The new iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max were announced at Apple’s September event today. The iPhone Pro and Pro Max introduce the “Dynamic Island” feature; it bubbles up music, sports scores, FaceTime, and more without taking you away from what you’re doing. The always-on screen senses when the phone is face-down or in your pocket and goes dark to save battery life. This may seem like a battery-drainer, but with the new ultra-high capacity battery that boasts a 29-hour battery life on the Pro Max (23 on the Pro), a full charge will last you all day.
The Pro and Pro Max feature all of the capabilities of the new iPhone 14 and 14 Plus, including a customized lock-screen, safety features including emergency SOS via satellite, and automatic crash detection. It features the brand new A16 Bionic chip, a big step up from the standard iPhone 14 and 14 Plus. In addition, no-SiM-card technology allows multiple phone numbers and data plans on the same device, including International plans.
The new and increasingly efficient technology is a bonus for iPhone users, but the features it boasts for creators make the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max really stand out. Apple has re-engineered its camera system for the Pro, featuring its first 48MP main camera with an advanced quad-pixel sensor. Up to 4X the resolution of prior 12MP models. The higher resolution allows for jaw-dropping cropping when shooting in ProRAW format. The 65% larger sensor provides 3x better low-light photos on the ultra-wide camera. The cinematic mode shoots film at 4K at 24fps or 30fps, the highest quality video available from a smartphone.
The iPhone 14 PRO features a 6.1-inch diagonal screen, and the iPhone 14 PRO MAX features a 6.7-inch screen and comes in four colors: deep purple, gold, silver, and space black. They have capacities of 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be available starting September 16, 2022. Preorders will be available from Apple beginning at 8 a.m. EDT/5 a.m. PDT on Friday, September 9, 2022, with pricing starting at $999 and $1,099, respectively.