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Here’s everything new on the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro — Dynamic island, satellite connectivity, always-on display and more

Here’s everything new on the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro — Dynamic island, satellite connectivity, always-on display and more
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  • Apple has launched several devices at its Far Out event.
  • The event’s highlight was the iPhone 14 series, which consists of four devices.
  • Here’s everything new with the iPhone 14 series.
At its Far Out event, Apple announced the much-awaited iPhone 14 series, the company’s latest flagship offering. In addition to the iPhones, the company also announced Apple Watch SE, Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Ultra and the AirPods Pro gen 2.

Coming to the iPhone 14 series, the Cupertino giant has introduced four models – the base iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and the top-end iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Apple has made significant changes to the iPhone 14 series. The biggest improvements have been added to the Pro models. Here’s everything new in the latest iPhones.


iPhone 14 Plus replaces the mini variant


Apple has ditched the mini variant and launched a Max variant, dubbed as the iPhone 14. It features a large 6.7-inch display and is aimed at users who want a large display but do not wish to spend a huge amount on the iPhone 14 Pro Max. If you are a fan of compact devices, you will probably miss the mini variant.

SIM tray removed


Apple has removed the SIM tray from the US models. Users will have to use an eSIM, and Apple has said that users can easily change the eSIM. The Indian models will likely retain the SIM tray for now.

Satellite connectivity

Apple has also introduced satellite connectivity support to iPhones. This will be limited to SOS messages and allow you to easily send SOS messages even when you do not have a mobile connection.


Apple is using a network of ground stations, relay stations and emergency services to allow users to get help in case of emergencies. Users will be able to answer simple questions to get help. This feature will be launched in November and will be free for two years.

The satellite connectivity option will be available to all four iPhone 14 models.

Improved cameras on the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Plus


The iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Plus feature a new 12MP primary camera with an f/1.5 aperture and a 1.9-micron pixel that improves low-light images. On the front, the devices feature a new 12MP TrueDepth camera with autofocus support.

Crash detection


The iPhone 14 series will feature crash detection support. If it detects a car crash, it will alert the emergency services, allowing you to receive medical help quickly. The feature will use the gyroscope and the accelerometer to detect crashes.

All-day battery life

Apple has claimed that all four iPhone 14 models will offer an “all-day battery life”. The company has not revealed an exact time duration yet. The company has claimed that this is the “best battery life ever in an iPhone”.

Dynamic Island


Apple has added a new pill-shaped notch design and notification UI to the Pro models. It has been dubbed as Dynamic Island and offers a unique notification experience. Whenever you receive a notification, it expands and gives you a preview.

The new live activity widgets will also work with Dynamic Island.

Apple A16 Bionic chipset


Apple has introduced the A16 Bionic chipset built on the 4nm process and nearly 16 billion transistors that will power the Pro models. The company has claimed that it is the fastest chipset ever, and the company has claimed that it uses 20% less power than its predecessor and uses one-third of the power of the competition.

Improved display on the Pro models

Apple has used an improved display for the Pro models. The company has said that the new display allows it to offer a 1Hz refresh rate, making it possible for the company to finally offer an always-on display

Improved cameras on the Pro models

Apple has claimed that it is the “most power pro camera system” and performs 4 trillion operations per photo. The Pro models feature a 48MP primary camera with a quad-pixel sensor with f/1.78 aperture and a 24m focal length. Apple has claimed that the quad-pixel sensor will enable different sensor modes for photos.

The Pro models also feature a 12MP ultra-wide angle camera with 1.4micron pixels that is claimed to offer three times better low light images than its predecessor.

The company has also revamped the flash, which now is claimed to react to the focal length of the images.

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