iPhone 14 & iPhone 14 Pro: The Crucial Stuff You Need to Know

And just like that, the iPhone 13 is now so-last-year.
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Ah, new iPhone day. It's basically Christmas for tech nerds. There's nothing quite like lobbing the old, stupid, storage-less device that's been your most loyal companion for two (three? four?) years out of the window and saying hello to a brand-new bit of all-singing, all-dancing, Siri-infused tech. No amount of pigs in blankets can top that. Nor a new bottle of Le Labo.

And this year, there are ample reasons why you should consider upgrading, as the Apple iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro – handsets announced on Wednesday via Apple’s ‘Far Out’ event, both available in two sizes – are absolute showstoppers. They're brimming with features big and small, designed to make your everyday life a little easier. Plus, they both come in some very nice colours (the crowd favourite being ‘deep purple'), which is a good enough reason to ditch your old handset as any.

But before you commit to a lengthy contract or fork out a grand on a no-strings-attached device at your local Apple store, you should probably know a thing or two about the new smartphones – just to help you choose between the two (well, four) models. So, we’ve put together a guide filled with jargon-free answers to your burning questions.

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What colours are the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro available in?

Before we dive into the technical bits, let’s talk appearances. Like most iOS devices designed by the tech giant, the iPhone 14 is a sight to behold – a true marvel of design crafted from aerospace-grade aluminium and available in five aesthetically-pleasing colours: ‘blue’, ‘purple’, ‘midnight’, ‘starlight’ and ‘product red’.

Naturally, the iPhone 14 Pro looks a little fancier. Fashioned from surgical-grade stainless steel, the upmarket model is sleek, chic and sophisticated in all four available colours: ‘black’, ‘white’, ‘gold’ and ‘deep purple’.

How big is the display on the iPhone 14?

The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro have a 6.1-inch display, whilst the iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Pro Max are slightly more blessed, each boasting 6.7-inches of Super Retina screen.

What are the best new features of the iPhone 14?

The iPhone 14 is packed with more features than a DJ Khaled album – some obvious (e.g. vibrant Super Retina XDR display), some subtle (e.g. low-light photo capabilities) and some you’ll hopefully never need to take advantage of (e.g. the car crash detector). But perhaps the best feature is the all-day battery life. Finally, we can stop begging to borrow chargers from randomers in the office.

What are the key differences between the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro?

As the name suggests, the iPhone 14 Pro is slightly more adept at, well, everything when compared to the iPhone 14. There’s the 48mp camera (the iPhone 14 has a 12mp), the A16 bionic chip (the iPhone 14 has an A15 chip), the 29-hour battery life (the iPhone 14 is capable of enduring 26 hours of video playback).

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And, like all of that isn't enough, the iPhone 14 Pro also flaunts a novel feature unavailable to iPhone 14 users. It's called 'Dynamic Island', and it's redolent of the Touch Bar you may or may not have seen integrated into select Macbook Pro models. What does it involve? Essentially, it finds fun ways to turn the blacked-out bezel situated at the top of the iPhone Pro Max display into an interactive, informative and serviceable hub.

How much does the iPhone 14 cost?

Apple has an iPhone 14 available for most budgets, with prices starting at £35.37 a month.

Here’s the full breakdown:

  • iPhone 14 – £849 or £35.37 a month,
  • iPhone 14 Plus – £949 or £39.54 a month
  • iPhone 14 Pro – £1,099 or £45.79 a month
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max – £1,199 or £49.95 a month.

    Was anything else announced at Apple’s Far Out Event?

    As well as the iPhone 14 and iPhone Pro, Apple announced several updates to its Apple Watch line – including a brand-new model, the Apple Watch Ultra – and a second generation version of its beloved Apple Airpods Pro. All products announced, bar the iPhone 14 Plus, will be available in-store and online this September.

    From: Esquire UK

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