The new iPhone 14 Pro puts an end to the last advantages of Android
Apple has made official its two upcoming high-end phones, the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max. They start several big revolutions: an always-on screen, a 48-megapixel main photo sensor and the integration of a dynamic punch.
After that, the years follow each other and are similar for Apple, which always introduces four iPhones at the beginning of the school year. At the conference held on September 7, the Cupertino company introduced the iPhone 14 Pro and its larger version, the iPhone 14 Pro Max. They have nothing to do with the iPhone 14.
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are the top-end smartphones that Apple will launch in 2022. Therefore, they incorporate the latest technologies and offer the best performance. They stand out due to their notch-less design, first seen on the iPhone X. It was starting to do a bit of work. Obviously, this is only a small evolution when you look at the iPhone 14 Pro’s spec sheet.
iPhone 14 Pro aims for excellence in all areas
Always design with an open screen and dynamic punch
Apple has decided to ditch the notch, at least on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. It has been replaced by an area called the Dynamic Island, which is needed to house the sensors for Face ID and the front camera. However, don’t be fooled by the screen being punched with two holes. They actually form an oval below the top edge where the software adapts to your usage. For example, if you receive a call while your screen is on, it will automatically expand. It will be used intelligently even on the lock screen. In short, Apple has found a way to make the bump seen in Android generations smarter.
The screen of the iPhone 14 Pro (6.1 inches) and iPhone 14 Pro Max (6.7 inches) is still OLED, ultra-bright (1600 or even 2000 nits!). It retains technologies seen in recent years such as ProMotion. Thanks to it, the refresh rate can go from 1 to 120 Hz – this is a way of preserving autonomy, depending on what is shown. Better yet, in an Apple first, the two phones will have an always-on screen, always able to access certain information (like the time, for example). This feature was already available in the competition and Apple’s latest Apple Watch. It’s finally coming to the iPhone.
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will certainly be the most powerful iPhones in the catalog. They rely on the new A16 Bionic chip, etched at 4 nanometers – something the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max won’t have (a first!). Apple promises increased performance, but users know that processors are no longer really an argument in themselves. Applications today are highly optimized and as a result the power race has become obsolete.
The iPhone 13 Pro is one of the best cameras on the market. However, this will not prevent Apple from further improving this benchmark. For that, the iPhone 14 Pro’s main sensor has gone from 12 megapixels to 48 megapixels (for the first time since the iPhone 6s) – a size change comparable to the revolution that allowed Apple to match the best Android smartphones. . It is paired with a telephoto lens and an ultra-wide-angle module, both of which are 12 megapixels. These millions of pixels will allow more iPhones to take brighter photos (the samples provided by Apple are dizzying). All those extra pixels capture more light and detail. iPhone 14 Pro uses Pixel Binning: it actually combines 4 pixels into one. Apple has been slow to adopt this technique, which has already been seen elsewhere.
Here is detailed photo equipment :
- 48MP main lens: 24mm, f/1.78 aperture, 2nd generation sensor-shift optical image stabilization system, seven-element lens, 100% Focus Pixels
- 12MP ultra-wide angle: 13mm, f/2.2 aperture and 120° field of view, six-element lens, 100% focus pixel
- 12MP 2x telephoto lens (enabled by quad-pixel sensor): 48mm, f/1.78 aperture, 2nd generation sensor-shift optical image stabilization, seven-element lens, 100% Focus Pixel
- 12MP 3x telephoto: 77mm, f/2.8 aperture, optical image stabilization, six-element lens
On the front, there is a sensor equipped with a larger aperture (f/1.9) and autofocus. In short, your selfies will be even more beautiful.
iPhone 14 Pro price and presentation
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be available from September 18 starting at 1,329 euros (compared to 1,159 euros for the iPhone 13 Pro at launch…). Pre-orders open on September 9 at 14:00. Four colors in the program: gold, silver, space black and deep purple.
Here is the price list in France :