The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are official releases with a ton of new features.
We now know the details of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 plus, so no more educated guesses are needed. It turns out that the next iPhone is indeed an incremental upgrade, but it still features many new advancements.
The mechanics of the two models are similar, with the only difference being the 6.1-inch Super Retina screen on the iPhone 14 versus the 6.7-inch display on the Plus. The new phone also uses an aerospace-grade aluminum casing, offers what Apple calls “all-day” battery life, and includes an upgraded camera system.
Recording media on the iPhone 14 will use the new 12MP main camera, which has a larger sensor and faster aperture for better motion freezing – plus Action Mode for better video stabilization. Low-light and night-time photography has also been upgraded, with better low-light capture and faster exposure times. Selfies have also been improved, with a higher-quality True Depth front-facing camera that can better handle low-light conditions. The front-facing camera can also autofocus, which Apple says is a first.
Safety is a big focus for Apple in this iteration of the iPhone, and the same collision detection technology found in the Apple Watch is also used in the new smartphone. In addition to collision detection, there is a brand new emergency SOS (by satellite) feature. The new Emergency SOS will tell you where to point your iPhone 14 to contact orbiting satellites and allow you to call emergency services if cell towers are out of range.
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus will be available for pre-order on Friday, September 9, starting at $799 and $899, respectively. The iPhone 14 will be released on September 16, but iPhone 14 Plus buyers will have to wait even longer for the October 7 release. Emergency SOS (via satellite) will be available in the US and Canada in November and is free for the first two years after purchase.