As expected, we got a first look at the iPhone 14 at Apple’s Wednesday event, but the new flagship phone was only the tip of the iceberg. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Ultra, Apple Watch SE and AirPods Pro 2nd generation all made an appearance in Sept. 7 . It was a lot. All will be available for preorder over the next few weeks, and some ship as soon as Sept. 16.
Apple announced the latest version of the iPhone’s operating system, iOS 16, at WWDC in June, and at the “Far Out” event we saw features like Crash Detection, the Always On display and Dynamic Island in action.
The Plus expands to a 6.7-inch device from the standard 6.1-inch version. They’ve got updated head dissipation, a 1,200-nit HDR display with Dolby Vision support and come in a new shade of blue in addition to the rest. They inherit the battery life of the Max.
A new A15 Bionic chip bumps all the cores for faster performance. Apple upgraded the camera system with a larger sensor (1.9 microns) and sensor shift OIS in the 12-megapixel main camera. Apple says you’ll get better results in difficult lighting, and faster, too. The new TrueDepth camera also boosts low-light photography and has faster, better focusing. Apple has introduced what it calls the Photonic Engine in software for better image processing.
As rumored, the iPhone has gone to eSIMs — no more physical SIMs supported in the US. It also supports crash detection, thanks to new sensors, and adds emergency SOS via satellite for when you’re off the grid, thanks to new antennas and an app that helps you stay connected as the satellite moves. The latter comes free for two years.
The iPhone 14 starts at $799 (£849, AU$1,399), the Plus at $899 (£949, AU$1,579). Preorder starts Sept. 9, but the 14 ships Sept. 16 and the 14 Plus on Oct. 7.
During its fall product event on Wednesday, Apple said the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro lineups include “all-day” battery life. The company says the best battery life, now included in the iPhone 14 Plus, was previously only available in the iPhone Pro Max models.
That likely means the latest models will all offer more minutes of battery life than the iPhone 13 series.
Battery life can vary depending on what people use their phones for so the results might not be the same for everyone. The battery information on Apple’s website suggests that you can watch more video and listen to audio for a couple of more hours on the iPhone 14 compared to its predecessor. The company said that the iPhone 14 includes up to 20 hours of video playback, up to 16 hours of streamed video playback and up to 80 hours of audio playback. The iPhone 13 includes up to 19 hours of video playback, up to 15 hours of streamed video playback and up to 75 hours of audio playback. You can compare the battery life of various models on this website.
CNET’s battery tests last year — playing looped video on airplane mode with the screen at half brightness — showed the iPhone 13 Pro lasting 22 hours, 2 minutes, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max lasting 31 hours, 19 minutes. It’ll be interesting to see how the new iPhones compare.
Apple’s improvements to the iPhone’s battery life is one way the tech giant is trying to entice you to upgrade your phone as consumers in general pull back on spending to offset inflation and a murky economic future. While new features like Crash Detection and Dynamic Island draw all the headlines, most consumers have a basic set of needs they look for when buying a new phone.
If the new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro’s new battery life still isn’t enough, you can always consider adding a power bank for added charge.
The iPhone 14 starts at $799, the larger screen iPhone 14 Plus starts at $899, the iPhone 14 Pro starts at $999 and the iPhone 14 Pro Max starts at $1,099. At Wednesday’s event, Apple also unveiled the AirPods Pro 2, Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Ultra and the iOS 16 release date.
An eSIM is a digital SIM that allows you to activate a cellular plan from your carrier without relying on a physical SIM card. You can install eight or more eSIMs on an iPhone and use two phone numbers at the same time. Learn how to set up an eSIM and transfer a physical SIM card to an eSIM.
To set up the eSIM, all you usually have to do is turn on your new iPhone and follow the on-screen instructions.
If your carrier supports carrier-enabled eSIM or fast eSIM transfer, you can activate the eSIM when you set up your iPhone. If your mobile operator activates the eSIM, the mobile operator assigns an eSIM to your iPhone when you buy it. With eSIM fast transfer, you can transfer the SIM from your old iPhone to your new iPhone without having to contact the carrier. Both methods require you to turn on your iPhone and follow the prompts to activate the eSIM during setup.
These options are also available to you later to add or transfer an eSIM. If these options aren’t available, contact the carrier to activate the eSIM with a QR code or through the carrier’s iPhone app.
