Apple introduces its two new iPhone phones with a more powerful camera system that includes a huge leap forward in low-light performance, advanced connectivity capabilities with 5G and eSIM.
The new iPhone 14s are available in 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch (14 Plus version) and assembled in an aerospace-grade aluminum chassis, available in five finishes. According to Apple, the iPhone 14 Plus has the best battery life ever offered by an iPhone. Both models feature an updated internal design for better thermal performance, Super Retina XDR displays with OLED technology supporting 1200 nits of peak HDR brightness, 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio and Dolby Vision.
iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus feature Ceramic Shield displays – exclusive to iPhone and tougher than any other smartphone glass – and are protected from common spills and accidents thanks to their resistance to water and dust.
The famous notch at the top of the screen of the 14 Pro models undergoes a transformation to better adapt to the notifications that can sometimes disturb.
The new notch on the 14 Pro versions
The new main camera delivers 12MP resolution thanks to a larger sensor, a new TrueDepth front-facing camera, an Ultra Wide ultra-wide-angle photo sensor and the Photonic Engine for a giant leap in low-light performance.
Dual camera system on 14 and 14 Plus versions
Speaking of imaging hardware and software, the Photonic Engine feature improves low- and medium-light performance for photos from all cameras: up to 2x on the Ultra Wide camera, 2x on the TrueDepth camera, and an impressive 2.5 times on the new main camera.
Also, Photonic Engine enables this dramatic increase in quality by applying Deep Fusion computational benefits earlier in the imaging process to deliver extraordinary detail, preserve subtle textures, deliver better colors, and retain more information in a photo. , according to the press release delivered by Apple.
Triple camera system on the 14 Pro versions
This TrueDepth front camera provides an ƒ/1.9 aperture that enables better low-light performance for stills and video. Using autofocus for the first time, it can focus even faster in low light and capture group shots from further away.
A new Action mode for incredibly smooth video that adapts to strong shakes, movements, and vibrations, even when video is captured in the middle of the action.
The Ultra Wide Camera, providing a unique perspective for wider shots and enhancements to low-light shots with Photonic Engine.
Cinematic mode, now available in 4K at 30fps and 4K at 24fps.
Collision detection and emergency SOS via satellite
Here is a security feature that may appeal to many people. The entire iPhone 14 line introduces emergency assistance capabilities in the event of an accident.
Thanks to a new dual-core accelerometer capable of detecting G-force measurements of up to 256 G and a new gyroscope, Crash Detection on iPhone is now able to detect a serious car accident and automatically call services. emergency when a user is unconscious or unable to reach their iPhone.
These capabilities build on existing components, such as the barometer, which can now detect changes in cabin pressure, the GPS, which provides additional data for gear changes, and the microphone, which can recognize noises strong characteristics of serious car accidents.
When combined with the Apple Watch, the Crash Detection feature seamlessly leverages the unique strength of the two devices to provide assistance to users efficiently. When a serious accident is detected, the interface for calling emergency services appears on the Apple Watch, since it is more likely to be near the user, while the call is made through the ‘iPhone if it’s in range for the best possible connection.
iPhone 14 and 14 Plus
The iPhone 14 range also introduces the Emergency SOS via satellite feature, which combines custom components deeply integrated with software to allow antennas to connect directly to a satellite, allowing messages to be sent to emergency services outside. cellular or Wi-Fi coverage.
As you know, satellites revolve around the Earth at several thousand kilometers per hour, so it sometimes takes several minutes for the messages to be transmitted. As every second counts, with Emergency SOS via satellite, the iPhone asks in the foreground some essential questions to assess the situation of the user, and tells him where to point his phone to connect to a satellite.
The initial questionnaire and follow-up messages are then relayed to centers staffed by Apple-trained specialists who can call for help on the user’s behalf. This breakthrough technology also allows users to manually share their satellite location with the Find My app when there is no cellular or Wi-Fi connection, providing a sense of security when hiking or camping off the grid. . Emergency SOS via satellite will be available to users in the United States and Canada in November and the service will be free for two years.
A15 Bionic chip
The A15 Bionic graphics chip features 5 cores to deliver even smoother graphics for high-performance video applications and games, according to Apple. Frugal, it gives impressive battery life and protects privacy and security with Secure Enclave. The 6-core main chip handles demanding tasks smoothly and efficiently, and the 16-core Neural Engine is capable of performing 15.8 billion operations per second, enabling even faster machine learning calculations for iOS 16 features and third-party app experiences.
eSIM chip instead of SIM card
The eSIM allows users to easily connect or quickly transfer their existing plans digitally, provides a more secure alternative to the physical SIM card, and enables multiple cellular plans on one device. iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus therefore remove the traditional SIM slot for US models, allowing users to set up their devices faster and easier.
Canadian prices and availability
iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus will be available in Midnight, Blue, Starlight, Purple and (PRODUCT)RED colors in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB storage capacities.
Canadian buyers will be able to pre-order the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus starting Friday, September 9, and will be available starting Friday, September 16 for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus starting Friday, October 7. Similar dates for the Pro and Pro Max versions.
The Satellite Emergency SOS service will be available from November in the US and Canada, and the service will be included free for two years with iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus activation.
- iPhone 14: $1099
- iPhone 14 Plus: $1,249
- iPhone 14 Pro: $1399
- iPhone 14 Pro Max: $1549
In closing, the new iOS 16 system will be available as a free software update this Monday, September 12.