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A Deep Dive into The iPhone 14 series that everyone’s hyped about

Following Apple’s ‘Far Out’ event two nights ago, the online community is abuzz with talk about the iPhone 14 series, and are you even surprised? Well, I’m not, and let’s take you on a tour on all the exciting features of the talk of the town.

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iPhone 14 & iPhone 14 Plus
The iPhone 14 & iPhone 14 Plus comes in 5 fabulous colors: Midnight, Starlight, Blue, Purple and PRODUCT(RED). Storage options: 128GB, 256GB and 512GB.
Pre-order starts from 8PM on 9 September.
iPhone 14 comes with a 6.1-inch display. Starting from S$1,299, iPhone 14 is available from 16 September.
iPhone 14 Plus comes with a 6.7-inch display. Starting from S$1,499, iPhone 14 Plus is available from 7 October.

Let’s talk about the features, both new and refreshed that comes with the iPhone 14 & iPhone 14 Plus.

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Crash Detection – New
One of the most reassuring introductions to the iPhone 14 series is the Crash Detection. iPhone 14 can detect if you are unfortunately in a severe car crash, and call emergency services and notify your emergency contacts.
How iPhone feels, hears and measures a crash is truly remarkable.

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The iPhone measures and detects sudden speed shifts with a new high g-force accelerometer that senses extreme accelerations or decelerations up to 256 Gs. The barometer can also detect pressure changes caused by deploying airbags in a crash, protecting the impacted driver and/or passenger.

The iPhone is equipped with a high dynamic range gyroscope picks up on drastic changes in a car’s orientation, and the microphone can identify the extreme sound levels of a collision.

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Engineered with advanced motion algorithms backed by public crash data from accidents, one can be reassured that Crash Detection is as accurate as possible. I definitely don’t wish for anyone to ever need to be in a situation that will deploy the Crash Detection, but it’s reassuring to know that Apple has our interests and safety covered to the best of its abilities.

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Battery Life – Upgraded
iPhone 14 now harnesses all-day battery life, and iPhone 14 Plus is getting a boost with Apple’s ‘best battery life ever‘. In addition to up to 20 hours of video playback on iPhone 14, and up to 26 hours of video playback on iPhone 14 Plus, both iPhones can be powered up by a MagSafe charger for faster wireless charging. Interesting.

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Super Retina XDR Display – Upgraded
iPhone 14 Plus now comes with a supersized Super Retina XDR display – 21% more screen. That’s huge!
With OLED technology, iPhone now delivers incredible contrast for bright whites and true blacks – what more can you ask for from a smartphone! Imagine looking at incredibly high resolution images and footage with supreme colour accuracy that makes everything look sharp and true to life. No more wondering if that dress is blue or green anymore!

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Main Camera – Upgraded
The one that most have been waiting for – a NEW main camera and improved image processing to enhance photography and allow you to capture more vivid and sensational shots in all kinds of light – especially low light. Personally, low light photography on the previous versions of iPhone has always been a huge pain point for a lot of us (myself included), so this is a welcome change.

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Photonic Engine – New
A new Main camera features a bigger sensor and a way larger aperture that lets in 49% more light. Witness the prowess of the brand new Photonic Engine which merges the best pixels from multiple exposures at an earlier stage to preserve much more image data to deliver more vibrant and lifelike colours and stunning detailed textures in low light situations. Choose the Ultra Wide camera to capture more unique perspectives.

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True Tone – Upgraded
iPhone 14 now has a brighter True Tone flash with much more consistent lighting – and Night Mode will automatically be triggered for especially dark scenes, just to ensure you can get brighter and sharper photos. With up to 2x faster Night mode exposures, think of all the night photography you can do without fancy gear.

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Smart HDR 4 – New
Smart HDR 4 recognises up to 4 people in your shot and, wait for it, automatically refines contrast, lighting and skin tone. Whaaaat? That’s pretty cool.

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TrueDepth Camera – New
The TrueDepth camera can automatically focus on multiple subjects at once, all your selfies, from stunning close-ups to group shots, look their sharpest. The larger aperture lets in a lot more light, allowing your iPhone to capture brighter colour and microscopic detail in low-light scenes. iPhone 14 also sports 38% better light-gathering performance for more detail and less noise in photos and videos.

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Action Mode – New
One of the pain points for budding filmmakers looking to go lean on equipment was always that smartphones can’t deliver the quality that heavy and bulky cameras can. Well, now you can. With Action mode, you can now capture smooth moving footage on your iPhone without having to bring a gimbal to stabilise your device. You can also record in 4K at 24 fps – the same frame rate you see in movies. This is possibly the ‘highest-quality video‘ in a smartphone. Wow.

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A15 Bionic – Upgraded
With a 5-core GPU that powers all the latest features and makes graphically intense games and AR apps feel ultra-fluid, iPhone 14 houses the same super-speedy chip that’s in iPhone 13 Pro. iPhone 14 comes with an updated internal design to delivery better thermal efficiency, so your phone won’t burn up while you’re playing your favourite mobile game.

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iPhone 14 Pro & iPhone 14 Pro Max
The iPhone 14 & iPhone 14 Plus comes in 4 fabulous colors: Brand new Deep Purple, Space Grey, Gold, Silver. Pre-order starts from 8PM on 9 September. Storage options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB.
iPhone 14 Pro comes with a 6.1-inch display. Starting at S$1,649, iPhone 14 Pro is available from 16 September.
iPhone 14 Pro Max comes with a 6.7-inch display. Starting at S$1,799, iPhone 14 Pro Max is available from 7 October.

