Recently, Apple introduced its new iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Pro. iPhone 13 Mini replaced with iPhone 14 Plus. Apple introduces many new features as well as emergency SOS via Satellite. iPhone 14 comes with new colours, redesigns (mainly iPhone 14 Pro) and with new operation system IOS 16. But the question is should you uprade to iPhone 14?
Should You Upgrade?
Familiraity is one the key to success of Apple with the iPhone, therefore iPhone 14 is not radically different from previous iPhone models. The iPhone 14’s best feature is, it includes crash detection, which can notify emergency services, when ever you are in automobile accident.
While the iPhone14 has nearly same flate-sided design just like iPhone 13 and iPhone 12, but 14’s back-glass is easier and more affordable to repair since it’s no longer attached to internals.
so, if you are using iPhone 13, upgrading to 14 is not worth it, is $100 more of an improvement over the $699 iPhone 13? Probably not. But, if you are an early adopter who wants the latest and biggest tech, that is the one to buy.
iPhone 14 Pro
From the back iPhone 14 pro looks identical to last year’s iPhone 13 pro. But, don’t let the samness fool you. The display notch, that defined previous Face ID iPhone models, has morphed into a pill-shaped screen cutout that can show system alerts and background activities like when you receive a call or play music. Apple calls this functionality the Dynamic Island.
This is the one feature that all the reviewers spent a long time talking about. It’s markedly different from anything Apple has done before.
This year, Apple comes with two phone size 6.1 and 6.7 inches in both base and Pro versions. iPhone 14 Pro versions have Dynamic Island, that notch holds selfie camera and Face ID sensors. Pro versions have ProMotion technology with adaptive refreshing rate up to 120Hz, Always-on Display and 2,000 nits peak brightness (outdoor). iPhone 14 Pro has Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, Ceramic Shielf front, Textured matte glass back and stainless steel design.
Performance and Battery
iPhone 14 and 14 Plus have older A15 Bionic chip however, iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max have A16 Bionic chip. Both 14 and 14 Pro have Crash Detetction and Emergency SOS via satellite safety systems. Battery of Pro versions is all-day however, it is feel like draining fast because of Always-on Display.
iPhone 14 and 14 Pro have huge difference in camera performance base models have 12-megapixel sensor and Pro models have 48-megapixel sensor, and company’s new new image processing technique called Photonic Engine. Pro models also have third sensor Telephoto. Pro models captured picture in great details and stabilize helps reduce chances of shake-induced blur when taking picture in low light and video recording like gimbal-smooth. You have to set it to RAW to use full 48-megapixel which gives you larger file and more data to work while editing. It has a 4k cinematic mode footage at 24 fps.
iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus Colors
Here are the official iPhone 14 and 14 Plus colors:
- Product RED
Purple seems to be signature color this year. It is slightly less saturated color but, it looks stylish and trendy.
The midnight shade might familiar to you it is a dark shade that looks like deep black color. Do keep that in your mind that it is a glossy black shade so it might attract finger prints.
Starlight, a bright white color is another familiar color as it was present in iPhone 13 as well. It looks polished and fresh, with a stylish silver frame and a white back glass panel.
Blue is a muted color which looks polished, stylish and trendy
Product RED is very bright and beautiful color it has been available in non-pro iPhone for quite a while. Product RED is also an option if you decide to donate, as buying the Product RED version contributes to fighting to end AIDS.
iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max Colors
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max comes in darker and more pro looking colors. Here are the official 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max colors:
- Deep Purple
- Space Black
Apple has been recently playing with colors adding at least one unique color that is different to every iPhone generation. Just like we got purple for iPhone 12, deep-green for iPhone 13 and now this year we have purple and deep purple.
so which one is your favourite color?
Pricing keeps the two levels approach, with the iPhone 14 starting at $799, 14 Plus at $899, 14 Pro at $999, and 14 Pro Max at $1,099.
If you are using older generations of iPhone you should definitely upgrade to iPhone 14 Pro models. However, if you are using iPhone 13 Pro than it depends on you because iPhone 14 and 14 Plus is not worth buying but 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max is worth buying.
So are you upgrading your phone? tell us in the comment section below.