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Four new Apple iPhones (but no more under the thousand euros)

There will be no more mini-model of the iPhone 14 and for the first time even the most ‘affordable’ version of Apple’s popular smartphone will cost more than a thousand euros. Among the new functions of the fourteenth generation of iPhone presented last night by the Apple brand, we will especially retain the possibility of sending emergency messages (SOS) by satellite.

As we already mentioned yesterday in our foreword, Apple has replaced the relatively compact (5.4 inch) iPhone mini with a 6.7 inch Plus model. This device is said to be the big brother of the ‘normal’ 6.1-inch screen iPhone 14, which now becomes the entry-level model. Its price is however far from trivial, since for a new iPhone, it will now be necessary to pay at least 1,019 euros, and 150 euros more for the Plus version. By way of comparison: the iPhone 13 and 13 mini cost, when they were introduced a year ago, 909 and 809 euros respectively. These phones remain temporarily available, as does the Series 12.

To acquire a more affordable model, it is now a matter of waiting for the next generation iPhone SE, the latest version of which dates from April 2020 and currently costs 559 euros for a storage space of 64 GB.

But enough talking about pricing, now on to everything new in the bowels of the iPhone 14 (Plus). Next, we’ll take a closer look at the more advanced iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.

Both iPhones feature an enhanced OLED (Super Retina XDR) display with 1,200 nits peak brightness and Dolby Vision support. The service processor is an A15 Bionic chip with a 5-core GPU (compared to 4 before) which is not only faster, but also has longer battery life. These devices can thus reproduce up to 26 hours of video, which is 7 hours more than the iPhone 13.

G forces up to 256 G

The iPhone 14 and 14 Plus are also equipped with a new 12 MP front camera with a larger diaphragm (f1.5) and a new TrueDepth (f1.9) device, also on the front. A movie mode is now available in 4K at 30 bps and 4K at 24 bps, while a new action mode ensures, according to Apple, ‘extremely smooth video images with correction of significant shakes and vibrations’.

An acceleration logger capable of measuring G-forces up to 256 G helps iPhone 14 detect impacts from serious car crashes. If the occupants are unconscious, for example, the phone then automatically notifies the emergency services. According to Apple, an algorithm is used for this purpose, which has been tested based on ‘more than one million hours of car travel and crash data’.

The iPhone 14 models now also support the SOS emergency call via satellite, so that even outside the range of mobile or wifi networks, messages can be exchanged with the emergency services. Satellites are low-bandwidth mobile devices, so sending a message can sometimes take a few minutes. Provisionally, the service will begin (in November) first in the United States and Canada. It will be free for two years, before switching to a paid subscription.

iPhone 14 and 14 Plus. © Apple

Pro and Pro Max

If that’s not enough for you, now make way for the Pro and Pro Max versions of the iPhone 14. The difference between the two models lies in the screen diagonal: 6.1 versus 6.7 inches. These are very bright displays (up to 2,000 nits) with ProMotion technology, allowing you to switch back to a refresh rate of 1 Hz. This opens the way to an always-on access screen that displays the the most important information around the clock. Many high-end Android devices have had this gadget for a very long time, but Apple has only integrated it so far into its Watch.

What strikes the most in the Pro and Pro Max is the Dynamic Island. It is in fact the successor of the notch (‘notch’) practiced in the screen and still found for example on the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus, which, on the most expensive devices, has more the shape of a a Tic-Tac candy. It still houses the TrueDepth camera and a few sensors, but the smartphone is able to enlarge the black indentation by software, for example to display warnings, notifications or activities (from the iOS 16 operating system which will be released on Monday, September 12).

Dynamic Island is actually mainly a cosmetic intervention that hides the black indentation, but this is a fine reflection on the part of Apple (and which should therefore probably be found very quickly on other smartphones).

The new iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max notch (top) with some examples of what Apple calls Dynamic Island below., Apple
The new indentation of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max (top) with, below, some examples of what is called Dynamic Island by Apple. © Apple

quad pixel

The other differences from the iPhone 14 (Plus) are mainly related to the main processor (here a faster A16 Bionic) and the new Pro camera system which includes – for the first time on an iPhone – a camera 48 MP main unit with quad-pixel sensor. The latter is able to combine four individual pixels into a single large pixel (2.44 µm), which should give better results in less favorable light conditions.

Also noteworthy is an improved 12 MP ultra-wide-angle camera and 3x optical zoom telephoto lens, as well as a newly designed True Tone Flash with nine LED array (which change size depending on the focal length), as well as a a mode of action that was previously already fitted to the iPhone 14 (Plus). These high-end devices from Apple can shoot in 4K at 30 bps and 24 bps. Filming in 8K (mentioned by pre-launch rumors) is not yet possible on this generation of Pro devices, however.

