- 1 Features, prices & Co. iPhone 14: what surprises the new Apple smartphones?
- 2 Where to buy the iPhone 14?
- 3 New iPhone 14: The key features at a glance
- 4 The innovations of the iPhone 14 series at a glance:
- 5 Apple iPhone 14: What’s new?
- 6 Why is there no iPhone 14 Mini?
- 7 Is it worth switching to the iPhone 14?
- 8 Apple Watch Pro and AirPods Pro 2: Also new
- 9 Conclusion: What do the new Apple smartphones have to offer?
Features, prices & Co.
iPhone 14: what surprises the new Apple smartphones?
09/21/2022, 13:03 (updated)
The iPhone 14 is here! Some assumptions from the rumor mill have been confirmed – others have not. We reveal what the new iPhones can do, what they cost and for whom the purchase is worthwhile.
Finally available: The iphone 14, the new AirPods Pro 2 and the fresh apple watch in their numerous variants are now on the market. We have all the information at a glance.
Where to buy the iPhone 14?
If you want to call the new Apple smartphone your own as soon as possible and don’t want to wait, you’ll find what you’re looking for at the following dealers:
iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are available now. The iPhone 14 Plus is the exception and will not be released until October 7th.
New iPhone 14: The key features at a glance
|iPhone 14 / 14Plus||iPhone 14 Pro / 14 Pro Max|
|screen||6.1 inch / 6.7 inch||6.1 inch / 6.7 inch always-on display|
|camera||12 MP, larger sensor, improved night mode||48 MP, 3x zoom, 4K videos, improved night mode|
|front camera||12 MP, auto focus||12 MP, auto focus|
|Storage||128GB, 256GB, 512GB||128GB, 265GB, 512GB, 1TB|
|Price||from €999 / from €1,149||from €1,299 / from €1,449|
The innovations of the iPhone 14 series at a glance:
- the A16 chip for the Pro models
- an always-on display and the Dynamic Island for the Pro models
- improved cameras with night mode and front cameras with autofocus
- Safety features such as accident registration and satellite emergency calls
- no iPhone 14 Mini, but the iPhone 14 Plus
Many of the performance-related innovations in the iPhone 14 series only affect the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max: As expected, due to the global chip shortage, only they will be able to use the snappy new one Apple A16 chip fitted. The normal iPhone 14 stays with the A15 processor, which is also at work in the iPhone 13.
The Pro models also come with one Always-on display, which runs at a smooth 120 Hertz – finally! Apple fans have been waiting for this feature for a long time, and it is already present in many Android mid-range cell phones.
Apple iPhone 14: What’s new?
It gets more interesting when it comes to the topic camera: The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max use a 48-megapixel camera, which Apple says can record 4K videos with improved image stabilization. Compared to the previous 12 megapixels, Apple promises significantly sharper and more colorful images. Apple has also added a lot to all models with night mode.
That too Selfie Cam and Face ID Sensor Design has changed in the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. At the top of the screen is now the so-called Dynamic Island: A panel that can be briefly expanded and operated when viewing notifications and running apps (e.g. timer).
security is a top priority at Apple: All iPhones have one thing in common: the new one crash detection, which will register car accidents and automatically provide emergency functions. In addition, the 14 models can make emergency calls via satellite – so you are independent of the mobile network.
Why is there no iPhone 14 Mini?
The rumor that there is no longer a mini version of the iPhone 14 has also been confirmed. That’s what this is for iPhone 14Plus. The reason for this is probably the low sales of the mini device in recent years. The iPhone 14 Plus fills the gap that used to exist between the standard and the Pro version: Technically, it is on par with the iPhone 14, but offers a larger display and a larger battery.
Is it worth switching to the iPhone 14?
The iPhone 14 offers a few new gadgets – but the price is steep. The standard version with the smallest memory should cost 999 euros. For comparison: the iPhone 13 was available from 799 euros.
The iPhone 13 is still a top smartphone, only with small technical compromises, but a lot cheaper. So if you are looking for a worthwhile deal, you can go here and secure the predecessor flagship with AirPods Pro in the o2 Grow tariff: This starts with 40 gigabytes per month and grows by 10 gigabytes monthly volume with each contract year, without the increase costs. In this way, the price-performance ratio improves over time instead of getting worse and worse, as is the norm.
Apple Watch Pro and AirPods Pro 2: Also new
The iPhone 14 is not the only new star in the Apple cosmos. Fans of the bitten apple can also look forward to new smartwatches and new in-ear headphones. The Apple Watch appears in three new variants:
- Apple Watch Series 8
- Apple Watch SE 2
- Apple Watch Ultra
- Apple AirPods Pro 2
Conclusion: What do the new Apple smartphones have to offer?
This time around, Apple isn’t necessarily in the fast lane when it comes to tech innovations – at least not when it comes to the standard iPhone 14 lineup. A few features like accident registration or the front camera with autofocus are nice to have. However, significant technical changes such as a more powerful chip, a new design and a smoother display only affect the Pro models. From a purely technical point of view, anyone who is interested in the standard version or the new Plus version can also use the iPhone 13 – and thus save money.
(This article was first published on Friday, September 16, 2022.)
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