If you bought an iPhone 14 model in the US, you can activate the iPhone with an eSIM. To activate your eSIM using eSIM activation by your carrier, eSIM fast transfer, or another method, turn on iPhone and follow the prompts.
Some carriers can assign a new eSIM to your iPhone to make setup easier. This typically happens when you buy a carrier-tied iPhone from Apple in the US or from a carrier and provide your cellular plan information. If your iPhone was assigned an eSIM when you bought it, turn on the iPhone and follow the prompts to activate the eSIM.
If you’re upgrading to an iPhone (say, from an Android device), contact your carrier to transfer the phone number to iPhone via carrier-enabled eSIM or by scanning a QR code from your carrier.
If you contacted your carrier about an eSIM after setting up iPhone and they set up carrier activation of the eSIM, do the following:
Some carriers support SIM transfer from an old iPhone to your new iPhone without you having to contact them. You also have the option to convert your current physical SIM card to an eSIM.
If you don’t have access to your current iPhone, contact your carrier to transfer your eSIM.
If you’re prompted to transfer your SIM when setting up your iPhone, follow the onscreen instructions to transfer the physical SIM card or eSIM. If you need to transfer more than one SIM to your new iPhone, transfer the additional SIMs as follows.
You can convert a physical SIM card to an eSIM on the same iPhone if your carrier supports it. Method:
If your carrier doesn’t support carrier-enabled eSIM or fast eSIM transfer, you can scan a QR code from your carrier instead.
To activate your eSIM when setting up iPhone, do the following:
To activate your eSIM after setting up iPhone, contact the carrier to receive a QR code. Then do the following:
If you’re asked to enter a confirmation code to activate the eSIM, enter the number provided by your carrier.
If your carrier supports eSIM activation using an app, download the carrier app from the App Store and follow the instructions.
Apple’s iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus smartphones get better main and selfie cameras, but if you’re a serious smartphone photographer, you should concentrate on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max announced Wednesday. These higher-end models have a 48-megapixel main camera designed to capture more detail and, in effect, add a whole new telephoto lens.
The $999 iPhone 14 Pro and $1,099 iPhone 14 Pro Max start with a better hardware foundation. Their main camera’s image sensor is 65% larger than last year’s, a boost that helps double its low-light performance, said Victor Silva, an iPhone product manager. Low-light performance, a critical shortcoming in smartphone cameras, triples on the ultrawide angle camera and doubles on the telephoto.
But it’s the 48-megapixel sensor that deserves the most attention. It can be used two ways. First, the central 12 megapixels of the image can act as a 2x zoom telephoto camera by cropping out the outer portion of the image. Second, when shooting in Apple’s more advanced ProRaw format, you can take 48-megapixel images. That’s good for taking big landscape photos with lots of detail or for giving yourself more flexibility to crop a photo without losing too much resolution.
iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max First Look: Exploring Apple’s New Dynamic Island
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Cameras are one of the most noticeable changes in smartphone models from one year to the next, especially since engineers have embraced thicker, protruding lenses as a signature design element. Customers who might not notice a faster processor do notice the arrival of new camera modules, like the ultrawide angle and telephoto options that now are common on high-end phones.
Apple unveiled the new camera technology at its fall product launch event, a major moment on the annual technology calendar. The iPhone itself is an enormous business, but it’s also a foundation of a huge technology ecosystem deeply embedded into millions of peoples’ lives, including services like iCloud and Apple Arcade and accessories like the new second-generation AirPods Pro and Apple Watch Series 8.
Apple has stuck with 12-megapixel main cameras since first using them in the iPhone 6S in 2015. The approach offered a reasonable balance of detail and low-light performance without breaking the bank or overtaxing the phone processors that handle image data. But rivals, most notably Samsung, have added image sensors with 48 megapixels and even 108 megapixels.
More pixels aren’t necessarily better. Increasing megapixel counts means decreasing the size of each pixel, and that can hurt image quality unless there’s lots of light.
