The highly anticipated iPhone14 series, the Apple Watch Series 8, the Apple Watch Ultra, and the latest generation of AirPods Pro were all introduced at Apple’s September presentation. Apple CEO Tim Cook gave the keynote talk at the launch event, which was held in the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park in Cupertino, California.
Apple has upgraded the cameras and included new safety features like accident detection in the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, despite keeping the older A15 Bionic CPU. Further, the SIM tray will no longer include in the iPhone 14 series sold in the United States. The answer is yes, Apple will have satellite connectivity for emergency SOS. But for the time being, this service is only available in the United States and Canada.
1# Availability of the iPhone 14
The regular 6.1-inch iPhone 14 will be releasing on September 16, and the larger 6.5-inch iPhone 14 Plus will be releasing on October 7. Previously, in 2020, the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro release before the iPhone 12 Mini and 12 Pro Max, so a staggering release for different size models is nothing new for the iPhone. Earlier this year, rumours circulate that the release of the 14 Plus might be delayed by a few weeks. This might be due to a number of issues, including a scarcity of components or Apple’s decision to run its production line in India in addition to its customary base in China. Just wait until September 9 to place your preorder.
2# Design – iPhone 14
With the iPhone 14, Apple didn’t do anything new in terms of design. Aside from a few minor differences, it resembles the iPhone 13 in appearance. Not that it’s a negative thing, but the rear camera module is still laid out diagonally. This year’s notched display is the same subtle style as last.
You won’t see anything, but there’s a change under the hood. Apple claims that the iPhone 14’s thermal performance improving, allowing users to use the device for longer (such as with gaming). The iPhone 14 is an eSIM-only device; Apple has removed the traditional SIM slot.
3# The 14-inch iPhone’s Display
Unfortunately, the iPhone 14 will keep the same 60Hz refresh rate and OLED Super Retina XDR display as its predecessor. The ProMotion feature is once again reserved for the Pro model only, but considering how well the iPhone 13’s display worked, this isn’t really a downside for the iPhone 14.
The next iPhone 14 will supposedly have a contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1 and a maximum brightness of 1200 nits, according to Apple. The ceramic shield layer will protect it from dings, scratches, and drops.
4# Advanced Camera Powerups
With a new 12MP Main camera and larger sensor and larger pixels, a new TrueDepth camera for facial recognition, an Ultra Wide camera to capture more of a scene, and a Photonic Engine for a significant improvement in low-light performance, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus set a new benchmark for mobile photography.
The new Main camera, the Ultra Wide camera, and the TrueDepth camera all see improvements in mid- to low-light performance of up to 2.5x thanks to Photonic Engine’s seamless hardware/software integration. As an early stage in the imaging process, Photonic Engine applies the computational benefits of Deep Fusion to give remarkable detail, preserve subtle textures, provide superior colour, and maintain more information in a shot.
Some features include:
- Better photos and videos you can take in any lighting condition thanks to the dual camera system’s new Main camera, which has a wider /1.5 aperture and 1.9 m pixels, allowing for sharper images, shorter shutter lag, shorter exposure times, and better motion blur reduction.
- The new TrueDepth front-facing camera has an f/1.9 aperture, allowing for higher quality photographs and videos even in dim settings. Now with autofocus, it’s possible to take photos of a large group from a greater distance and in lower light.
- With the new Action mode, your footage will look wonderfully smooth even while you’re in the thick of the action since it will automatically adapt for the camera’s tremors, motion, and vibrations.
- The Ultra Wide camera has a wide-angle lens and the Photonic Engine makes low-light photographs look better.
- This new and enhanced True Tone flash is 10% brighter and has greater uniformity, resulting in more consistent lighting.
- For the first time, you may shoot in cinematic mode in either 4K at 30 frames per second or 4K at 24 frames per second.
- Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range, end-to-end; exclusive to the iPhone
5# Battery life and other 14th-generation iPhone features
Whether or if the iPhone 14 has more RAM than the iPhone 13 is still a mystery, but maybe Apple will share that knowledge soon.
However, Apple’s claim that the iPhone 14’s battery will last “all day” is, at best, vague. Battery life on the iPhone 13 was decent, so we weren’t too worried.
Perhaps more intriguing is Apple’s assertion that the iPhone 14 Plus has the longest battery life of any iPhone to yet. Ultimately, that’s up for debate. Oddly, we are not inform of the watts required for charging.
6# Satellite-Based Crash Notification and Emergency Alert System
All of the new iPhones released this year include innovative safety features that can be a lifesaver in need. Crash Detection on the iPhone can now detect a severe car crash and automatically dial emergency services when the user is unconscious or unable to reach the iPhone due to the inclusion of a new dual-core accelerometer capable of detecting G-force measurements of up to 256Gs and a new high dynamic range gyroscope. The barometer, which previously detected changes in cabin pressure, the global positioning system (GPS), which now provides extra input for changes in speed, and the microphone, which now recognises the loud noises characteristic of serious car crashes, all contribute to these new capabilities.
More than a million hours of real-world driving and crash record data use to train advance Apple-designing motion algorithms, resulting in even greater accuracy. Crash Detection for Apple Watch is design to work with emergency services, capitalizing on each device’s strengths to speed up response times. In the event of a serious crash, Apple Watch displays the emergency services call interface because it is more likely to be near the user, but the call itself will be made through iPhone if it is within range.
7# A15 Bionic: A Five-Core GPU Powerhouse
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are supercharged by the A15 Bionic. The 5-core GPU is still faster than the competition at any price point, allowing for even smoother graphics in video apps and high-performance gaming, as well as powering incredible camera features like the Photonic Engine and Cinematic mode, while also providing impressive battery life and protecting privacy and security with the Secure Enclave. The 6-core CPU can easily and quickly complete demanding tasks, and the 16-core Neural Engine can perform 15.8 trillion operations per second, speeding up machine learning computations for features in iOS 16 and third-party app experiences.
8# iOS 16-compatible.
The redesigned Lock Screen in iOS 16 on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus is just one example of how the latest iteration of Apple’s mobile operating system is reimagining the iPhone experience for its users. With a multilayered effect that artistically places photo subjects in front of the time, and with newly designed widgets that deliver information at a glance, the Lock Screen is more personal, beautiful, and helpful than ever before. The wallpaper gallery provides a variety of alternatives for personalising your Lock Screen, such as Apple collections, a Weather wallpaper that displays real-time weather updates, an Astronomy wallpaper that displays images of the Earth, the moon, and the solar system, and many more.
Users can now undo or recall outgoing messages, as well as flag threads as unread and return to them at a later time, all within Messages. Sharing a photo album with loved ones has never been simpler than using iCloud’s Shared Photo Library. Visual Look Up now includes a feature that allows users to tap and hold on the subject of an image to remove it from the backdrop and insert it in apps like Messages, while Live Text gains the ability to recognise text in video and perform rapid currency conversions, text translations, and more.
As promised, the iPhone 14 comes with improved cameras, a larger display, and a plethora of new colour options. These iPhones may not be the most cutting-edge Apple has to offer—the 14 Pro series naturally steals the show—but they are still the reliable smartphones we’ve come to expect from Apple’s non-Pro line.