19 October 2022
Apple has announced iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus as its newest offerings. These were released alongside the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max but differ significantly from them. The biggest difference is that Apple has decided to continue with the previous-gen design and processor with the non-Pro models. However, there are a few new features as well.
If we compare it with the predecessors, you will not get a "mini" variant this time around. Apple has replaced that model with the iPhone 14 Plus which comes with a 6.7-inch display. It means you do not need to go for a Pro model and pay a lot more if you wanted a bigger screen. The iPhone 14 continues with the 6.1-inch display. Both phones have OLED panels but you do not get a high refresh rate this time either.
Under the hood, it has the Apple A15 Bionic processor which means you need to get the Pro model for the newer A16 chip. The dual camera setup features a 12-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.5 aperture and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The front camera continues to be the 12-megapixel sensor with f/1.9 aperture.
Crash detection and Emergency SOS via satellite are the new features that are coming to iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. The first feature will allow the iPhone to detect a severe car crash and call emergency services when a user is unable to reach the device or is unconscious. The second feature will help users send messages via satellite connectivity when cellular reception is unavailable. It will have a few questions that a user will need to answer for situation assessment. It will also help users point their iPhones in the right direction for the best possible connection.
The iPhone 14 starts at $799 and the iPhone 14 Plus will cost you $899 for the base model. Their storage options include 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. The preorders will be live on September 7th and the iPhone 14 will start shipping on September 16th. If you are interested in the iPhone 14 Plus, its shipping will begin on October 7th. The color options are Red, Blue, Purple, Starlight, and Midnight.