Apple’s two premium flagship smartphones, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, were unveiled on September 7 and are available alongside the more affordable iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus models. So, here I am with an overview of what this new release holds for you.
The iPhone 14 Pro models provide significantly more features than the iPhone 14 models, including excellent display capabilities, a quicker A16 CPU, camera technology advancements, and much more. Let’s dive into the details of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 pro max.
|What We Liked?||What We Didn’t Like?|
|Always On Display of the iPhone 14 pro series is much better than the Android versions.||Absence of USB – C charging port.|
|Super fast 48MP High-Speed Camera.||Absence of a Sim-Card slot might be a problem for some.|
|Blazing fast A-16 Bionic chip.||Fast battery draining when brightness is full.|
|Much better and updated Dynamic Island.||Telephoto camera is not that good in the dark and works good just in light.|
Prices Of iPhone 14 Pro And Pro Max
The price for a 128GB iPhone 14 Pro starts at $999, while a 128GB iPhone 14 Pro Max starts at $1,099 per storage capacity. For a higher cost, more storage is offered. Pre-orders started on Friday, September 9, and the product will launch on Friday, September 16.
|iPhone 14 Pro||$999||$1099||$1299||$1499|
|iPhone Pro Max||$1099||$1199||$1399||$1599|
iPhone 14 Pro And Pro Max Design
The iPhone 14 Pro models, like the iPhone 13 Pro versions, have flat sides and squared-off corners reminiscent of the iPhone 4.
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max’s chassis is nearly identical to the iPhone 13 Pro models, with an all-glass front and a matte, textured glass back sandwiching a frame constructed of surgical-grade stainless steel. For a sleek appearance, the stainless steel frame’s color matches the shade of the glass on the back.
In place of the notch, Apple introduced the “Dynamic Island,” which we will go into more depth about below, for the iPhone 14 Pro versions. The TrueDepth camera technology is housed in both Dynamic Island’s circular and pill-shaped cutouts, both of the design.
The phone has antenna bands on the top and sides and a Lightning port for charging. The SIM slot on the left side of the device is no longer present in the United States. However, it is still present in certain other nations. A tough Ceramic Shield display shields the device’s front. To maximize clarity and robustness, Apple claims that nano-ceramic crystals are infused into the glass to create the Ceramic Shield. Better defense against dings and normal wear and tear is what the Ceramic Shield is designed to do.
The back of the iPhone 14 Pro model has a square camera bump more significant than last year’s to accommodate new camera technology. The camera is set up with three lenses, each bigger than the others.
Size of iPhone 14 Pro & Pro Max
The iPhone 14 Pro has a screen size of 6.1 inches, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max has a screen size of 6.7 inches. It is Apple’s biggest iPhone, along with the iPhone 14 Plus. The dimensions of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max differ slightly from those of the iPhone 13 Pro versions. The iPhone 14 Pro Max is a little bit smaller, while the iPhone 13 Pro is a little bit taller. Both models have a little increase in thickness and weight.
|iPhone 13 Pro||5.81 inches (147.5 mm)||2.81 inches (71.5 mm)||0.31 inch (7.85 mm)|
|iPhone 13 Pro Max||6.33 inches (160.7 mm)||3.05 inches (77.6 mm)||0.31 inch (7.85 mm)|
iPhone Pro Max weighs 8.47 ounces, which is 240 grams.
iPhone 14 Pro weighs 7.27 ounces or 206 grams.
Colors of iPhone 14 & iPhone 14 Pro Max
Silver, Gold, Space Black, and Deep Purple are the available colors for the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. Deep Purple has taken the place of the Sierra BLUE Shade that was offered with the iPhone 13 Pro models, making Space Black and Deep Purple this year’s new colors.
Water Resistance of iPhone 14 & iPhone 14 Pro Max
A water resistance grade of IP68 is available for the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. They have the same water resistance as the iPhone 13 Pro versions, which are up to six meters (19.7 feet) deep for up to 30 minutes.
Regarding IP68, the 6 denotes dust resistance (i.e., the iPhone 13 Pro can withstand exposure to dirt, dust, and other particles), and the 8 indicates water resistance. The best dust resistance grade currently in use is IP6x. The iPhone 14 Pro has an IP68 water resistance rating, making it resistant to splashes, rain, and accidental water exposure, but it is best to avoid purposeful water exposure.
