Apple has authoritatively lifted the cover on the iPhone 14 territory, and there’s one major contrast: there’s no iPhone 14 Mini.
As reputed preceding delivery, the little screen iPhone has been canned for another 6.7in non-Pro model. Interestingly since Apple’s norm and Pro deviation, iPhone clients have the decision of partaking in a big-screen iPhone without paying for the wide range of various top of the line tech accessible on the top-end Pro Max model.
While that is energizing, it’s not the most prominent part of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus – as a matter of fact, there’s a lot to become amped up for this year. Apple has further developed the camera framework with another back confronting 12Mp camera with a bigger sensor and bigger 1.9-micron pixels that the organization claims works on low-light execution by 49%, however the super wide focal point stays unaltered.
There’s additionally an updated 12Mp forward looking camera, flaunting key overhauls including worked on low-light execution and self-adjust for first time.
The iPhone 14 also boasts satellite connectivity, allowing users to connect to a satellite without a bulky antenna in areas with no cellular reception, ideal for emergency scenarios and letting loved ones know where you are via Find My.
The only real surprise is the inclusion of the same A15 Bionic chipset as last year’s Pro models, rather than upgrading the processor as with previous years.
Here’s everything you need to know about the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, including release date, pricing and the key new features of Apple’s flagship range.
When will the iPhone 14 be released?
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are available to pre-order via the Apple Store right now. The iPhone 14 will be released on 16 September, though those that want the iPhone 14 Plus will have to wait until 7 October.
How much will the iPhone 14 cost?
With the removal of the entry-level iPhone mini from this year’s range, there’s a jump in the base price for the iPhone 14. While you could get one for as little as $699/£679 with the iPhone 13 range, the iPhone 14 range starts at an increased $799/£849.
Here’s how much the iPhone 14 range costs:
- 128GB – $799/£849
- 256GB – $899/£959
- 512GB – $1099/£1179
iPhone 14 Plus
- 128GB – $899/£949
- 256GB – $999/£1059
- 512GB – $1199/£1279
If you’re enticed, you can pre-request the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus from Apple and select retailers at this moment. We cover where to purchase the iPhone 14 in more detail assuming you’re enticed.
What’s new with the iPhone 14
So, what exactly is new with the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus?
As heavily rumoured prior to its announcement, Apple has decided to ditch the small-screen iPhone mini form factor for a 6.7in iPhone 14 Plus. It essentially brings the large-screen form factor to the regular iPhone range, allowing consumers to opt for a 6.7in model without having to pay for all the extra features and functionality of the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
The benefit to the new iPhone 14 Plus, aside from the 6.7in Super Retina XDR display, is improved battery life, with Apple claiming that the iPhone 14 Plus has the longest battery life of any iPhone to date – including this year’s Pro models. If battery life is important, the iPhone 14 Plus could be the one to go for.
That sits alongside the 6.1in iPhone 14, sporting the same high-end Super Retina XDR display tech as last year. Both models cap out at 60Hz though – it’s still a differentiator between the standard and Pro models.
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Or more proposition a superior back camera arrangement – however the genuine equipment upgrades are elite to the really 12Mp sensor. That 12Mp sensor flaunts both a bigger sensor and bigger 1.9-micron pixels that Apple claims works on low-light execution by as much as 49%, alongside sensor-shift OIS tech and a quicker opening that is better at snapping quick shots. However the 12Mp ultrawide snapper stays unaltered actually, enhancements to Apple’s picture handling tech mean it presents to 2x better low-light execution with better detail and more precise varieties.
There’s likewise a lift to the front camera, with a new 12Mp TrueDepth camera offering a superior f/1.9 gap for low-light shots, however the greater improvement for some will be the presentation of self-adjust. Utilizing a mix of the camera sensor and the Face ID sensor, it can zero in on faces in the shot rapidly, even in low light.
Video is another region where the iPhone 14 territory sees an improvement; Apple is presenting another Activity Mode that utilizes the full sensor’s overscan and roll revision innovation to give a gimble-level stablisation experience ideal for recording recordings while running and cycling.
Satellite network is another expansion to the iPhone 14 territory, and it’s among the first cell phones available to offer the tech. While cell phones typically interface with cell towers a couple of miles away, the new cell phone territory can interface with satellites many miles over the earth moving at 15,000mph. Amazing stuff.
The iPhone 14 has custom hardware built into the antenna, as well as a custom UI designed by Apple in conjunction with first responders to provide Emergency SOS via satellite in areas lacking coverage. You’ll have to point the iPhone at a certain area in the sky to maintain connectivity, but it’s a great addition for those that travel off the beaten track.
The only real surprise of the evening was the confirmation that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus will again feature the A15 Bionic chipset, though with the caveat that it’s the improved A15 Bionic used in the Pro models rather than the standard models. Considering it’s still faster than most Android competition, it likely won’t matter to most, but it’s certainly a change from the iPhone upgrade as we know it.
Other improvements coming to the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus include the same crash detection tech as that of the Apple Watch Series 8, able to detect when you’ve been in a serious car accident and contact emergency services, as well as the removal of the SIM tray in the US. US consumers have no choice but to opt for eSIM connectivity, though it’ll still boast a SIM tray in most other regions worldwide.
The iPhone 14 and 14 Plus are available in five colours – midnight, blue, starlight, purple, and (PRODUCT) RED – at release.
It wasn’t the only announcement Apple made either; the company also revealed the Apple Watch Series 8, a new budget-friendly Apple Watch SE, a pro-exercise grade Apple Watch Ultra and the second-gen AirPods Pro too.