On Wednesday, Apple introduced the new iPhone 14, Apple Watch, and AirPods Pro. The ‘Far Out’ event was the most anticipated tech event this year in the US because of Apple’s dedicated consumers, and we’re excited to see the new features in action.
From the rugged Apple Watch Ultra made for the most extreme weather conditions to the new AirPods Pro 2 with active noise-cancellation, Apple took it a step further by incorporating new tech.
The event ended with the reveal we’ve all been waiting for: the new iPhone 14 series. This series really met our expectations in design, hardware, and software. The new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro feature improved displays, higher-quality cameras, and meaty chipsets. We’ll go through the new features in-depth for the iPhone 14 series, and in case you missed the event, watch the recording here:
Apple's 'Far Out' Event
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus feature an A15 Bionic chip, the processor that powers the iPhone. This chip is the same processor as last year’s model, the iPhone 13 Pro, and has a 5-core graphics processing unit (GPU). However, the iPhone 14’s graphics are a step up from the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini.
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max have newer performance cores – the A16 Bionic chip. Similarly, this chip features a 5-core GPU, but the bandwidth between the GPU and CPU is increased by 50% from the latest model. What does this mean for users? For work, the iPhone 14 Pro series gives users noticeable performance increases and longer battery life than its predecessors. This means a smoother experience with less time spent charging your phone and more time focusing on work.
A new feature Apple is introducing is the always-on display. The goal of this is for users to be able to look down at their phones and stay up to date on their notifications. For example, in the office, it’d be a hassle picking up your phone every single time to check if you’ve received that one email you’ve been expecting from a coworker. With the screen dimmed down and always showing, it’s easier to stay in the loop with your notifications, so you aren’t left in the dark.
Apple did a phenomenal job marrying its hardware and software with this new feature. Coined the “Dynamic Island,” this feature enhances the user experience by creating a synergy between how users interact with their phone and the hardware itself. The design team put a lot of effort into making this notch seamlessly blend in, and we agree that the design is impeccable. The only downside is that notch is only featured on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max; the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus have the standard notch we’ve seen on previous phones.
In the US, the SIM card tray in the iPhone 14 series has been replaced with an eSim. Previously, users needed a physical SIM card inserted to connect to a cellular carrier, no matter their cellphone carrier. However, having an eSIM card allows you to easily switch over to different carriers without the hassle of changing out a physical SIM card.
There are many pros and cons of an eSIM, a pro being that it’s much easier not to worry about installing the tiny card into your phone. A significant downside is that there may be users with carriers that have yet to support the eSIM technology. However, if eSIMS are the new standards in mobile technology cellular carriers are bound to catch up.
As phones get more technologically advanced, many companies are starting to include car crash detection for the safety of their users. Apple announced that their iPhones and Apple Watch Series 8 automatically dial emergency services when a significant impact is detected. This detection is based on gyroscopes, cabin pressure alterations, and microphone peaks.
The new iPhones have improved cameras, including higher image quality and low-light photography. The iPhone 14 has a dual-camera system with both the Main and Ultra-Wide lenses at 12MP. The iPhone 14 Pro models have a pro camera system with a 48MP main camera and 12MP Ultra-Wide and Telephoto cameras. All cameras have a TrueDepth front-facing 12MP camera that offers vibrant photos and has creative control options
This new feature allows users to text emergency services via satellite connection without cellular or Wi-Fi connection. This feature is to be used when there are no other options available to contact emergency services and is a neat safety feature in the dire situation that you need to use it.
Apple has released its iPhone series in various colors, with the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus coming in the colors: Midnight, Purple, Starlight, (PRODUCT)Red, and Blue. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max come in Space Black, Silver, Gold, and Deep Purple. We’re excited to see many options for every user; which color variant will you choose?
Out of all the new iPhone features released, Apple hit the mark on user safety, design, and performance. Whether you choose the iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro Max, these phones are an upgrade from the previous models. For people who depend on their iPhones for work, the new iPhones can be integrated with Macbooks, Apple Watches, AirPods, and more. If you need IT advice on incorporating Apple technology for business, give us a call, and we’ll be able to help your business. Are you ready to switch out your old phones? Preorders for the iPhones begin on September 9th, so buckle up and get ready for the new wave of iPhones.
*All images by Apple from the ‘Far Out’ Event via YouTube