According to Apple, water and dust resistance are not always present and can decline with time due to everyday use. It is best to exercise caution while subjecting the iPhone 14 Pro models to liquid since Apple’s warranty does not cover liquid damage.
iPhone 14 Pro And Pro Max Display
The OLED Super Retina XDR display, which has been improved, is flexible and stretches into the bodies of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. With a peak brightness of up to 2000 nits outdoors, the display is easier to view in the daylight and has a contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1, allowing for darker blacks and brighter whites.
The display is significantly brighter than the iPhone 13 Pro display and has a peak brightness support of 1600 nits instead of the typical 1000 nits.
Wide color support produces vibrant, true-to-life colors, and True Tone adjusts the display’s white balance to the ambient illumination of the area in which the device is being used, creating a viewing experience that mimics reading paper and is intended to be less taxing on the eyes. Additionally, Haptic Touch is supported, which offers haptic feedback when interacting with the display, and there is a fingerprint-repellent oleophobic coating.
Apple has discarded a design it has utilized since the 2017 iPhone X and removed the notch from the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models. Apple has changed the hardware for its TrueDepth cameras, putting the proximity sensor beneath the display and using smaller cutouts for the camera, the dot projector, and other parts.
The display sports a small pill-shaped cutout for the TrueDepth system for Face ID on the left and a small circular cutout for the camera on the right side. Apple has combined these two cuts using software to create a single pill-shaped cutout called the “Dynamic Island.”
Apple made Dynamic Island more than just a cutout by incorporating it into the user interface. It functions as a type of front-and-center information hub and morphs and transforms to fit what is on the iPhone’s screen.
By using Dynamic Island to display quick access to information about the apps and services you are using on your iPhone, Apple seamlessly integrates it into the display. Dynamic Island, for instance, enlarges into a square form to match the Face ID confirmation interface when you pay with Apple Pay. It widens to be more significant when you are on a phone call so you can easily use the phone’s controls.
It may show the status of the AirPods connection, Apple Music, timers, Maps directions, and more.
Promotion of iPhone 14 Pro Series
Unlike the iPhone 13 Pro models, the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max include upgraded low-power display backlighting that enables ProMotion refresh rates. The adaptive refresh rates on this year’s iPhones are 1Hz to 120Hz, compared to last year’s models’ 10Hz to 120Hz range.
Depending on what is displayed on the screen, the display’s refresh rate fluctuates. The iPhone will therefore use a lower refresh rate when reading a static website while using a higher 120Hz refresh rate when playing games, watching movies, or scrolling through content. This provides a smoother and more responsive experience.
An Always-On display feature, a first for an iPhone, is made possible by the new 1Hz refresh rate option. Always-on display technology has been available on the Apple Watch for a while, but this is the first time Apple has successfully implemented it on an iPhone without significantly reducing battery life.
iPhone 14 Pro And Pro Max A16 Bionic Chip
The A16 Bionic chip from Apple, the first to be manufactured using a new 4-nanometer process, was created specifically for the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. Four high-efficiency cores are present together with two high-performance cores. With 50% greater memory bandwidth, the A16 Bionic’s 5-core GPU is enhanced.
ISP And A Neural Engine
The A16 features an upgraded 16-core Neural Engine that can perform around 17 trillion operations per second.
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max’s image signal processor, which does up to four trillion operations in each picture, is part of the A16 chip.
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max have 6GB of RAM, the same amount as the iPhone 13 Pro models.
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max’s entry-level models have 128GB of storage space. However, other models have 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB of storage space.
iPhone 14 Pro And Pro Max TrueDepth Camera and Face ID
Face ID, a face recognition system initially debuted in 2017, is compatible with the iPhone 14 Pro models. The TrueDepth camera system, placed in the pill-shaped cutout on the display’s front, contains the Face ID components. Face ID is compatible with hats, beards, glasses, sunglasses, scarves, and, as of iOS 15, face masks. It also works in low light and the dark.
