Four new Apple iPhones (but no more below a thousand euros)

Four new Apple iPhones (but no more below a thousand euros)

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There will be no more mini-model of the iPhone 14 and for the first time even the most “affordable” version of the popular Apple 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 keep the possibility of sending emergency messages (SOS) via satellite.

As we already mentioned in our foreword yesterday, Apple has replaced the relatively compact iPhone mini (5.4-inch) with a 6.7-inch Plus model. This device is said to be the big brother of the ‘normal’ iPhone 14 with a 6.1-inch screen, which now becomes the entry-level model. However, its price is far from trivial, since for a new iPhone you will now have to pay at least 1,019 euros, and 150 euros more for the Plus version. For comparison: the iPhone 13 and 13 mini cost, when they were presented 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, whose latest version dates from April 2020 and currently costs 559 euros for 64 GB of storage space.

But enough of talking about prices, let’s now move on to everything new in the bowels of the iPhone 14 (Plus). Next, we will 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 a peak brightness of 1,200 nits and support for Dolby Vision. The service processor is an A15 Bionic chip with a 5-core GPU (up from 4 above) which is not only faster, but also has a longer battery life. These devices can thus play up to 26 hours of video, 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 aperture (f1.5) and a new TrueDepth device (f1.9), 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 significant shake and vibration correction”.

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

iPhone 14 models now also support the SOS emergency call via satellite, so even outside the range of mobile networks or Wi-Fi, messages can be exchanged with emergency services. Satellites are low-bandwidth mobile devices, so sending a message can sometimes take a few minutes. Service will tentatively 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
iPhone 14 and 14 Plus. © apple

Pro and ProMax

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

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

Dynamic Island is actually mostly a cosmetic intervention that hides the black notch, but this is a good reflection on Apple’s part (and should therefore probably be found very quickly on other smartphones).

The new iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max notch (above) with some examples of what Apple calls Dynamic Island below., Apple
The new indentation of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max (above) with, below, some examples of what Apple calls Dynamic Island. © 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 that includes, for the first time in an iPhone, a 48 MP main camera unit. with quad-pixel sensor The latter can combine four individual pixels into a single large pixel (2.44 µm), which should give better results in less favorable light conditions.

Also of note is an improved 12 MP ultra-wide-angle camera 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 based on focal length), as well as a mode to of action that previously already equipped the iPhone 14 (Plus). These high-end Apple devices can record in 4K at 30bps and 24bps. However, 8K filming (mentioned by pre-launch rumours) is still not 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 tones with capacities of 128, 256, 512 GB and 1 TB and prices will start from 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 island of cameras of the iPhone 14 Pro models., Apple
The camera island of the iPhone 14 Pro models. © apple

As we already mentioned in our foreword yesterday, Apple has replaced the relatively compact iPhone mini (5.4-inch) with a 6.7-inch Plus model. This device is said to be the big brother of the ‘normal’ iPhone 14 with a 6.1-inch screen, which now becomes the entry-level model. However, its price is far from trivial, since for a new iPhone you will now have to pay at least 1,019 euros, and 150 euros more for the Plus version. For comparison: the iPhone 13 and 13 mini cost, when they were presented 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, whose last version dates from April 2020 and currently costs 559 euros for a 64 GB of storage space But enough of 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 a maximum brightness of 1200 nits and Dolby Vision support. The service processor is an A15 Bionic chip with a 5-core GPU (up from 4 above) which is not only faster, but also has a longer battery life. These devices can thus play up to 26 hours of video, 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 aperture (f1.5) and a new TrueDepth Camera ( f1.9), also in the front. A movie mode in 4K at 30 bps and 4K at 24 bps is now available, while a new action mode ensures, according to Apple, “extremely smooth video images with significant shake and vibration correction” of accelerations capable of measuring the G-forces up to 256 G allow iPhone 14 to detect the impacts of serious car accidents. If the occupants are unconscious, for example, the phone automatically notifies the emergency services. According to Apple, this uses an algorithm that has been tested on the basis of “more than a million hours of data on trips and car crashes.” Emergency SOS via satellite, so that even outside the range of mobile or Wi-Fi 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. Service will tentatively begin (in November) first in the United States and Canada. It will be free for two years, before moving to a paid subscription. If that’s not enough for you, it now makes way for the Pro and Pro Max versions of the iPhone 14. The difference between the two models lies in the diagonal of the screen : 6.1 vs. 6.7 inches. These are ultra-bright displays (up to 2,000 nits) with ProMotion technology, which lets you switch back to a 1Hz refresh rate. This paves the way for an always-on login screen that shows important information around the clock. . Final Android devices have had this device for a long time, but Apple has so far only integrated it into its Watch. In Pro and Pro Max, it’s Dynamic Island. In fact, it is the successor to the notch (‘notch’) practiced on the screen and still found, for example, on the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus, which, on more expensive devices, is more in the shape of a Tic candy. -Tac. . It still houses the TrueDepth camera and some sensors, but the smartphone can enlarge the black indentation by software, for example, to show warnings, notifications or activities (from the iOS 16 operating system that will be released on Monday, September 12). Dynamic Island is actually mainly a cosmetic intervention that hides the black notch, but this is a good reflection on Apple’s part (and which we should therefore probably find very quickly in other smartphones). Other differences with the iPhone 14 (Plus) they are mainly related to the main processor (here a faster A16 Bionic) and the new Pro camera system that includes, for the first time in an iPhone, a 48 MP main camera with a four-pixel sensor. The latter is capable of packing four individual pixels into a single large pixel (2.44 µm), which should give better results in less favorable light conditions. array of nine LEDs (changing size depending on the focal length), as well as an action mode that was previously already installed on the iPhone 14 (Plus). These high-end Apple devices can record in 4K at 30bps and 24bps. However, it is not yet possible to shoot in 8K (which was discussed in pre-launch rumours) on this generation of Pro devices. The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will be available in shades of Deep Purple, Silver, Gold and Space Black. 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.

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