The new iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Plus gets a number of cool features while retaining the previous iPhone 13 series’ design aesthetics.
One of such is the notch on the display which houses the device’s front-facing selfie camera and its FaceID sensors.
There have been numerous reports about what the iPhone 14 series would look like and the newly announced devices confirmed many of those reports.
The fact Apple had parted ways with its “Mini” lineups due to lack of sales but opted for the “Plus” instead while redesigning the display of the “Pro” series to include a pill-shaped camera cut-out and an always-on display.
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Apple also ousted the physical SIM tray on the iPhone 14 while making use of eSIM instead.
As for pricing, the base iPhone 14 comes with a US$799 price tag while the bigger iPhone 14 Plus gets an US$899 price tag.
Pre-order is expected to start as soon as September 9th while the shipping of the base iPhone 14 model could start as soon as September 16th while the mid-tier iPhone 14 Plus will ship by October 7th.
As for the quirks, features, and specifications of the devices, the base iPhone 14 models are going to support emergency messaging technology via communication satellites.
So whenever you are in a place that has no cell signal (Emergency SOS), you can make use of communication satellites for messaging.
The phone’s antennas are developed in such a way that it can connect to satellite frequencies and Apple noted that it can take less than 15 seconds to send a message with a clear view of the sky, and the interface guides the user to point their phone in the right direction as well as waking them through steps in order to connect with emergency service providers.
Users can also make use of the Find My app to share locations without actually sending a message. This service will be free for two years on the iPhone 14 models.
In terms of size, the base iPhone 14 sports a moderate 6.1-inch display while the iPhone 14 Plus has a bigger 6.7-inch panel.
The bigger iPhone 14 Plus also has a better battery life and Apple claimed it’s the best on any iPhone that’s ever made.
Both devices get the A15 Bionic chipset.
In the camera department, there is an ultrawide and a new 12MP primary sensor with f/1.5 aperture and sensor-based stabilization technology which Apple claims has about 49% improvement in low-light image quality while the Night Mode is twice as fast.
Then there’s a new 12MP TrueDepth camera with autofocus on the front and Apple says it’s also applying its Deep Fusion image processing technology to improve low-light image performance and color rendering called “Photonic Engine”.
Recording videos on these devices get a new stabilization mode called Action Mode that makes use of a sensor for gimbal-type steadiness.
In short, the iPhone 14 models will be a great content creation machine for creators. We’ll still be publishing more stories on the new iPhone 14 series especially the base models in subsequent time.