Apple’s decision to remove the notch off the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max and replace it with a pill-shaped punch hole confirmed the rumors. Since the iPhone X, this is the first time Apple has altered the iPhone screen design.
iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max: New camera, processor, and design
CEO Tim Cook termed the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max “the most inventive professional product line ever” at yesterday night’s launch.
The dimensions of the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max remain the same as their predecessors at 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches, respectively. The selfie camera and TrueDepth technology are positioned in the screen’s notch, while the proximity sensor is concealed below the screen.
Apple claims it will optimize the interface for this punch. Apple calls this feature Dynamic Island. When a notice is received, the pop-up will expand from the hole. Through the software effect, notifications such as charging the battery and activating the vibration mode will expand from the hole. When you return to the Home screen, background activities such as playing music or making phone calls will be shrunk to the pressed area of the screen.
The combo of iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have always-on mode, confirming another rumor. It enables users to view the time and widgets without having to switch on the screen. In order to conserve battery life, the screen refresh rate will be decreased to 1 Hz while the wallpaper is muted.
This new iPhone pair utilizes the A16 Bionic chip, which was manufactured using a 4nm technology. Apple claims that the power consumption of the two high-performance cores is 20% less, while the power consumption of the remaining four cores is only one-third that of comparable chips.
The A16 neural processor has 16 cores in addition to a brand-new screen processor that allows the refresh rate to be lowered to 1 Hz, handles the always-on feature, and aids in the smooth operation of Dynamic Island.
The enhanced camera system is yet another noteworthy improvement. Apple introduced a 48 MP sensor for the iPhone for the first time, up from 12 MP for several years. Specifically, it is a 2,44-micron quad-pixel sensor with an aperture of f/1.78 and a focal length of 24mm. According to Apple, the device will often snap images with a resolution of 12 megapixels to ensure the ability to catch light. With pixel-binning, the iPhone 14 Pro supports a focal length of 48mm and a 2x optical zoom.
The ultra-wide-angle camera on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max features a resolution of 12 megapixels, a 1.4 micron sensor, and an aperture of f/2.2, which enables three times better macro and low-light photography. The device’s camera also supports the Photonic Engine function, which improves low-light photography.
iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max feature portrait video (cinematic) and 4K recording at 30 or 24 frames per second.
The starting prices for these two gadgets are $999 and $1099, respectively. The gadget will be available beginning on October 16 with a maximum capacity of 1 TB.