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iPhone 14 Release – everything you need to know

Mobile news | by Nathan Lockwood | Sep 08, 2022

iPhone 14 Release – everything you need to know

iPhone 14 Revealed


The September Apple Event has concluded, and the new iPhones have been revealed. Along with a series of new iPhone features and upgrades that we all look forward to every year. We have looked at everything confirmed to be included with all new models.


New iPhone 14 models


Continuing the trend with Apple’s annual iPhone releases, four new iPhone 14 models will be available. The main thing to note is that there will be no iPhone 14 mini model. Rather than going for a more compact iPhone, Apple this year has decided to go with its new iPhone 14 Plus model. Not the “iPhone 14 Max” as suspected in previous rumours.

So, what are the new iPhones?

  • The iPhone 14 is the first of the four new models and the base option.
  • iPhone 14 Plus, the newest iPhone model
  • iPhone 14 Pro, continuing Apple’s normal set of upgraded Pro models
  • And the iPhone 14 Pro Max, the most expensive iPhone that will be available this year


iPhone 14 Release Date


With the new iPhones revealed, there are a few other things you may be wondering about. Like, when does the iPhone 14 release? Well, it will be good to know you will not be waiting long. The iPhone 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro and Pro Max will all be available to be pre-ordered from the 9th of September. But the iPhone 14 release dates are a little varied. The iPhone 14, 14 Pro and Pro Max are all available from the 16th of September, but the new iPhone 14 Plus model will not be available until the 7th of October.


How Much is the iPhone 14?


Before we get onto all the new iPhone 14 specifications and features, you will be wondering how much these new devices will cost. And there is a bit of a price hike with some of these devices.

  • iPhone 14 will be available from £849. A 128GB iPhone 14 costs £849, a 256GB model at £959 and the third and final storage option, 512GB, at £1179. And of course, you get the iPhone 14 in black, purple, midnight black, starlight and product red.
  • The new iPhone 14 Plus will be priced from £949, also in the same colour variants as the base iPhone 14. The 128GB iPhone 14 Plus will be available at £949, the 256GB version at £1059 and 512GB at £1279.
  • Starting with the new iPhone 14 Pro models. The iPhone 14 Pro starts at £1099 with its 128GB model, the iPhone 14 Pro 256GB will cost £1209, 512GB at £1429 and the iPhone 14 Pro 1TB version is £1649. The iPhone 14 Pro will also be available in deep purple, gold, silver, and space black.
  • And the last model, the iPhone 14 Pro Max will have the same colours and storage options as the 14 Pro but will cost a bit extra due to its size. The iPhone 14 Pro Max starts at £1199 with its 128GB version, the 256GB version at £1309, 512GB iPhone 14 Pro Max at £1529 and the 1TB model at £1749.


There is quite a significant jump from the iPhone 14 base model to the Pro Models, and from the event, we can see that is clear why. With the iPhone 14 Pro models are packed with additional features that the iPhone 14 base models lack. As you can see first the iPhone 14 Pro models feature a 1TB version. But there is plenty more we will be looking at. Starting with the specs.


iPhone 14 Size


When it comes to dimensions, Apple looks to be sticking to their set sizes. The main exception, of course, is the new iPhone 14 Plus model. The base iPhone 14 will have a 6.1-inch screen size and the new iPhone 14 Plus with a 6.7-inch screen size. And the pro models will also follow suit, with the 14 Pro having the same screen size as the 14, and Pro Max as the Plus model.

And to get into specifics, the iPhone 14 model will sit at 146.7mm (H) x 71.5mm (W) and 7.80mm (D) in size, while sitting at 172 grams in weight. While the iPhone 14 Plus will be 160.8mm (H) x 78.1mm (W) x 7.80mm (D) and at 203 grams in weight.

The iPhone 14 Pro will be quite close to the iPhone 14 in terms of dimensions too. With a size of 147.5mm (H) x 71.5mm (W) x 7.85mm (D). But it will be quite a bit heavier, being at 206 grams in weight. And the iPhone 14 Pro Max will also be quite like the Plus model. With dimensions of 160.7mm (H) x 77.6mm (W) x 7.85mm (D). And it will too be quite a bit heavier, sitting at 240 grams.


iPhone 14 Frame


Before we move on to more of the specs, there are a few updates to the iPhone 14 frame that you may want to note. All four devices are splash, water, and dust resistant (maximum depth of 6 meters up to 30 minutes). But there are a few differences between the base and pro models.