But by joining 2×2 or 3×3 pixel groups together into a single virtual pixel, an approach called pixel binning, camera makers get more flexibility. When there’s abundant light, the camera can take a 48-megapixel image that lets you dive into the photo’s details better. But if it’s dim, the camera will use the virtual pixels to take a 12-megapixel shot that suffers less from image noise and other problems
When shooting ordinary photos with the iPhone 14 Pro models, Apple will take 12-megapixel shots, whether with the ultrawide camera, the main wide-angle camera, the 3x telephoto camera or the new 2x telephoto mode that uses the middle of the main camera sensor. To get the full 48 megapixels, you’ll have to use Apple’s ProRaw mode, which offers more detail and editing flexibility but requires some manual labor to convert into a conveniently shareable JPEG or HEIC image.
“You can now shoot ProRaw at 48-megapixel resolution, taking advantage of every pixel in the main camera,” Silva said. “It’s unbelievable how much we can zoom in.”
The 2x telephoto option uses the 12 million relatively small pixels in the center of the 48-megapixel main camera sensor. That will mean worse image quality than shooting with the full 48 megapixels. But Apple, which increased that sensor size considerably compared with last year, says even those pixels are still bigger than on previous iPhone 2x telephoto cameras.
“We can go beyond the three fixed lenses of the pro camera system,” Silva said. The 2x mode can shoot 4K video, too. Although its pixels are a quarter the area of the main camera in 12-megapixel mode, the 2x mode still gets the main camera’s relatively wide f1.78 aperture lens for better light gathering abilities than many smartphone telephoto cameras.
The iPhone 14 Pro models come in deep purple, silver, gold, and space black, and pricing starts at $999. Pre-orders began on Friday, September 9, with a launch to follow on Friday, September 16.
iPhone 14 Pro pricing starts at $999 for 128GB of storage, while pricing on the iPhone 14 Pro Max starts at $1,099 for 128GB of storage. Additional storage is available for a higher price. Pre-orders began on Friday, September 9, with a launch to follow on Friday, September 16.
Like the iPhone 13 Pro models, the iPhone 14 Pro models use the same flat-sided design with squared off edges that harkens back to the iPhone 4.
When it comes to the chassis, the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are almost identical to the iPhone 13 Pro models with an all-glass front and a textured matte glass back that sandwich a frame made from surgical-grade stainless steel. The color of the stainless steel frame matches the color of the glass at the back for a streamlined look.
Apple did away with the notch for the iPhone 14 Pro models, instead introducing what it’s calling the “Dynamic Island,” which we’ll explain in more detail below. Design wise, the Dynamic Island consists of a pill-shaped cutout and a circular cutout, both of which house the TrueDepth camera system. Apple blends the pill-shaped cutout and circular cutout into one larger pill, which is 30 percent smaller than the notch.
There are antenna bands at the top and sides of the phone, along with a Lightning port for charging. In the United States, there is no longer a SIM slot at the left side of the device, but in some other countries, the physical SIM hardware remains. A durable Ceramic Shield display protects the front of the device. Apple says that the Ceramic Shield is made by infusing nano-ceramic crystals into glass, optimizing for clarity and toughness. The Ceramic Shield is meant to provide better protection against scratches and everyday wear and tear.
A square camera bump is located at the back of the iPhone 14 Pro models, and the bump is larger than it was last year to accommodate new camera technology. There is a triple-lens camera setup, and each individual lens is also larger in size.
The iPhone 14 Pro is a 6.1-inch smartphone, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max measures in at 6.7 inches. Along with the iPhone 14 Plus, it is Apple’s largest iPhone. Compared to the iPhone 13 Pro models, the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are a bit differently sized. The iPhone 13 Pro is a bit taller, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max is a bit thinner. Both models are a little thicker and a touch heavier.
The iPhone 14 Pro measures in at 5.81 inches tall (147.5mm), 2.81 inches wide (71.5mm), and 0.31 inches thick (7.85mm). The iPhone 14 Pro Max measures in at 6.33 inches tall (160.7mm), 3.05 inches wide (77.6mm), and 0.31 inches thick (7.85mm).
Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro weighs 7.27 ounces or 206 grams, while the Pro Max weighs 8.47 ounces or 240 grams.
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max come in Silver, Gold, Space Black, and Deep Purple. Both Space Black and Deep Purple are new colors this year, with Deep Purple replacing the Sierra Blue color that was available with the iPhone 13 Pro models.
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max have an IP68 water resistant rating. They are able to withstand liquid that’s up to six meters deep (19.7 feet) for up to 30 minutes, identical to the iPhone 13 Pro models.
