iPhone 14: Everything you need to know about Apple’s latest smartphone

A closer look at the four new iPhone 14 models unveiled by Apple 

iPhone 14: Everything you need to know about Apple’s latest smartphone

Apple’s Far Out event was exactly what we expected with the Cupertino-based giant treating us to four new iPhones. If you missed out on watching the unveiling live or are looking for an overview before you zero in on your favourite model, you’re in the right place. Croma Unboxed brings you up to speed with what’s new.

iPhone 14 series

Apple’s new iPhone 14 series includes four models. However, this year, it decided to do away with the Mini variant, and gave us a Plus variant. So, the series now includes the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 plus

Design and display: The iPhone 13 brought in subtle design changes, and Apple has retained that design for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus . With 6.1 and 6.7-inch screens, the iPhones now flaunt a larger display keeping movie streaming and gaming in mind. Additionally, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus displays come with Apple’s Ceramic Shield offering better drop resistance.

Cameras: This year, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus comes equipped with a 12MP camera that features a larger pixel and sensor size. Taking its regular ultra-wide shots up a notch with Photonic Engine, you now have the option of clicking in low-lit situations with greater detail. Apple has also added in an Action Mode that will help deliver ultra-smooth videos without the need for a gimbal or stabiliser. Apart from these, you can also ace your shoot with a Cinematic Mode offering 4K videos at 30 fps and 24 fps.

A15 Bionic: Apple decided to continue with last year’s A15 Bionic chipset that powers the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. With a 5-core GPU, you get to enjoy fluid graphics for heavy-duty gaming. Its 16-core neural engine can handle as many as 15.8 trillion operations per second.

iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max

iPhone 14 pro and Pro Max

Design and display: The Pro variants enjoy a design change with Apple saying goodbye to the infamous notch. In its place is a pill-shaped circular cut-out on the screen that houses a sensor array for the Face ID and front camera. Christened the ‘Dynamic Island’, Apple is using clever animations to hide the notch every time a notification or alert pops up. This means you can read sports scores, check flight notifications and text messages while working with other apps without obstructing your view.

Cameras: The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max incorporate Photonic Engine within their camera system this year, which Apple claims helps in shooting great images in mid to low-light. You get up to 2x on the main camera, 3x on ultra-wide, 2x on telephoto, and 2x on the TrueDepth camera.

The iPhone Pro and Pro Max come with a 48-megapixel main camera alongside a quad-pixel sensor, and Apple has also provided a Deep Fusion feature to ensure the photos preserve textures and retain details. Like the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, both the Pro and Pro Max handsets have a built-in Action Mode that could help you get rid of the vibrations and deliver ultra-smooth videos.

  A16 Bionic: Unlike the non-Pro variants, the Pro variants are powered by the next-gen A16 Bionic chipset. It features two high-performing cores, and a five-core GPU that is ideal for graphic-heavy apps and handles the workload efficiently. Additionally, its 16-core neural engine can tackle 17 trillion operations per second.

iPhone 14 additional features

  In addition to the upgraded specs, Apple has also brought in a few distinguishing features. Putting safety on the highest pedestal, Apple has introduced Crash Detection, which can identify a severe car crash and dial emergency services without the user having to do it manually. Furthermore, it has an Emergency SOS feature that uses satellite connectivity in the absence of cellular network.

 All iPhone 14 models support 5G connectivity with all the popular bands. Interestingly, Apple has gotten rid of the SIM card slot on its US iPhones, and making a move towards e-SIM. Lastly, all iPhone models will run iOS 16 out-of-the-box. The latest OS brings in a newly imagined lockscreen, and a host of other new features.

iPhone 14 prices and availability in India

The iPhone 14 series comes in three storage variants – 128GB, 256GB and 512GB. The iPhone 14 is priced at Rs 79,900, Rs 89,900, and Rs 1,09,900. The larger Plus variant is priced at Rs 89,900, Rs 99,900, and Rs 1,19,900. Colour options include Midnight, Purple, Starlight, Blue and Product Red. Pre-orders start from September 9 at 5:30 PM IST. The iPhone 14 will be available starting September 16, while the iPhone 14 Plus will be available from October 7.

The Pro variants, on the other hand, come in four storage variants – 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB. The iPhone 14 Pro is priced at Rs 1,29,900, Rs 1,39,900, Rs 1,59,900, and Rs 1,79,900. The Pro Max, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 1,39,900, Rs 1,49,900, Rs 1,69,900, and Rs 1,89,900. Colour options include Deep Purple, Silver, Gold and Space Black. Pre-orders kick off on September 9, and both devices will be available from September 16.

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