Let’s talk about the features, both new and refreshed that comes with the iPhone 14 Pro & iPhone 14 Pro Max.

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Dynamic Island – New
Coming in hot with a fancy new update, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will come with Dynamic Island, a unique Apple innovation that allows you to use your iPhone seamlessly without taking you away from what you’re doing. Welcome to a world where multitasking is taken to the next level.

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Dynamic Island merges fun and function unlike anything you have ever seen – consolidating all of your notifications, alerts and activities into one interactive place. It expands fluidly enough to get your attention – Your ride is here! – then tucks away into a beautiful pill-shaped notch on the top of your screen. You can see the next turn in Maps, touch and hold to control your music, and even keep an eye on the timer for your roast chicken in the oven all while being part of the intense conversation with all the hot tea your friends are spilling on iMessage or other chat apps. Talk about a seamlessly intuitive smartphone experience.

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Always-On Display – New
Now, your Lock Screen is always-on – so you don’t even have to tap it to stay updated with everything. When your iPhone is placed face down on the desk, or safely tucked away in your pocket or bag, it goes dark to help preserve battery life. Complemented with all-day battery life, you can be sure that your iPhone can last longer than it ever has.

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iOS 16 – New
iOS 16 allows customisation like never before – you can make your Lock Screen truly yours in fun, dynamic new ways. If you missed our iOS 16 piece previously, catch up on all iOS 16 has to offer here. App Tracking Transparency allows you to fully control which apps are permitted to track your activity.

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Super Retina XDR Display – New
With a display that’s up to 2x brighter in the sun, the new Super Retina XDR display is truly in a class of its own. In our humid and mostly sunny climate, the Super Retina XDR display now reaches a peak of 2,000 nits outdoors – making your text and graphics jump straight out of the screen at you even in the glaring sunlight. Perfect for outdoor use.

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Photos and HDR videos get a huge boost too, with up to 1,600 nits peak brightness, your iPhone will now be on the same level as the Pro Display XDR – you can now shoot films on iPhone featuring sensational and vibrant colours that are more true to life than ever.

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ProMotion Technology – New
ProMotion technology allows for variable refresh rates from 10 to 120 times per second, and smoothly and intelligently ramps up when you require exceptional graphics performance especially when you’re playing a super intense RPG game on your iPhone – and ramps down to save power when you don’t. Gamers, this is the one for you.

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48MP Main Camera – New
Talk about Pro. The Pro camera system gets a massive upgrade, essentially, more Pro. The all-new 48MP Main camera is now equipped with an advanced quad-pixel sensor – with up to 4x the resolution in ProRAW for unbelievably amazing zoom into the most vivid detail in every crop. With a 65% larger sensor as compared to the iPhone 13 Pro, better photos can be produced at the practical 12MP size. Shooting in ProRAW at 48MP resolution delivers sharper images and less noise for unprecedented detail without compromising on resolution. You now have total creative autonomy to create the most stunning images, all on your iPhone.

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Telephoto – New
Step up your frame game with the new Telephoto, which leverages on the middle 12 megapixels of the quad-pixel sensor to deliver full-resolution photos and 4K videos with no digital zoom.

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It works in Portrait mode, Time-Lapse and Pano modes too – with its popular focal length and impeccable resolution, 2x is the perfect framing choice for Portrait mode.

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With up to 3x better low-light photos on the Ultra Wide camera, up to 2x better low-light photos on the Main camera and up to 2x better low-light photos on the Telephoto camera – the Photogenic Engine which allows Deep Fusion merges the best pixels from multiple exposures into one breathtaking photo.

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Adaptive True Tone – New
The new Adaptive True Tone flash adjusts the intensity of 9 LEDs depending on the focal length of the photo – all so your subject will always appear in the best and most flattering light. Boasting up to 2x brighter flash on Telephoto shots and up to 3x better uniformity on Ultra Wide shots with flash, there’s no more excuses not to whip out your phone in low-light conditions to capture special moments. Time to get your photography on with all the tools you need at your fingertips on iPhone 14 Pro.

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Cinematic Mode – Upgraded
Cinematic mode now shoots in 4K HDR at 24 breathtaking frames per second – the film industry standard. You can now seamlessly edit with other pro footage in 4K at either 24 or 30 fps, and edit the depth effect after capture. Embrace the highest-quality video in a smartphone, ever. You can also shoot, view, edit and share in ProRes or Dolby Vision HDR, and tap on Action mode for smooth hand-held videos with no extra gimbal needed. Truly stunning.

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Battery Life – Upgraded
Even with all the massive upgrades and brand new features, iPhone 14 Pro still delivers a crazy amazing all-day battery life. With up to 29 hours video playback on iPhone 14 Pro Max, up to 23 hours video playback on iPhone 14 Pro – leverage on a MagSafe charger for faster wireless charging. Now, you can use your iPhone 14 Pro for an extended period of time without worrying about it dying while you’re bingeing on your favourite shows.

Well, there you have it. The iPhone 14 series in all its glory. Which model would you pick or upgrade to?

Krist

A huge fan of smart home technology and an Apple enthusiast.

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