iPhone 14/Pro Impressions: Welcome to Dynamic Island!
abroad from a hotel room in Cupertino, California, because today was Apple's September event and this is your first look, your hands-on, and your honest
impressions and thoughts, and everything you need to know about the iPhone 14 lineup and while the phones look nice Just like last year there is a lot of cool stuff in store and i have a lot of ideas about it but as you may know the september event is
iphone accessories so we got new airpods and a new set of watches, including a new Apple Watch Ultra that I also got hands-on time with, will be a separate video.
I'll link a little like button so you can see it when it's live or hopefully already is. subscribed here with notifications turned on in which case you'll see it right away but that'll be a different video but for now our new iPhones in 2022 we have the iPhone 14 and 14 plus and then the iPhone 14 pro and 14 pro Max breaks with the mini iPhone you had a good run so the new baseline iPhones as you can imagine are pretty similar only one is much bigger than the other so the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus both have 6.1 inch screens and 6.7 inches respectively.
My prediction about the waveform was that all prices would stay the same. Same thing and it turned out to be correct so the iPhone 14 is 7.99 and the larger 14 plus is 8.99 and really what you'll notice is that these two phones look very similar to last year with a few bumps and refinements here and there for course, but they both have the same a15 bionic chip as last year, same design, same notch on the outside. In fact, I'm convinced that a case that fits the iPhone 13 will fit the iPhone 14, but the green is gone and there's a new light blue. that matches my shirt extremely well but there are three main things that are new here the screen, the cameras and the connectivity if that makes sense so the connectivity is the most quirky as you can imagine huh you know how iPhones have always had a small S IM card tray on the side well in the US starting with the iPhone 14 they will no longer have sim card trays they will move to esim electronic sim card entirely, which is fine i guess i mean they work well usually very easy to upgrade phones or even swap between carriers but i have to wonder naturally if this will also act as a little extra wall in Walled Garden because now how difficult it will be to switch from an iPhone to a non-iPhone just something to think about but anyway the iPhone 14 also has satellite connectivity for SOS and this is really impressive so in d Where you don't have any cellular connection but still need to send a message you'll be able to talk to satellites to still get a message sent so now satellite connectivity is notoriously pretty difficult you'd need a big radio or at least something with big external antennas and you need an unobstructed view of the sky and it should be pointing directly at a satellite I mean you've probably seen what a Starlink dish looks like so now Apple built this sensitivity into the iPhone 14s antennas and they actually created a part of the UI in which it will actually help you point directly at a satellite and it will. help you send that emergency message it will actually pack it into a smaller format and within 30 seconds to a minute or two you can send a message even when you don't have cellular connectivity it's an edge case hopefully you never have to use but that's great that you can do it um and the details of where it's coming to the US and Canada later this year and it's going to be free for two years and then that's all we know but as far as things that you will really use every day the screens are the same size and resolution as before but now they get a little brighter 1200 nits Max for HDR content everything else is the same and then there is a new larger 12 megapixel main camera system sensor With a stab at sensor-shifting, it uses a wider F 1.5 aperture for better photos and hopefully better sensitivity and low light, and there's a new 12-megapixel selfie camera on the front with autofocus. , plus they've introduced this whole new photonics engine again they name it all but really that's just a better image processing pipeline from start to finish which should generally improve low light sensitivity and night time photos , things like that, there's also a new action mode feature in the camera that does much more dramatic stabilization on super shaky video.
I definitely have to try this out for myself, it seems to work better with certain types of shots like they use in their demos, but basically we'll see that the way I see it is that these new iPhone 14s and 14 plus are essentially an iPhone. 13 Pro a year later minus the telephoto camera and minus the aluminum-clad OLED promotion as if it were a very familiar phone. lay means they can promise this will be the best battery life ever on an
iphone this plus and i'm pretty sure this plus will be a hit if i know anything about normal people's phone buying decisions i think i'll spend 100 bucks extra for a much larger screen is a no brainer so that's 7.99 for the iPhone 14 and 8.99 for the 14 plus which actually comes out a month later in October for some reason but then we have the iPhone 14 pro and 14 pro Max which have a little bit more going on it still has all the new stuff from the 14 and 14 plus I just talked about satellite connectivity action mode on the camera it's even the same two sizes again 6.1 inch and 6.7 inches, but there are three new things here. and that's a new a16 bionic chip and an even bigger camera upgrade and then this thing called
Island we'll tackle that to make the a16 bionic chip inside even more powerful and more efficient as you can imagine it's now a chip Six cores built on a four nanometer pr ocess are trading forty percent better than the sweet competition and there's also a slight upgrade to the display this is up to 2000 nits maximum outdoor brightness which is class leading and pro iPhones now finally have an always on display so you can still see the time and if you have notifications and even updated information in your widgets while your phone is locked and just sitting on a table or charging that I really like but the big updates like I said it's going to be the camera and the cutout at the top is okay so the camera system is all new and it's bigger as you can tell just by looking at it, everything here is bigger, it sticks out more from the back of the phone, but yeah, technically speaking, this is the first. time in about a decade that we're actually getting a megapixel bump.
