Apple has shown off their brand-new iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max smartphones.
The iPhone 14 Pro features a 6.1-inch HDR display, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max beefs that up to 6.7 inches in a 240-gram package.
These devices pack Apple’s latest mobile OS dubbed Dynamic Island — which kind of sounds like an animated TV show about a group of 20-somethings trapped on an island after a plane crash! But I digress.
Dynamic Island promises to be true to its name — offering a new design and user interface for both operations of the iPhone and the resting Always-On display.
Apple’s A16 Bionic chipset has six CPU cores that promise to handle work and play all day with a whopping 17 trillion operations per second.
On the chassis, iPhone users will find this to be Apple’s most durable device to date — featuring surgical-grade stainless steel and Ceramic Shield front glass that’s water and dust-resistant. Apple has also made its notch more interactive by adding battery and lock status to it in hopes of feeling more balanced.
However, this is really Apple’s device for the visually-minded.
For the first time ever, the iPhone Pro lineup features 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. For most photos, the quad-pixel sensor combines 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 that uses the middle 12 megapixels of the sensor for full-resolution photos and 4K videos with no digital zoom. This delivers optical quality at a familiar focal length, which is great for features like Portrait mode. The quad-pixel sensor also benefits pro workflows, optimizing for detail in ProRAW. And with a new machine learning model designed specifically for the quad-pixel sensor, iPhone now shoots ProRAW at 48MP with an unprecedented level of detail, enabling new creative workflows for pro users. Rounding out photography and video, there’s a new “Action” mode for an incredibly smooth-looking video that adjusts to significant shakes, motion, and vibrations, even when a video is being captured in the middle of the action. “Cinematic” mode is now available in 4K at 30 fps and 4K at 24 fps.
And several pro-level workflows for video, including ProRes3 and end-to-end Dolby Vision HDR.
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are available for pre-order on September 9th at 8 AM and release on September 16th. The iPhone 14 Pro Max will cost $1,549 CAD and the smaller iPhone 14 Pro will cost $1,399 CAD.