iPhone 14 Series Released! New "Dynamic Island" Design for iPhone 14 Pro Always-On Display

Date: Sep 9th,2022

In the early morning of September 8, Apple held a new product release event to launch the new iPhone series, including iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Among them, the iPhone 14 Pro series brings a new software and hardware interaction design "Dynamic Island", and also supports Always-On Display.

 

 

iPhone 14 Series

 

As rumored, the mini model launched since the iPhone 12 series has been cancelled in the iPhone 14 series and replaced by a version with a larger screen: the iPhone 14 Plus. Like the Pro series models, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus have screen sizes of 6.1 and 6.7 inches, respectively. Like the iPhone 13 series, they are equipped with a super retina XDR display and a super ceramic panel, supporting a maximum brightness of 800 nits and 1200 nits. HDR peak brightness and contrast ratios up to 2,000,000:1 are available in blue, purple, midnight, starlight and red.

 

 

In terms of appearance, the iPhone 14 series continues to retain the "notch" design and is equipped with a new front-facing TrueDepth camera. The larger ƒ/1.9 aperture can provide up to 2 times the improvement in low-light environment imaging, and supports Autofocus function.


In terms of rear camera, the main camera of the iPhone 14 series uses a larger ƒ/1.5 aperture and 1.9 micron pixels, supports sensor-shift optical image stabilization, faster exposure, less noise, and can provide better dynamic pictures Imaging performance, the low-light environment shooting ability has been improved by up to 2.5 times, and the low-light environment imaging of the ultra-wide-angle lens has also been improved by up to 2 times.

 


The iPhone 14 series also brings a new sports mode, which can provide a more stable picture effect when shooting video pictures with large shakes, displacements and vibrations. In addition, the iPhone 14 series also supports 4K 30 fps / 4K 24 fps movie effect mode and end-to-end Dolby Vision HDR.


In terms of performance, the iPhone 14 series continues to be equipped with the A15 chip. The difference is that the A15 chip equipped with the iPhone 14 series has one more core graphics processor than the iPhone 13 series, which can improve graphics performance. The iPhone 14 series is also equipped with a new dual-core accelerometer and a high dynamic range gyroscope. Like the new Apple Watch, it supports car accident detection and can automatically make emergency calls in the event of a car accident.



 

In terms of battery life, according to the data given by Apple's official website, the battery life of the iPhone 14 series has improved compared to the iPhone 13 series, but the difference is not significant. The battery life of video playback and streaming video playback has been improved by up to 1 hour, and the audio The maximum battery life of playback has increased by 5 hours.

The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage capacities. The price information is as follows:

· iPhone 14:

o 128GB$799

o 256GB$899

o 512GB$1099

 

· iPhone 14 Plus

o 128GB$899

o 256GB$999

o 512GB$1199

 

 

The iPhone 14 series will be available for pre-order on September 9. Among them, the iPhone 14 with availability beginning September 16, and the iPhone 14 Plus with availability beginning October 7.


iPhone 14 Pro series: a new way of interaction, presented through the new "Dynamic Island"


The iPhone 14 Pro series replaces the previous notch design with a new "Dynamic Island", which occupies 31% less space than notch. This new design is also called by Apple as a new interaction that blurs the boundary between hardware and software. Way. It can be seen from the official demo video that “Dynamic Island” can use different screen display areas to present the status of the current function according to the function being used by the iPhone.



For example, when making a phone call or recording, the display area of “Dynamic Island” will become longer horizontally, showing the duration of the current call/recording, and displaying the sound status with real-time changing waveforms; or when receiving airdropped files, dynamic Shows the real-time progress of file receipt. It can be seen from the official demo video that "Dynamic Island" is not only a display area, but also interactive operations. For example, when displaying the playback status of Apple Music, clicking on “Dynamic Island” will expand the display area to display the name of the song being played, the artist, etc., and you can also pause or switch the previous and previous tracks. Third-party apps can also adapt to the "real-time activity" function to realize the feature of displaying relevant information in the "Dynamic Island" area.



The iPhone 14 Pro series also brings a new always-on display feature, which can display information such as widgets, time and date on the locked screen. In terms of display brightness, the HDR peak brightness of the iPhone 14 Pro series has been increased to 1600 nits, and the outdoor peak brightness has been increased by nearly 2 times, reaching 2000 nits.

 


 

In terms of imaging, in addition to supporting the same sports mode as the iPhone 14, the movie effect mode with new specifications, and the improvement in the front original depth camera, the iPhone 14 Pro series also brings a rear camera of up to 48 million pixels. The main camera is equipped with a four-in-one pixel sensor, and the light sensitivity is increased by up to 4 times. In addition, the iPhone 14 Pro series is also equipped with an adaptive original color flash, which can change the flash mode according to the shooting focal length to improve imaging performance.



In terms of performance, the iPhone 14 Pro series is equipped with a new generation of A16 chip, the speed of the central processing unit can be increased by up to 40%, and the memory bandwidth of the graphics processor can be increased by up to 50%. The new A16 chip also provides better support for functions such as “Dynamic Island” and a new camera system.

 



In addition to supporting car crash detection, the iPhone 14 Pro series will also be the first to launch a satellite communication emergency call function in the United States and Canada. The feature guides users to point their iPhone at a satellite to connect, make emergency calls via satellite without a cellular or Wi-Fi connection, and share their location with the Find feature. The full range of iPhone 14 models will also remove the SIM card tray in the United States and fully use eSIM technology instead of physical SIM cards.

 

 

The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are available in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB storage capacities. The colors include deep purple, gold, silver, and space black. The pricing information is as follows:

· iPhone 14 Pro:

o 128GB$999

o 256GB$1099

o 512GB$1299

o 1TB$1499

 

· iPhone 14 Pro Max

o 128GB$1099

o 256GB$1199

o 512GB$1399

o 1TB$1599

 

The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be available for pre-order on Friday, September 9 with availability beginning Friday, September 16.

 

The highlights of the iPhone’s update this time are focused on the iPhone 14 pro and 14 Pro max. The iPhone 14 and 14 Plus are not much different from the previous iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max, except that the storage is 2G more. Because the appearance and configuration are basically unchanged, it is better to buy iPhone 13 pro and 13 pro max rather than iPhone14 and 14 Plus. However, the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max not only have a new Dynamic Island design on the screen, but also have A16 chip, 4800-pixel camera module, Always-on display, 120Hz Promotion high refresh rate, 2000 nits peak brightness, 4K shooting, anti-shake, Emergency SOS using satellite connectivity (only available in US and Canada since November), which are also worthy of attention.

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