The iPhone 14 and 14 Plus both feature a ceramic shield front with a glass back and aluminium design. Whereas the pro models have a ceramic shield front with a textured matt glass back and stainless-steel design. It was rumoured that the 14 Pro models could feature a titanium frame, but this does not look to be the case.

Also, worth noting that the Pro Models also have a redesigned front camera and the removal of the notch. This has been rumoured for quite a while and turns out to be true. Now on the top of the front display lies a pill-shaped cut-out containing the front camera.


iPhone 14 Display


We have already mentioned the screen sizes of each model, but there are a few other neat features that are coming with the new iPhone 14 models. All four models will feature a Super Retina XDR Display and diagonal all-screen OLED displays. All displays have rounded corners that follow the device’s curved design.

The iPhone 14 screen resolution varies quite a bit between each model though.

  • The iPhone 14 will have 2532 x 1170p resolution at 460 PPI
  • The iPhone 14 Plus with 2278 x 1284p resolution at 458 PPI
  • The iPhone 14 Pro at 2556 x 1179p at 460 PPI
  • And finally, the 14 Pro Max with 2796 x 1290p at 460 PPI


But where the biggest differences come in is with the new features. The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max model contain the new Dynamic Island feature, Always-on display, and ProMotion technology up to 120Hz. The features shared between all iPhone 14 models include:

  • HDR Display
  • True Tone
  • Wide Colour (P3)
  • Haptic Touch
  • A 2,000,000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Multiple languages and character support


The 14 Pro and Pro Max models will also be capable of reaching a higher brightness compared to the normal models. The 14 Pro models have a typical 1000 nits maximum brightness, up to 1600 peak brightness with HDR and 2000 nits when outdoors. Compared to the 14 and 14 Plus typical 800 nits maximum brightness and 1200 nits peak brightness with HDR.


Both models will also benefit from several additions being introduced with iOS 16. You can learn more about it with our recent article.

What Has Changed with iOS 16?

iPhone 14 Dynamic Island


Dynamic Island is a brand-new feature that is coming exclusively to the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max. What is Dynamic Island? Dynamic Island is a new interactive toolbar, which combines all your music, FaceTime calls, connected devices, and more into one small bar at the top of the screen. Making it quite easy to perform tasks on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max without being distracted by large pop-ups for different notifications.


iPhone 14 Always-On Display


The Always-On Display also makes its way to the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. Rather than the iPhone going completely dark after a set amount of time, the Always-On Display makes the lock screen always glanceable. Meaning you do not have to constantly press on your iPhone to see what is happening. To make battery life most effective, when the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max is face down or in your pocket, it will go dark.


iPhone 14 Bionic Chip


One substantial difference between the base and pro models is with the Bionic Chip. The iPhone 14 and 14 Plus will feature the same A15 Bionic Chip that was used in the iPhone 13. But the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max will feature a brand-new A16 Bionic Chip. But what is the difference between the A15 and A16 Bionic Chip? Well, not that much. Both feature a 6-core CPU that features two performance and 4 efficiency cores, a 5-core GPU, and a 16-core Neural Engine.


iPhone 14 Camera


If you watched the Apple Event, you would know that one of the biggest changes coming with the Pro Models is the camera. And the difference between the base model and the pro model is quite significant.


The iPhone 14 Pro camera system is massively upgraded. Featuring a 48MP main camera, that also has an f/1.78 aperture, a second-generation sensor-shift optical image stabilisation that makes images and videos super stable while moving, a seven-element lens and 100% Focus Pixels. This is compared to the base model 12MP main camera and f/1.5 aperture and first-generation sensor-shift optical image stabilisation.


That is not all though. The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will also get a tidy upgrade to the Ultra-Wide camera, that the base models miss. Including a 13mm lens, f/2.2 aperture and 120° field of view, six-element lens and 100% Focus Pixels. The base models only get the 13mm lens, f/2.4 aperture and 120° field of view, five-element lens, and missing the 100% Focus Pixels.


