Apple Introduces iPhone 14 Pro Models With Dynamic Island, A16 Bionic, New Camera System, And More

Apple today introduced iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max at its annual fall event today, in which it features Dynamic Island — a notch-like cutout at the top of the display but it's rather interactive; an Always-On display; the latest A16 Bionic processor; an advanced camera system that comes with the first-ever 48MP Main camera on iPhone featuring a quad-pixel sensor, and more.

“Our customers count on their iPhone every day, and with iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, we’re delivering more advancements than any other iPhone. iPhone 14 Pro introduces a camera system that empowers every user — from the casual user to the professional — to take their best photos and video, and innovative new technologies like the Always-On display and the Dynamic Island, which offers new interactions for notifications and activities,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Groundbreaking safety capabilities bring users even more security, offering help when they need it most. And with the incredibly powerful and efficient A16 Bionic chip and all-day battery life, this is the best iPhone yet.”


The new display on both iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max models has a new Super Retina XDR display that features the Always-On display, making the first iPhones to have such a feature, all thanks to a new 1Hz refresh rate and multiple power-efficient technologies. The Super Retina XDR display has also the same peak HDR brightness level as Pro Display XDR, with a peak brightness of up to 2000 nits, the highest in a smartphone.

Dynamic Island

With the introduction of the iPhone 14 Pro, Apple also sought out a new way to interact with an iPhone, that is, the Dynamic Island. Now, the TrueDepth cameras should take up less of the display area, allowing for more content to be displayed. Better yet, it allows you easier access to controls with a simple tap-and-hold on the Dynamic Island, for example, tap-and-hold Music gives you the options to pause or skip to the next song, etc.


Perhaps the biggest change yet is the new Pro Camera System. For the first time ever, the iPhone lineup includes a new 48MP Main camera with a quad-pixel sensor that adapts to the photo being captured and features second-generation sensor-shift optical image stabilization. According to Apple, the quad-pixel sensor merges every four pixels into one large quad pixel equivalent to 2.44 µm, resulting in amazing low-light capture and keeping photo size at a practical 12MP. The quad-pixel sensor also enables a 2x Telephoto option, which takes advantage of the middle 12 megapixels of the sensor for full-resolution photos and 4K videos with no digital zoom. iPhone is now capable of shooting ProRAW at 48MP.

Additionally, iPhone 14 Pro models have improved mid- to low-light performance in photos across all cameras: up to 2x on the Main camera, up to 3x on the Ultra Wide camera, up to 2x on the Telephoto camera, and up to 2x on the TrueDepth camera. 

Even more upgrades and improvements, as per Apple:
  • A new 12MP Ultra Wide camera with 1.4 µm pixels, which delivers sharper images with more detail, improving already powerful macro photography capabilities.
  • An improved Telephoto camera that offers 3x optical zoom.
  • A new front TrueDepth camera with an ƒ/1.9 aperture that enables better low-light performance for photos and video. Using autofocus for the first time, it can focus even faster in low light and capture group shots from farther away.
  • A new Adaptive True Tone flash that has been completely redesigned with an array of nine LEDs that change pattern based on the chosen focal length.
  • Powerful computational photography benefits like Night mode, Smart HDR 4, Portrait mode with Portrait Lighting, Night mode Portrait photos, Photographic Styles to personalize the look of every photo, and Apple ProRAW.
  • A new Action mode for incredibly smooth-looking video that adjusts to significant shakes, motion, and vibrations, even when video is being captured in the middle of the action.
  • Cinematic mode, now available in 4K at 30 fps and 4K at 24 fps.
  • Pro-level workflows for video, including ProRes3 and end-to-end Dolby Vision HDR.

 A16 Bionic

iPhone 14 Pro, as expected, features Apple's latest processor made for its smartphone lineup, the A16 Bionic, and Apple claims it "is generations ahead of the competition." The chip incorporates a new 6-core CPU that delivers up to 40 percent faster than the competition, an accelerated 5-core GPU with 50 percent more memory bandwidth, and a new 16-core Neural Engine capable of nearly 17 trillion operations per second. Moreover, they all work together with an image signal processor to support the new camera hardware and perform up to 4 trillion operations per photo.

Other features and purchase information

Other notable features that have been introduced with iPhone 14 Pro include a Crash Detection feature that detects a severe car crash and automatically dials emergency services; Emergency SOS via satellite, allowing antennas to connect directly to a satellite, enabling messaging with emergency services when outside of cellular or Wi-Fi coverage; as well as the removal of a physical SIM card tray.

Starting this Friday, users will be able to pre-order iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, the UAE, the UK, the US, and 30 other counties and regions. It will be available in deep purple, silver, gold, and space black in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB storage capacities, with prices starting at $999 for the Pro model and $1,099 for the Pro Max model.

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