IPhone 14 Trumpets 48MP Camera, SOS Satellite Connectivity
Apple’s iPhone 14 line could have remained the center of attraction during its launch on September 7 at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, California.
It would be hard to miss all four of them: the iPhone 14, the iPhone 14 Plus, the iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
The conversation could carry at length considering the model’s long list of features and specs, with some that can be seen in an iPhone for the first time.
In addition, there were other iPhone products - the AirPod and the Apple Watch Series 8 - discussed during the launch.
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However, it was a mysterious woman that left most of the attendees thinking more about her than the iPhone 14 long after Tim Cook’s presentation.
According to U.K. news and entertainment site LADbible, as the 61-year-old Apple CEO’s livestream was about to end, out of the blue, an image of a woman replaced him.
It’s a still image of a woman on a subway platform waiting for a train ride.
That unexpected incident nearly stole the thunder from the iPhone 14.
Despite that, one reality remains to be confronted: that the successor of the iPhone 13 has now arrived.
iPhone 14 & iPhone 14 Plus | Big and Bigger | Apple
Now that the rumors of an upcoming iPhone 14 were finally put to rest, the next topic to be argued is its edge over the iPhone 13.
For starters, the iPhone 14 is “more powerful” (a combination of 5-core GPU and 6-Core CPU), with a longer-lasting battery life.
Moreover, Apple added one-of-a-kind features that can’t be found in previous iPhone models.
As Greg Joswiak, the company’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, said:
We’re delivering more advancements than any other iPhone . . . [iPhone 14] is the best iPhone yet.
Joswiak, who took over Phil Schiller in 2020, cited three features that make the iPhone 14 stand out from the rest:
- its A16 Bionic chip
- “groundbreaking safety capabilities” (refers to the phone’s SOS satellite connectivity; more on this later)
- “all-day battery life”
See what’s new with the three models in the iPhone 14 line.
From its website, in the very own words of Apple, the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Plus are “big and bigger,” respectively.
The iPhone 14 (weight: 172 grams) has a height of 146.7 millimeters and a width of 71.5 mm.
The iPhone 14 Plus - heavier at 203g - has a height of 160.8mm and a width of 78.1 mm.
They also both have Apple’s Super Retina XDR display (all‑screen OLED display):
- iPhone 14 - 6.1‑inch (diagonal) with 2532‑by‑1170-pixel resolution at 460 pixels per inch (ppi)
- iPhone 14 Plus - 6.7‑inch (diagonal) with 2778 x 1284-pixel resolution at 458 ppi
|Specs||iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus|
|Chip||A15 Bionic chip (6‑core CPU; 5‑core GPU)|
|Camera (dual camera)||12 megapixel (main); panorama (up to 63MP); 26mm|
|Camera Zoom||2x optical zoom out; 5x digital zoom|
|Video Recording||4K; 1080p HD; 720p HD|
|Video Modes||Cinematic mode (up to 4K HDR at 30 fps)|
|Video Modes||Action mode (up to 2.8K at 60 fps)|
|Video Zoom||2x optical zoom out; 3x digital zoom|
|TrueDepth Camera||12MP camera (ƒ/1.9 aperture)|
In terms of power and battery, the iPhone 14 Plus performs better (see the table below):
|Power and Battery - iPhone 14||Power and Battery - iPhone 14 Plus|
|video playback - up to 20 hours||up to 26 hours|
|video playback (streamed) - up to 16 hours||up to 20 hours|
|audio playback - up to 80 hours||up to 100 hours|
Apple introduces the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max on its website by indicating what could possibly create “a magical new way” for people to use their iPhones.
The magic Apple is referring to is not supernatural in nature; rather, a technology that only the company can put on a smartphone.
Consider these three prominent features:
- a safety feature (clue: for vehicular accidents)
- the 48MP camera (the Gen Z market could be screaming in delight)
- Apple’s “ultimate” A16 Bionic chip
The iPhone 14 Pro weighs 206g, with a height of 147.5mm and a width of 71.5mm (depth: 7.85mm).
|Specs||iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max|
|Chip||A16 Bionic chip (6‑core CPU; 5‑core GPU)|
|Camera (triple camera)||48MP (main); 24 mm|
|Telephoto (feature)||12MP 2x Telephoto (48 mm, ƒ/1.78 aperture); 12MP 3x Telephoto (77 mm, ƒ/2.8 aperture)|
|Camera Zoom||3x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out; 6x optical zoom range; 15x digital zoom|
|Video Recording||4K and 1080p HD (both at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps); 720p HD (30 fps)|
|Video Modes||720p HD video recording (30 fps)|
|Video Modes||Cinematic mode up to 4K HDR (30 fps)|
|Video Zoom||3x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out; 6x optical zoom range; 9x digital zoom|
|TrueDepth Camera||12MP camera (ƒ/1.9 aperture)|
At 240 grams, the iPhone Promax is the heaviest unit among them four. It’s also the biggest. It has a height of 160.7mm and a width of 77.6mm (same depth: 7.85mm).
