One of the iPhone 14’s best features only works if you spend an extra £100

APPLE fans who are picking up the new iPhone this week might want to reconsider, as a great feature isn’t all it seems.

The iPhone 14 Pro should pack all the bells and whistles.

The new iPhone 14 will be released on Friday


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But the cheapest of the line – which costs £1099 – is actually missing a key option.

It turns out that the 128GB version of the iPhone 14 Pro can’t shoot the very best videos like the other Pro and Pro Max models.

That’s because this particular iPhone 14 Pro doesn’t support 4K ProRes video recording.

According to Apple, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max support ProRes video recording in the camera app at 1080p 30fps with the 128GB storage option and up to 4K 30fps with 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB storage options.

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This means that anyone who wants to record the highest possible quality videos on the iPhone 14 Pro 128GB cannot.

So if superior video quality is a must for you, consider the 256GB version instead.

For most people, however, it shouldn’t be too much of a problem.

4K ProRes is Apple’s own special technology standard – known as a video codec – used primarily in professional video productions.

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It’s not clear why Apple doesn’t allow the 128GB iPhone 14 Pro to record 4K ProRes.

but Mac rumours Notes, it is probably due to the massive amount of storage space such videos take up.

A one-minute 10-bit ProRes video takes up about 1.7 GB in 1080p, while it eats up 6 GB in 4K.

With all your apps and stuff, 128GB doesn’t leave much room for huge 4K videos.

iPhone 14 specs and features

That iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro come with 6.1-inch displays, but the Plus and Pro Max models are bumped up to 6.7-inches.

There are five colors to choose from including Midnight, Starlight, Blue, Purple and Red.

Apple has kept last year’s A15 chip to power the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus, while upgrading the Pro range to a more powerful new A16 chip.

Apple has also upgraded its cameras, claiming that the iPhone 14 can perform better in low-light environments and offer 49 percent better low-light image capture.

There’s a larger sensor and faster focus with an f/1.5 aperture.

Apple says it’s now possible to take night mode photos much faster.

And the selfie camera has also been improved with a faster aperture, offering a 39 percent boost for low-light selfies.

There are also some new safety features, like car crash detection, which can automatically alert emergency services if you’re in danger.

Apple has also added a new Emergency feature to get help even if you’re unplugged in a remote location.

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