The new iPhone-14 generation was presented as part of the “Far Out” event ( summary) presented. Of course, the question arises: To what extent do the new models differ from their predecessors? We make the big comparison in the most important categories.
the iPhone-13 generation consists of four different models:
iPhone 13 mini (5.4?)
iPhone 13 (6.1?)
iPhone 13 Pro (6.1?)
iPhone 13 Pro Max (6.7?)
As was already speculated in advance, Apple actually has the 5.4-inch miniiPhone exchanged for a 6.7-inch plus of the non-Pro devices. This results in the following iPhone 14 line-up:
At first glance, the design hasn’t changed much: Both the 13 and 14 generations appear in the angular design that Apple uses with the iPhone 12 (re)introduced. While Apple made the notch 20 percent smaller on all iPhone 13 models, it was completely replaced with a new “dynamic island” in the iPhone 14 Pro models. We will explain to you what this is all about and what new features it will bring to the Pro models here.
The non-Pro models still come with the notch at the top of the screen. Otherwise, the camera module on the back has grown. For more details on the different camera specs, read below.
As expected, Apple raised the prices a bit. For comparison, that’s how much it cost iPhone 13 at Apple to last:
iPhone 13 Mini: starting at €799 ($699)
iPhone 13: starting at €899 ($799)
iPhone 13 Pro: starting at €1,149 ($999)
iPhone 13 Pro Max: starting at €1,249 ($1099)
In the EU, Apple has pricing for the iPhone raised:
iPhone 14: from 999 euros
iPhone 14 Plus: from 1,149 euros
iPhone 14 Pro: from 1,299 euros
iPhone 14 Pro Max: from 1,449 euros
Much to their surprise, Apple continues to sell this iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13, but the prices have not changed.
That iPhone 14 (Plus) is – just like that iPhone 13 – available in five different colors (Blue, Purple, Midnight, North Star, (PRODUCT)RED), while the iPhone 13 comes in one additional color: Green. However, this color was only introduced after the official iPhone 13 keynote in spring 2022. Therefore, it is quite possible that Apple will announce another iPhone 14 color next spring.
At the iPhone 14 Pro (Max) Apple replaces the Sierra Blue from iPhone 13 Pro with a new deep purple. The 13 Pro devices are also available in green.
Apple has the case edges in iPhone 14 (Pro) compared to the iPhone 13 (Pro), making the display appear even larger. Unfortunately, only the Pro models still come with a Pro Motion display. As a premiere, Apple is now introducing an always-on display on the iPhone 14 (Pro). This allows users to read the most important information from the start screen without having to wake up the iPhone. However, Apple has come up with something special: In contrast to the already known always-on displays, the display does not go completely black, so that you can see the set background image throughout. According to Apple, however, this has no impact on battery life.
On the camera basic equipment of iPhone-14 models has not changed much, which means that the Pro models come with a telephoto lens, wide angle and ultra wide angle, as before, while the standard devices have to do without a telephoto lens. In addition, the LiDAR scanner is still reserved for the Pro models. Thanks to the larger sensor, the iPhone 14 Pro can now take better pictures under poor lighting conditions thanks to the new 48 MP sensor (in comparison: iPhone 13 Pro with a 12 MP sensor). Thanks to pixel binning, the iPhone 14 Pro still creates photos with a 12 MP resolution. If you want to shoot 48 MP photos, you have to use Apple’s ProRAW format.
Compared to iPhone 13, the camera of the iPhone 14 has only slightly improved: The main camera in the new 14 generation has improved aperture values (f/1.5 instead of f/1.6). Our practical tests will show whether the improved software leads to noticeably better images.
A small sensation: Apple only donates the new A16 chip iPhone-14 Pro models. So far, it has been customary for non-Pro devices to also have the latest chip installed. While the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max enjoy the maximum performance of the A16 chip, the iPhone 14 and 14 Max feature a slightly revised A15 chip from the iPhone 13 generation.
Apple was able to increase the battery life in the iPhone 13 (Pro) improve slightly, the battery performance in the iPhone 14 line-up has increased again. Apple’s website states that the video playback (Apple’s unit of measurement for the battery capacity) could be improved by one hour. The first teardowns will have to show the mAh value of the batteries.
That iPhone The 13 and 13 Mini were previously available with a storage capacity of 128, 256 or 512 GB, the 13 Pro models were also available with up to 1 TB of storage. Nothing has changed with the new iPhone 14 generation. (macworld)
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