Apple’s new flagship iPhones, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 pro, are now available at a more affordable price. They are sold alongside the more expensive iPhone 14 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Apple discontinued the “mini” iPhone model in 2022. The iPhone 14 models are available in 6.1 and 6.7 inch sizes. The “iPhone 14 Plus” is the new 6.7-inch iPhone 14, a reference to the iPhone 8 Plus and previous generations. Apple’s iPhone 14 models are identical in design as the iPhone 13. with flat edges and an aluminum enclosure made of aerospace-grade aluminum. Glass back enables wireless charging.
The iPhone 14 models are available in blue and purple, midnight, starlight and (PRODUCT]RED. The iPhone 14 and 14 Plus have a notch at their tops that houses TrueDepth cameras, unlike the iPhone 14 Pro models. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus have Super Retina XDR OLED screens that can support 1200 nits peak lighting, a 2,000,000 to1 contrast ratio, Dolby vision, True Tone support, and True Tone support, which allows you to match the white balance of your display with the ambient light, and the new iOS 16. ProMotion technology is not available on the standard iPhone 14 models. This feature is only available for the Pro models.
The iPhone 14 models come with a durable Ceramic Shield front covering that protects it from drops and bumps. They are IP68 water-resistant and can withstand 6 meters of water for up to 30 min.
Apple uses the same A15 Chip in the iPhone 13 Pro models. However, there is an updated interior design which allows for better Thermal Performance. A15 chips offer a 6-core CPU, 5-core GPU and a 16core Neural Engine.
The 12-megapixel Wide camera has an updated sensor and an f/1.5 aperture. It also features larger 1.9 umpixels for better performance in low light. Additionally, there’s optical image stabilization. Apple also introduced an updated TrueDepth cam with a f/1.9 aperture. While the Ultra Wide lens did not get any improvements, the photonic engine improves low light photography across all 14 iPhone cameras.
The Photonic Engine combines hardware and software to improve low-light performance. It can achieve 2x with the Ultra Wide cam, 2x with the TrueDepth cam, and 2.5x using the Widecam. The Photonic Engine extends Deep Fusion and renders stunning detail while keeping subtle textures and rendering better color.
Action mode is available for video. It provides smooth-looking video and more image stabilization than any other. Action mode can adjust to motion and shakes. This is even possible when the video is being captured during action. Cinematic mode is now available in 4K at 30 frames per second and 4K at 24 frames per second. The True Tone Flash is 10% brighter and more uniformity for consistent lighting.
The iPhone 14 models come with a dual core accelerometer, which can measure up to256Gs. An accelerometer and a high-dynamic range gyroscope also power a crash detection feature that can automatically call emergency services in case you are involved in an accident that is too severe. This feature also relies on other sensors, such as the barometer that detects changes to cabin pressure and the GPS that monitors for speed changes. The microphone can also listen for any car crash sounds.
Apple also added emergency SOS via satellite to its iPhone 14. This option allows the iPhone 14 directly to connect to satellites for communication in emergency situations where WiFi and cellular are unavailable. It works in areas without trees and allows users to send messages to emergency personnel. It’s free for two years, and it works in both the U.S.A. and Canada. Satellite connectivity is also available to share you location with your friends in Find Your while hiking or camping in remote locations.
The iPhone 14 models , like the iPhone 13, support 5G connectivity. They use a Qualcomm X65 modem. iPhone models in the United States ship without a physical SIM card because carriers use eSIM.
The battery lasts an extra hour with the iPhone 14. The iPhone 14 Plus is larger than the iPhone 14 and has a longer battery life.
The iPhone 14 models come in 128GB and 256GB storage capacities. MagSafe charging with up to 15W is still supported. Fast Charging over Lightning can be used with a 20W charger or higher. The iPhone 14 and 14 Plus support WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.5.3.
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Pricing and availability
iPhone 14 pricing starts from $799 for 128GB storage. The iPhone 14 Plus pricing starts at $899 and 128GB. You can purchase additional storage at a higher cost. Pre-orders opened on Friday September 9th. The iPhone 14 will launch on Friday September 16th, while the iPhone 14 Plus will launch on Friday October 7.
The iPhone 14 is almost identical to the iPhone 13. There are no design changes except for new colors. The iPhone 14 features the same flat-sided design as last year’s iPhones, with squared-off edges.