Breaking down IP68, the 6 refers to dust resistance (and means the iPhone 13 Pro can hold up to dirt, dust, and other particulates), while the 8 pertains to water resistance. IP6x is the highest dust resistance rating that exists. With the IP68 water resistance rating, the iPhone 14 Pro can hold up to splashes, rain, and accidental water exposure, but intentional water exposure should be avoided if possible.
Water and dust resistance are not permanent conditions, according to Apple, and can deteriorate over time as a result of normal wear. Apple’s warranty does not cover liquid damage, which means it’s best to use caution when it comes to exposing the iPhone 14 Pro models to liquid.
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are equipped with an upgraded OLED Super Retina XDR display, which is flexible and extends into the body of each device. A 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio allows for blacker blacks and brighter whites, and there’s up to 2000 nits peak brightness when outdoors to make it easier to see the display in the sun.
Typical max brightness is 1000 nits, but 1600 nits peak brightness is supported for HDR, and the display is much brighter than the iPhone 13 Pro display.
The 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro features a resolution of 2556 x 1179 with 460 pixels per inch, while the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max has a resolution of 2796 x 1290 with 460 pixels per inch.
Wide color support provides vivid, true-to-life colors, and True Tone matches the white balance of the display to the ambient lighting of the room the device is in for a paper-like viewing experience that’s meant to be easier on the eyes. There’s also a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating and support for Haptic Touch, which provides haptic feedback when interacting with the display.
There is no notch on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models, with Apple doing away with a design it has used since the 2017 iPhone X. Apple has redesigned the TrueDepth camera hardware, placing the proximity sensor under the display and using smaller cutouts for the camera, the dot projector, and other components.
The display has a small circular cutout on the right side that’s for the camera, and a pill-shaped cutout on the left side for the TrueDepth system for Face ID. Apple is using software to combine these two cutouts into one pill-shaped cutout that is calling the “Dynamic Island.”
The Dynamic Island is not just a cutout, with Apple turning it into part of the interface. It morphs and changes shape to accommodate what’s on the iPhone’s screen, and it’s used as a sort of front-and-center information hub.play
Apple blends the Dynamic Island into the display by using it to provide at-a-glance information about apps and services you’re using on your iPhone. When making an Apple Pay payment, for example, Dynamic Island expands into a square shape to match the Face ID confirmation interface, and when on a phone call, it expands to be larger so you can have phone controls right at your fingertips.
It can display everything from Maps directions to timers to Apple Music and the AirPods connection status. It integrates with Live Activities in iOS 16 for tracking sports scores, Uber rides, and more right from the top of the iPhone’s display without leaving the app you’re in.
It can collapse down if you want to see what’s on your display, or, if you tap it, it can open up so content can be interacted with. There’s a function that allows it to split out into two separate cutouts that show different information, and third-party apps can add Dynamic Island support too.
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max have updated low-power display backlighting that supports ProMotion refresh rates, much like the iPhone 13 Pro models. This year’s iPhones offer adaptive refresh rates that range from 1Hz to 120Hz, down from 10Hz to 120Hz in last year’s models.
The refresh rate of the display changes based on what’s on the screen. So if you’re reading a website that’s static, the iPhone will use a lower refresh rate, but if you’re playing a game, watching a movie, or scrolling through content, you’ll see higher 120Hz refresh rates that provide a smoother and more responsive experience.
The new 1Hz refresh rate option enables an Always-On display feature that’s a first for an iPhone. The Apple Watch has had always-on display technology for a few years now, but this is the first time that Apple has been able to make it work on an iPhone without draining too much battery.
With the Always-On display, the time and widgets stay active on the Lock Screen, while the wallpaper is darkened to give it a subtle look. The status bar, flashlight, and camera buttons are hidden when the display is not active.
When the iPhone is in a pocket or face down, the screen does turn off completely to preserve battery life.
Apple designed an A16 Bionic chip for the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, and it is the first chip built on a new 4-nanometer process. It includes two high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores, and so far has demonstrated modest improvements over the A15 chip in the iPhone 13 Pro.
The A16 earned a single-core score of 1887 and a multi-core score of 5455, while the A15 earned a 1707 in single-core performance and 4659 in multi-core performance. That’s an improvement of 10.5 and 17.1 percent, respectively.
The A16 Bionic includes an accelerated 5-core GPU with 50 percent more memory bandwidth.
There’s an updated 16-core Neural Engine in the A16, and it is capable of nearly 17 trillion operations per second.
