Apple has officially introduced the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, two phones that are simply brutal from every point of view. They do not have a notch, they have a new always-on screen and they have a brilliant camera.
The iPhone 14 Pro, along with the Pro Max variant, is the most beastly mobile that Apple has made to date . And it is not an exaggeration. The company’s new phones are better in just about every way. In some cases, the improvement is small. In others, however, it is a significant evolution. But, as a whole, it is an evolution without a doubt notorious with respect to the previous model.
First of all, the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max get rid of the notch , an element that has accompanied the iPhone since 2017. Instead, they welcome a double perforation in the screen through which the cameras and the elements necessary for Face ID, the facial unlocking system.
However, Apple has not stopped there. The company has invented software that embraces that perforation to display notifications in a minimal and unobtrusive way . Both aesthetically and functionally it looks exceptional. Your name? Dynamic Island . Or dynamic island , in Spanish.
The new iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max also arrive in new colors . Three of them, known: white, black and gold. The other, on the other hand, is completely new: deep purple . Or deep purple , in Spanish. The rest of the chassis is fairly similar to previous models: nearly identical dimensions, matte glass back, and flat stainless steel sides.
A very bright screen , a very powerful chip and no SIM card from now on
The screen on the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max stays the same size as before , but now goes up to 2,000 nits , which is significantly higher than any other competing phone. For reference: the iPhone 13 Pro, whose screen was excellent, went up to 1,000 nits under normal conditions and peaked at 1,200.
The panel is also capable of dynamically adapting its refresh rate between 1 Hz and 120 Hz. Thanks to this technology, the phone can, for the first time, display information on the screen even when it is idle . The system is similar to what we found in the Apple Watch for several generations.
The screens of the new models maintain compatibility with Dolby Vision, the True Tone system, the DCI-P3 color space, OLED technology and the sizes: 6.1 inches and 6.7 in the case of the Pro Max. The pixel densities? 460 in both cases.
The new iPhone 14 Pro also debuts the A16 Bionic SoC , which represents a notable leap in terms of performance.
It is manufactured in 4 nanometers, which contributes to lower consumption as well as better performance.
It has a five-core GPU with 50% higher bandwidth.
It debuts a new six-core CPU (two high-performance and four efficiency) 40% faster than the competition. Apple does not specify which competition it refers to, but it is logical to think that this comparison is with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1.
The new 16-core Neural Engine processes up to 17,000,000,000,000 operations per second.
All this, without impacting the battery. The iPhone 14 Pro, according to the company, lasts up to 23 hours playing video, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max lasts up to 29 in the same task. To charge, the usual options: wireless, via the Lightning cable or using a MagSafe accessory. Apple has not given details on charging speeds, so we will have to wait for future tests to see if there has been any change in this regard.
Where there are notable changes is in the eSIM. For the first time, Apple dispenses with physical SIM cards in favor of virtual ones. Previous models were compatible with both variants, but, with this iPhone 14 Pro, Apple is fully committed to eSIMs, eliminating the tray for these cards from all its models and scratching those millimeters inside the device it occupied.
The iPhone 14 Pro camera now has 48 megapixels and is better in almost everything
The main camera of the iPhone 14 Pro now has 48 megapixels of resolution, in addition to a 65% larger sensor that therefore captures more light. The company also claims to have significantly upgraded the other two cameras with more advanced components that promise better performance in complex scenes, such as night scenes.
The new 48-megapixel sensor also allows you to zoom equivalent to a 48mm (2X) lens but digitally and without losing quality . Apple is so confident in the results of this zoom that it has even included a button in the camera interface next to 3X, 1X and 0.5X.
Main camera: 48-megapixel sensor with individual 1.22-micron pixels or 2.44-micron pixels grouped in blocks of four (pixel-binning), 24mm lens with f/1.78 aperture and second-generation stabilization system per sensor. Apple indicates that the images are up to two times better in dark environments with this camera.
Telephoto: 12-megapixel sensor with an f/2.8 aperture lens and 77mm focal length, optical image stabilization (OIS). Apple claims that the results are up to two times better in dark environments with this camera.
Ultra Wide: 12 megapixel sensor with 1.4 micron pixels, f/2.2 aperture lens and 13mm equivalent focal length. It also allows you to take photos in macro mode. Apple claims that the images captured with this camera are up to three times better in dark environments than with the previous model.
These three cameras, like the previous model, are capable of recording video in ProRes or Dolby Vision. They also boast fantastic image stabilization that is now even better thanks to a new action mode that can be activated for those videos where, say, you’re running and want to achieve a gimbal -like level of stability .
And speaking of video: it is now possible to record in cinema mode at 4K and a maximum of 30 FPS. Until now, this was limited to 1080p, which reduced its applications in some professional settings.
Finally, Apple has included in this phone a new technology called Photonic Engine that promises to significantly improve the performance of cameras in situations of intermediate or poor light. This software works with all cameras on the iPhone 14 Pro and, according to Apple, improves detail, subtler textures, color and retains more information.
This technology is added to the night mode, the Smart HDR 4, the cinema mode, the portrait mode with Portrait Lightning , the photographic styles, the possibility of recording in ProRes or taking photos in ProRAW, etc. The result? One of the most complete cameras on the market.
Welcome, satellite connection
Both the iPhone 14 Pro and the Max variant are capable of connecting to satellites to send emergency messages in case of no coverage. Apple has developed a fairly intuitive system that tells you how to establish a connection with a satellite so that, if necessary, assistance services can contact you even in those places – like a mountain – where there is no service from of conventional operators.
The company has also implemented a car accident detection system that automatically contacts emergency services. It works in a similar way to the fall detection system implemented years ago in the Apple Watch.
The new iPhone 14 Pro are more expensive in some regions like Europe
The price of the new iPhone 14 Pro and the Max variant has not risen in the United States, but it has in Europe . The reason is probably the weakness of the euro against the dollar at the moment, whose devaluation has been accentuated in recent months.
The prices of the new models are as follows:
iPhone 14 Pro from 999 dollars, 1,319 euros or 25,999 pesos.
iPhone 14 Pro from 1,099 dollars, 1,469 euros or 28,999 pesos.
Both models are available in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB of storage. Also in four colors: purple, gold, black and white. The phone can be booked from this Friday, September 9 and will go on sale next Friday 16.