Apple’s iPhone 14 measures at 6.1 inches. The larger iPhone 14 Plus measures at 6.7 inches. This is the same size as iPhone 14 Pro Max.
iPhone 14 models have an all-glass back and front, framed by an aluminum frame made of color-matched aerospace-grade aluminium. The TrueDepth camera and speaker are located at the top of each display. Apple keeps the notch for its cheaper devices. The iPhone 14 Pro Max and Pro Max have a “Dynamic Island” instead of a notch.
The phone’s top and sides display a set of antenna bands. There are volume and power buttons on the right, and silence and volume buttons on the left. The antenna is located under the power button. It’s only available for iPhone 14 models.
The bottom of the iPhone 14/14 Plus has microphones and speaker holes, as well as a Lightning port for charging. Apple has moved to eSIM and has removed the SIM slot from the United States.
The back of the iPhones’ camera bump is unaltered. It features a diagonal lens setup and True Tone flash.
The iPhone 14 is 5.78 inches high (146.7mm), 2.82 inch wide (71.5mm) and 0.31 inch deep (7.80mm). It’s identical to the iPhone 13 in terms of thickness. The iPhone 14 is 0.15mm thicker than the iPhone 13, which most people won’t notice. It weighs in at 6.07 ounces (172g), which is slightly less than the iPhone 13.
The iPhone 14 Plus is 6.33 inches high (160.8mm), 3.07 inch wide (78.1mm) and 0.31 inch thick (7.80mm). It weighs 7.16 ounces (203g).
No iPhone 14 mini
Apple sold the 5.4-inch iPhone 13 Mini last year alongside the 6.1 inch iPhone 13. But this year, Apple has discontinued the 5.4-inch iPhone. Analyst estimates indicate that the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 13 min did not sell well, which led Apple to discontinue this particular size.
Apple now offers the iPhone in sizes 6.1-inch and 6.7 inches. These sizes are identical to the sizes of the iPhone 14 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Apple is offering a larger iPhone than the standard iPhone for the first time. In past years, the iPhone’s 6.7-inch size was only available in the “Pro” version.
Apple’s standard iPhone line has been available in bright colors for many years. The iPhone 14 models are available in Blue, Purple and Starlight.
Water and Dust Resistance
The IP68 rating of the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus provides protection against water and dust intrusion. For up to 30 minutes, the smartphones can withstand drops of up to 6 meters (19.7ft)
The IP68 number refers to dust resistance. This means that the iPhone 14 can withstand dirt, dust and other particulates. While the IP68 8 is for water resistance. The highest level of dust resistance is IP6x. The iPhone 14’s IP68 rating means that it can withstand splashes, rain and accidental water exposure. However, intentional water exposure should be avoided.
According to Apple, water and dust resistance are not permanent and can be affected by normal wear. Apple’s standard warranty doesn’t cover liquid damage. It’s best to be cautious when it comes liquid exposure.
The display has not been updated for the iPhone 14 models, unlike the iPhone 13 models. The OLED Super Retina XDR display on the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus has a contrast ratio of 2,000,000 to 1. This allows for brighter colors and a peak brightness of up to 1200 nits for HDR photos, videos and TV shows. The standard iPhone 14 models have a maximum brightness of 800 nits, while the 14 Pro models have a brightness level 200 nits higher.
The iPhone 14’s resolution is 2532×1170 at 460 pixels per in, while the iPhone 14 Plus boasts a resolution 2778×1284 at 458 pixels per in.
Wide color support provides vivid, true-to life colors. True Tone matches white balance to ambient lighting to create a paper-like viewing experience that is easier on the eyes. There’s also a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating and support for Haptic Touch, which provides haptic feedback when interacting with the display.
A “Ceramic Shield” material protects the display by infusing nanoceramic crystals into glasses. Corning collaborated to create the display by manipulating ceramic crystals to maximize clarity and toughness. Apple claims that Ceramic Shield is more durable than any smartphone glass. It uses a dual-ion exchange technology to protect against scratches and daily wear and tear.
The iPhone 14 Plus and 14 Plus don’t support ProMotion 120Hz refresh rates or the Always-On technology available on the iPhone 14 Pro, 14 Pro Max.
A15 Bionic Chip
The A15 chip used in the iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Plus is still present in the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus. This marks the first time Apple has not updated its A-series chip across all of its iPhone models. Although the iPhone 14 Pro Max and Pro Max both have an A16 chip in them, Apple didn’t use it in the 14 or 14 Plus.
The A15 features a 6-core CPU, two performance cores and four efficiency Cores, as well as a 5-core GPU. Apple used only the 5-core GPU version last year of the A15 in its iPhone 13 Pro models. A 4-core GPU version was available in the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini. There are still significant improvements, however.
