New times have dawned at Apple with the presentation of the iPhone 14 generation. Yes, there have already been differences that set the Pro models apart from “normal” iPhones. The two-class society is much clearer with the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.
iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max usher in the two-class society
For tech enthusiasts with a correspondingly easy budget, it can be summarized briefly: If you really want to have the feeling of holding something new in your hands when buying an iPhone this year, you can’t avoid the Pro models. Aside from ideas like the oddball iPhone SE, Apple is clearly splitting its iOS smartphone family. This is probably also the way to the future: Pro means new and exciting, the “normal” new iPhone becomes a device for frugal people. iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max
- In terms of equipment and price, it is clearly aimed at enthusiasts, but it also offers a new design and significantly better hardware than its predecessors.
iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus
- Are “cheaper” and aimed at anyone who is happy with the familiar iPhone 13 design and minor hardware upgrades.
This is followed by our analysis and all important hardware facts about the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. In a separate article, you will find all the information and our assessment of the innovations relating to the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus.
The small pill is made from the forehead beam
First, the cold facts: 6.1 inches on the iPhone 14 Pro, cost 1299 euros. Can it be something more: With 6.7 inches and a price starting at 1449 euros, the iPhone 14 Pro Max represents the pinnacle of what an iPhone can offer and cost. Anyone who puts so much on the table will also get the new A16 Bionic chip from Apple, which will be reserved for the smaller iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus models for the first time this year.
For Apple, another small change to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max is perhaps even more important: the notch will – as has been predicted for months – become a recess in the display in the form of a small pill. Why this solution? Technically, there is another way, but the Pro model is recognizable at first glance. Under the heading “Dynamic Island” they spin a clever interface idea optically around the new “I have the most expensive iPhone” unique selling point on the front. Display highlights on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max
- The new recess in pill shape
- Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion
- Always-on display, first introduced on the iPhone
- Same HDR brightness peaks as Pro Display XDR
- 2000 nits, twice as bright as the iPhone 13 Pro
The iPhone remains a camera king
To defend its status as one of the best smartphone cameras, Apple really upgrades the Pro models. For the first time, there is a 48MP main camera with a quad sensor on board an iPhone. Apple combines four pixels into one large pixel with a size of 2.44 µm, which keeps the images at 12 megapixels – previously iPhone standard – but increases the light output enormously.
The camera upgrades and features
- 12 MP ultra wide-angle camera with 1.4 µm pixels, further improving the macro photography function
- Improved telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom.
- TrueDepth front camera with a ƒ/1.9 aperture
- Adaptive True Tone flash with nine LEDs that change their pattern depending on the focal length
- Action mode to correct image shake
- Cinema mode with 4K at 30 fps and 4K at 24 fps
- Pro-level workflows for video, including ProRes3 and end-to-end Dolby Vision HDR
Emergency SOS via satellite: a real innovation
The advances in smartphones that really make an impact in everyday life have become increasingly manageable in recent years. In this respect, Apple’s new Emergency SOS feature, which is coming to all iPhone 14 models, can be described as a real innovation that really makes it better in an emergency. The idea: The iPhone recognizes serious accidents and triggers an emergency call independently of the mobile network via a direct satellite connection.
Interesting for users who are particularly concerned about data protection: Apple also uses the microphone to verify accident detection. However, the group assures: “The microphone only turns on when driving is detected. All data is processed on the device and deleted after an accident has been detected.” As usual, you will then get all the data listed in tabular form.
iPhone 14 Pro (Max) Specifications
|Model||iPhone 14 Pro||iPhone 14 Pro Max|
|screen||6.1″ Super Retina XDR OLED HDR, 120 Hz, 2532×1170 pixels, 460 ppi, 1000 nits||6.7″ Super Retina XDR OLED HDR, 120 Hz, 2778×1284 pixels, 458 ppi, 1000 nits|
|main camera||48.0MP, Phase Comparison AF (Dual Pixel), OIS, Dual LED Flash, Videos @4320p/30fps (Camera 1); 12.0MP, f/2.8, phase comparison AF, OIS, telephoto (camera 2); 12.0MP, f/1.8, phase comparison AF, wide-angle lens (camera 3); ToF (Camera 4)|
|front camera||12.0MP, f/1.9, phase comparison AF, videos @2160p/60fps|
|interfaces||Lightning, Wi-Fi 6 (WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax), Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, UWB|
|sensors||LIDAR scanner, acceleration, gyroscope, proximity, ambient light, compass, barometer, face scanner (3D, infrared)|
|SoC||Apple A16 Bionic, 6-core CPU, 5-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine|
|Storage||128, 256, 512GB; 1TB|
|navigation||Dual-frequency GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, iBeacon micro-location|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano SIM and eSIM)|
|modem||GSM, UMTS, Gigabit LTE with 4×4 MIMO and LAA, 5G (sub‑6 GHz with 4×4 MIMO)|
|special||Dual SIM, IP68 certified, stereo speakers (hybrid), Face ID, SOS emergency call|
|battery pack||permanently installed, fast charging, wireless charging|
|Housing||glass (back), metal (frame)|
|Colours||Black, Silver, Gold, Purple|
|Dimensions||147.5 x 71.5 x 7.85mm||160.7 x 77.6 x 7.85mm|
|weight||206 grams||240 grams|
|Price||from 1299 euros||from 1449 euros|
|preorder||From 9 September at 2 p.m|
|Available||from September 16th|
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