What Is Different About The iPhone 14?

Apple’s new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro are now available. The company released the same number of iPhones as it did the previous year. On the other hand, this year’s iPhone lineup is more complicated, owing to how Apple chose to name the new iPhones and feature discrepancy. If you want to buy one of the new iPhones but aren’t sure which one to choose, here’s a brief breakdown of the significant differences between the regular, Plus, Pro, and Max models:

Difference Between New iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro 

The iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and the iPhone 14 Pro Max are all new iPhones from Apple this year. The other three iPhones are improved versions of what we currently have on the market, whereas the iPhone 14 Plus is a new product that has arrived rather than a “Mini” version. 

In terms of functionality, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are practically the same. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are both made of the same material, except that one is larger than the other. There aren’t many differences when you go from an iPhone 14 to an iPhone 14 Plus or from an iPhone 14 Pro to an iPhone 14 Pro Max. Nevertheless, the difference between an iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro is substantial in terms of both functionality and cost. Like this, even though they practically have the exact physical dimensions, upgrading from an iPhone 14 Plus to an iPhone 14 Pro Max will be a significant leap in experience. The main differences between iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro include:

  • Updated chip in the Pro
  • Different chassis construction materials: stainless steel for the Pro and aluminum for the Regular
  • A higher refresh rate of 120Hz on Pro
  • More excellent outdoor peak brightness on Pro
  • Always on Display on Pro
  • New notch design and related software features on Pro 
  • Greater storage capacities on Pro
  • Primary camera with a higher MP count on Pro 
  • Night Portraits, ProRaw, and Macro are camera capabilities available on the third camera on Pro.

Pricing and Availability 

In the United States, the standard iPhone 14 costs $799, while the iPhone 14 Plus costs $899. The iPhone 14 is already available for purchase, while the iPhone 14 Plus will be available later, on October 7. For the Pro variants, prices start at $999 for the smaller variation and $1,099 for the larger “Max” variant. Unlike the standard iPhone 14 versions, both the Pro are currently on the market.

To cut a long story short, the new iPhone 14 Plus model won’t be available until next month, so if you don’t want to wait that long, you’ll have to settle with the regular iPhone 14 or one of the Pro versions.

Notch vs. Dynamic Island 

All iPhones include a Super Retina XDR display with HDR capability. The regular iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus retain a notch on display; however, the Pro versions have adopted the new Dynamic Island. There is also no Always-On display on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus.

Instead of a notch on display, the new iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max sport a pill-shaped cutout. This is a significant shift for the new iPhones since they are the first to be released without a notch since the iPhone X debuted in 2018. It’s called Dynamic Island, and it moves and animates to display various UI components. It certainly looks better than anything we’ve seen in the Android sector. Dynamic Island, on the other hand, is restricted to the Pro models, which means that the ordinary iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus still have a notch. Apple did not lower the notch size on the iPhone 14, making it visually like the notch on the iPhone 13.

Pro Camera VS. Advanced Dual-Camera System 

This year, only the Pro models received camera enhancements. The regular iPhone 14 devices still have the same dual-camera setup as the iPhone 13. The cameras are one of the most appealing features of the Pro models, so you’ll have to decide if you want the very best of what Apple has to offer or a basic yet trustworthy camera system. All the new iPhones will include Photonic Engine and Action Mode, but only the Pro versions will have a 48MP wide sensor. 

For the first time, the iPhone will use a 48MP sensor rather than a 12MP sensor. This is a significant step forward for “professional” users who take their photography and filming seriously. The new photonic engine could result in significant improvements in low-light photography. You may also expect slight improvements in images recorded with the ultra-wide and telephoto lenses compared to last year’s iPhone 13 Pro models. The real showstopper is the 48MP sensor, which is limited to the Pro versions.

Non-Pro iPhones also benefit from the new Photonic Engine, although they retain a dual-camera arrangement with 12MP primary and ultra-wide sensors. Images taken with the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus will appear identical to those taken with the iPhone 13. 

Regarding the video, it is better to purchase the Pro models because it has ProRes and Macro video recording. The Pro versions additionally feature 3x optical zoom-in, whereas the ordinary iPhone 14 does not. All the new iPhones include a 12MP selfie camera on the front, but only the Pro iPhones support ProRes video recording with the selfie camera, regular iPhone 14 doesn’t. 

Final Thoughts 

Aside from the noticeable physical changes, it’s clear that this year’s Pro models provide a far superior feature set than ordinary iPhones. With support for a faster refresh rate and higher peak brightness, you also get a better overall screen, in addition to the highly distinctive camera cutout. You also get a superior processor in the Pro variants rather than just more storage at the top. Finally, the camera is undoubtedly the largest distinction between the Pro and the standard iPhone 14 versions. You get a brand-new 48MP wide sensor with the Pro, which is claimed to be up to 65% bigger. 


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