Their camera systems include new Main and Front TrueDepth cameras, an Ultra Wide camera for novel viewpoints, and the Photonic Engine – an improved picture processing. The A15 Bionic processor with a 5-core GPU is included in both variants.
Furthermore, for the first time in the industry, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus have important safety features such as Crash Detection and Emergency SOS via satellite. According to Greg Joswiak, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, this iPhone range is more sophisticated than ever before, with incredible battery life, industry-leading durability features, and super-fast 5G.
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus will be available in the following colors: midnight, blue, starlight, purple, and (PRODUCT)RED1. Pre-orders begin on Friday, September 9, with iPhone 14 availability beginning on Friday, September 16, and iPhone 14 Plus availability beginning on Friday, October 7.
Design And Battery Life
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, which are powered by the 5-core GPU A15 Bionic CPU, have an aerospace-grade aluminum design in five different finishes, according to Apple. According to Joswiak, the bigger display of the iPhone 14 Plus is ideal for streaming movies and playing games, and the iPhone 14 Plus has the best battery life ever in an iPhone. Both versions include a redesigned internal architecture for improved thermal efficiency, as well as stunning Super Retina XDR screens with OLED technology that enable 1200 nits of peak HDR brightness, a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and Dolby Vision.
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus also include a water and dust resistant front shell that is distinctive to Apple handsets and protects them from typical spills and mishaps.
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus have a new 12MP main camera with a bigger sensor and larger pixels, a new front TrueDepth camera, an Ultra Wide camera to capture more of a scene, and a Photonic Engine for enhanced low-light performance.
According to Joswiak, Photonic Engine enhances mid- to low-light performance for images across all cameras by up to 2x on the Ultra Wide camera, 2x on the TrueDepth camera, and 2.5x on the new Main camera, thanks to a deep integration of hardware and software.
The Photonic Engine, according to Apple, achieves this remarkable boost in quality by using the computational benefits of Deep Fusion earlier in the image process to give exceptional detail, preserve delicate textures, provide greater color, and retain more information in a shot. According to the tech giant, dual-camera system enhancements and features include:
- A new Main camera with a larger ƒ/1.5 aperture and 1.9 µm pixels, enabling photo and video improvements in all lighting scenarios for better detail and motion freezing, less noise, faster exposure times, and sensor-shift optical image stabilization.
- A new front TrueDepth camera with an ƒ/1.9 aperture that enables better low-light performance for photos and video. Using autofocus for the first time, it can focus even faster in low light and capture group shots from farther away.
- A new Action mode for incredibly smooth-looking video that adjusts to significant shakes, motion, and vibrations, even when video is being captured in the middle of the action.
- The Ultra Wide camera, offering a unique perspective for wider shots and improvements to low-light photos with Photonic Engine.
- An improved True Tone flash that is 10 percent brighter and has better uniformity for more consistent lighting.
- Cinematic mode, now available in 4K at 30 fps and 4K at 24 fps.
- End-to-end Dolby Vision HDR, available only on iPhone.
Crash Detection And Emergency SOS Via Satellite
The whole iPhone 14 family includes safety features that can give emergency help when it is most needed. Collision Detection on iPhone can now identify a serious automobile crash and automatically summon emergency services when a user is unconscious or unable to access their iPhone, thanks to a new dual-core accelerometer capable of detecting G-force values of up to 256Gs and a new high dynamic range gyroscope.
These capabilities expand on existing components such as the barometer, which can now detect changes in cabin pressure, the GPS for extra input for speed variations, and the microphone, which can distinguish loud noises characteristic of serious automobile accidents.
According to Joswiak, Apple-designed motion algorithms trained on over a million hours of real-world driving and collision record data give even higher accuracy. Crash Detection, when paired with Apple Watch, takes advantage of the unique strengths of both devices to swiftly provide people support.
When a catastrophic accident is detected, the emergency services call interface appears on Apple Watch since it is closer to the user, but the call is sent through iPhone if it is in range for the best available connection.
The iPhone 14 series also has Satellite Emergency SOS, which combines bespoke components closely linked with software to allow antennas to connect directly to a satellite, enabling communicating with emergency services while outside of cellular or Wi-Fi coverage. Satellites are moving targets with limited bandwidth, and communications might take minutes to arrive. Because every second matters, iPhone front-loads a few critical questions to assess the user's position and shows them where to aim their phone to connect to a satellite using Emergency SOS via satellite.
The first inquiry and subsequent communications are then sent to centers manned by Appletrained professionals who can contact Apple on the user's behalf. When there is no cellular or Wi-Fi connection, users can manually communicate their position with Find My via satellite. Emergency SOS via satellite will be available to consumers in the United States and Canada in November, and it will be free for the first two years.
Pricing And Availability
- The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus will be available in midnight, blue, starlight, purple, and (PRODUCT)RED in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage capacities.
- Customers in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, the UAE, the UK, the US, and more than 30 other countries and regions will be able to pre-order iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus beginning at 5 a.m. PDT on Friday, September 9, with iPhone 14 availability beginning Friday, September 16, and iPhone 14 Plus beginning Friday, October 7.
- iPhone 14 will be available in Malaysia, Turkey, and 20 other countries and regions beginning Friday, September 23.
- Emergency SOS via satellite will be available starting in the US and Canada in November, and the service will be included for free for two years with the activation of iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus.
- Customers can get iPhone 14 for $33.29 (US) a month for 24 months or $799 before trade-in, and iPhone 14 Plus for $37.45 a month for 24 months or $899 (US) before trade-in from apple.com/store, in the Apple Store app, and at Apple Store locations. iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are also available through Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers.
- Customers can save up to $800 on an iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus after trade-in directly from apple.com/store or at an Apple Store when they activate it with select US carriers. Terms apply. For eligibility requirements and more details, see apple.com/shop/buy-iphone/carrier-offers. Pricing for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus includes a $30 carrier instant discount that requires carrier activation.
- Customers in the US can get ready for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus pre-orders until 10 p.m. PDT on Thursday, September 8, by visiting apple.com/store or using the Apple Store app. They can choose to pay monthly or in full, add a trade-in credit toward their new iPhone, or upgrade through the iPhone Upgrade Program.