Front Facing Camera Features
With a new front-facing TrueDepth camera with an f/1.9 aperture, selfie images and videos can perform better in low light. To focus more quickly in dim light and take group selfies from a farther distance, the front-facing camera now supports autofocus.
iPhone 14 Pro And Pro Max Triple-Lens Rear Camera
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max have an improved 48-megapixel Wide lens that incorporates second-generation sensor-shift optical image stabilization and has a quad-pixel sensor. The lens has a 24mm focal length and an aperture of f/1.78.
Ulta Wide Lens
A new 12-megapixel Ultra Wide lens with bigger 1.4 m pixels is available to deliver crisper images with more detail and provide more detail for macro photos. The six-element lens has a 120-degree field of view, an aperture of f/2.2, and a focal length of 13mm.
In addition to the 2x zoom made possible by the Wide camera, the upgraded Telephoto camera enables a 3x optical zoom. The six-element lens’s f/2.8 aperture and optical image stabilization capability go along with its 77mm focal length.
In order to provide further information, maintain fine textures, and enhance the image’s color, The Photonic Engine, a new software tool that builds on Deep Fusion, applies it early in the imaging process.
According to Apple, the Photonic Engine provides a “huge leap” in mid to low-light photo performance for all cameras. The Wide camera, Ultra Wide camera, Telephoto camera, and Front TrueDepth camera all perform up to two times better in low light, while the Wide camera performs up to three times better.
Up to 4K video recording at 24, 25, 30, or 60 fps is possible with the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. Supported video formats include time-lapse, ProRes, slo-mo, and HDR recording.
Apple released a new Action Mode that is intended to produce a video that seems smooth and ignores motion, rattles, and vibrations. As much as 2.8K at 60 frames per second can be recorded in Action Mode.
Adaptive True Tone flash
The flash has been updated with a nine-LED array whose pattern can alter depending on the lens’s focal length. In telephoto and ultra-wide angle images, the flash can be up to two times brighter and three times more uniform.
Macro photography – The Ultra Wide camera on the Pro versions can focus at a distance of two centimeters, making it perfect for taking macro pictures. You may record slow motion and time-lapse macro videos as well as macro photographs.
Smart HDR 4
Up to four persons can be identified by Smart HDR 4, which then adjusts contrast, lighting, and even skin tones for each individual so that they all appear their best.
Photographic Styles are clever, programmable filters that allow you to amplify or mute colors without changing your skin tone. In contrast to filters, which are applied uniformly to an image, styles are applied selectively.
The four main photographic styles are vivid, rich contrast, warm, and cool. You can achieve the precise look you desire because Tone and Warmth may be adjusted for each style.
Night Mode enables shooting in shallow illumination conditions by taking a sequence of photographs over a short period and combining them. Due to the LiDAR scanner in the Pro models, Night Mode is compatible with Portrait Mode and all three lenses.
Enhances texture and detail in images in conditions of moderate to low lighting. On the iPhone 14 models, it functions even earlier throughout the image capture process, thanks to Photonic Engine.
It blurs the background while keeping the subject of the photo in focus. Photographs taken in Portrait Mode’s lighting can be altered using the Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, and High-Key Mono effects.
Up to 63-megapixel panorama photos can be taken with this feature.
Burst mode enables the simultaneous shooting of many photographs, making it ideal for shots with intense motion.
iPhone 14 Pro And Pro Max 5G Connectivity
A Qualcomm Snapdragon X65 modem that allows 5G connectivity is included in the iPhone 14 Pro versions. iPhone users in the US can connect to both mmWave and sub-6GHz networks, whereas sub-6GHz can only be used in other countries.
The fastest 5G networks are those that use mmWave technology; however, mmWave is short-range and can be blocked by objects like trees and buildings, so its use is only permitted in densely populated areas like big cities and urban centers, as well as in events like concerts and airports where large crowds gather.
iPhone 14 Pro And Pro Max Battery Life
With the iPhone 14 Pro, you can watch videos for up to 23 hours, stream videos for up to 20 hours, and listen to music for up to 75 hours. With the iPhone 14 Pro Max, you can watch videos for up to 29 hours, stream videos for up to 25 hours, and listen to music for up to 95 hours.
The iPhone 14 Pro versions have around one hour more battery life for video playing than earlier iPhone generations. Both devices have fast charging capabilities and can be charged 50% in 30 minutes using a power adapter of 20W or higher.
iPhone 14 Pro And Pro Max Safety
Emergency SOS Via Satellite Feature
In emergency scenarios where cellular and WiFi connections are unavailable, iPhone 14 models can now connect to satellites. With the new Emergency SOS via satellite capability, Apple has enabled the iPhone’s antennae to connect to satellites run by Globalstar.
