iPhone 14 Pro: Everything you need to know
Apple has lifted the curtain on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, which feature an all-new Always-On display, the first-ever 48MP camera on iPhone, Crash Detection, Emergency SOS via satellite, and a new way to receive notifications and activities with the “Dynamic Island,” which replaces the notch found on previous iPhone models.
One of the most notable changes with the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max is the introduction of the Dynamic Island, which is Apple’s name for the pill-shape cutout at the top of the device’s display. Apple has enhanced iOS 16 to work with the Dynamic Island, creating an area where users can access controls with a tap-and-hold. Ongoing background activities like Maps, Music, or a timer remain visible and interactive within the island, and third-party apps in iOS 16 that provide information like sports scores and ride-sharing with Live Activities can take advantage of the Dynamic Island, says Apple.
iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max continue to offer heightened durability features with the Ceramic Shield front cover — tougher than any smartphone glass — and are protected from common spills and accidents with water and dust resistance.
Available in 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch sizes, both models include a new Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion that features the Always-On display for the first time ever on iPhone, enabled by a new 1Hz refresh rate and multiple power-efficient technologies.
Powered by A16 Bionic, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max offer major leaps in iPhone photographic capabilities. The iPhone 14 Pro takes computational photography even further with Photonic Engine, offering a leap for mid- to low-light performance in photos across all cameras through a deep integration of hardware and software: up to 2x on the Main camera, up to 3x on the Ultra Wide camera, up to 2x on the Telephoto camera, and up to 2x on the TrueDepth camera. Photonic Engine enables this dramatic increase in quality by applying Deep Fusion earlier in the imaging process to deliver enhanced detail, and preserve subtle textures, provide better color, and maintain more information in a photo, says Apple.
For the first time ever, the Pro lineup features a new 48MP Main camera with a quad-pixel sensor that adapts to the photo being captured and features second-generation sensor-shift optical image stabilization. For most photos, the quad-pixel sensor combines every four pixels into one large quad pixel equivalent to 2.44 µm, resulting in improved low-light capture and keeping photo size at a practical 12MP. The quad-pixel sensor also enables a 2x Telephoto option that uses the middle 12 megapixels of the sensor for full-resolution photos and 4K videos with no digital zoom. This delivers optical quality at a familiar focal length, which is ideal for features like Portrait mode. The quad-pixel sensor also brings benefits to pro workflows, optimizing for detail in ProRAW. And with a new machine learning model designed specifically for the quad-pixel sensor, iPhone now shoots ProRAW at 48MP with an unprecedented level of detail, enabling new creative workflows for pro users.
The iPhone 14 Pro lineup introduces Emergency SOS via satellite, which enables antennas to connect directly to a satellite, bringing messaging with emergency services when outside of cellular or Wi-Fi coverage. With Emergency SOS via satellite, iPhone front-loads a few vital questions to assess the user’s situation, and shows them where to point their 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 technology also allows users to manually share their location over satellite with Find My when there is no cellular or Wi-Fi connection. Emergency SOS via satellite will be available to users in the US and Canada in November, and the service will be free for two years.
The A16 Bionic chip in iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max powers all-day battery life. With two high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores, the new 6-core CPU is up to 40 percent faster than the competition, Apple says the chip easily handles demanding workloads.
iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be available in deep purple, silver, gold, and space black in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB storage capacities. The two devices will be available to pre-order on Apple.com on Friday, September 9, with deliveries and in-store availability beginning Friday, September 16.
Customers can get iPhone 14 Pro from $999 (US) and $1,099 (US).