Apple has announced the iPhone 14, the company’s latest iPhone, and the successor of iPhone 13 along with a new iPhone 14 Plus with a larger screen, as expected. However, these retain the same A15 bionic processor. The iPhone 14 and the 14 Plus come with 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch OLED Super Retina XDR displays, respectively, with 60Hz refresh rate. These retain the Ceramic Shield protection that was introduced in the iPhone 12.
These feature a new 12MP Main camera with a larger sensor and larger pixels, a new front TrueDepth camera, the Ultra Wide camera to capture more of a scene, and a Photonic Engine that improves mid- to low-light performance for photos across all cameras: up to 2x on the Ultra Wide camera, 2x on the TrueDepth camera, and 2.5x on the new Main camera, says Apple. The True Tone flash is 10% brighter and has better uniformity for more consistent lighting compred to the predecessor.
There is 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.
Crash Detection and Emergency SOS via Satellite
The new dual-core accelerometer is capable of detecting G-force measurements of up to 256Gs and a new high dynamic range gyroscope, Crash Detection on iPhone can now detect a severe car crash and automatically dial emergency services when a user is unconscious or unable to reach their iPhone.
The barometer can now detect cabin pressure changes, the GPS for additional input for speed changes, and the microphone, which can recognize loud noises typified by severe car crashes.
The iPhone 14 lineup also includes Emergency SOS via satellite, which combines custom components deeply integrated with software to allow antennas to connect directly to a satellite, enabling messaging with emergency services when outside of cellular or Wi-Fi coverage.
This also allows users to manually share their location over satellite with Find My when there is no cellular or Wi-Fi connection. Emergency SOS via satellite will be available to users in the US and Canada in November, and the service will be free for two years.
Apple iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus specifications
- iPhone 14 – 6.1-inch (2532×1170 pixels) OLED 460ppi Super Retina XDR display, 800 nits brightness, up to 1200 nits brightness, HDR, True Tone, Ceramic Shield protection
- iPhone 14 Plus – 6.1-inch (2778×1284 pixels) OLED 458ppi Super Retina XDR display, 800 nits brightness, up to 1200 nits brightness, HDR, True Tone, Ceramic Shield protection
- Six-Core A15 (2 performance and 4 efficiency cores) Bionic 5nm chip with 64-bit architecture, 4‑core GPU, 16‑core Neural Engine
- 128GB, 256GB, 512GB storage options
- iOS 16
- Water and dust resistant (IP68)
- Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)
- 12MP wide-angle (f/1.5) camera, 7P lens, Sensor-shift optical image stabilisation for video, 100% Focus Pixels, Photonic Engine, True Tone flash, HDR video recording with Dolby Vision at 4K 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 240fps, Cinematic mode up to 4K HDR at 30 fps, 12MP 120° Ultra Wide (f/2.4) secondary camera, 5P lens, 2x optical zoom out; digital zoom up to 5x
- 12MP TrueDepth (ƒ/1.9) front camera, Autofocus with Focus Pixels,
Retina Flash, HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 4K at 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 120fps
- TrueDepth camera for FaceID facial recognition, Stereo speakers
- iPhone 14 dimensions: 146.7×71.5×7.80mm; Weight: 172g
- iPhone 14 Plus dimensions: 160.8×78.1×7.80mm; Weight: 203g
- 5G (sub‑6 GHz) with 4×4 MIMO, Gigabit-class LTE, 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.3, Ultra Wideband chip for spatial awareness, NFC with reader mode, GPS with GLONASS
- Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with 15W MagSafe wireless charging, fast charging, up to 20 hours (iPhone 14) / 26 hours (iPhone 14 Plus) of video playback
The Apple iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus come in Midnight, Purple, Starlight, Blue, and (PRODUCT) RED colours.
Pricing and availability
iPhone 14 128GB – Rs. 79,900
iPhone 14 256GB – Rs. 89,900
iPhone 14 512GB – Rs. 1,09,900
iPhone 14 Plus 128GB – Rs. 89,900
iPhone 14 Plus 256GB – Rs. 99,900
iPhone 14 Plus 512GB – Rs. 1,19,900
The iPhone 14 series will be available to order in India starting from September 9th at 5:30PM IST. The iPhone 14 will be available starting from September 16th and the iPhone 14 Plus will be available starting from October 7th through Apple Authorized Resellers.