Besides unveiling its premium flagship smartphones, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, Apple on Wednesday also introduced its two entry-level models, iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus at its “Far Out” event in Cupertino, California.
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus includes some new features, a familiar design, impressive camera upgrades, and groundbreaking new safety capabilities.
So, here’s everything you need to know about the new iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Plus.
iPhone 14 And iPhone 14 Plus: Features
The iPhone 14 features a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display with 2532 x 1170 pixel resolution at 460 PPI, while the larger iPhone 14 Plus features a 6.7-inch Super Retina HDR display with 2778 x 1284 pixel resolution at 458 PPI.
Both feature a durable and sleek aerospace-grade aluminum design as well as the durable Ceramic Shield front cover, which Apple says is the most durable material used on any smartphone screen.
The handsets are powered by the new version of Apple’s A15 Bionic chip that is developed on the 5nm process and also powers the iPhone 13 series. The new A15 Bionic on the iPhone 14 series comes with a 6-core CPU with 2 performance and 4 efficiency cores, 5-core GPU, and 16-core Neural Engine.
Both the models have an updated internal design for better thermal performance, gorgeous Super Retina XDR displays with OLED technology that supports 1200 nits of peak HDR brightness, a wide color gamut, a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, HDR, and Dolby Vision.
Starting at 128GB, the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Plus can be configured with up to 512GB of internal storage with no option for SD card expansion. They come with 4GB of RAM.
Moving to cameras, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus come with a 12MP dual camera setup on the back that includes a new 12MP Main camera with a larger ƒ/1.5 aperture and 1.9 µm pixels, enabling photo and video improvements in all lighting scenarios.
It also has a sensor-shift OIS, a new front-facing 12MP TrueDepth camera with an ƒ/1.9 aperture for selfies and video calls as well as a secondary 12MP Ultrawide camera with ƒ/2.4 aperture.
Both the handsets support a new Action mode for an incredibly smooth-looking video that adjusts to significant shakes, motion, and vibrations, as well as an improved True Tone flash which is 10 percent brighter.
They also support Cinematic mode, which is now available in 4K at 30 fps and 4K at 24 fps.
On the connectivity front, they support 5G, Wi-Fi, dual-SIM (nano-SIM and eSIM), Bluetooth, GPS, and a Lightning port for charging.
Further, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus U.S. models do not include the SIM tray and support only e-SIMs. These devices run on the latest iOS 16 software out-of-the-box.
Both the models are splash, water, and dust resistant and have an IP68 (maximum depth of 6 meters up to 30 minutes) rating under IEC standard 60529. As far as the battery is concerned, Apple confirmed that the iPhone 14 and the 14 Plus can easily last one full day on a single charge.
Lastly, the entire iPhone 14 line-up comes with a high-dynamic range gyroscope and dual-core accelerometer that enable the ‘Crash Detection’ feature on iPhone on detecting a severe car crash. It automatically dials emergency services when a user is unconscious or unable to reach their iPhone.
The iPhone 14 series also comes with the Emergency SOS via Satellite (only in the U.S. and Canada for now) feature, which 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.
Pricing And Availability
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are available in five color options: Midnight, Blue, Starlight, Purple, And (Product) Red. The iPhone 14 starts at $799 for the 128GB variant and the new iPhone 14 Plus costs $899 for the 128GB variant.
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus will be available for pre-orders from September 9, with the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus going on sale from September 16 and October 7 respectively.