The first reviews of the iPhone 14 Pro: what do journalists think after meeting

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Yesterday, September 7, Apple officially introduced its new iPhone 14 smartphones to the world. True, it turned out that the regular iPhone 14 and its enlarged version of the iPhone 14 Plus from the iPhone 13 are almost the same – only in display brightness and diagonal in the case of the Plus version . Accordingly, all the attention of the journalists who attended the presentation was focused on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Moreover, on the day of the presentation, many specialized media shared their first impressions about this gadget – and I have collected for you all the most basic and important.

Characteristics

  • Display: 6.1″ (6.7″ for Pro Max), Super Retina XDR OLED, 120Hz, HDR10, 2000 nits
  • Processor: Apple A16 Bionic.
  • RAM: 6 GB.
  • Internal memory: 128, 256, 512 GB, 1 TB.
  • Main cameras: 48MP main sensor, 12MP ultra-wide angle, 12MP telephoto lens.
  • Front camera: 12 MP.
  • Operating system: iOS 16.
  • Dimensions: 71.5 × 147.5 × 7.9 mm.
  • Weight: 206 g.

Dynamic Island everyone laughed at

If you watched the presentation online or read our news in real time, then you did not hear the laughter of journalists at the presentation. But several media representatives immediately said that when during the presentation the hole for the cameras was called Dynamic Island, a wave of laughter went through the hall. Yes, the name is really not the best, but the implementation is quite.

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Pocket lint

Instead of the usual notch, the iPhone 14 Pro now uses a tablet-shaped cutout that houses the Face ID sensors and the front camera. This cutout is called Dynamic Island by the company – it looks appropriate, attractive and this is a good innovation after the notch. Moreover, Dynamic Island is also a functional element. There is a responsive section around the notch that pulls in information from specific apps like Music or Clock, displaying small icons to the left of Dynamic Island. And if you launch two applications at once, then this island will be divided, and with a long press, a large widget with a set of functions will appear. From here you can also launch the application in full screen. Notifications about the arrival of a taxi or food delivery will also be displayed here, and in the case of Face ID, the widget will transform into a square.

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The Verge

The new iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Por Max are very similar to last year’s models, until you take a closer look at the display – the new tablet-shaped notch roughly means that the “bangs” have kind of disappeared. Instead, Apple now has an interesting solution called “Dynamic Island” – these are special notifications that appear around the camera cutout. They will adapt to the shape of a tablet, and Apple decided to use this as a widget system, some kind of multitasking analogue and, of course, an updated notification format. For example, there you can place music playback with quick access to the track switching interface. Dynamic Island is a huge change for the iPhone 14 Pro, and it looks like a good way to make better use of the camera cutout space.

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The display of the iPhone 14 Pro has undergone a huge change – the notch has disappeared, instead it is now one single long tablet. Or not? Not really – the holes in the screen are actually separated, but the system does the hard work for you, filling the space with black. And in iOS 16, this tablet and the space around it can be used to display various little notification indicators. This whole technology is called Dynamic Island, and everyone notably laughed at this name at the presentation, but the chip will probably soon become a standard element in Apple smartphones.

And this is actually a really cool feature – Apple has delivered something unexpected by turning an eyesore into a useful feature for working with a smartphone. Getting to the music player is easier, the timer can be placed next to the application, plus short and long presses are supported. But, of course, it takes time to get used to how you felt about the already familiar notch. But we suspect that after a couple of days of using a new smartphone, you will stop noticing the hole in the screen.

Display: Always On Display, 2000 nits and the same diagonal

Pretty expected, there were no rave reviews about the display of the new smartphone – this is, in fact, the screen from the iPhone 13 Pro Max with a couple of noticeable improvements.

Pocket lint

The iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max received a slightly redesigned display along with minor design changes. The diagonal remains the same (6.1 and 6.7 inches), the same Super Retina XDR OLED matrix with a resolution of 2556×1179 pixels with a density of 460 ppi is used. Naturally, the user will receive all the same technologies like True Tone, HDR and Haptic Touch. An important change has been made to ProMotion technology – now the system adapts the refresh rate from 1 Hz to 120 Hz instead of the range from 10 to 120 Hz in iPhone 13 Pro. And this is actually a very important upgrade that allows you to use Always On Display.

And while Always On Display has long been a feature of even mid-range Android smartphones, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are the first Apple smartphones to support this technology. In addition, the iPhone 14 Pro offers a brightness of 1600 nits (peak – 2000 nits), which is noticeably higher than the previous smartphone from the company. And even with a short acquaintance, it became clear that the colors became brighter and sharper, the black became super-black, and the screen brightness will definitely be enough for any scenario.

