Everything You Need to Know About the iPhone 14

iPhone 14 & iPhone 14 Plus

The new iPhone 14 is here! With prices starting at $799, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are Apple’s new “reasonably priced” flagship iPhones. Apple is also offering the more expensive iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

At first sight, the new iPhone 14 doesn’t appear to be all that new. The design is almost exactly the same as the iPhone 13, down to the notch, and it uses the same A15 Bionic processor from last year, although one from the more potent iPhone 13 Pro series.

The more expensive iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max get all the interesting new features, including Dynamic Island and an always-on display.

But its flagship’s features go beyond what the eye can see. The iPhone 14 has a new camera system with a faster, brighter TrueDepth camera with focusing that performs better in low light. There is a new Action mode for incredibly solid shots on the video front.

Overall, the iPhone 14 offers better cameras, a quicker A15 Bionic chip, and an entertaining Action mode for video capture, making it a great phone for the money. The iPhone 14 Plus will be preferred by some due to its larger screen and more powerful battery.

Here’s a quick breakdown of everything else you need to know about the latest iPhones. 

Cost and Availability 

The price of the iPhone 14 starts at $799 for 128 GB of storage, while the price of the iPhone 14 Plus is $899 for the same amount of storage. A higher cost is charged for more storage. Pre-orders started on September 9 and the iPhone 14 launched on September 16. On Friday, October 7, the larger iPhone 14 Plus became available. 

The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have starting prices of $1,099 and $1,199, respectively. Apple did not enhance base storage as some had hoped in order to somewhat offset the price rise for Pro models. Like the iPhone 13, the iPhone 14 launched with 128 GB of storage.

iPhone 14 & iPhone 14 Plus

Size Changes

Apple has decided to forgo the small-screen iPhone mini size in favor of a 6.7 inch iPhone 14 Plus, as had been widely speculated previous to the company’s announcement. It essentially introduces the large-screen design to the standard iPhone line, allowing customers to choose a 6.7 inch model without having to fork over the extra money for the iPhone 14 Pro Max’s additional features and capability.

Battery

Aside from the 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR display, the new iPhone 14 Plus boasts enhanced battery life. According to Apple, the iPhone 14 Plus offers the longest battery life of any iPhone to date, including this year’s Pro versions. The iPhone 14 Plus might be the best option to choose if battery life is vital.

Compared to the standard iPhone 13 though, the standard iPhone 14 has a somewhat bigger battery. Similar to what it said about the iPhone 13 last year, Apple is promising up to 20 hours of video playback and up to 80 hours of audio playback for the iPhone 14.

According to The Verge, the iPhone 14 had between 40% and 50% of its battery life left at the end of the day in real-world testing. They added that while it’s impossible to compare to the iPhone 13 given the limited testing and varied usage, it should be adequate for the majority of customers.

Cameras 

On the iPhone 14, improvements were made to both the front and back cameras. The selfie camera is a brand-new 12MP camera with autofocus on the front. Apple claims that the new camera’s wider aperture results in up to two times better low-light photographs.

The iPhone 14 has the same dual-camera system on the rear as the iPhone 13, but with upgraded Main and Ultra Wide lenses. An 1.5 aperture on the new Main camera lets 49% more light into each image. The Photonic Engine has positive effects on the Main camera as well. In low-light conditions, the Photonic Engine combines numerous pixels from various exposure levels to produce brighter and “more lifelike” colors.

Action mode, a new stabilization setting for video recording, is intended to correct for movements that are more pronounced.

iPhone 14

Performance 

Apple only upgraded the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max to its most recent chipset – featuring the upgraded A15.  While the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will continue to use the same A15 chip seen in the current iPhone 13 series.

Along with a 5-core GPU, the A15 contains a 6-core CPU with two performance cores and four efficiency cores. There were still gains compared to previous year since Apple only employed the A15’s 5-core GPU version in the iPhone 13 Pro models and its 4-core GPU version in the iPhone 13 and 13 mini.

Overall, the iPhone 14 is a very powerful phone with high performance that can meet the needs of most people. And if it can’t, the Pro models definitely can. Reach out to eTech today, to learn more about renting iPhone 14 Pro Max’s for your special projects.