American tech giant Apple recently launched its next lineup of smart phones – the iPhone 14 series. Like the previous years, the company introduced four models, but with one change. There’s no mini this time. Since its launch, people have been sceptical regarding the upgrades from the previous models. To put that in one line, there hasn’t been much.
To begin with the design, the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus look exactly like its predecessor iPhone 13 (except for increased weight and width). It has an IP 68 rating which ensures that your iPhone will be safe under water. It is protected by ceramic shield which is said to be the strongest screen guard on any smart phone.
It has a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display and 60Hz refresh rate. It has a peak brightness of 1200 nits. The screen is rich and vibrant. iPhone 14 runs on same A15 bionic chipset which was previously seen on Pro and Pro Max models of iPhone 13. It has 6 core CPU and 5 core GPU.
Two significant upgrades this year are the introduction of SOS and crash detection. For the time being, SOS is exclusively available in USA and Canada. Crash detection is a clever addition; when in a car, crash your iPhone automatically dials emergency services.
There are a few upgrades in the camera. A new 12MP True Depth front camera gives you autofocus for the first time on an iPhone. On the rear, it has a dual camera set up of 12MP main shooter and 12MP wide-angle sensor. The camera captures fantastic photos in all light conditions. The all new photonic engine helps it capture better images in low light condition. iPhone 14 excels in video photography. It can record up to 4k and there’s also support for slow-mo videos. The iPhone 14’s battery has been bumped up slightly from its predecessor. Apple says that the device will last all day long.
In all seriousness, iPhone 14 is practically iPhone 13 with some token upgrades and two new features. Switching to iPhone 14 may seem like a viable option for people using models older than 13. Also, Apple has kept prices on par with last year’s prices. So, iPhone 14 starts at Rs 79,900 for the base variant and goes all the way up to Rs 1,09,900 for high storage variant.
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