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Apple rolls out iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max

by on07 September 2022

Pill-shaped notch, better cameras, new A16 chipset

At its big iPhone event, Apple unveiled its new flagship Pro-series smartphones, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, bringing a slight change in the design with the pill-shaped notch, the new A16 Bionic chip, and new cameras.

Both the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone Pro Max are pretty much the same, as both share the same new A16 Bionic chip, Always-On display, which will be exclusive to Pro series, the same camera system, and the whole new pill-shaped notch, which Apple is calling the Dynamic Island.

Of course, the iPhone 14 Pro comes with a 6.1-inch screen, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max has a larger 6.7-inch screen. Both are brighter at 2,000nits and support refresh rates from 1Hz to 120Hz. The resolution on the Pro Max is higher, at 2796x1290, while the iPhone 14 Pro is at 2556x1179 pixels. Interestingly, this leaves them both with 460ppi of pixel density. As noted, the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max finally get an Always-On display.

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Although we still do not have full details, the new A16 Bionic chip has a six-core CPU which is said to be 40 percent faster and also 20 percent more power efficient. The 5-core GPU has a 50 percent higher memory bandwidth, and the 16-core Neural Engine is capable of 17 trillion operations per second. Apple is pairing up the A16 Bionic SoC with 6GB of RAM and 128GB to 1TB of internal storage.

Another big update is the camera system and both share the same main rear and front camera. The rear camera system comes with the main 48-megapixel sensor, a "quad-pixel" sensor (shooting 12MP shots), which is another first for Apple (although it is seen in the Android world). The 1.22μm pixel size sensor sits behind an f/1.78 lens and features sensor-shift stabilization.

The main sensor is backed up by a 12-megapixel sensor with PDAF, OIS and 3x optical zoom, sitting behind a 77mm telephoto f/2.8 lens, as well as a 12-megapixel dual pixel PDAF sensor behind an ultra wide 13mm f/2.2 lens. There is also a TOF 3D LiDAR scanner for depth.

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The front camera is a 12-megapixel 1/3.6" one with PDAF behind a 23mm wide f/1.9 lens.

Connectivity-wise, you get all the usual stuff, including WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS, NFC; Lightning USB 2.0 port, Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer sensors, as well as the Emergency SOS via satellite feature, which will be available in the US and Canada as of November, and free for two years. 

The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be coming in black, silver, gold, and purple color options. Pre-orders start on September 9th and they should ship on September 16th. The price starts at $999 for the iPhone 14 Pro and $1,099 for the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

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