Apple recently held its event, during which it unveiled the iPhone 14 series, three new Apple Watches, including the long-rumored Apple Watch Ultra, and the latest generation of AirPods Pro headphones.
Here is a look at what they announced at the event;
iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus
Both models allow Emergency SOS, the much-rumored emergency messaging service delivered via communication satellites while you’re out of cell signal range. The antennas on the phone can link to satellite frequencies. Apple claims that sending a message with a clear view of the sky can take less than 15 seconds, and the interface assists users to position their phone in the appropriate direction and talks them through the processes to connect with emergency service providers.
You can also use the Find My app to communicate your location without sending a message. It is free for the first two years with iPhone 14 models.
The iPhone 14 has a 6.1-inch screen, while the 14 Plus has a larger 6.7-inch screen. The 14 Plus model boasts the best battery life of any iPhone. Both models retain last year’s A15 Bionic chipset.
There’s an ultrawide lens and a new 12-megapixel main camera with f/1.5 aperture and sensor-based stabilization. Apple claims a 49% boost in low-light image quality and that Night Mode is now twice as quick. A new 12-megapixel TrueDepth camera with focusing around the front is also available.
Apple says it’s also deploying Deep Fusion image processing early in the picture pipeline, enhancing low-light performance and color rendering, and naming the technology “Photonic Engine.” In addition, video recording has a new stabilization option called Action Mode, which utilises the entire sensor for gimbal-like steadiness.
iPhone 14 starts at $799 while iPhone 14 Plus starts at $899.
iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max
Both handsets have a new pill-shaped cutout that replaces the notch and can adjust dynamically in the first major display overhaul since Apple debuted the iPhone X in 2017. Both devices include a speedier A16 Bionic chip as well as an always-on display.
According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are the “most creative pro range yet.” The iPhone 14 Pro will cost $999, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max will cost $1,099. Both will be available for preorder on September 9th, with in-store availability on September 16th.
The display is the first noticeable design change with the iPhone 14 Pro versions. While Apple will provide the standard 6.1- and 6.7-inch screen sizes, the notch will be replaced by a pill-shaped cutout for the Face ID components and a second circular cutout for the front-facing camera.
The iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max will both have an always-on display that will operate with iOS 16’s new lock screen widget feature. It will enable information such as reminders, calendar events, and weather without requiring the iPhone to wake up in order to display it. There’s also a sleep mode for iOS 16 wallpapers that darkens them to save battery life.
Apple’s A16 Bionic chip is housed into the iPhone 14 Pro variants. With its new CPU, Apple has prioritized battery efficiency, display, and camera. The six-core CPU has two high-performance cores that utilize 20% less power and four efficiency cores that use a third of the power of competitors’ CPUs.
This new A16 chip powers the Dynamic Island feature’s silky animations and will also power Apple’s new camera system. For the first time, the iPhone will use a 48-megapixel sensor instead of a 12-megapixel sensor. The redesigned main camera improves low-light shooting with a quad-pixel sensor, f/1.78 aperture, and 24mm focal length.
To maximize light collection, the sensor will take 12-megapixel binned pictures for most shots. This also enables Apple to crop the sensor in various ways to provide genuine 2x zoom at a focal length of 48mm. This could produce some stunning images, and the new sensor even optimizes details in Apple’s ProRAW format.