Satellite communications are available in emergency scenarios when you can not connect to WiFi or a cellular tower, and the capability is intended to be utilized in broad areas with few trees so the iPhone can connect to a satellite that is in the sky.
Because transferring data via satellite can take minutes, Apple has created a compressed messaging protocol that includes a walkthrough interface that explains how to hold the iPhone to connect to a satellite. A brief communication to emergency personnel in a treeless environment can be transmitted in as little as 15 seconds.
When Emergency SOS via satellite is activated, it asks you several crucial questions that you must respond to supply emergency services with vital information as soon as possible. Your responses are either sent directly to emergency services if text communication is supported in your area, or they are sent to relay centers manned by Apple-trained professionals who can call emergency services on the user’s behalf.
For two years, Emergency SOS via satellite has been free for all iPhone 14 owners, and Apple has not yet said how much it will cost going forward.
Crash Detection Feature
This additional technology enables a Crash Detection function on the iPhone by adding a high dynamic range gyroscope, a dual-core accelerometer, and other sensors, like a barometer that can detect changes in cabin pressure brought on by deployed airbags.
If the car’s passengers are gravely hurt or unable to reach their iPhone, the iPhone 14 models may recognize a significant auto accident and promptly contact emergency personnel. To improve the accuracy of its motion detection algorithms, Apple trained them on more than a million hours of actual driving and crash record data.
The iPhone’s GPS can identify speed changes, and its microphone can identify loud noises indicative of severe auto accidents. The iPhone and Apple Watch collaborate to contact emergency services in the event of an accident thanks to Crash Detection, which is also accessible on the Apple Watch.
The back of the iPhone 14 Pro versions still include MagSafe magnets that can be used to attach to magnetic devices like the MagSafe charger. Apple’s authorized MagSafe chargers can provide up to 15W of wireless charging power for the iPhone 14 Pro versions. Additionally offered, Qi-based charging has a 7.5W maximum output.
Other Things About iPhone 14 Pro And Pro Max
NFC, GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi, and U1
Both the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max feature Bluetooth 5.3 and WiFi 6 (802.11ax) with 2×2 MIMO. There is a U1 Ultra Wideband chip and an NFC chip with reader mode. The iPhone 14 models can precisely locate other U1-equipped Apple devices thanks to the U1’s enhanced spatial awareness.
When locating AirTags, for instance, the U1 chip can be employed for precise tracking. Additionally, it is utilized for interactions with the HomePod mini equipped with a U1 chip and for directional AirDrop. The iPhone 14 versions offer GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, and BeiDou location services in addition to GPS.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will the camera on the iPhone 14 be flush?
A leaker named ShrimpApplePro wrote on Twitter that the Pro Max version of the iPhone 14 will have relatively small bezels than the Pro Max version of the iPhone 13. Jon Prosser’s early versions of the iPhone 14 show a design without a notch and a camera that is flush with the back of the phone.
Does the iPhone 14 have four?
By default, the camera groups pixels into groups of four. This makes for better-lit 12 MP photos. With ProRAW, you can take photos with a full 48 MP. Between wide (1x) and telephoto (3x), there is a new zoom step (by cropping into the larger sensor for a 2x zoom)
Is the camera of the iPhone 14 good?
The iPhone 14 has bigger cameras on the back. Apple says that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus cameras are 2.5 times better in low light than the iPhone 13 because the hardware and software have been updated. Well, it’s hard to say how good the camera is, but it’s good.
Is the camera on iPhone 14 better than on iPhone 13?
The most significant distinction between the two iPhones is that the iPhone 14’s camera is better and faster in low light, and it also has an Action Mode. The Action Mode is the most important feature, and many individuals are going to use it. The Cinematic Mode, which came with the iPhone 13, is less likely to be used.
This is all about iPhone 14 pro and pro max. All features of the new iPhone pro and pro max are explained in our guide. Apple calls the iPhone 14 pro and pro max the most advanced display in any device. It has the best hardware and feature loadout among all new iPhones.