In the “Far Out” launch event for the hardware, Apple also unveiled the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Plus along with an iPhone 14 Pro lineup. Yes, the reports are true the company has decided to ditch the smaller iPhone to make way for the larger ‘Plus’ model this year. Furthermore, Apple also revealed how it differentiates between the regular as well as Pro models, and brings only minor changes for both the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus. In the meantime, let’s examine the new upgrades as well as features included in the brand-new iPhone 14 models.
iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus Is Launched
In the beginning, you’ll easily see the look that is present on both the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus is the same as the previous generation iPhone 13 series. Both models feature the smaller notch first introduced last year as well as two cameras at the rear. The only difference, as mentioned in the previous paragraph the screen size is only the standard iPhone 14 models in 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch size screens. The 5.4-inch mini model is no longer available.
Super Retina XDR Displays:
These Super Retina XDR displays here are OLED panels that can support up to 1200 nits of peak HDR brightness as well as a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio and Dolby Vision. Additionally, these panels have been protected with the Apple Ceramic Shield. For the cameras, you’ll receive an upgraded 12-megapixel primary camera (now with OIS with sensor-shift support) and an ultra-wide 12MP camera. Also, you get a TrueDepth 12MP camera inside the notch at the top of the phone.
This isn’t just the style that remains the same as the non-Pro iPhone 14 models. Apple has also made the decision not to remove its new A16 Bionic chipset under the hood. According to the rumors, iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are powered by the A15 Bionic chipset that powered the last calendar year’s iPhone 13 series.
A15 Bionic Chipset:
Do you want to know if there are any enhancements? Instead of the same A15 processor as the models that were not Pro-grade last year, iPhone 14 includes the slightly faster A15 Bionic chipset that has a five-core GPU used within iPhone 13 Pro models. Like every year, Apple did not disclose the battery and RAM specifications for the latest iPhone 14 models. The storage models however begin from 128GB in the standard model and increase to 512GB.
iPhone 14 and 14 Plus:
The iPhone 14 and 14 Plus will be among the first devices running iOS 16.3 from the beginning. They also include new features like Crash Detection and Emergency SOS through Satellite. This, according to Apple’s blog post “combines custom components deeply integrated with software to allow antennas to connect directly to a satellite, enabling messaging with emergency services when outside of cellular or Wi-Fi coverage.” The Emergency SOS feature will become accessible to users in the US and Canada beginning in November.
Price and Availability:
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are priced at $799 or $899 and $899, respectively. The models will arrive in five different color options that include midnight blue, starlight, blue-purple, and (PRODUCT) Red. Pre-orders for the non-Pro models begin on September 9th, with some slight variations in availability. iPhone 14 will be available on September 16, whereas Apple’s iPhone 14 Plus will be available from October 7.