Yesterday there was an Apple presentation — we talked in detail about the company’s new products in the news. In the article, we will try to highlight all the features of the iPhone 14 and discuss whether it is time to change old iPhones in connection with the release of a new generation.
iPhone 14: major changes
The coolest update, in our opinion, is the return of the Plus format. That is, the iPhone 14 is available in two diagonals: 6.1 (like the iPhone 13) and 6.7 inches. Now, those who want to have a smartphone with a large screen do not have to buy the iPhone 14 Pro Max — you can take a more affordable plus version of the base iPhone 14. In addition, the model is equipped with an improved battery, which is also good news.
The rest of the iPhone 14 chips can be divided into the following categories:
New colors: black, white, blue, lilac and red.
CPU: the same Apple Bionic A15, but with a new image processing subsystem. The iPhone can now process more frames per second, resulting in more detailed and realistic shots, with better detail in shadows and highlights.
Improved main camera: 12 MP, f/1.5. The sensor has grown and captures more light.
New front camera: 12 MP, f/1.9. She also received autofocus: now you can quickly take clear selfies at any distance from the sensor.
Action Mode: improved stabilization mode with which you can shoot action videos. Also supports Dolby Vision HDR. Even Chinese manufacturers did not show such spectacular videos.
crash detection: a function that is implemented due to the new gyroscope and accelerometer. Thanks to them, the smartphone recognizes strong impacts (falls) and automatically makes an emergency call.
Emergency SOS via Satellite: cool option that will be available in the US and Canada. With it, the iPhone can communicate with the nearest satellite to send a distress signal in an emergency.
eSIM: models for the US market will ship without a physical SIM slot, only with an eSIM. Considering that in the Russian Federation it will be possible to buy the iPhone 14, including through parallel imports, this may be relevant for Russians as well. Therefore, before buying, we advise you to clarify where the iPhone came from and whether it has a SIM card slot.
iPhone 14 Pro: new features
iPhone 14 Pro was released in two formats: basic (6.1 inches) and Max (6.7 inches). By tradition, the battery has been improved so that it can easily last until the end of the day. The novelties also received a new front camera, can shoot action video with stabilization, and support the same security features as the iPhone 14.
New features of the iPhone 14 Pro:
New colors: black, silver, gold, dark purple.
Missing «bangs»: instead, it’s now a panel called Dynamic Island. It hides the Thrue Depth camera, all the sensors fit neatly into the screen and take up less space. And most importantly — fit into the notification panel. A beautiful animation was created for different events to fill the space around the block with the camera and make it invisible.
Always On Display: there was a mode of the always-on screen, and in color. Basically, it’s a new splash screen and notification bar that shows up in low power mode.
Apple Bionic A16: new processor developed on the basis of 4nm process technology. It can perform even more operations per second, consumes less power and is the most powerful in the line. By updating the processor and image processing subsystem, all cameras began to shoot better.
New 48 MP main camera: when shooting, frames will come out at 12 megapixels by combining four neighboring pixels. There’s also a ProRAW mode for photographers, with full 48MP resolution available.
Flash updated: now it’s twice as bright.
Is it time to upgrade your iPhone?
If you are a regular user, then the iPhone 14 should be bought to replace the iPhone 12 or older model. The novelty is more powerful, has improved cameras and will be relevant longer. And if you updated your iPhone last year and now use the iPhone 13, then you can not rush to buy. For basic models, the difference between the two generations is almost not noticeable — even the design is the same. Unless you can take the iPhone 14+, since it has a larger screen.
If you are a photographer or blogger, that is, it makes sense to buy an iPhone 14 Pro — you will be able to evaluate the new camera and mode for shooting action videos. In other cases, its capabilities are redundant — it is not necessary to take pictures of food at 48 megapixels, 12 megapixels in the base model is enough. Although, it is possible that many will choose the Pro version only because of the new design of the front panel, and not for the sake of cameras or a super-processor.