The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will be available in deep purple, silver, gold and space black hues with capacities of 128, 256, 512 GB and 1 TB. Prices will start at 1,329 and 1,479 euros respectively, while for the absolute top model of the iPhone 14 series, you will have to pay 2,129 euros.

The camera island of the iPhone 14 Pro models., Apple
The camera island of the iPhone 14 Pro models. © Apple

As we already mentioned yesterday in our foreword, Apple has replaced the relatively compact (5.4 inch) iPhone mini with a 6.7 inch Plus model. This device is said to be the big brother of the ‘normal’ 6.1-inch screen iPhone 14, which now becomes the entry-level model. Its price is however far from trivial, since for a new iPhone, it will now be necessary to pay at least 1,019 euros, and 150 euros more for the Plus version. By way of comparison: the iPhone 13 and 13 mini cost, when they were introduced a year ago, 909 and 809 euros respectively. These phones remain temporarily available, as does the Series 12. To acquire a more affordable model, it is now a matter of waiting for the next generation iPhone SE, the latest version of which dates from April 2020 and currently costs 559 euros for a 64 GB of storage space. But enough talking about prices, now to everything new in the bowels of the iPhone 14 (Plus). Next, we’ll take a closer look at the more advanced iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. Both iPhones feature an upgraded OLED (Super Retina XDR) display with 1,200 nits peak brightness and support for Dolby Vision. The service processor is an A15 Bionic chip with a 5-core GPU (compared to 4 before) which is not only faster, but also has longer battery life. These devices can thus reproduce up to 26 hours of video, which is 7 hours more than the iPhone 13. The iPhone 14 and 14 Plus are also equipped with a new 12 MP front camera with a larger diaphragm (f1 .5) and a new TrueDepth (f1.9) camera, also on the front. A movie mode is now available in 4K at 30 bps and 4K at 24 bps, while a new action mode ensures, according to Apple, ‘extremely smooth video images with correction of significant shakes and vibrations’. of accelerations capable of measuring G-forces up to 256 G allows the iPhone 14 to detect the impacts of serious car accidents. If the occupants are unconscious, for example, the phone then automatically notifies the emergency services. According to Apple, an algorithm is used for this purpose, which has been tested on the basis of ‘more than one million hours of automobile travel and collision data’. SOS emergency via satellite, so that even outside the range of mobile or wifi networks, messages can be exchanged with the emergency services. Satellites are low-bandwidth mobile devices, so sending a message can sometimes take a few minutes. Provisionally, the service will begin (in November) first in the United States and Canada. It will be free for two years, before switching to a paid subscription. If that’s not enough for you, now make way for the Pro and Pro Max versions of the iPhone 14. The difference between the two models lies in the screen diagonal: 6.1 versus 6.7 inches. These are very bright displays (up to 2,000 nits) with ProMotion technology, allowing you to switch back to a refresh rate of 1 Hz. This opens the way to an always-on access screen that displays the important information around the clock. Many high-end Android devices have had this gadget for a very long time, but Apple has only integrated it so far into its Watch. in the Pro and Pro Max, it’s the Dynamic Island. It is in fact the successor of the notch (‘notch’) practiced in the screen and still found for example on the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus, which, on the most expensive devices, has more the shape of a a Tic-Tac candy. It still houses the TrueDepth camera and a few sensors, but the smartphone is able to enlarge the black indentation by software, for example to display warnings, notifications or activities (from the iOS 16 operating system which will be released on Monday, September 12).Dynamic Island is actually mostly a cosmetic intervention that hides the black indentation, but this is a fine reflection on the part of Apple (and which we should therefore probably find very quickly on other smartphones). Other differences from the iPhone 14 (Plus) are mainly related to the main processor (here a faster A16 Bionic) and the new Pro camera system which includes – for the first time on an iPhone – a 48 MP main camera with a quad-pixel sensor. The latter is capable of grouping four individual pixels into a single large pixel (2.44 µm), which should give better results in less favorable light conditions. improved and a 3x optical zoom telephoto lens, as well as a newly designed True Tone Flash with an array of nine LEDs (which change size depending on the focal length), as well as an action mode that was previously already fitted to the iPhone 14 (Plus). These high-end devices from Apple can shoot in 4K at 30 bps and 24 bps. Filming in 8K (talked about in pre-launch rumours), however, is not yet possible on this generation of Pro devices. The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will be available in Deep Purple, Silver, Gold and Space Black hues with capacities of 128, 256, 512 GB and 1 TB. The prices will start at 1,329 and 1,479 euros respectively, while for the absolute top model of the iPhone 14 series you will have to shell out 2,129 euros.