The iPhone 14s is official, but it’s going to be a tough pill to swallow
After months of speculation, Apple has finally unveiled its next-generation smartphone, the iPhone 14. Four models were launched this year, here’s everything you need to know about them.
Along with the Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Pro and AirPods Pro 2, Apple unveiled four new iPhone 14 models this Wednesday, September 07, at a new launch event. Its new high-end devices replace the 2021 iPhone 13 model. There is no iPhone mini in the program this year, however the new larger iPhone 14 Plus.
So, the new series consists of iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. As is often the case, two “Pro” models are recommended, while the other two are only suggested. very little change from the previous generation.
The iPhone 14 and 14 Plus are by no means revolutionary
As expected, the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus have very few new features compared to last year’s iPhone 13. The iPhone 14 still benefits from the same display 6.1-inch 60Hz LTPS OLED with the same notch as the previous models, while the iPhone 14 Plus offers a larger screen 6.7 inches. Both OLED Super Retina XDR panels will be compatible Dolby Vision, HDR and HLG, maximum brightness 1200 nits.
Apple reused the same chip from the previous year, Apple Bionic A15, so don’t expect better performance. However, Apple equipped all devices in the series with 6 GB of RAM and a new, more powerful Snapdragon X65 modem (already found in Snapdragon 8 Gen 1). Thanks to this, the iPhone 14 is now compatible with the Wi-Fi 6E wireless standard. The new modem also makes smartphones consume less power and they are now compatible with satellite connection.
On the battery side, Apple promises the best autonomy ever seen on an iPhone. Unfortunately, we will have to wait a little longer to have the concrete. No estimates have been provided by Apple, as the respective battery capacities of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. One thing is for sure, but this generation does not have USB-C, the iPhone 14 retains the proprietary Lightning connector.
In photos, the smartphones inherit the same cameras as the previous generation. we find a 12 MP main sensor as well as a 12 MP ultra-wide-angle sensor. According to Apple, it offers the main sensor better low-light performance (+49%). Night mode would also be twice as fast. But on the front, the two smartphones are eligible for the new one front camera with autofocus. This is a new sensor 12MP True Depth with f/1.9 aperture. It should also be noted that video recording also benefits from the innovation Stabilization mode, called action mode.
Finally, let’s mention some additional new features. As with the Apple Watch Series 8, iPhone 14 will offer crash detection, uses a gyroscope and accelerometer to automatically detect traffic accidents. Simply slide the control to call emergency services directly. Moreover, this will be possible if there is not enough network make an emergency call via satellite (Emergency SOS), it will be a last resort rather than a permanent connection like, for example, Starlink might offer.
The iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max are finally moving beyond the notch
The iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max are the two smartphones that Apple is betting on this year, as they benefit the most from new features. First, both devices get a new notch-less display with the necessary hardware for the front camera and Face ID.
Moreover, the proximity sensor is now below the screen and notifications will appear below the pill via a new animation. Apple baptizes this innovation “Dynamic Island”. Notifications and alerts will move around the column-shaped notch.
The iPhone 14 Pro screen still remains OLED LTPO 120Hz diagonal is 6.1 inches, and that of the iPhone 14 Pro Max is 6.7 inches. Both screens show maximum brightness 1600 nits (2000 nits in some videos). The plate can now go down 1 Hzwhich prompted Apple to offer a feature on these two models Alwayswhich has been on Android for several years.
The two Pro models are the only models this year to benefit from the new Apple Bionic A16 processor. The latter is still etched at 4nm by TSMC, but promises to be surprisingly more powerful than its predecessor. The six-core processor contains two high-performance cores that consume 20% less energy.
When it comes to batteries, it’s a complete blur provided only by Apple it is independence day. There is no further information about the respective capacities of the batteries or the exact autonomy for different uses.
On the photography side, the devices have a new 48 MP primary sensor, which is bigger than the old 12 MP sensor. At 1/1.3-inch, the latter is 21% larger than the iPhone 13 Pro’s 1/1.65-inch sensor. Due to the increased megapixel count, the iPhone 14 Pro’s individual camera pixels are smaller, measuring “only” 1.22µm. Nevertheless, the devices promise to be better in low light conditions. New 48 MP camera especially allowing the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max to record video 8K 24 FPSa first for Apple that has finally matured in this field.
We also find a new one 12 MP ultra-wide-angle sensor with 1.4 micron individual pixels, which will allow you to offer better shots at night. It also includes an ultra-wide-angle sensor that triples low-light quality, according to Apple. better support for macro photography. Ultimately, they benefit too A new front camera with autofocus was introduced in other models.
Prices and availability
As announced in a leak a few days ago, all new devices are sold above the symbolic 1,000 euros, Apple was forced to increase the prices of all models by 120 euros to face inflation, global geopolitical situation, component shortages and other factors. euro-dollar parity.
Pre-orders for the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus will open on September 9. Regarding delivery, They will start on September 16 For iPhone 14 and October 7 for iPhone 14 Plus. Pre-orders for the iPhone 14 Pro also open on September 9 Delivery from September 16. Summary of prices in euros for all iPhone 14 models:
- 128 GB: €1019
- 256 G0: €1149
- 512 GB: €1,409
iPhone 14 Plus:
- 128 GB: €1169
- 256 GB: €1299
- 512 GB: €1,559
iPhone 14 Pro
- 128 GB: 1329 euros
- 256 GB: 1459 euros
- 512 GB: 1719 euros
- 1 TB: 1979 euros
iPhone 14 Pro Max
- 128 GB: 1479 euros
- 256 GB: 1,609 euros
- 512 GB: 1869 euros
- 1 TB: 2129 euros
The 14 Pro Max model with 1 TB of storage costs almost €2,000 this year, making it the most expensive iPhone ever sold. In terms of color, the iPhone 14 and 14 Max are both available in green, purple, blue, black (midnight), white (starlight), and red (harvest red), while the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max models are available in premium colors. offered in green, purple, silver, gold and graphite.