FINALLY the new iPhone 14 is here – and The Sun got an early look at the gadget.
I spent the day at Apple’s special launch event and got to see the brand new gadget in flesh – or metal.
As predicted, it comes in two flavors: iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus.
That’s a departure from last year’s iPhone 13 and 13 Mini.
The iPhone 14 has a 6.1-inch screen while the Plus has a 6.7-inch display.
Apple says the new model has “the best battery life ever in an iPhone.”
Of course, that’s impossible to verify at the moment, but we’ll test it soon enough.
You also get an OLED Super Retina XDR display protected by Apple’s Ceramic Shield.
Five colors are available: Midnight, Starlight, Blue, Purple and Red.
It’s powered by last year’s A15 chip with an upgraded GPU to improve gaming.
According to Apple, the new iPhone offers 49% better image capture in low light conditions.
There’s a larger sensor and faster focus with an f/1.5 aperture.
Night mode photos can now be taken much faster, Apple says.
And the selfie camera has also been improved with a faster aperture that boosts low-light selfies by 39%.
Apple has equipped the iPhone 14 with a new and more advanced video stabilization mode.
It’s called Action Mode and it uses the full sensor to make videos look incredibly stable.
The demo footage presented by Apple during the keynote was very impressive.
Unsurprisingly, the iPhone 14 comes with support for fast 5G internet.
And you can also opt for an eSIM on your iPhone and do without physical SIM cards.
It is possible to store multiple eSIMs on a single device.
And it cannot be lost or stolen.
Apple has also added a new Emergency feature to get help even if you’re unplugged in a remote location.
With the new emergency SOS you can connect to a satellite and share your location with emergency services.
You will be notified when satellite reception is available and also when emergency responders have received the ping.
Satellite “Find My” alerts, which let you share your location with friends and family, are available free for two years with the purchase of an iPhone 14.
It will initially only be offered in the USA and Canada – live from November.
The iPhone 14 is $799 and the iPhone 14 Plus is $899.
The $699 Mini we saw last year is gone, so the base model is now $100 more.
In the UK, you’ll pay £849 for the iPhone 14 and £949 for the iPhone 14 Plus.
Like-for-like, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 are priced identically in the US. Great Britain has seen a small rise in prices.
The iPhone 14 will appear first on September 16th, followed by the iPhone 14 Plus on October 7th.
Can it do enough to keep Android competitors at bay? We’ll find out soon enough.
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