Also, in terms of capacity, they both have up to 1 terabyte (TB) of RAM (memory). The iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Plus are up to 512GB only.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max surpasses all three (iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone Pro) in terms of power and battery:
|Power and Battery - iPhone 14 Pro||Power and Battery - iPhone 14 Pro Max|
|video playback - up to 23 hours||up to 29 hours|
|video playback (streamed) - up to 20 hours||up to 25 hours|
|audio playback - up to 75 hours||up to 95 hours|
From chipset to camera, the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 14 share several similarities. It’s quicker to enumerate the features they both have, such as the following:
- A15 Bionic chipset (6‑core CPU)
- a 6.1-inche screen size
- Super Retina XDR display
- 800 nits max brightness; 1,200 nits peak brightness
- 60Hz refresh rate
- capacity - up to 512GB
- dual-camera system (12-megapixel main shooter/rear camera, wide and ultra-wide)
As for their differences, check the table below:
|iPhone 13 (initial release: September 2021)||iPhone 14 (launched September 2022)|
|Chip - 4‑core GPU||5‑core GPU|
|RAM - 4GB||6GB|
|TrueDepth Camera - f/2.2 aperture||f/1.9 aperture|
|Height - 131.5mm||146.7mm|
|Width - 64.2mm||64.2mm|
|Weight - 141g||172g|
For power and battery comparison, see the table below:
|iPhone 13 - Power and Battery||iPhone 14 - Power and Battery|
|video playback - up to 17 hours||up to 26 hours|
|video playback (streamed) - up to 13 hours||up to 20 hours|
|audio playback - up to 55 hours||up to 100 hours|
With its consistent sleek designs, an iPhone has long been regarded as an eye candy. Apple’s latest offerings are no exception.
Apple redesigned the TrueDepth camera in a way that would lessen the amount of space it eats up on the phone’s display area.
In addition to that, the company needed to pave the way for a new feature called Dynamic Island. Its introduction ultimately removed the notch from iPhone 14.
The black space surrounding the front camera used to be the notch, aka TrueDepth camera array.
In iPhone 14, what seemed to be the notch is no longer it. For one, it moves. It does to provide an interactive phone experience.
When the iPhone 13 was released, its initial price started from $699. The lowest starting price for the iPhone 14 was a hundred dollars more expensive at $799.
Below are some of the iPhone 14’s specs (those not previously mentioned). See if the price is all worth it:
|iPhone 14 Specs||Details|
|Finish||Ceramic Shield front; glass back and aluminum design|
|Display||HDR display, True Tone, Haptic Touch|
|Camera||Sapphire crystal lens cover, photo geotagging|
|advanced red‑eye correction, lens correction (Ultra Wide)|
|Video Recording||continuous autofocus video, playback zoom|
|True Tone flash, QuickTake video, night mode time-lapse|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM and eSIM) or Dual eSIM - International|
|Loudspeaker||Yes (stereo speakers available)|
|USB||Lightning, USB 2.0|
|Charging||50 percent in 30 minutes|
|MagSafe wireless charging 15W|
|Qi magnetic fast wireless charging 7.5W|
Below is a price table for the iPhone 14 line taken from the Apple website:
|Model Unit||Price (in U.S. Dollars)|
|iPhone 14 - 128GB||from $799|
|iPhone 14 - 256GB||from $899|
|iPhone 14 - 512GB||from $1,099|
|iPhone 14 Plus - 128GB||from $899|
|iPhone 14 Plus - 256GB||from $999|
|iPhone 14 Plus - 512GB||from $1,199|
|iPhone 14 Pro - 128GB||from $999|
|iPhone 14 Pro - 256GB||from $1,099|
|iPhone 14 Pro - 512GB||from $1,299|
|iPhone 14 Pro - 1TB||from $1,499|
|iPhone 14 Pro Max - 128GB||from $1,099|
|iPhone 14 Pro Max - 256GB||from $1,199|
|iPhone 14 Pro Max - 512GB||from $1,399|
|iPhone 14 Pro Max - 1TB||from $1,599|
So, when can the public buy the latest iPhone models?
According to Apple, it started accepting pre-orders for iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max on September 9. Orders will be made available on September 16 onwards.
The iPhone 14 Plus will be available on October 7.
The iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max have features that made their debut upon its creation. They include the following:
This refers to the notch, which now has a life of its own. It acts like a mini screen that informs, for example, the charging status. It can also show the music being listened to or one’s scheduled alarm.
It’s now “always-on display.” No need to tap the screen to check the time, for example, or any missed notification.
Apple’s talking about a vehicular crash here, not the iPhone system crashing.
When it does, it will “call emergency services” and inform people you identified as emergency contacts.
ProRAW ensures vivid details when cropping pictures. When compared to the sensor of iPhone 13, the sensor on these two are 65 percent larger.
If one gets lost in the woods or in a place where there’s no reception, use the Emergency SOS via satellite to contact people for help.
According to Apple website, the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max have the following colors:
- Space Black
- Deep Purple
As for the iPhone 14 and the iPhone Pro, they come in these colors:
While the two models share some similar camera features (e.g., burst mode and night mode), the iPhone 14 gets a bit better than the iPhone 13 in terms of aperture.
The iPhone 13’s TrueDepth Camera has an f/2.2 aperture; the iPhone 14, ƒ/1.9 aperture
The iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max are waterproof under these two circumstances:
- submerged up to six meters (19.7 feet) only
- underwater for up to 30 minutes only
According to the website iPhone Life, Apple estimated that iPhones can last an average of three-year use.
Protecting the front cover of all the iPhone 14 model units is the Ceramic Shield.
It’s not, however, resistant from the typical digs from its competitors. This time, one from Apple’s Korean rival.
Following its launch, Samsung Mobile U.S. tweeted on September 8:
Let us know it when it folds.
On September 6, 2019, Samsung launched its foldable phone called Samsung Galaxy Fold.
No particular feature of the iPhone 14 can match that foldable aspect; nevertheless, the Apple brand continues to captivate the market.