The A16 chip also includes an image signal processor that powers the photographic features of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, with up to four trillion operations performed per photo.
There is 6GB RAM in the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, which is the same amount of RAM in the iPhone 13 Pro models.
Storage space starts at 128GB for the most affordable versions of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, but 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB options are also available.
The iPhone 14 Pro models support Face ID, the facial recognition system that was first introduced in 2017. Face ID components are housed in the TrueDepth camera system, which is located in the pill-shaped cutout on the front of the display.
Face ID is used for unlocking the iPhone, authenticating payments, as a password replacement, and more. Face ID works through a set of sensors and cameras. A Dot Projector projects tens of thousands of invisible infrared dots on the surface of the skin to create a 3D facial scan that maps the curves and planes of each face.
The depth map is relayed to the A16 chip, where it is transformed into a mathematical model that the iPhone uses to authenticate identity. Face ID works in low light and in the dark, and with hats, beards, glasses, sunglasses, scarves, and as of iOS 15, face masks.
There’s a new f/1.9 aperture front-facing TrueDepth camera that’s able to offer better low-light performance for selfie photos and videos. The front-facing camera also supports autofocus for the first time, so it can focus faster in low light and capture group selfies from further away.
There’s an upgraded 48-megapixel Wide lens on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, which uses second-generation sensor-shift optical image stabilization and which features a quad-pixel sensor. The lens features a 24mm focal length and an f/1.78 aperture.
To keep file sizes reasonable, the quad-pixel sensor combines every four pixels into a single pixel that’s equivalent to 2.44 µm, essentially turning the 48MP photo into a 12MP photo with impressive detail and low-light performance because the combined pixels allow for 4x more light.
The quad-pixel sensor enables a new 2x Telephoto option that uses the middle 12 megapixels on the sensor for full resolution photos with no digital zoom.
When in ProRAW mode, the iPhone is able to capture ProRAW images at the full 48-megapixel size for more detail, which Apple says enables new creative workflows for pro users. Third-party camera apps can also take advantage of the 48MP lens, capturing full-resolution images.
There is a new 12-megapixel Ultra Wide lens with larger 1.4 µm pixels to provide sharper images with more detail, and to offer more detail for macro photos.
The six-element lens features a 13mm focal length, f/2.2 aperture, and 120 degree field of view.
The improved Telephoto camera offers 3x optical zoom, which can be used alongside the 2x zoom enabled by the Wide camera. The six-element lens has a 77mm focal length with an f/2.8 aperture and optical image stabilization support.
The Photonic Engine is a new software feature that builds on Deep Fusion, applying it earlier in the imaging process to provide more detail, preserve subtle textures, and improve the color in the photo.
Apple says that the Photonic Engine offers a “giant leap” for mid to low-light photo performance in photos across all cameras. Low-light performance is up to 2x better on the Wide camera, up to 3x better on the Ultra Wide camera, 2x better on the Telephoto camera, and 2x better on the front-facing TrueDepth camera.
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max offer up to 4K video recording at 24, 25, 30, or 60 fps. HDR recording, ProRes video, slo-mo video, and time-lapse are all supported.
Apple added a new Action Mode that’s designed to provide smooth-looking video that ignores shakes, motion, and vibrations. Action Mode records at up to 2.8K at 60 frames per second.
The iPhone 14 Pro offers up to 23 hours of video playback, up to 20 hours of streaming video, and up to 75 hours of audio playback. The iPhone 14 Pro Max offers up to 29 hours of video playback, up to 25 hours of streaming video, and up to 95 hours of audio playback.
Compared to prior-generation iPhones, the iPhone 14 Pro models offer about an hour of additional battery life for video playback.
Both devices are fast charge capable and can charge up to 50 percent in 30 minutes with a 20W or higher power adapter.
The iPhone 14 Pro models are equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon X65 modem that supports 5G connectivity. In the United States, iPhone owners can connect to both mmWave and sub-6GHz networks, while other countries are limited to sub-6GHz.
mmWave 5G networks are the fastest 5G networks, but mmWave is short-range and can be obscured by buildings, trees, and other obstacles, so its use is limited to major cities and urban areas along with venues like concerts, airports, and other places where a lot of people congregate.
