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During Apple's September keynote streamed yesterday the new iPhone 14 and the larger iPhone 14 Plus were presented, among others. In addition to a 6,1-inch or 6,7-inch display, these come with an A15 Bionic chip with five GPU cores, the option for SOS emergency calls via satellites, and improved battery life. In addition, a Super Retina XDR display, new photo calculations called "Photonic Engine", better image stabilization for action-packed video recordings and other improvements are among the innovations in the devices. Here you will find the most important technical data of the Apple iPhone 14 (Plus) as well as further information including availability and pricing. The Pro models are discussed in a separate article.
Since the Apple iPhone 14 and the Apple iPhone 14 Plus differ mainly in the size of the display or housing, most of the technical data of these new smartphones can be summarized. If there are different specifications, then these are noted accordingly in the following specs list. If no separation is made, the information applies to both models.
In contrast to iPhone 14 Pro Max and 14 Pro, the smaller models do not have the latest SoC installed. The rumors that Apple will use the same chip in the standard model of the new iPhone as in the Pro model of last year's iPhone have been confirmed.
The A15 Bionic Chip with 6-core CPU, 5-core GPU and 16-core Neural Engine should also ensure efficient calculations, best camera use and fast apps in the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. In addition, it should promote mobile gaming on Apple smartphones thanks to its high graphics performance.
The optical image stabilization (OIS) of the main camera on the back of the new iPhones ensures even more stable video recordings. This also applies to those videos for which you have to run, for example to capture an action scene, the running child or the playing dog in moving images. The recordings already shown by Apple make it clear that the new "Action Mode" could make a gimbal (e.g. DJI OM) unnecessary for many users. How good the new mode for optical image stabilization is, however, will have to be seen in real use in the future.
Apple lists in the official press release to the devices further improvements of the camera system. This involves the following points:
The new "Crash Detection" feature was introduced yesterday for the Apple Watch and the iPhone. In German, this means "accident detection" and it is about the interaction of new sensors with the microphone and other components, so that a car accident can be detected and an emergency call can then be made automatically. This can be canceled if everything is okay and no emergency doctor is needed. The new high-g acceleration sensor can detect forces of up to 256 G.
The new satellite feature of the iPhones is also about making emergency calls off the road and away from regular mobile communications. Both the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Plus can be used to make an emergency call via satellite in the event of an emergency in remote areas. The connection has to be set up outdoors, and an optical aid is used to align the iPhone with the satellite, as in the "Exact search" in "Where is?". Establishing the connection and sending the emergency message can take a while, but it should work without a bulky antenna.
iOS 14 comes with the iPhone 16. and compatible devices not only get new options for designing the lock screen, but also the fitness app for the iPhone. With this, fitness functions and the Fitness+ subscription can be used without an Apple Watch. I didn't want to leave that unmentioned at this point.
Both models can be pre-ordered from Apple starting tomorrow, Friday, September 9, 2022. The iPhone 14 will then go on sale on September 16, 2022. The iPhone 14 Plus is a little longer in coming and will be available on October 7, 2022. Then you can buy it not only from Apple but also from Amazon, MediaMarkt, Saturn, Expert, Cyberport, in mobile phone shops and the like.
The price of the Apple iPhone 14 depends on the size of the memory and starts at 999 euros for the 6,1-inch model and 1.149 euros for the 6,7-inch model. In the following table you will find all prices that are officially listed by Apple.
|128 GB memory||256 GB memory||512 GB memory|
|iPhone 14||999 €||1.129 €||1.389 €|
|14 iPhone Plus||1.149 €||1.279 €||1.539 €|
When you buy a new iPhone from Apple's online store, you can trade in your old iPhone for credit. You get the new device sent to you, you have a certain amount of time for the data transfer, then you have to send in the old device and wait for its evaluation. If it is in the condition you previously indicated (new, good, used, damaged, etc.), there is the predicted discount for the purchase of the new device. It worked great for me when I bought the iPhone 12 Pro at the beginning of last year. For an iPhone 13 Pro Max you get a credit of up to 760 euros, for an iPhone SE 2 up to 135 euros.
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.