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Apple iPhone 14 announced: Specs, Release date, features

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Apple has announced the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus — still coming with a notch for everything, including the face sensor that other companies can pull off sans the notch — at Apple’s All Out event.

The new iPhone 14 will be available starting at $799 and the iPhone 14 Plus starting at $899. Pre=orders starts at September 9, the iPhone 14 will hit the shelves on September 16 and iPhone 14 Plus will be available starting October 7.

Apple iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max start at $999 and $1,0999, respectively. They’ll be availalble for preorder starting September 9 and will be availabe in store starting September 16.

The newly released iPhone 14 is powered by the A15 Bionic processor that features 6-core CPU with two high-performance and four efficiency cores. Apple iPhone 14 Pro runs on the new A16 Bionic. As rumoured, Apple has gone with an older processor in the non-Pro lineup in a bid to drive enthusiasts further towards their more expensive and now more powerful lineup.

Apple iPhone 14 announced: Specs, Release date, features
The only major difference between iPhones this year is the screen size and processor. | Source: Apple

Apple iPhone 14 also features a 12MP primary sensor with an f1.5 aperture. The front camera is a 12MP unit with an f1.8 aperture with autofocus included for the first time. The phone’s thermal design is also touted to increase efficiency. As for the Max series, you get upgraded cameras, namely a 48MP main camera, a 12MP ultrawide camera and a 3x telephoto camera.

Other camera features common between the two phones include the Action Mode, which stabilises moving videos with a gimble-like effect, improved TrueTone flash, cinematic mode, end-to-end Dolby Vision HDR and both phones get the TrueDepth camera for better low-life performance.

Apple iPhone 14 announced: Specs, Release date, features
The iPhone 14 Max series has a slightly better screen and upgraded cameras. | Source: Apple

In terms of storage, the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus will be coming in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB variants while the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max will be availabe in 126GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB variants.

Display sizes are the same between the two new iPhone series. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus as well as the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max both come in 6.1 and 6.7-inch screen sizes respectively. The only notable differences between the screens are the pill-shaped notch and the ability to drop the refresh rate as low as 1Hz on the Max series. There’s also 1200 nits peak XDR brightness.

Apple iPhone 14 announced: Specs, Release date, features
The new iPhone 14 Max lineup features a pill-shaped notch. | Source: Apple

The phones will also feature satellite connectivity, including a feature that’ll guide people to connect with a satellite. The company claims that it can take less than 15 seconds to send a message with a clear view of the sky. Apple has also developed a short message algorithm that reduces the message size three times. It’ll also allow people to integrate multiple eSims in the USA via AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon.

The phone comes with a ceramic shield display design that’s supposed to be stronger than any other material in use. The frame is aerospace aluminium with water resistance. The phone will be available in black, red, blue, grey and off-white.

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Yadullah Abidi

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