By Argam Artashyan
With the launch of the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max, the Cupertino-based company crashed all dreams of Android fans. The thing is that these two are the best iPhones yet. What’s more important, these two handsets are considered the best smartphones ever. Of course, Apple praised its new phones a lot. But looking at the design, hardware, and software, it’s difficult not to agree with it.
Quite Different Phones
The Pro iPhones have nothing in common with the non-Pro models. For instance, if the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Plus still come with 60Hz refresh rate screens, the higher versions sport 120Hz ProMotion screens.
We understand that iPhones don’t change their design frequently. But people who buy a new iPhone might be disappointed seeing their new $1000 phone looks like a 4-year-old iPhone. In this sense, Apple has done a huge job. We mean though the iPhone 14 Pro models still retain the classic shape of the family, there are design elements making them quite different.
When looking at these phones, you will have a feeling they are ideally flattened pieces of something luxurious. They are flat with soft corners. As there is a more advanced camera system, the dimensions are different too.
Dynamic Island and iPhone 14 Pro Screen
One of the biggest changes refers to the screen. Instead of a dreaded notch that houses the Face ID sensors, the iPhone Pro models come with a pill-shaped cutout. But this is not a regular “i”-like notch. Apple has added a completely new experience to it. Apple calls it “Dynamic Island.” And to hide the latter, the system can show custom widgets and other elements. For instance, it might display playback controls when playing music; it can even turn into a notification bar showing what’s happening in the background. As the iPhone 14 Pro series models come with an OLED display, when the pixels turn black, they seamlessly expand the area surrounding that cutout.
We already said that these OLED panels support a 120Hz refresh rate. From the iPhone 13 Pro, we already understood they perform quite well. But the thing is that they are LTPO panels. Simply put, when necessary, the refresh rate can be dropped to 1Hz. This will provide not only a better viewing experience but also save power.
Also, Apple has decided to bring the always-on-screen feature to the iPhone 14 Pro models. Yes, this is the same feature seen on the Apple Watch. But frankly, many Android major manufacturers (Samsung, Google, LG, ASUS, and others) have been using it for years.
In general, the iPhone 14 Pro features the company’s new Super Retina XDR display. The latter can reach up to 2,000 nits of peak brightness. The two phones have different screen sizes of 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches.
iPhone 14 Pro Camera
We know that the Pro iPhones put a special emphasis on cameras. But this year’s models are out of imagination. For the first time in the company’s history, an iPhone comes with a 48 MP wide-angle camera. This promises a huge upgrade to low-light and Night Mode photography. Moreover, this sensor is also bigger in size.
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are ideal products for movie makers. They come with a built-in video stabilization function, something similar to the one on the LG Wing.
Generally, the Apple A16 Bionic chip and tons of new camera features make the iPhone 14 Pro camera stand out. It works with every pixel individually, and in effect, it provides the best shooting performance. It realizes 4 trillion operations per photo.
A16 Bionic and More
The Apple A16 Bionic is said to be the most powerful chip in a smartphone. It comes with a 6-core CPU (2 high-performance cores and four high efficiencies). The chip also integrates a 5-core GPU. According to the official information, the high-performance cores use 20% less power than the A15, but they are much faster. This chip is exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro models.
We also liked the Emergency SOS feature that will send SOS signals without cellular connectivity. The new phones come with a built-in satellite connection.
Apart from this, the iPhone 14 Pro will help you orient your phone in the direction you need to point it to get the best signal. Once it finds a network, you only have to open up a message interface to communicate with emergency service providers.
Also, the company has added a crash detection function. When your car crashes, it will automatically detect and send an SOS signal.
Price and Availability
The iPhone 14 Pro starts at $999, while the Pro Max will go on sale for $1,099. Thus, though they have become much more attractive, the prices remain unchanged. The phones will be available for booking on September 9 and start shipping on September 16.