The CPU performance of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 is roughly the same, but there are slight improvements in the GPU. Apple has also updated its internal design to improve thermal efficiency.
The A15 chip’s 16-core Neural engine can perform up to 15.8 trillion operations every second and powers features such as Smart HDR 4 and Cinematic mode.
The iPhone 14 Plus and 14 Plus have 6GB RAM instead of the 4GB available in the previous-generation models.
iPhone 14 models come with 128GB storage. The iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Plus have up to 512GB storage. This is half the storage space available on the iPhone 14 Pro models which can hold up to 1TB.
Dual-Lens Rear Camera
The iPhone 14 Plus and 14 Plus have a dual-lens camera system that includes a 12-megapixel Wide lens (which Apple now calls the “Main”) and a 12-megapixel Ultra Wide Lens.
Apple has upgraded the Main camera to an f/1.5 aperture. This is an improvement on the f/1.6 aperture in the iPhone 13 camera. The lens also features a larger sensor that lets in more light, making it easier to improve in low-light conditions. Apple claims that the iPhone 13 camera’s Main camera can capture 49 percent more light than its new main camera.
The Ultra Wide camera was not updated and there is no Telephoto lens, as there is on the Pro Max and 14 Pro. The iPhone 14 Plus and 14 Plus have a 2x optical zoom and a 5x digital zoom.
The Photonic Engine, a new feature for the iPhone 14, is an application of Deep Fusion to enhance the image. It applies Deep Fusion earlier in the process to improve detail, preserve subtle textures and increase the color.
Apple claims that Photonic Engine is a “giant leap in mid-to low-light performance in photos” both for the Main lens as the Ultra Wide lens. Photonic Engine will give you 2.5x more low-light photos from the Main camera, and 2x with the Ultra Wide.
The iPhone 14 Plus and 14 Plus can record 4K video at 24, 25, 30, 30 or 60 frames per second. HDR recording, ProRes and slomo video are all supported.
Apple has added an Action mode to its video editing software. It’s intended to produce smooth, sharp-looking videos that don’t react to motions or shakes. Action mode records at up 60 frames per second at 2.8K.
Other Camera Features
- Smart HDR4 – Identifies up to four people in a scene, optimizes contrast, lighting and skin tones, so that everyone looks their best.
- Photo Styles Smart, customizable filters that boost or mut colors without changing skin tones. Styles can be applied selectively to an image instead of a full-blown filter. There are three types of photographic styles: Vibrant (brightens colors), Rich Contrast, Warm (accentuates gold undertones), and Cool (accentuates the blue undertones). You can customize the tone and warmth for each style to achieve the look you desire.
- Night mode– This takes a series images over a short time and then aggregates them to enable photography in extremely low lighting conditions. Night mode exposures can be up to 2x faster than the Main iPhone 14 camera.
- Deep Fusion– This technique works in low to medium lighting conditions and highlights the texture and details in an image.
- Portrait mode This keeps the subject in focus and blurs the background.
- Portrait Lighting– This program changes the lighting for Portrait mode photos using effects such as Natural, Studio and Contour.
- True Tone Flash – The True Tone flash is the built-in flash. It is calibrated to match the ambient lighting and doesn’t alter the white balance of your photo. The iPhone 14 flash has brighter, more consistent lighting.
- Panorama Captures panorama shots up to 63 Megapixels.
- Burst mode allows for multiple images to be captured at once. This is useful for high-action shots.
The iPhone 14 has a battery life of up to 20 hours for video playback and 16 hours for streaming video playback. It also offers audio playback for up to 80 hours. This is a significant improvement on the iPhone 13.
The iPhone 14 Plus can play up to 26 hours video, up to 20 hours streaming video, and up 100 hours audio.
Both devices can be charged quickly and can reach 50 percent within 30 to 35 minutes using a 20W power adapter.
Connectivity via 5G
The iPhone 14 models come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon X65 modem, which supports 5G connectivity. iPhone owners in the United States can connect to both sub-6GHz and mmWave networks. Other countries only have sub-6GHz.
Although mmWave networks are the fastest, mmWave networks can be obstructed by trees and buildings. mmWave networks are limited to major cities, urban areas, concert venues, airports and other places where large numbers of people congregate.
Sub-6GHz 5G coverage is greater and more widely available in rural, urban, and suburban areas of the United States. You will use Sub-6GHz 5G when using a 5G network. Although Sub-6GHz 5G is faster than LTE (especially when mid-band spectrum has been used), it’s not always as fast as you might expect.