Apple presented new iPhone and Apple Watch models in the Steve Jobs Theater at the Apple Park campus in California.
SPEKA has analyzed the features that first appeared in the new Apple gadgets.
iPhone 14: a new camera, emergency call, and charger
The iPhone 14 from Apple features a 6.5-inch display, and the iPhone 14+ has a 6.7-inch display.
The chip hasn’t changed since the previous version, the iPhone 13 Pro Max — it’s still the A15 Bionic. The iPhone is equipped with a 5-core GPU and a new battery, which, according to the developers’ claim, is enough for a whole-day’s work.
The iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14+ also have better main and front cameras, which can shoot better photos and videos in low light and also stabilize video.
The new smartphones also feature eSim capable of carrying multiple virtual phone numbers, which means the owner no longer needs a physical card. This adds to security since eSim cannot be removed when the phone is stolen, while there’s no slot to insert a SIM card.
The iPhone 14 will have the Crash Detection function that will notify emergency services and trusted contacts in case a road accident occurs. If it happens in a place where no WiFi or mobile communication is available, the call will be made via satellite connectivity.
The iPhone 14 will be available for sale in the U.S. from September 16, and the iPhone 14+ from October 1. It’s still unknown when the gadget will appear in Ukraine, but some websites already offer to preorder it for 42,500 UAH (around $1,150).
At the same time, the Apple Ukraine official website hasn’t yet provided this option, so it’s better to wait for the official start of sales. In the U.S., the iPhone 14 will cost $799 (around 29,500 UAH), while the iPhone 14+ will be offered for $899 (33,200 UAH).
iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max: a new chip and display
The VIP models of the new iPhone, the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max, have the new A16 Bionic chip.
According to the developers, this chip is built on a 4-nanometer processor and has almost 16 billion transistors. The iPhone also features a new display, which is twice as bright and energy-efficient at the same time.
Tim Cook and the Apple team asserted that the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max will also stay charged for the whole day without recharging.
The smartphones feature a 48-megapixel main camera with a quad-pixel sensor, which provides new opportunities for focusing, color capturing, and lighting.
These gadgets will also shoot photos and videos in low light and record 4K video. Furthermore, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will include Apple ProRAW for professional photographers as well as an improved Macro mode.
The iPhone will have the new Dynamic Island notification and background activity control system.
The iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max will be available for sale in the U.S. on September 16, but orders can be placed as early as September 9. The U.S. price of the iPhone 14 Pro will be $999 (36,900 UAH), while the iPhone 14 Pro Max will be priced at $1099 (40,500 UAH).
Apple Watch: dust proof and drop resistant
Besides smartphones, Apple has also presented updated watches — Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE, and Apple Watch Ultra, which are better protected against water, dust, and drops.
Apple Watch Series 8 has a new temperature sensor and new functions, for instance, menstruation and ovulation tracking.
Like the iPhone 14, the watch has the Crash Detection function, which detects a crash and notifies emergency services and close contacts.
The developers assert that Apple Watch Series 8 offers 18 hours of battery life in high power mode and up to 36 hours in low power mode. International roaming is available on the watch.
The Apple Watch SE has a larger display and is 20% faster.
The Apple Watch Ultra will suit athletes, especially climbers, swimmers, and runners. The watch features a 49-millimeter titanium case and an extra-durable screen.
The gadget supports cellular communication and promises 36 hours of battery life, or up to 60 hours in the energy-saving mode.
The Apple Watch Ultra has an Action button which you can press with your gloves on, two speakers, three microphones, and precise GPS; it withstands temperatures in the range from -20° C to +55° C. The watch can also be used as a dive computer.
Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE, and Apple Watch Ultra will be available in the U.S. from September 16. The U.S. price for Apple Watch Series 8 will be $399 (14,700 UAH) for the GPS version, while the cellular version will be priced at $499 (18,400 UAH). The Apple Watch Ultra will cost $799 (29,500 UAH).
AirPods Pro: a better sound and noise cancellation
Another news from Apple is the updated AirPods Pro, which were promised to deliver higher quality sound and an improved background noise cancellation function.
Although looking no different than their predecessors, AirPods Pro feature the new H2 chip, which provides twice as much noise cancellation, and also support Bluetooth 5.2. The connection has also been made more stable.
The earbuds will be provided with four pairs of silicone tips of different sizes. The battery of AirPods Pro was also improved, offering up to 6 hours of listening or up to 30 hours when using a case.
AirPods Pro will be available for sale in the U.S. from September 23 at a price of $249 (9,100 UAH).