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iPhone 14 - What you need to know

It’s here! The coveted iPhone 14 range has just dropped and here is all the information you need to know.



So what’s new? Has Apple discontinued the iPhone mini? And, how much better is the new camera? We’re unpacking the four new iPhone models below.

So what’s new?

The big news is the elimination of the iPhone mini and in its place, the iPhone 14 Plus. The range is made up of 4 new phone models split across two levels, Standard and Pro.

  • iPhone Pro (6.1-inches)
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max (6.7-inches)
  • iPhone 14 (6.1 inches)
  • iPhone 14 Plus (6.7-inches)

If you missed out on the Apple announcement, take a look at a guided tour of the iPhone 14 series below.

What are the big differences between the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14?
Dynamic Island

The biggest change to the face of iPhone since Apple's introduction of the all screen feature…Apple removes the infamous display notch for the Pro models, replacing it with the all-new Dynamic Island.

The new notch will feature a pill-shaped cut-out design that not only houses the Face ID and selfie camera but now adds a never before seen function to the new iPhone 14 Pro series.

Take a glimpse of the new Dynamic Island below:

Dynamic Island allows for an interactive experience, allowing you to access your notifications, alerts, activities in one place.


Speaking of cameras, it would not be an Apple update without an extravagant camera update. The iPhone 14 Pro models received the majority of upgrades, featuring a 48MP main camera compared to the 12MP main camera used in the iPhone 13 range. This will provide drastic improvements in the Pro camera system from capturing amazing low light photography to cinematic mode that is now available in 3K and 4K.

Notably, the standard iPhone 14 models will not be receiving the same upgrades and will remain using a 12MP camera. On the bright side, all the iPhone 14 models are receiving an upgraded front camera with a wider f/1.9 aperture to achieve sharper and clearer photos for the perfect capture.

iPhone 14 Camera QualityImage: Apple

Emergency SOS via Satellite

The entire iPhone 14 lineup introduces a satellite Emergency SOS feature allowing you to send emergency messages when out of cellular or Wi-Fi range. This groundbreaking feature also lets users manually share their location over satellite with Find My to provide a sense of security when going out on adventures off the grid. This feature will initially be only available for the USA and Canada.

Let’s compare all four models…
iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max

The iPhone 14 Pro range sees the most changes in the series with added:

  • Dynamic Island
  • Better performing A16 bionic chip
  • First-ever 48MP camera on iPhone
  • Crash detection and Emergency SOS via satellite
  • iOS 16
  • Available colours: Space Black, Silver, Gold, Deep Purple
iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus

With less dramatic changes - besides the replacement of the iPhone mini (5.4-inches) with the iPhone 14 Plus (6.7-inch), the Standard iPhone 14 series core changes introduce:

  • Better battery life
  • Powerful camera upgrades with a larger sensor and larger pixels
  • Crash detection and Emergency SOS via Satellite
  • iOS 16
  • Available colours: Midnight, Blue, Starlight, Purple, Red

Apple Press Release iPhone 14Image: Apple

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