Apple iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max review: Is this the beginning of a new era for iPhones?


As a company that prides itself on innovation, Apple did something strange this year. iPhone 14and aside from the larger iPhone 14 Plus, it doesn’t look all that different from last year’s phone.

and there is a new iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, is also interesting because it looks a lot like last year’s Pro iPhone, but with a new display, new internals and a completely updated camera system. They may look the same, but they are actually almost completely different phones. The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are arguably the more interesting phones, so let’s take a closer look at them.

display & design

Not only was it brighter, but the display was always on. There is a dynamic island on it.

The display has a big update. The size and resolution haven’t changed, but the display is brighter than before. An eye-popping 2,000 nits when you’re outdoorsThe big news, though, is that the display is always on and has what Apple calls dynamic islands at the top. Let’s deal with the always-on aspect first.

Always-on display during operation. Notice how important details like dates, times, and song titles are slightly brightened.

Yes, Android phones have had always-on displays for a while, but Apple’s implementation, as always, is different and arguably better. First, it’s surprisingly lively. For the first few days I had to find out if I actually put the display to sleep. It’s intelligently highlighted so it’s very readable even when the display is asleep.

Despite its rather cheesy name, Dynamic Island is a fun way to cover up and work with the front-facing camera cutout and utilize it in fun and creative ways.

of dynamic island Simply put, the top UI element designed to hide the pill-shaped cutout of the small TrueDepth camera module. It basically turns the pill-shaped notch into an area where the status indicators and widgets live. Swiping up on an app minimizes it into a dynamic island where it stays and you can interact with it.

For example, if you’re playing music in the Music app and you wipe up, it becomes a dynamic island mini player with funky waveform animations. Tapping it will immediately reopen the Music app. You can also hold and expand it to quickly play/pause and change tracks. Also compatible with L.Real-time notification of ive activity This will be coming to iOS 16 later this year.

It’s been said that a video is worth 1,000 pictures, which means it’s worth a million words.

It’s an ingenious way to hide the notch, and one wonders why no Android smartphone maker has thought of it yet. At the time of writing, not all apps work with Dynamic Island, but notable apps include Apple Music, Apple Maps, Spotify, Amazon Music, Spotify Music, and Audible. It will be very interesting to see what the developers do with it. rumor That means all next year’s iPhones will have Dynamic Island.

There are also concerns about whether fingerprints and smudges will affect the TrueDepth camera and Face ID. The answer is no. First, Dynamic Island is not designed to be manipulated all the time. Think of it as a status or notification bar. If you want more utility from the app, you can choose to interact with it from time to time, but otherwise it just sits there. This is not a rear camera issue. Additionally, Face ID relies on the dot projector module and infrared camera to work, rather than the lens camera.

Deep purple looks gray most of the time. Space black is nice.

Other than the color, nothing has changed in terms of design. Silver and Gold are back, there’s a new Deep Purple that replaces Sierra Blue, and a new version of Space Black. My review units are the iPhone 14 Pro Max in Deep Purple and the iPhone 14 Pro in Space Black. Deep purple appears gray in most situations and exhibits a purple hue only under certain lighting conditions. Space Black looks like charcoal. After seeing all four colorways at the launch event, my pick of the four is Space Black.

The sides are flat and highly polished. Oh, and we still have the Lightning port.

These phones still have the same square flat sides and rounded corners that first appeared. iPhone12 seriesThe chassis is still stainless steel with highly polished sides. The buttons are all in roughly the same position, but the camera bump is larger (to accommodate the larger sensor).That means you’ll need a new phone case – checkout A guide to iPhone 14 phone cases.

Emergency SOS & Collision Detection

The idea is to ask for help no matter where you might get stuck. (Image source: Apple)

Safety has been a big issue for Apple this year, and both the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max have Emergency SOS via satellite This allows you to send SOS messages via satellite when there is no cellular or Wi-Fi connection. If you somehow find yourself stuck in the wilderness, this will come in very handy.The service will launch in November and will initially be available only in the US and Canada.

International travelers who purchase iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max outside of the U.S. and Canada will also receive service in the U.S. and Canada, unless the phone was purchased in mainland China, Hong Kong or Macau. iPhones purchased at these locations do not have this feature.

Crash detection is a feature on all iPhone 14 phones, as well as Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Ultra. (Image source: Apple)

Another safety feature added to the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max is the Crash detection, uses your phone’s sensitive accelerometer and other sensors to detect if you’ve been in a serious car crash. If so, it can help you contact emergency services and emergency contacts even if you are not responding. apple watch series 8 When apple watch ultra that too. Apple iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max review: Is this the beginning of a new era for iPhones?

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