iPhone 14 & 14 Plus
Finally, it's time for the iPhone 14 to be revealed. The iPhone 14 Lineup Standard Edition Version includes two models, they are iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, and Apple no longer offers a mini model with a small screen. Both are still equipped with a full screen of bangs, and everything is a familiar design.
The iPhone 14 has a 6.1-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 2532 x 1170 and a pixel density of 460 ppi; the iPhone 14 Plus has a 6.7-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 2778 x 1284 and a pixel density of 458 ppi. Both screens feature 800 nits of maximum brightness and 1200 nits of peak brightness.
In terms of performance, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are not equipped with the latest A16 bionic chip, but are equipped with the same A15 chip as the iPhone 13 Pro, using TSMC's 5nm process, integrating 6-core CPU, 5-core GPU, 16-core Neural network engine.
In terms of imaging, iPhone 14 is still equipped with a 12-megapixel wide-angle + ultra-wide-angle dual-camera combination, mainly upgraded with a larger f/1.5 aperture, 1.9-micron pixels, a new light image engine, and motion mode video stabilization. The front camera of the phone also uses a larger f/1.9 aperture, and the pixels remain at 12 million.
The most significant update for both models is the function of satellite communications. All four models of the iPhone 14 lineups can send emergency messages through communication satellites, which is also called “ Emergency SOS via satellite”, even if they are not within the range of mobile phone signals, and are mainly used in fields such as outdoor activities and emergency rescue.
This feature will be launched in the United States and Canada first in November. iPhone 14 Lineups users can use it for free for two years. It is uncertain whether it will be launched in China. In addition, the entire iPhone 14 lineups also support the function of car accident detection which also come with the New Apple Watch Lineups.
In terms of price, the starting price of the iPhone 14 is RMB￥5,999 , and the starting price of the iPhone 14 Plus is RMB￥6,999, and the storage space starts at 128GB. The two models will be available for pre-order at 8 pm on September 9th, the iPhone 14 will go on sale on September 16th, and the iPhone 14 Plus will go on sale later on October 7th.
iPhone 14 Pro & 14 Pro Max
With all the attentions, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max is in the grand finale. It has been five years already since the iPhone X introduced screen with bangs. iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max finally removed the bangs design and replaced them with a hole-punch screen, officially called "Dynamic Island".
There is no doubt that the "Dynamic Island" is the most unique among the smartphone hole-digging screens. Its panel is in the shape of an exclamation mark, but most of the time it appears as a "pill" shape. It integrates with various widgets to display important information such as "live activity", and has rich and natural transition animations.
In terms of screen specifications, iPhone 14 Pro has a 6.1-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2556 x 1179 and a pixel density of 460 ppi; iPhone 14 Pro Max has a 6.7-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2796 x 1290 and a pixel density of 460 ppi. They both have a maximum brightness of 1000 nits, with peak brightness reaching 1600 nits when displaying HDR content and 2000 nits outdoors. The two Pro models also come with a long-rumored new feature - the all-weather display, also known as the always-on display. With the continued exclusive 1-120Hz adaptive refresh rate, lock screen widgets, both practicality and playability, time, widgets and real-time activities are always clear at a glance.
In terms of performance, the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max are equipped with the latest A16 bionic chip, using TSMC’s 4nm process, integrated with 6-core CPU, 5-core GPU, and 16-core neural network engine, the CPU performance is 40% higher than that of competing products, and the GPU memory bandwidth is 50% better .
Apple also claims that its closest competitor to iPhones also has less CPU performance than the A13 chip on the iPhone 11.
The imaging function has also been greatly improved. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have upgraded the 48-megapixel wide-angle main camera, the sensor size has been increased by 65%, which supports four-in-one pixels, and upgraded the second-generation sensor-displacement optical image stabilization. The ultra-wide-angle and telephoto have not changed much, they are still 12 million pixels, and the telephoto lens supports 3x optical zoom.
The last but not the least it’s the Prices. The starting price of the iPhone 14 Pro is RMB￥7,999 , and the starting price of the iPhone 14 Pro Max is RMB￥8,999. The storage starts at 128GB, and the maximum optional is 1TB. The two models will be available for pre-order at 8:00 p.m. on September 9th, and will go on sale on September 16th.
General speaking, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are the absolute completeness of the new iPhone. The ingenious design of Dynamic island that could take into practicality and individual attributes, is the biggest update of the iPhone form design in the past five years.
As a conclusion, are you planning to buy a new iPhone? Which model do you like the most. Welcome to leave your comments below.