Apple iPhone 14 Pro front and back
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Apple introduced the iPhone 14 series today, with both regular and Pro versions. This iPhone 14 Pro is the most radical departure yet, complete with a different chipset and screen.

Apple has replaced the long-running notch at the top of the screen with a new “Dynamic Island,” which is exclusive to the Pro line for now — the regular iPhone 14 still has a notch. It’s still a black bar at the top of the screen with all the cameras and hardware for Face ID, but it’s slightly smaller — closer to the pill-shaped cutout on the Samsung Galaxy S10 series. The “dynamic” part comes from the iPhone displaying popups on the left and right sides as an alternative to some notifications, and popups for Face ID and Apple Pay will appear to expand from the area.

The normal iPhone 14 has the same Apple A15 Bionic chipset from last year’s iPhone 13 series (and the iPhone SE 2022), but the iPhone 14 Pro has a new chip — the A16. The updated design has the usual mix of performance improvements, as well as a new Display Engine that powers refresh rates down to 1 Hz (for the Always-On Display) and improved anti-aliasing.

The camera is usually the main selling point for the Pro series, and the iPhone 14 Pro has a few improvements there. Apple updated the main camera to a 48 MP lens, with a 65% larger lens and a 24mm focal length. The ultra-wide angle camera has a sharper lens, so macro photography should be improved, and Apple says low-light ultra-wide photos are three times better than before. There’s also an improved flash, and other minor upgrades.

Apple iPhone 14 Pro specs chart

The camera is usually the main selling point for the Pro series, and the iPhone 14 Pro has a few improvements there. Apple updated the main camera to a 48 MP lens, with a 65% larger lens and a 24mm focal length. The ultra-wide angle camera has a sharper lens, so macro photography should be improved, and Apple says low-light ultra-wide photos are three times better than before. There’s also an improved flash, and other minor upgrades.

The iPhone 14 Pro, like the normal model, also supports emergency communication using satellites orbiting the Erath. Apple said in its announcement, “iPhone front-loads a few vital questions to assess the user’s situation and shows them where to point their phone to connect to a satellite. The initial questionnaire and follow-up messages are then relayed to centers staffed by Apple‑trained specialists who can call for help on the user’s behalf. This breakthrough technology also allows users to manually share their location over satellite with Find My when there is no cellular or Wi-Fi connection, providing a sense of security when hiking or camping off the grid.”

iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max

The new iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max introduce a smaller Face ID cutout with Dynamic Island functionality. They also offer an upgrade A16 chipset and improved cameras.

Apple will sell the iPhone 14 Pro starting on September 9, and orders will ship on September 16. Pricing starts at $999 in the United States, or $1,099 for the Pro Max version with a larger screen.

Source: Apple

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