The iPhone 14 Pro Camera also features a 12MP Telephoto lens. Which the 14 and 14 Plus miss completely. Including a 12MP 3x Telephoto lens at 77mm in size, f/2.8 aperture, optical image stabilisation and a six-element lens.


As you can tell so far, the Pro Camera knocks the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus camera out of the park. And it does not end there either. Where the 14 and 14 Plus camera is capable of 2x optical zoom out and digital zoom up to 5x. The Pro Camera will go up to 3x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out, 6x optical zoom range and a digital zoom of up to 15x.


The iPhone 14 Pro Camera will also have these exclusive features:

  • Adaptive True Tone Flash
  • Night mode portraits enabled by LiDAR Scanner
  • Macro Photography
  • Apple ProRAW

And if you are wondering what features will be shared between all models, here is what you will get:

  • Photonic Engine
  • Deep Fusion
  • Smart HDR 4
  • Portrait Mode with Advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with Six Effects (those being Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono and High-Key Light Mono)
  • Night mode
  • Panorama (Up to 63MP)
  • Photographic Styles
  • Wide Colour Capture for Photos
  • Lens Correction (Ultra-Wide)
  • Advanced Red-Eye Correction
  • Auto Image Stabilisations
  • Burst Mode
  • Photo Geotagging
  • Image Formats


iPhone 14 Video Recording


Where the iPhone 14 Pro Camera blows the normal model out of the water, the video recording capabilities of all models are similar on some fronts. Though the 14 Pro does have some neat upgrades. All iPhone 14 models are capable of recording 4K video at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps, 1080p @ 25/30/60fps, 720p @ 30fps. Along with a cinematic mode of up to 4K HDR at 30fps and an Action mode of up to 2.8k at 60fps.

The iPhone 14 Pro will also benefit from a ProRes video recording mode and a Macro video recording mode. With the ProRes video recording mode capable of 4K at 30fps (or 1080p at 30fps for 128GB storage). And the Macro video recording mode will also include slo-mo and time-lapse.


iPhone 14 TrueDepth Camera


All iPhone 14 models will also benefit from quite similar TrueDepth cameras, though the Pro camera has a slight few improvements that we have previously mentioned. Including Apple ProRAW and a ProRes video recording mode. The TrueDepth camera for all models has a consistent 12MP, f/1.9 aperture, autofocus with Focus Pixels, six-element lens and more.

TrueDepth camera will also enable facial recognition.


New iPhone 14 Safety Features


Two of the big new additions that Apple have introduced with the iPhone 14 are their new security features: Emergency SOS and Crash Detection. These features will be on all iPhone 14 models.

Crash detections will automatically detect when you have been in a serious car accident and will call for 999 and your emergency contacts when you cannot. And emergency SOS will allow you to connect to a satellite when you are lost and have no signal and contact any emergency contacts.


iPhone 14 Battery Life


The battery life on the iPhone 14 models is also set to see a bit of a bump. The iPhone 14 base model does have a lower battery life than the Pro models, as expected, but there is still quite a nice increase.

The iPhone 14 has a video playback time of up to 20 hours (16 if streaming), and an audio playback time of up to 80 hours. The iPhone 14 Plus is even higher, with up to 26 hours of video playback time (20 if streaming) and audio playback time of up to 100 hours. Both are also fully capable of fast charging. Specifically, around 50% in 30 minutes with a 20W adapter or above.

The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, as expected, have higher battery life. The 14 Pro has a video playback time of up to 23 hours (20 if streaming) and up to 75 hours of audio playback. And the Pro max has up to 29 hours of video playback (25 if streaming) and up to 95 hours of audio playback. These devices do have a lower audio playback time than the base models, but this is easily explainable as the pro models feature always active displays and other exclusive features. Pro models are also capable of up to 50% charge in 30 minutes with a 20W adapter.


Trade In Your Old iPhone

With the new iPhone 14 announced and releasing very soon, some of you may be considering upgrading. And to do that, you will want to sell your old iPhone. Here at Envirofone, we offer an excellent phone trade-in service for your devices and a competitive price. So, if you do want to save some cash when getting your next iPhone, trading with Envirofone is the best option.

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