a total of four members.
The iPhone 14 and 14 Plus are now available
The iPhone 14 Plus has the longest battery life of any iPhone, including the iPhone 14 Pro. Up to 26 hours of video may be seen on the Plus, 20 hours on the iPhone 14 and 19 hours on the iPhone 13. Apple is also able to improve the cooling system thanks to the increased size.
These two iPhones employ the A15 Bionic technology from the prior year. Notably, this is the version of the 13 Pro pair with a 5-core GPU, as opposed to the 4-core version found in the iPhone 13 and 13 mini. As a result, its graphics performance is 18% better than last year’s non-Pro models.
Apple says that, regardless of pricing, it remains superior to Android in performance due to its superior processing power. And a portion of this processing power will be utilized to enhance the quality of the camera.
iPhone 14 and 14 Plus continue to employ a 12-megapixel camera. The primary camera now has a bigger sensor with 1.9m pixels (compared to 1.7m) and a brighter f/1.5 aperture (compared to f/1.6). Consequently, it captures 49% more light than the camera on the iPhone 13.
This is merely a hardware gain over the previous year’s model. Apple’s Photonic Engine is the result of software processing and is based on Deep Fusion. The Photonic engine significantly enhances low-light images; compared to the iPhone 13, Apple promises a 2x improvement for the front camera, 2x improvement for the ultrawide camera, and a 2.5x improvement for the new primary camera.
Another new feature is Action Mode, which functions like an action camera; it offers improved stability so that a gimbal is unnecessary, and it also supports Dolby Vision HDR video recording. However, the camera’s maximum resolution remains 4K. (60 fps).
For the TrueDepth camera, the iPhone 14 duo retains the notch design. However, it is the first camera to use focusing. In addition, hardware enhancements allow the camera to catch 38% more light for improved low-light performance, thanks in part to a brighter f/1.9 aperture (compared to f/2.2).
Let’s now discuss connectivity. Tonight, Apple dropped two bombs. First, satellite. The iPhone only includes an eSIM.
To deliver communications to satellites without the need for cumbersome antennas, satellite functionality necessitates an entirely new unique hardware design and custom software. The service is text-only and will mostly be used for emergencies, but it offers two-way communication, so you will be alerted when a rescue occurs. The Find My app will also enable friends to track you by sharing your location with them.
You can construct personalized messages to explain your predicament, but when time is of the essence, you can send a thorough SOS with only a few taps by answering certain predefined questions. In areas with a good view of the sky, messages can be relayed in around 15 seconds, but it can take several minutes if there are trees overhead. The satellite service will start in November for users in the United States and Canada, and purchasers of the iPhone 14 will receive a complimentary two-year subscription.
If you pay attention to the new Apple Watch, you will see crash detection. The iPhone 14 and 14 Plus have this feature as well, thanks to a new accelerometer that can detect up to 256G of acceleration.
For eSIM-only iPhones, presently available only in the United States. Apple promotes the ability to swiftly switch between several eSIMs and add carriers without a dealer. The new duo naturally supports dual sim.
Beginning September 9th, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus can be ordered (Friday). The vanilla iPhone 14 will be available on September 16 at the same $800 pricing as its predecessor. The iPhone 14 Plus will be available starting at $900 on October 7. These prices reflect the 128GB devices; 256GB and 512GB capacities are also available.
The colors offered for the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus are Midnight, Starlight, Blue, Purple, and (PRODUCT) RED.