The Verge

One of the most important features of the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max is Always On Display – thanks to this, information widgets display important information for the user without having to activate the screen itself. You can quickly check the weather, calendar information, and more. It looks really great, and the wallpaper even darkens to match the Always On Display. This feature works with all wallpapers that the user will use.

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The iPhone 14 Pro screen got a pretty cool implementation of the Always On Display feature, but we won’t call it a revolution, as brands like Samsung have provided the same feature for years. However, it looks really nice, and it’s something that Apple users have been asking for for years – now there is no need to touch the screen or raise the smartphone to see the time, weather or notifications. And you don’t have to waste battery power to wake up the screen either. And it was possible to implement this technology due to the fact that the OLED display in the smartphone can now slow down the refresh rate to 1 Hz, like on the Apple Watch.

At the same time, the display in this format turned out to be more multifunctional than we expected – there are widgets, wallpapers, clocks and much more. And if you haven’t used an OLED iPhone before, you’ll be impressed with this screen’s clarity and color reproduction, its fluidity, and overall workspace (especially with the 6.7-inch display). But if you’re upgrading from an iPhone 13 Pro Max, you won’t really notice much of a difference.

Cameras: 48 MP, binning and more light

For the first time in many years, Apple decided to go beyond 12 megapixels – the main camera in the Pro version of the device has been upgraded to 48 megapixels. True, it still shoots in standard mode at 12 megapixels with binning, but if you wish, you can shoot in ProRAW at 48 megapixels.

Pocket lint

On the back of the device is a triple camera system consisting of a main sensor, an ultra-wide angle and a telephoto lens. The main update is that the company has moved from 12MP to 48MP with an f/1.78 aperture. This is a Quad Pixel technology sensor that can combine four adjacent pixels into one. We also slightly improved the aperture in the other two cameras, but the resolution is still 12 megapixels. And there’s also Photonic Engine technology, which promises to improve the image in low light, but, unfortunately, we could not test the cameras of the iPhone 14 Pro with a brief acquaintance. With the front camera, the same story – there is also a 12 megapixel sensor, but there is an improved aperture. Accordingly, it should be better to shoot a smartphone, but how much is not yet entirely clear.

The Verge

For the first time, an iPhone is moving from a 12-megapixel sensor to a 48-megapixel one. The same aperture has become better, there is a function of combining four pixels and a focal length of 24 mm. At the same time, in most situations, the smartphone will take 12-megapixel pictures, while capturing maximum light. It also allows you to crop the frame, providing a 2x zoom at a focal length of 48mm.

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The iPhone 14 Pro camera update is centered around one element – a new 48MP sensor. This means you can now use more scenarios in mobile photography, take higher resolution photos, or get better quality in low light. Apple claims twice the image quality in low light, but unfortunately we couldn’t test this in the bright test area. And the camera system now sticks out even more.

Design: new colors and bulky cameras

Apple did not introduce any major design changes either. It’s the same body, with just a few (very little) changes that only a big fan will notice.

Pocket lint

We can safely say that the design of the iPhone 14 Pro looks extremely familiar, just like its predecessors. Yes, there is a key difference in terms of the notch in the display, plus the cameras now stick out a little more. In all other respects, the device is identical to the previous generation – the same frames on which prints remain, the same thickness of the frames around the display, almost the same body colors (with the exception of purple).

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From the outside, the iPhone 14 Pro Max looks almost the same as the iPhone 13 Pro Max, but if you wanted to replace your smartphone while keeping the old case, then you’re out of luck – the cameras on the back require new accessories. At the same time, the smartphone in the hand lies exactly the same. It has sharp square edges, a physical mode switch is in place, but there is no USB Type-C connector at the bottom – maybe it will appear next year. And, unfortunately, the stainless steel frame is still a fingerprint magnet.

Review: cool, but almost the same

Probably for the first time in years, regular iPhones without the Pro prefix turned out to be so boring that no one even talks about them. But the Pro-line of updates is also not so much.

Pocket lint

The iPhone 14 Pro is, without any doubt, the most interesting smartphone of the entire lineup. It has a fresher design, an updated camera system, a new processor and an improved display, plus a cool feature with Dynamic Island. All this makes the iPhone 14 Pro the best iPhone the company has ever made, and the Pro is now definitely a Pro.

The Verge

All in all, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max look to be just as solid smartphones as the previous generation, but with some interesting improvements under the hood, especially around the camera. And I want to dive head first into it.

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The iPhone 14 Pro Max is the biggest, most advanced and most impressive smartphone in Apple’s new line of smartphones. And, accordingly, the most expensive. And the Dynamic Island feature looks like a really cool feature, so we think users will love the new features and get used to the new notch quickly. Camera improvements seem like a common thing, but it’s entirely possible we’ll be blown away by the quality of our low-light footage.

Source: Trash Box

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