iPhone 14 pro: Everything You Need To Know
Apple has announced the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max at its September event. These new models bring new changes.
On the iPhone 14 Pro, there is no notch and there are some other impressive upgrades, such as a bigger camera and a better processor. It’s one of the most noteworthy iPhone Pro updates in recent history and offers more than previous models.
iPhone 14 pro: Everything New
The notch is no more and replaced with a pill-shaped cut out to house the Face ID sensors, front facing camera.
The “Dynamic Island” feature adjusts automatically to the size of a phone, depending on factors that may affect battery life and the level of activity.
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The screen on the iPhone 14 pro is brighter than ever before at 1,600 nits; it has slimmer bezels, and its peak brightness tops out at 2,000 nit for use in sunlight.
The Always-on display is enabled thanks to new tech that allows for refresh rates as low as 1Hz. The new addition, the LTPO panel dims the screen in low-power mode.
With the new A16 Bionic chip, the power of 16 billion transistors and efficiency is combined. The new CPU has a 4-nanometer process with a 6-core CPU that beats the A15 Bionic but only uses less power than the competition– think about the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, with a 5-core GPU and more with 50% more bandwidth by using more than 17 trillion operations per second. There’s also a new Neural Engine that can handle this.
The iPhone 11 Pro, which features the iPhone Pro Camera, offers significant scope and flexibility through its Photonic Engine. With Apple’s new ProRAW mode that uses 48MP uncompressed photos, you can adjust white balance and tone mapping more freely.
All three camera sensors also receive improvements in low light photography.
Video now equips 4K resolution upto 40fps in Cinematic mode. The Action mode, a new addition now manages video stabilization.
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Apple now promises a battery life that will last all day long.
The iPhone 14 Pro also has auto-panic detection which automatically calls emergency services in case of an accident.
iPhone 14 Pro starts at $999 (AU$1,749) and iPhone 14 Pro Max starts at $1,099 (AU$1,899), with pre-orders coming on September 9 and a full release on September 16.
Apple reveals iPhone Pro and iPhone Pro Max
Being one of the firsts to order the new iPhone 14 Pro models is easy with Exclusive pre-orders starting this September 9th.
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“Also, thanks to T-Mobile US customers can save up to $1,000 on an iPhone 14 Pro by trading in their old phone. With some very clever language skills and clever AI, you could get the base iPhone 14 Pro for free.”
Despite rumors of increasing prices, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will still start at $999 (AU$1,749) and $1,099 (AU$1,899) respectively.
For the freebies on offer, it seems like Apple is being generous. However, with a starting storage size of 128GB, some people may not find this to be enough.
Both devices come in four colors: Space Black, a new Deep Purple, Gold and Silver.
All the leaks and rumors turned out to be true, Apple got rid of the display notch with the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. A single pill-shaped display cut-out has replaced it.
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The Dynamic Island, a circular pill shape, provides new and different functionalities. As the camera is structured in a circle, you can capture more detailed and separated images with this design.
The cutout of the expandable icon that Apple has given is called a beacon or sounder. It appears as a speaker playing music and flashing different colors on your phone when connected to AirPods, the charger, or low battery.
The iPhone display remains static, with the new Pro models featured a 6.1 inch and 6.7 inch diagonal.
Not only are the screen bezels thinner and the refresh rate downscaled to 1Hz, a new LTPO (large thin-film transistor) panel is used, saving battery life with an always-on display and not using up energy during sleep mode. With these improvements, people may find that spending less money on an iPhone is worth it.
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have a maximum brightness of 1,600 nits while retaining greater visibility in high-contrast situations. These devices are brighter than the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, which has a maximum brightness of 2,000 nits.
The rest of the design and functionality remains similar to earlier iPhones like the iPhone 13 Pro. The edges are made of stainless steel as before.
As predicted by the rumors, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max both got new 48-megapixel lenses.
With an enhanced camera, you can take photos with more resolution and better low light photography. Although this is just a simple spec boost, there is more to it than that.
With a quarter of the area of the old camera sensor, the new main camera can resolve 4 million pixels into pictures with a 22.4 micrometers area size. This means that photos will be shot in up to 12MP resolution. There is also greater emphasis on light capturing, because even if there are fewer pixels, the sensor is able to adjust itself for each photo and let in more light for a better quality picture.
The iPhone Pro is a powerful option for professional photographers and videographers. The camera captures uncompressed 48MP shots, with the added bonus of being able to edit and create in RAW format.
With second generation sensor-shift optical image stabilization that is powered by the A16 Bionic chip’s Neural Engine and a new action mode for video stabilization when moving at high speed over uneven surfaces, the iPhone XS supports buttery smooth shots in extreme conditions.
With 12MP cameras and a 1.4 micron pixel, the cameras are improved and offer more features. The telephoto camera still has 3x zoom, with a macro mode included. The ultrawide camera uses 1.4 micron pixels to create sharper images.
The new camera with a ƒ/1.9 aperture allows for easier low-light photo capture and autofocus from further away, making it better for shooting on up close or in a group.
Apple has a new computational photography chip on their iPhone 11, which promises better low- to mid-light performance across all three cameras. A 2x boost to the main camera, 3x on the ultrawide and 2x on the telephoto camera, as well as a 2x improvement on the front-facing camera.
The Photonic Engine is a streamlined, intelligent photo processing engine that Apple has developed in order to produce pictures of better color and detail levels, as well as more information from the same image.
The new Adaptive True Tone flash can better adapt to changing light conditions, and is boosted by nine LEDs.
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max both get the new A16 Bionic chip. The new 6-core CPU is faster upto 40% than the competition, yet despite being made on a 4-nanometre process and consisting 16 billion transistors, the two high-performance cores of the chip eat up 20% less power than earlier.
The new GPU has an increased bandwidth of 50%, which should enhance the gaming experience and offer a smoother, sharper experience. In addition, Dynamic Islands are supported now with the multi-GPU display engine.
Unlike previous iPhones, the iPhone 14 Pro’s Neural Engine is capable of handling 17 trillion operations per second and 4 trillion operations per photo, which can be impressive when working in tandem with the image signal processor.
Apple offered no battery size specifications but promised “all-day battery life” with the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max. We’ll need to see if that’s in fact possible through our testing. Fast charging capabilities using a power adapter are available with upto a 50% charge in around 30 minutes.
The iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max will come with options for 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB of storage, no RAM specification was mentioned though.
The changes here could make for an impressive iPhone update and a contender for our best phones list.
The Dynamic Island is an interesting new feature that could change the way notches and display cut outs are used in phones. With third-part support, this could be used for anything and everything you can think of.
smartphones are already leading the charge in computational photography thanks to advanced sensors, but with Apple’s deep technology for cameras and apps, high-megapixel android phones will soon be unrecognizable.
Before drawing any conclusions about the new models, we’ll need to test it for ourselves. You can find our extensive hands-on review of the iPhone 14 Pro Max over here.