these are its main characteristics
After countless rumours, the iPhone 14Plus is a reality. The new member of the Apple smartphone family has just been presented at the event far-out, with interesting news. Some of them quite surprising, it is true, but in line with what he had been commenting on for a long time.
The iPhone 14 Plus arrives in the apple catalog with the mission of occupy a new space in the mobile family developed in Cupertino. And it is positioned as the alternative for those who want a large-screen iPhone, but who do not need a Pro Max, or are not willing to pay what the top-of-the-line model costs.
The new mobile arrives with the same technical characteristics of the iPhone 14, but with a panel of 6.7 inches identical—in size at least—to the Pro Max. That yes, you will not save yourself from the notch. And although at first glance it does not seem to have much space left to stand out on its own, Apple assures the opposite.
To begin with, those from Cupertino assure that the iPhone 14 Plus offers the best battery experience ever seen on one of its mobiles. A statement that should not be taken lightly. Anyway, we have to wait to know the finer details on which Apple bases this position.
The specifications of the iPhone 14 Plus indicate that it offers up to 26 hours of video playback, or up to 20 hours if the video comes from streaming. Audio playback can be extended for 100 hours. In addition, you can get up to 50% charge in just half an hour using a 20 watt or higher adapter.
Regarding wireless charging, the new Apple mobile supports up to 15 watts through MagSafe, or up to 7.5 watts with a Qi charger.
The iPhone 14 Plus arrives with a known chip and improvements in photography
In terms of performance, there are not too many surprises. The iPhone 14 Plus, like the standard iPhone 14, incorporates last year's A15 Bionic processor. This has been a source of controversy in the months leading up to this afternoon's presentation, considering Apple has never segmented chip usage before. To compensate, those from Cupertino have decided to use the version incorporated in the iPhone 13 Pro. This means that the SoC of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus not only features a CPU with 6 cores —2 high-performance and 4 high-efficiency— , but also includes a 5-core GPU.
As for RAM, Apple has not provided further details, as usual. However, there has been talk for some time that the entire iPhone 14 lineup will be equipped with 6 GB.
As for the cameras, the iPhone 14 Plus also takes a very important leap. Like the standard model, it features a dual camera on the back; nevertheless, the main 12-megapixel sensor, with f/1.5 aperture, is completely new. The remainder, meanwhile, is a ultrawide 12 megapixels (f / 2.4) with a viewing angle of 120 °. According to Apple, photos taken in low light conditions are 49% better, while night mode is twice as fast.
On the front there are also novelties. As we said at the beginning, the design maintains the already known notch —instead of the new design included in the Pro models—, but incorporates a new 12-megapixel TrueDepth (f/1.9) front camera with autofocus.
In terms of videos, the iPhone 14 Plus also stands out for the incorporation of the cinematic mode, which allows you to record in 4K at 24 or 30 frames per second. It also implements a new action mode intended to record moving shots, offering a stabilization similar to that obtained in color by the mobile or the camera in a gimbal. The latter can capture the images at a maximum resolution of 2.8K at 60 frames per second.
It is worth clarifying that the maximum video recording configuration of the iPhone 14 Plus is in 4K at 24, 25, 30 or 60 fps. As for HDR video recording with Dolby Vision, it is possible to do it up to 4K at 60 frames per second; while slow motion clips can be up to 1080 at 120 or 240fps.
The iPhone 14 Plus also boasts a few new features that have been an integral part of the event's announcements. far-out. Such is the case of the collision detection, which has also been incorporated into the new Apple Watch Series 8, SE and Ultra. It is capable of recognizing when the user has been involved in an incident —a hard fall, a car accident, etc.— and can automatically communicate with trusted contacts and emergency services.
The iPhone 14 line is also the first to incorporate an emergency communications system through satellites. This allows you to have connectivity even when the device is in a place without access to cellular networks or WiFi. Apple claims it has achieved this by designing a proprietary component that has strong software integration. However, satellite connectivity will initially be available only in the United States and Canada, beginning in November.
Another important news for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus is that they will no longer be available with SIM card trays in the United States. This is due to the implementation of technology eSIMSomething that has been rumored for a long time.
Main technical specifications
|6.7-inch Super Retina XDR (OLED) with a resolution of 2778 x 1284 pixels, with a density of 458 ppi. 1,200 nits maximum brightness (HDR).
|A15 Bionic with 6-core CPU and 5-core GPU.
|128, 256 or 512GB.
|6 GB (Unofficial).
|Dual rear camera with 12-megapixel main sensor and 12-megapixel ultra wide sensor.
12 megapixel TrueDepth front camera with autofocus.
|5G, WiFi and satellite communication for emergencies.
|160.8 x 78.1 x 7.8 millimeters.
|Ceramic Shield protection on the front. Aluminum structure, with glass on the back.
Price and availability
Those who want to get their hands on the iPhone 14 Plus will have to be patient, since it will take a little longer than the standard model. The device can be reserved from September 9, but will only be available from October 7.
It will be available in five colors: Midnight, Purple, Star White, Blue, and Product(RED). Its price will start from $899 in the United States, while in Spain it will be obtained from the €1,159.
Why the iPhone 14 Plus is Apple's new star
The idea of an iPhone 14 Plus was not a passion of crowds in the preview of the launch event. Especially since his arrival supposedly it represented the step to better life of the iPhone minisomething that finally seems to have been confirmed with the omission of the latter from the new apple mobile lineup.
The iPhone 14 Plus is, after all, an option designed for those who do not want to be tied to the size of the standard version, but also do not think it convenient to go to the Pro Max just to have a larger screen. As we said at the beginning, this may be due to a matter of taste, real utility or economy.
Apple has got the message and has come up with a product that, on paper at least, is very attractive. Not only because of its screen size, but mainly because of the promise of offer unparalleled autonomy without compromising on the camera or its performance.
For those in Cupertino, meanwhile, it represents a very relevant possible income channel as it is more expensive than the conventional iPhone 14, as long as it manages to translate its potential into sales. This will be a point of special analysis in markets such as Europe, where the new Apple mobiles will arrive with a strong price increase compared to their predecessors.