This is a new 48-megapixel main camera sensor on the 14 Pro, so it'll still drop down to 12-megapixel for normal shots, you'll get 12-megapixel images, but hopefully you'll get the benefits of more detail and a better low light sensitivity from a bigger sensor but also if you want to shoot 48 megapixel photos you can shoot Pro raw then you get 48 megapixel shots and then they also added a new 2x button on the camera UI which may not sound like a big deal but it turns out to be just an exact crop using the middle 12 megapixels of the sensor so you can hit that button 2x to zoom in basically with Optical Quality being much better than before plus that still got the extra 3x telephoto the sun is getting really harsh here so sorry if i start to look orange but definitely looking forward to trying these cameras i've already been on. shooting a lot with the iPhone 13 Pro on the new autofocus channel you may have seen if you subscribed noticed I've been experimenting with the cameras there but it will be interesting to see if we notice the difference when starting to shoot those with an iPhone 14 pro and also comparing it to things like the pixel and the s22 Ultras of the world but then let's talk about this
Island thing so okay I'm not kidding when they first announced this they were going to name it a
island literally the whole theater laughed audibly there was a loud guffaw from the crowd um and I thought it was funny like why would they name the pill but then they explained it and the more I've used it and the more I actually , I played around with it and got it as it makes a lot of sense and actually I really like it so basically what's happening here is Apple shrunk the whole selfie camera and parts of the facial id system around 30 dor and so It will fit nicely into this pill-shaped cutout at the top of the screen if they had stopped here it would be an incredibly minor upgrade.
I mean it's literally just cosmetic not worth mentioning as we see selfie cutouts all the time for years but then they went a step further so since it's an OLED and you can turn off any pixel to make it fully show up black they decided to play around with the pill edges extension with more UI so if you have ongoing notifications or live actions like music playing or background timers or an Uber notification or whatever pops up and it has this nice little animation to zoom in and out and move around the cutout and it works really really well so that you can then tap on the icon and open that app and take action or you can long press to show additional information about what's going on which basically It looks like the widget that would be on your notifications without having to pull down your notifications.
This is great this is great it works out of the box with a bunch of the stock uh apple apps apple maps timer voice messages and all that but they say it will work with 3rd party apps as well now it will be up to them how fast they want to implement it. ers crossed that my favorite apps like Spotify and such go on quickly we'll see but yeah this immediately takes the whole pill cutting thing to a new level the more I played with it the more impressed I was. testing it with multiple background activities happening at the same time and basically what happens is it would show both so lets say if you have a timer and map navigation and music playing all happen in the background the
island would become unobtrusive in like a little multitasking UI and lets you quickly switch between these ongoing things and it was already very intuitive also seems to be pretty generous about where you're tapping so obviously if you tap exactly just on the camera cutout well , nothing will happen because those aren't actual pixels, it's just the camera cutout, but your finger is big enough to naturally hit some of the pixels around the top and bottom of the cutout, so it still knows how to respond quite anytime you just tap on the black bar and there are also some active pixels in the middle you can see them at the right angle so if you tap on the li it's still responsive it's really good i think a lot of people will really love this remember back in the day when there were all these really friendly wallpapers that would be leveraged as a full cutout that would go viral because it's like oh that it's a very clever way to hide a hole in the screen, this is just like a Next Level update mobile version of that, it's really thoughtful, playful, friendly and intuitive, so it's just a higher level version of that, even if the clipping looks a bit worse sometimes when playing full screen videos or playing games i feel like it sort of makes up for it by being so helpful so often too i hope this is the last time i have to say the word
It's stupid that they had to name it, but that's how Apple works. I named it but yeah those are the new Pro phones there's also this new purple color sort of a dull lavender purple but again the same prices as last year too 9.99 and 10.99 starting and going up to a terabyte no there's a lot of crazy Innovative Hardware design going on here nothing folds in half no high end super fast fast charging or wireless charging it's just a bunch of little refinements again at this point we know what the Apple iPhone is you know what the
iphone is and they tend to be late for the train to pick things up and then do it the apple way that's exactly what's happening with the clipping and that's what the
iphone 14s are they also sneakily left some of the 13 still in the lineup, the 13 Mini and the 13 Baseline are still available if you want them 5.99 for the 13 mini and 6.99 for the 13.
Right now I don't have the new boxes yet, but I think it's pretty safe to assume that none of the wildebeest evas boxes will have chargers in them. b Because they haven't for years and that's where the sponsor of this video on Anchor comes in, you've heard of them,so they have these two things that go perfectly with the new
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island but let me know what you think and I also think the perk will be a hit but I'll see in the comments below what you guys feel and also of course I'll see the other videos when they come out in the link below when i talk about the watch ok that's it thanks for watching see you later guys thanks