On Wednesday, the iPhone 14 series was officially unveiled at Apple’s “Far Out” event. The newest line of Apple handsets, which has been the subject of numerous leaks and rumours over the past few months, consists of four models: the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Pro Max are the models designed for people who want larger screens, whilst the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro are the smaller varieties. The series also includes the first batch of iPhone Pro phones since iPhone X with a redesigned face. The front camera and advanced Face ID technology are housed in a pill-shaped cutout that has taken the place of the infamous notch.
Additionally, the pro versions have the newest Apple Bionic A16 SoC under the hood, as opposed to the non-pro models, which had last year’s Apple A15 Bionic SoCs. The most recent cellphones in the US provide E-sim activation without Wi-Fi. The iPhone models sold in the US won’t have a SIM tray for the first time.
Additionally, the smartphone has satellite emergency communication capabilities that allow users to transmit SOS messages via satellite. For two years, the feature will be included for free with iPhone 14 starting in the US and Canada. All phones have a crash-detection feature that, if activated while the user is unconscious or unable to reach their iPhone, will immediately call emergency services.
iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max price in India, sale date
The cost of the iPhone 14 is $799. (roughly Rs. 63,700). The starting price for the iPhone 14 Plus is $899. (roughly Rs. 71,600). The colour possibilities for both phones will be Blue, Midnight, Purple, Starlight, and (PRODUCT)RED.
Preorders for the iPhone 14 will start on September 9. Beginning on September 16, the iPhone 14 will be available for purchase, and on October 7 the iPhone 14 Plus will.
The cost of the iPhone 14 in India is set at Rs. 79,900, while the cost of the iPhone 14 Plus is Rs. 89,900.
The entry-level iPhone 14 Pro is available for $999 (around Rs. 79,555), while the top-tier iPhone 14 Pro Max is priced at $1,099 (roughly Rs. 87,530). Beginning on September 9, these models will be available for preorder, and on September 16, they will be for sale. Deep Purple, Gold, Silver, and Space Black colour variants will be offered for purchase.
The pricing of the iPhone 14 Pro in India is Rs. 1,29,900, and the price of the iPhone 14 Pro Max is Rs. 1,39,900. Both the Apple online shop and Apple Authorized Resellers offer the phones for sale.
iPhone 14 Specifications
Like the previous model, the iPhone 14 has a flat-edge aerospace-grade aluminium frame, Ceramic Shield material on the front, and IP68 dust and water resistant rating. The device has a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display, which is reported to be brighter and more accurate in terms of colour reproduction than the device from the previous year. It is claimed to support Dolby Vision and have a peak brightness of 1200 nits.
The iPhone 14 is powered by the same A15 Bionic SoC that was used to power the iPhone 13 series last year. Apple still only provides Face ID as a biometric security option for unlocking phones.
The RAM and battery capacity of each model are not officially disclosed by Apple, but third-party teardowns in the coming weeks should be able to provide more insight. According to Apple, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus will have a longer battery life than the iPhone models from the previous year.
The iPhone 14 has a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera with a 1.9um sensor and an f/1.7 aperture lens as its primary imaging sensor. The 12-megapixel sensor is coupled with a 120-degree field-of-view, f/2.4 ultra-wide angle lens. According to Apple, the front camera has a new 12-megapixel TrueDepth sensor with an f/1.9 aperture.
The company also revealed other camera-related features for the phones, including better video recording and a brand-new stabilisation feature called Action Mode. This mode makes better use of the motion sensors on the phone to fix footage. The Cinematic mode is now accessible in 4K at 30 and 24 frames per second. Apple also praised the new Photonic Engine’s improved low-light capabilities.
It is asserted that the main camera’s low-light performance has increased by 2.5 times, by 2 times for the TrueDepth front camera, and by 2 times for the ultra-wide camera. It incorporates Deep Fusion’s computational advantages into the imaging process. Additionally, Apple claims that the upgraded True Tone flash is 10% brighter.
iPhone 14 Plus Specifications
Similar hardware to that of the iPhone 14 is present in the iPhone 14 Plus, with the exception of a larger screen and battery life. The device features a 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display, and according to Apple, the iPhone 14 Plus has the best battery life of any iPhone ever. The A15 Bionic SoC, which also drives the stock iPhone 14, is found inside, and both devices’ camera systems are similar.
iPhone 14 Pro Specifications
Apple reportedly chose surgical-grade stainless steel, which is wear and corrosion-resistant, for the Pro models. The 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR Always-On OLED display on the iPhone 14 Pro has Apple’s ProMotion refresh rate technology. In order to give a combination of smoother motion and a power-efficient technology, the Pro versions can scale as low as 1Hz.
Up to 2,000 nits, which is twice as bright as the iPhone 13 Pro, is the display’s maximum outdoor peak brightness. The front cover of the iPhone 14 Pro has a Ceramic Shield coating, which is said to be more durable than smartphone glass.
As previously stated, the main display change is the substitution of a pill-shaped hole-punch cutout for the well-known fashion-setting notch. Apple refers to it as Dynamic Island, a “interactive space” that expands for notifications in addition to other information like the music player, calling interface, and Maps, among other things. The capability is compatible with third-party apps, according to the business.
Apple’s new A16 Bionic SoC, which is believed to be the most powerful chip in a smartphone, is what’s behind the hood. It has two cores with excellent performance and four cores with good efficiency. According to claims, the new 6-core CPU is up to 40% faster than the competition. Apple claims that the A16 Bionic SoC also includes a new 16-core Neural Engine capable of almost 17 trillion operations per second and an enhanced 5-core GPU with a claimed 50% higher memory bandwidth.
According to the manufacturer, the new camera hardware is supported by a cooperative effort between the CPU, GPU, neural engine, and image signal processor, which can carry out up to 4 trillion operations each picture.
Now that we are discussing the camera, Apple has taken a step further to update the camera hardware of the Pro models for both images and films. A new 12-megapixel telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom, an f/2.8 aperture lens, and optical image stabilisation is available. A new 48-megapixel main camera with second-generation sensor-shift optical image stabilisation is also available. The third sports a 12-megapixel sensor and an ultra-wide angle lens with an f/2.2 aperture and a 120-degree field of view.
For optimum light intake, the quad-pixel sensor combines four pixels into one pixel. Additionally, the iPhone 14 Pro can shoot ProRAW thanks to the new machine learning model and a 2x telephoto option. Additionally, it includes a Photonic Engine that, according to the manufacturer, improves low-light performance up to 2x on the main camera, up to 3x on the ultra wide camera, up to 2x on the telephoto camera, and up to 2x on the TrueDepth front camera with a 12-megapixel sensor and f/1.9 aperture lens.
iPhone 14 Pro Max Specifications
For those who want larger displays, the iPhone 14 Pro Max is an option and has almost the same hardware as the iPhone 14 Pro. The top-tier device features the same Apple ProMotion refresh rate feature and a 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display. As with the iPhone 14 Pro, it has a triple rear camera as well as brand-new machine learning and photographic modes.