iPhone 14 Lineup, Apple Watch Series 8 and Every Other Announcement


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Apple announced the latest version of the iPhone’s operating system, iOS 16, at WWDC in June, and at the “Far Out” event we saw features like Crash Detection, the Always On display and Dynamic Island in action.

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iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus

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The Plus expands to a 6.7-inch device from the standard 6.1-inch version. They’ve got updated head dissipation, a 1,200-nit HDR display with Dolby Vision support and come in a new shade of blue in addition to the rest. They inherit the battery life of the Max.

A new A15 Bionic chip bumps all the cores for faster performance. Apple upgraded the camera system with a larger sensor (1.9 microns) and sensor shift OIS in the 12-megapixel main camera. Apple says you’ll get better results in difficult lighting, and faster, too. The new TrueDepth camera also boosts low-light photography and has faster, better focusing. Apple has introduced what it calls the Photonic Engine in software for better image processing.

 Action mode improves digital image stabilization for video and uses the full sensor.

As rumored, the iPhone has gone to eSIMs — no more physical SIMs supported in the US. It also supports crash detection, thanks to new sensors, and adds emergency SOS via satellite for when you’re off the grid, thanks to new antennas and an app that helps you stay connected as the satellite moves. The latter comes free for two years.

The iPhone 14 starts at $799 (£849, AU$1,399), the Plus at $899 (£949, AU$1,579). Preorder starts Sept. 9, but the 14 ships Sept. 16 and the 14 Plus on Oct. 7.

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iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max

Apple iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max side by side showing sizes

Pro Display XDR-like specs come to the Pro screens with the Super Retina XDR. The new camera notch on the pro expands and contracts to accommodate notifications and information, which you can interact with, called the “Dynamic Island.” Better brightness management and refresh rate variety is available to manage battery life, and keeps the…