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iPhone 14 Series: Getting to know the newest iPhones in a glance — and more

After an almost a full year, as per tradition Apple drops another series of iPhones, the 14th edition of it to be exact. Let’s all get to know these new smartphones in town!

At around September 7, 1PM in the US (or 1 AM here in the Philippines), Apple had announced all of its newest products through their livestream that lasted for around one a half hours. Here’s what we know about the iPhone 4 series through the livestream.

Let’s start with the iPhone 14, the regular one. Or should we say, a rebrand of the iPhone 13 Pro? Hmm, maybe?

The iPhone 14.

The iPhone 14 is the base version smartphone for the iPhone 14 series. It has a 6.1 inch Super Retina XDR OLED display, and made with the same Gorilla Glass panels from front to back, with scratch-resistant ceramic glass and oleophobic coating.

iPhone 14 still uses the A15 Bionic Hexa-core chipset from Apple (2×3.23 GHz Avalanche + 4×1.82 GHz Blizzard) with the 5-core Apple GPU taking in charge of the graphics aspect of it. The iPhone 14 is available in three internal storage variants: 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB.

It is equipped with 4GB of RAM. Compared to its Pro cousins, the iPhone 14 still retains the huge notch above, because the pill shaped notch — that’s only exclusive for the Pros. Read more about its quick specs below:

iPhone 14 – Specifications

Announced September 7, 2022 (US time and date)

6.1 inches Super Retina XDR OLED display (1200 nits peak)

1170 x 2532 resolution (460 ppi)

IP68 rating (6 meters in 30 minutes), Gorilla Glass back, aluminum frame

4GB RAM, 128GB/256GB/512GB ROM

Apple A15 Bionic Hexa-core chipset (2×3.23 GHz Avalanche + 4×1.82 GHz Blizzard)

Rear cameras: 12 MP, f/1.5, 26mm (wide), 1.9µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS

12 MP, f/2.4, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide)

LED flash, HDR (photo/panorama)

4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), Cinematic mode (4K@30fps), stereo sound recording

Front cameras: 12 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6″, PDAF

SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)

HDR, Cinematic mode (4K@30fps)

4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS

Stereo speakers, no 3.5mm headphone jack

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot

Bluetooth 5.3, A2DP, LE

A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS

NFC, USB Lightning 2.0 port

Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Ultra Wideband (UWB) support, Emergency SOS via satellite (SMS sending/receiving)

iOS 16

Around 3,279mAh Li-ion battery

Fast charging, 50% in 30 min (advertised)

USB Power Delivery 2.0

MagSafe wireless charging 15W

Qi magnetic fast wireless charging 7.5W

146.7 x 71.5 x 7.8 mm, 172 grams

Available in Midnight, Purple, Starlight, Blue, (PROJECT) RED colors

USD 799 (Php 45,671.00)

The iPhone 14 Plus.

Let’s hop on to the iPhone 14 Plus for a moment. It has a 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display, much larger than the iPhone 14. It still has almost the same specs as the iPhone 14 as well. It’s heavier with 203 grams, and has dual camera setups for its rear and front.

iPhone 14 Plus Specs

6.7 inch Super Retina XDR OLED display (1200 nits peak)

1284 x 2778 resolution (458 ppi)

IP68 rating (6 meters in 30 minutes), Gorilla Glass back, aluminum frame

4GB RAM, 128GB/256GB/512GB ROM

Apple A15 Bionic Hexa-core chipset (2×3.23 GHz Avalanche + 4×1.82 GHz Blizzard)

Rear cameras: 12 MP, f/1.5, 26mm (wide), 1.9µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS

12 MP, f/2.4, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide)

LED flash, HDR (photo/panorama)

4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), Cinematic mode (4K@30fps), stereo sound recording

Front cameras: 12 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6″, PDAF

SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)

HDR, Cinematic mode (4K@30fps)

4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS

Stereo speakers, no 3.5mm headphone jack

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot

Bluetooth 5.3, A2DP, LE

A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS

NFC, USB Lightning 2.0 port

Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Ultra Wideband (UWB) support, Emergency SOS via satellite (SMS sending/receiving)

iOS 16

3,240mAh Li-ion battery

Fast charging, 50% in 30 min (advertised)

USB Power Delivery 2.0

MagSafe wireless charging 15W

Qi magnetic fast wireless charging 7.5W

160.8 x 78.1 x 7.8 mm, 203 grams

Available in Midnight, Purple, Starlight, Blue, (PROJECT) RED colors

USD 899 (Php 51,387.00)

The newest iPhone 14 Pro.

