And they are nothing. Very even nothing. With all the reservations and compromises that Apple was forced to make, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max turned out to be really cool stuff. Contrary to rumors about their price increase, this did not happen, and they themselves came out confusingly similar to their predecessors, except for the double notch in the screen. But after all, we are above meeting by clothes, which means that we must definitely talk about the possibilities of new products, their technical equipment and key differences from the iPhone 13 Pro line.
iPhone 14 Pro – Design
First of all, it is impossible not to discuss the appearance of the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max. Despite the fact that the key design elements have been preserved and the body has remained almost unchanged, one cannot fail to note the enlarged camera block on the rear panel, which has become even larger, and, of course, the display.
The recess in the screen, as the leaks described it, really ceased to be a visor, turning into a ridge of two islands. One of them – oblong – is a cutout for face recognition sensors, and the other – in the form of a circle – for the front camera. True, the notches were combined programmatically into one long “capsule”. They also came up with the idea of using it for notification: now on-screen notifications will sort of float out of the recess. Looks curious.
It is obvious that such smartphone will buy not least because of his appearance. After all, if the models of previous generations in front were almost indistinguishable from each other due to the same type of bangs, now it is immediately clear that this is a new iPhone. However, it carries a new cutout and a completely applied function.
Specifications of the iPhone 14 Pro
In terms of hardware, everything is more or less expected: the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max are based on the latest A16 Bionic processor. It’s still 6-core, but 40% more powerful than last year’s A15 Bionic. In real tests, the numbers will certainly be adjusted downwards, but usually Apple does not lie too much about the potential inherent in its processors.
Volume RAM iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max remained unnamed, as is usually the case. But according to preliminary data, it is known that the new items will retain the 6 GB that were installed in the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max. This should be more than enough, especially since the computing and graphics power of new products have increased quite noticeably. So there won’t be any performance issues.
iPhone 14 Pro camera
Layout new iPhone cameras remained the same: these are three photo modules – wide, ultrawide and telephoto, as well as lidar. However, technically this setup was pumped quite seriously.
- Firstly, now the wide lens has a resolution of 48 megapixels, its matrix captures twice as much light, and the module itself consists of 7 lenses. We have been waiting for this for a long time, and it will definitely give a result. For example, ProRaw can now be shot at full resolution.
- Secondly, Apple has upgraded the software part of the camera. Computational photography is even better thanks to the A16 Bionic processor: all enhancement modes will be more efficient at pulling out frames, making you-know-what candy.
- Thirdly, the macro mode has also become better. Now it will be even more convenient to take photos of small objects thanks to the improved autofocus system.
The video is also much better. Yes, it could not be otherwise. Now the rollers support the standard Dolby Visionwhich guarantees higher quality recordings.
iPhone 14 Pro display
The display has also been upgraded. Its default brightness can reach 1600 nits, and at the peak – up to 2000 nits. It seems that the matrix itself has remained the same, but has received the long-awaited support for Always On Display. True, it didn’t turn out the way it did on Android, where voltage is applied to separate points AMOLED screen. Apple decided to implement the technology differently: it simply forced the iPhone to lower the refresh rate to 1 Hz.
The same way Always On Display works on Apple Watch. As a result, the display can never go blank while consuming minimal power. True, as we know from the experience of the same Apple smartwatches, battery consumption in this mode still increases quite impressively. So I definitely wouldn’t use such a thing, if only because of psychological rejection – I’m calmer when the screen of my iPhone is turned off completely.
However, Apple believes that Always On Display can be a useful feature. Cupertino associates its use with widgets on the lock screen, which can help you not to unlock your iPhone, but to consume the necessary information from Lockscreen. In principle, the idea is sound, but I strongly doubt that at least every second person will use it in practice.
Autonomy iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max
About capacity battery iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max traditionally silent from the stage. They only mentioned that the battery life from a single charge will remain unchanged. This is both good and bad at the same time. Good – because most likely the capacity was increased to serve the Always On Display, but bad – because this same Always On will gobble up all the growth.
Nothing was said about the charging speed at the presentation. But the insider promised that she would grow up. Let’s see, maybe it will.
Satellite communication in iPhone
Another cool feature, which is not clear why and who needed it – satellite connection. It was also implemented. True, it will only work for emergency calls. The iPhone will communicate with the satellite, and he will already transmit a distress signal to local rescue services. If necessary, the satellite will become a real-time messaging platform to allow the user to ask questions from rescuers or answer their questions. It’s free.
While it is not clear will satellite communications work in all iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max without exception. Perhaps this function will be limited only to American models. After all, only they, for example, were made without sims. Yes, yes, now you can’t insert a physical SIM card into American iPhones. They are equipped only with eSIM.
iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max prices
It’s surprising that Apple this year did not raise prices for iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max, although everyone counted on it. The novelties will go on sale on September 16, and it will be possible to pre-order them from the 9th. True, this applies only to the countries of the first wave, which Russia is not included in. Frankly, Russia is now not included in any wave of official sales. Therefore, we will have to wait until the novelties are brought by parallel imports.
However, I wouldn’t worry too much about the price. Of course, at first you won’t be able to buy them, because sellers will fight three skins with those who want to get a new product, but closer to mid-October, prices will almost certainly level out and you can buy an iPhone 14 Pro for about 100 thousand rubles, and 14 Pro Max for 110 -115 thousand. Yes, it is more expensive if converted from euros at the direct rate, but, alas, parallel imports dictate their own rules.