Apple Debuts Its IPhone 14 Series - Check What Travelers Will Love About It
The long wait is over, because Apple debuts its iPhone 14 series, check what travelers will love about it. September has arrived, prompting the annual question: Is it time to trade in your old iPhone for a shiny new one?
The new $799 iPhone 14 and $999 iPhone 14 Pro are extremely promising devices, with improved cameras and battery life across the board, as well as some innovative new safety features that could save your life.
But not all brand-new iPhones are created equal, and the standard iPhone and its "Pro" counterpart have possibly never been more different from one another than they are in this year's model.
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are the big standouts of the bunch, offering a faster processor, the most advanced iPhone camera to date, and a new feature called Dynamic Island that changes the way you interact with your iPhone. These two models are the most impressive of the bunch.
If the entirety of that seems overwhelming, don't worry; we've got you covered. Who should consider upgrading to the iPhone 14, who should splurge on the iPhone 14 Pro, and who can completely forgo purchasing one of this year's iPhones is broken down in the following guide.
Apple held its "Far Out" event on Wednesday, during which it provided attendees with a sneak peek at a suite of new products. These products included Apple Watches, AirPods, and of course, a few brand-new phones that fall under the iPhone 14 family. And this final product is the one that travelers are going to be especially interested in purchasing this year.
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The iPhone 14 has a screen size of 6.1 inches, while the iPhone 14 Plus has a screen size of 6.7 inches. These are just some of the basic technical specifications. The display size of the iPhone 14 Pro is 6.1 inches, while that of the iPhone 14 Pro Max is 6.7 inches.
The front-facing camera on the iPhone 14 will showcase the most significant improvement thanks to a new auto-focus feature that enables faster focusing even while the device is in motion. It will now also come with a larger f/1.9 aperture that allows for more light (Apple claims that it comes with 38% better light gathering performance), which will make it much simpler to take selfies in the evening and at night.
Apple claims that the main camera on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus will be able to take up to 2.5 times better low-light photos, and that the ultra-wide camera will be able to take up to 2 times better photos than its predecessor.
Other improvements to the rear-facing camera of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus include an upgrade to its 12-megapixel sensor. The primary camera also has a larger aperture, which means it can let in 49% more light, resulting in significantly more richly detailed images, even when the lighting is poor. It even has a night mode with exposures that are two times faster, making it ideal for shooting in low light.
In the meantime, Apple has taken the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max to an entirely new level by increasing the resolution of the main camera from 12 megapixels to a staggering 48 megapixels using a quad-pixel sensor.
The enhancement will make images appear crisper than they have in the past, bringing out details that are not visible on other iPhones. (And for all of you professional photographers out there, the iPhone now shoots in ProRAW at 48MP, which enables better editing workflows from the camera to applications such as Lightroom and Photoshop.)
It is important to note that the option to have 48 megapixels is not available on the base model of the iPhone 14, so if you want the highest possible picture quality, you will need to purchase an upgraded model.
In terms of video, the entire iPhone 14 series will receive "Action mode" for video recording, which will include improved roll correction. This will make it possible to achieve improved stabilization without the use of additional external gimbals.
Although having a camera with you is a wonderful asset when you go out and see the world, the most significant and exciting piece of information that Apple has released for travelers is its new Emergency SOS feature that is delivered via satellite.
Apple designed and built special antennas for the iPhone 14 models, allowing users to connect directly to a satellite and communicate with emergency services even when they are in areas that are not covered by cell service or wifi. The phone will indicate to users where they should point their device in the direction of the sky in order to connect to a satellite.
Additionally, the phone will assist users in sending a condensed message by providing pre-written emergency asks and responses. Beginning in the month of November, users in the United States and Canada will be able to access the messaging service at no cost for a period of two years. In addition, users will be able to share their location with friends and family as well as other users in less urgent situations by making use of the Find My feature of the service.
That little cutout at the top of your iPhone's screen? That is no longer the case for the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. It has been replaced by the "Dynamic Island." The Dynamic Island will allow for quick popup notifications to convey important information on the fly, such as map directions or important texts, while you're in other apps.
This new update also enables Apple to send notifications without interfering with your main screen. Though it may not appear to be a significant difference, it will be noticeable to passengers who frequently watch movies on their phones on planes and trains and want to use every millimeter available without interruption.
Another minor but significant change is that the iPhone Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will have an "Always-On" display. This means that users can have quick access to information (such as time, weather, and flight information) at their fingertips. When the phone is in a pocket or turned face down, the "Always-on" display goes dark to save battery life.
The iPhone 14 costs $799, while the iPhone 14 Plus costs $899. Both phones will be available for preorder on September 9. The iPhone 14 Pro costs $999, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max costs $1,099. Preorders for the Pro and Pro Max will be available beginning September 9.