Now for the fun part: the iPhone 14 Pro has a newer set of cameras, with one in the rear with 48MP from previous model’s 12MP one. The huge notch is finally eliminated and replaced with a uniform pill-shaped notch that’s not only nice looking, but much more sense per 2022’s standards.

It also has the newest Dynamic Island features that turns your notch into a quick notification/widget section, and the much awaited always-on-display and customizable wallpaper designs.

iPhone 14 Pro Specifications

6.1 inch LTPO Super Retina XDR OLED, 120Hz, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 1000 nits (typ), 2000 nits (HBM)

1179 x 2556 resolution (460 ppi)

Glass front and back, stainless steel frame

Always On Display feature, pill-shaped notch, Dynamic Island feature

Apple A16 Bionic Hexa-core, Apple GPU (5-core)

6GB RAM, 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB ROM

Rear cameras (Quad): 48 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide), 1.22µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS

12 MP, f/2.8, 77mm (telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom

12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF

TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth)

LED flash (adaptive), HDR (photo/panorama)

4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120/240fps, 10-bit HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), ProRes, Cinematic mode (4K@30fps), stereo sound recording

Front camera (Dual): 12 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6″, PDAF

SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)

HDR, Cinematic mode (4K@30fps)

4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS

Stereo speakers, no 3.5mm headphone jack

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot

Bluetooth 5.3, A2DP, LE

with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS

NFC, USB Lightning 2.0

Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Ultra Wideband (UWB) support

Emergency SOS via satellite (SMS sending/receiving)

iOS 16

Around 4,325mAh Li-ion battery

Fast charging, 50% in 30 min (advertised)

USB Power Delivery 2.0

MagSafe wireless charging 15W

Qi magnetic fast wireless charging 7.5W

Available in Space Black, Silver, Gold, Deep Purple

USD 999 (Php 70,990 SRP)

The iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Now for the centerpiece: the iPhone 14 Pro Max — the flagships of all flagship phones. Now without the large notch, you can do so much more with its 6.7 inch Super Retina XDR OLED display, with 120Hz — you can get the most out of it, now with a more appropriate pill-shaped notch.

Some of the biggest improvements are the 48MP rear camera with is three times the megapixels versus the 13 Pro Max’s 12MP. It also has the newest Dynamic Island function that serves as a notification area and widget space. For the first time in the iPhone’s history, it now has the always on display feature.

Powered by Apple’s newest A16 Bionic chipset, it is expected to be more powerful than the A15 Bionic. It still has the 6GB RAM and up to 1TB of internal storage option, and it now has a battery, at an estimated 4,352mAh. It’s also the heaviest in the series at 240 grams.

iPhone 14 Pro Max Specifications

6.7 inch LTPO Super Retina XDR OLED, 120Hz, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 1000 nits (typ), 2000 nits (HBM)

1290 x 2796 resolution (460 ppi), Always-On Display, Dynamic Island feature

Gorilla Glass back and front, stainless steel frame

IP68 rating (6 meters in 30 minutes)

Apple A16 Bionic Hexa-core processor, Apple GPU (5-core)

6GB RAM, 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB

Rear cameras (Quad): 48 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide), 1.22µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS

12 MP, f/2.8, 77mm (telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom

12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF

TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth)

LED flash (adaptive), HDR (photo/panorama)

4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120/240fps, 10-bit HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), ProRes, Cinematic mode (4K@30fps), stereo sound rec.

Front cameras (Dual): 12 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6″, PDAF

SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)

HDR, Cinematic mode (4K@30fps)

4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS

Stereo speakers, no 3.5mm headphone jack

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot

Bluetooth 5.3, A2DP, LE

with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS

NFC, USB Lightning 2.0

Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Ultra Wideband (UWB) support

Emergency SOS via satellite (SMS sending/receiving)

Around 4,352mAh Li-ion battery

Fast charging, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
USB Power Delivery 2.0
MagSafe wireless charging 15W
Qi magnetic fast wireless charging 7.5W

Available in Space Black, Silver, Gold, Deep Purple colors

USD 1,099 (Php 77,990 SRP)

And that’s it, that’s the whole shebang– the iPhone 14 series, there are a few improvements, but as few as it can be, all changes are definitely a game-changer for the iPhone and the whole smartphone market right now. As of now, it will be available in physical stores 2 weeks from now, as Apple usually does.

Would you buy any of the iPhone 14 when finally released? Which one is your favorite? What are your hot takes and opinions? Stay tuned as we compare all iPhone 14 models in a separate article.

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