iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max Officially Revealed
Apple has just revealed its new iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models.
The new popular smartphones were shown off during Apple’s “Far Out” event in Cupertino, California. Both models will come with a new operating system version iOS 16. The same iOS 16 version will be rolled out for certain older models later.
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have a smaller pill-shaped notch for moving alerts and other notifications, which is called the Dynamic Island and is integrated into the phone’s user interface.
iPhone 14 is based on A16 Bionic chip. This integrated processor system has 16 billion transistors and is manufactured using a 4-nanometer industrial process. According to Apple, A16 Bionic is 40% faster than the competition, while also using significantly less power. The GPU now has 50% more memory bandwidth.
Apple noted that the iPhone 14 Pro will have “all-day” battery life. It’s difficult to predict what this means exactly, so we’ll have to wait for the first real-world tests. For now, Apple states on its website that iPhone 14 Pro can last 23 hours in a video playback mode, and iPhone 14 Pro Max raises this limit to 29 hours.
Another important novelty is that iPhone 14 Pro got an upgraded Super Retina XDR display. This display can reach peak brightness of 2,000 nits. It also uses a dynamic refresh rate switching, or LPTO technology: under certain scenarios, the display reduces refresh rate to a minimal value of 1Hz (1 frame per second), which results in reduced power consumption. The display is controlled by the display engine sub-system which is integrated into the A16 Bionic chip and helps power the LTPO display and the Dynamic Island.
iPhone 14 Pro has a 48-megapixel camera, which uses a quad-pixel sensor. This means that pixels are combined in groups of four, and during each camera shot, the light captured by these groups is combined into a single value, which leads to a better overall light capture.
A new computational image processing algorithm also uses the 4-pixel grouping pattern to achieve better color accuracy and more detail, especially under difficult shot conditions. Apple calls the image processing sub-system Photonic Engine, which, according to the company’s statement, will lead to “threefold image quality improvement under low light conditions”.
Also, users will be able to shoot images in Pro Raw mode, producing uncompressed 48-megapixel images. Owners of iPhone 14 Pro will be able to use Pro Video and Cinematic modes at 4K and 24 fps (frames per second).
The iPhone 14 Pro will start at $999, and the iPhone 14 Pro Max will be slightly more expensive at $1,099. Pre-orders begin on Sept. 9, and the phone sales launch on Sept. 16.