Sub-6GHz 5G is more widespread and available in urban, suburban, and rural areas across the United States and other countries. For the most part, when you use a 5G network, you’ll be using Sub-6GHz 5G. Sub-6GHz 5G is typically faster than LTE, especially when mid-band spectrum is used, but it isn’t always the blazing fast 5G that you expect.
The iPhone 14 Pro models in the United States support more than 20 5G bands. The following bands are supported:
The iPhone 14 models continue to offer Gigabit LTE with 4×4 MIMO for connecting to LTE networks when 5G is unavailable. The following bands are supported:
iPhone 14 models can now connect to satellites in emergency situations when cellular and WiFi connections are not available. Apple has designed the new Emergency SOS via satellite feature to allow the iPhone’s antennas to connect to satellites operated by Globalstar.
Satellite communications are available in emergency situations where you can’t connect to WiFi or a cellular tower, and the feature is designed to be used in open spaces with few trees so the iPhone can connect to a satellite that’s in the sky.
Apple has a walkthrough interface that instructs you how to hold the iPhone to connect to a satellite, and the company has developed a compressed messaging protocol because sending data via satellite can take minutes. In an area with no trees, a short message to emergency services can send in as little as 15 seconds.
Emergency SOS via satellite provides a series of important questions that you answer when it is activated, with these questions aimed at getting necessary details to emergency personnel as quickly as possible. The answers that you provide are sent directly to emergency services if text communication is supported in your area, or sent to relay centers staffed by Apple-trained specialists who can call emergency services on the user’s behalf.
Satellite connectivity is mainly designed to allow users to contact emergency services in dire situations, but it can also be used to update your Find My location if you’re camping or hiking off the grid, giving your family and friends peace of mind about where you are.
Emergency SOS via satellite is free for all iPhone 14 users for two years, and Apple has not yet provided details on what it will cost in the future.
There’s a high dynamic range gyroscope and a dual-core accelerometer capable of detecting G-force measurements of up to 256Gs, and paired with other iPhone sensors like a barometer that can detect cabin pressure changes caused by deployed airbags, this new hardware enables a Crash Detection feature.
The iPhone 14 models can detect a severe car crash and automatically dial emergency services when the car’s occupants are seriously injured or unable to reach their iPhone. Apple trained motion detection algorithms on more than a million hours of real-world driving and crash record data for accuracy purposes.
The GPS in the iPhone is able to detect speed changes, and the microphone is able to recognize loud sounds associated with severe car crashes. Crash Detection is also available on the Apple Watch, and the iPhone and Apple Watch work together to contact emergency services when an accident occurs.
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max support WiFi 6 (802.11ax) with 2×2 MIMO, and Bluetooth 5.3. There’s an NFC chip with reader mode, and a U1 Ultra Wideband chip. The U1 provides improved spatial awareness, allowing iPhone 14 models to precisely locate other U1-equipped Apple devices.
The U1 chip can be used for precision tracking, such as when locating AirTags. It is also used for directional AirDrop and for interactions with the HomePod mini with a U1 chip. As for GPS, the iPhone 14 models support GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, and BeiDou location services
There continue to be MagSafe magnets at the back of the iPhone 14 Pro models, with those magnets able to connect to the MagSafe charger and other magnetic accessories. Official MagSafe chargers from Apple can wirelessly charge the iPhone 14 Pro models at up to 15W.
Pro Display XDR-like specs come to the Pro screens with the Super Retina XDR. The new camera notch on the pro expands and contracts to accommodate notifications and information, which you can interact with, called the “Dynamic Island.” Better brightness management and refresh rate variety is available to manage battery life, and keeps the new Always On display from being too draining.
The new 4-nanometer A16 Bionic chip is faster and requires lower power than the A15. A new Display Engine within it speeds display rendering and the updated image signal processing adds similar boosts in photo quality to the lower-end models.
A 48-megapixel sensor with support for pixel binning (4 pixels) allows for better sensitivity in low light shooting at 12-megapixel. There’s a new 2x telephoto setting and a 48mm mode, plus support for 48 megapixels in ProRaw. Video also gets Action Mode and 24 frame-per-second shooting.
They come in space black and deep purple, in addition to the traditional silver and gold.
Prices start at $999 (£1,099, AU$1,749) for the Pro, $1,099 for the Pro Max (£1,199, AU$1,899). You can preorder starting Sept. 9; they’re available on Sept. 16.
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