Apple iPhone 14 (Plus) – specifications, pictures and prices

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.

Apple introduced the iPhone 2022 and iPhone 14 Plus as part of the September 14 keynote. Both have the "old" A15 Bionic chip installed, but still have some innovations ready. Here you will find the technical data and information about the feature updates.

Apple introduced the iPhone 2022 and iPhone 14 Plus as part of the September 14 keynote. Both have the "old" A15 Bionic chip installed, but still have some innovations ready. Here you will find the technical data and information about the feature updates.

Apple iPhone 14 (Plus) - Specifications

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.

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  • Manufacturer: Apple
  • Model: iPhone 14 / iPhone 14 Plus
  • Device type: Smartphone with iOS
  • iPhone 14 Size (H x W x D): 146,7 x 71,5 x 7,8 mm
  • iPhone 14 Weight: 172g
  • iPhone 14 Plus Size (H x W x D): 150,8 x 78,1 x 7,8 mm
  • iPhone 14 Plus Weight: 203g
  • Display size and resolution of the iPhone 14: 6,1 inches (15,4 cm) diagonal, 2.532 x 1.170 pixels with 460 ppi
  • Display size and resolution of the iPhone 14 Plus: 6,7 inches (17 cm) diagonal, 2.778 x 1.284 pixels with 458 ppi
  • Display specifications: HDR display with True Tone technology and P3 color space, strong 2.000.000:1 contrast, up to 1.200 nits for HDR content and 800 nits typical brightness
  • Protection class: IEC 60529 / IP68 dustproof and waterproof (up to 30 minutes at a depth of 6 meters)
  • Chip: A15 Bionic chip with 6-core CPU (4 efficiency and 2 performance cores), 5-core GPU and 16-core neural engine
  • Operating system: iOS 16
  • Main camera: Two-camera system with 12 MP main camera (ƒ/1.5 aperture) and 12 MP ultra wide angle (ƒ/2.4 aperture and 120° field of view)
  • Zoom: 2x optical and 5x digital
  • Video resolution: 4K with 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps / 1080p Full HD with 25 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps / 720p HD with 30 fps
  • Video recording modes: Cinema mode up to 4K HDR with 30 fps / Action mode up to 2,8K with 60 fps / HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 4K with 60 fps / Slow motion in Full HD with 120 fps or 240 fps / Time lapse with image stabilization / Night mode time-lapse
  • Image Stabilization: Optical stabilization with sensor shift for photos and videos
  • Other camera, photo and video specs: True Tone flash, Smart HDR 4, Deep Fusion and Photonic Engine, portrait modes, night mode, large color space, red-eye correction, panorama image with up to 63 MP, JPEG and HEIF as photo formats , HEVC and H.264 for video recording
  • Selfie camera: TrueDepth camera with 12 MP and ƒ/1.9 aperture as well as autofocus as a new feature
  • Features for the TrueDepth camera: Autofocus with Focus Pixels, Smart HDR 4, Deep Fusion and Photonic Engine, Retina Flash, portrait modes, Memoji and Animoji, night mode, 4K and Full HD videos with up to 60 fps each, slow motion in full HD with 120 fps, and more
  • Identification without entering an unlock code: Face ID
  • Sensors: Face ID, barometer, gyroscope, high-g accelerometer (for crash detection), proximity sensor, 2 x ambient light sensor
  • SIM card: Dual SIM via physical Nano SIM and eSIM / Dual SIM with two eSIMs
  • Cellular: 5G, 4G LTE, 3G UMTS / HSPA+ / DC-HSDPA and 2G UMTS / EDGE
  • WiFi: WiFi 6 802.11ax
  • Other radio technology: Bluetooth 5.3, U1 chip for "spatial awareness", NFC
  • Location detection: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, BeiDou, digital compass, WiFi, cellular and iBeacon micro-location
  • Satellite communication: help for the exact alignment to the satellite implemented, emergency calls via text message with selectable content possible (see below)
  • Physical Interface: Lightning Connector, again no USB-C
  • iPhone 14 battery life: Up to 20 hours of local video playback or up to 16 hours of video streaming / up to 80 hours of audio playback
  • iPhone 14 Plus battery life: Up to 26 hours of local video playback or up to 20 hours of video streaming / up to 100 hours of audio playback
  • Quick charge function: Up to 50% battery capacity in 30 minutes with chargers from 20 watts of power
  • Wireless charging: MagSafe and Qi chargers with up to 15 watts of power
  • Box contents: iPhone 14 (Plus) with iOS 16, USB-C to Lightning cable, documentation

An overview of the (new) functions and possibilities of the Apple iPhone 14 and Apple iPhone 14 Pro. Screenshot of yesterday

Apple recycles the A15 Bionic chip from the iPhone 13 Pro

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.  

Action Mode could make gimbals unnecessary

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.

More camera improvements in iPhone 14 (Plus)

Apple lists in the official press release to the devices further improvements of the camera system. This involves the following points:

  • New main camera with 12 MP, ƒ/1.5 aperture and 1,9 µm pixels for better photos and videos in different lighting conditions - shorter exposure time for less motion blur and better technology for less image noise
  • New TrueDepth front camera with ƒ/1.9 aperture for better photos and videos in different lighting conditions as well as new autofocus, which focuses faster on group photos, among other things
  • The ultra wide-angle camera also benefits from the Photonic Engine to produce better photos in all lighting conditions
  • The True Tone flash has been improved, is 10% brighter and provides even illumination
  • The cinema mode can record videos with 4K and 30 fps as well as with 4K and 24 fps

Crash Detection detects car accidents

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.

Not only Apple, but also we wish you that you never have to use the new accident detection in iPhone and Apple Watch.

Not only Apple, but also we wish you that you never have to use the new accident detection in iPhone and Apple Watch.

SOS via satellite with smartphone restrictions

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.

Apple Fitness+ also for users without an Apple Watch

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.

When to buy the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus?

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: How much does the iPhone 14 (Plus) cost?

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 €

Trade in your old iPhone and get credit

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.

If you buy the new iPhone 14 (Plus) via the Apple online shop, you can trade in your old model and get a credit for it. The prices indicate the maximum that is available for a fully functional device without damage.

If you buy the new iPhone 14 (Plus) via the Apple online shop, you can trade in your old model and get a credit for it. The prices indicate the maximum that is available for a fully functional device without damage.

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