iPhone 14/Pro Impressions: Welcome to Dynamic Island!
Strangers from a hotel room in Cupertino, California because today was Apple's September event and this is your first look at your hands-on and your
impressions and honest thoughts and everything you need to know about the iPhone 14 range and through the phones looking pretty Similar to last year there is a lot of interesting stuff and I have a lot of thoughts on that but as you may know it's the September event, the iPhones and iPhone accessories and so we got new Airpods and a new watches including a new Apple Watch Ultra which I will also have hands on time will be a separate video which I will link with a little like button so you can check it out when it is live or hopefully already subscribed here with notifications enabled, in this case you will see it immediately but that will be another video but for now we have our new
iphones in 2022 the
iphone 14 and 14 plus and then d he iPhone 14 pro and 14 pro max rip onto the mini iPhone you had a good one.
So as you can imagine the new baseline iPhones run pretty much the same, it's just one much bigger than the other so the iPhone 14 have and 14 Plus 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch displays, respectively. My prediction on the waveform was that all prices would remain the same and that turned out to be correct, so the iPhone 14 costs 7.99 and the larger 14 plus costs 8.99 and what you'll really notice is these both phones look very similar to last year with some bumps and refinements here and there of course but they both have the same a15 bionic chip as last year the same design the same notch on the outside i am actually convinced that a case that goes with the
iphone 13 fits also fits the iPhone 14 but the green is gone and there is a new light blue that goes very well with my shirt but there are three main things that are new here: the display of the cameras and the connectivity if that Makes sense so connectivity is the quirkiest thing as you can imagine, uh, you know how iPhones have always had a little S IM card slot on the side well in the US starting with the iPhone 14 who as they no longer have sim card trays they will completely switch to esim electronic sim which is ok i think i mean they work fine it is usually very easy to upgrade phones or even switch between carriers but i have to Wondering of course if this will also act as a bit of an extra wall in the walled garden as now how hard is it going to be going from an iPhone to a non-iPhone just thinking about it, but anyway the iPhone 14 also has satellite connectivity for SOS and that's really impressive.
In areas where you don't have cellular connection but still need to send a message, you can still talk to satellites. Satellite connection is known to be quite difficult for a message to be sent. You need a big radio, or at least something with big outdoor antennas, and you need an unobstructed view of the sky, and you need to point it straight at a satellite. I mean, you've probably seen what a Starlink dish looks like, so Apple has those Sensitivity built into the iPhone 14's antennas and actually built in a user interface where actually pointing directly at a satellite will help you and it will also help you send that emergency message it actually wraps it in a smaller format and within 30 seconds to a minute or two, a message can be sent even if you don't have a cellular connection.
This is an edge case that hopefully you'll never have to use but it's pretty cool that it can get ready, and the details of where it's coming to the US and Canada later this year and being free for two years, and then that's all we know, but as far as things you'll actually use every day, the displays are the same size and resolution as before, but they're getting a little brighter now. 1200 nits max for HDR content. Everything else is the same, and then there's a new camera system with a larger 12-megapixel main sensor with sensor switching stabilization, 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 and they've reintroduced this whole new photonic engine, you name it all, but that's really just better end-to-end image processing pipeline that should improve across the board, low light sensitivity and night photos, those Things, there's also a new Action Mode feature in the camera that does much more dramatic stabilization on super shaky videos, which I'll have to try for myself, it seems to work best with certain types of shots like hers in their demos, but we'll basically see how I see these new iPhone 14s and 14 Plus im Essentially an iPhone 13 Pro a year later minus the telephoto camera and minus the promotional OLED are clad in aluminum as if it were a very familiar phone.
I think on the plus side of the pun, intentionally having a larger iPhone with a 1080p 60Hz display Lay means they can promise that this will be the best battery life ever in an iPhone of this Plus, and I I'm pretty sure this plus is going to be a hit, knowing about normal people's phone purchasing decisions, I think spending $100 more for a much bigger screen is a no-brainer, so that's 7.99 for the iPhone 14 and 8.99 for the 14 plus which for some reason actually comes out a month later in October but then we got the iPhone 14 pro and 14 pro max the ones have a bit more going on it still has all the new stuff from 14 and 14 plus that I was just talking about satellite connectivity er action mode in camera it's even the same two sizes again 6.1 inch and 6.7 inch but there are three new things h Here and that's a new A16 Bionic chip and an even bigger camera upgrade and then this thing called
Island we're going to delve into that so the A16 Bionic chip inside is even more powerful and efficient than you let on can imagine that it's now a six-core chip built on top of a four-nanometer PR They also quote forty percent better than the competition and there's also a slight display upgrade, that's up to 2,000 nits max brightness outdoors , which is class-leading, and the Pro iPhones finally have an always-on display now.
You can still see the time and if you have notifications and even updated information on your widgets while your phone is locked and just sitting around on a table or charging I like that a lot but the big upgrades like I said will be the camera and the cutout on top okay so the camera system is all new and bigger as you can see there ss everything here is bigger, it's sticking out more of the back of the phone but yeah technically this is the first we're actually going to get a megapixel bump in about a decade, that's a new 48-megapixel main camera sensor on the 14 Pros, so it'll still drop down to 12-megapixels for normal shots, you'll get 12-megapixel images out of it, but hopefully you'll be able to take advantage of a larger sensor with higher detail and better low-light sensitivity .
However, if you want to capture 48MP photos, all you have to do is shoot Pro Raw, then you get 48MP captures, and then you've also added a new 2x button to the camera UI, which might not be a big deal seems but it turns out it's just an exact crop using the middle 12 megapixels of the sensor itself so you can press that 2x button to basically zoom in. The optical quality is way better than before, and you still have that further 3x telephoto lens throwing in the sun down here, so sorry if I'm starting to look orange, but I'm definitely looking forward to testing these cameras, which I already have If you shoot a lot with the iPhone 13 Pro on the new autofocus channel, you may have seen that when you logged in you noticed that I was experimenting with the cameras over there, but um, it'll be interesting to see if we notice the difference from the start, shoot these with an iPhone 14 Pro and also compare it to things like the Pixel and the s22 Ultras in the world, but then let's get on with this thing speaking to
Island so okay I'm not kidding when they first announced that they were going to name it A
Island literally the whole theater laughed audibly there was a loud laugh from the crowd um and me found it hilarious how why would they call the pill but then they explained it and the more i have used it and the more i have actually played with it and understood it as it makes a lot of sense and i really like it, so basically Apple shrunk the entire selfie camera and facial recognition system parts by about 30. would fit nicely in that pill-shaped cutout at the top of the screen, if they stopped there that would be an incredibly small update.
I mean, it's literally just aesthetic, not worth mentioning since we've been seeing selfie snaps constantly for years, but then she took it a step further. Since it's an OLED and you can turn off all the pixels to make it appear pitch black, they've decided to play with expanding the edges of the pill with more UI, so if you have ongoing notifications or live action like playing music or have timers in the background or an uber notification or whatever those pop up and it has this neat little animation to expand and zoom out and move the pane and it works really really well so you can tap the icon and open that app and take action or you can actually press and hold to bring up additional information for what's happening, which basically just looks like the widget that would be in your notifications, just without pulling down your notifications to have to.
That's cool, it's pretty cool, it works out of the box with a bunch of Apple's default apps, Apple Maps, the timer, the voicemails, and all that stuff, but they say it will work with third-party apps too. Now it's up to them how fast they want to implement it ers crosses my favorite apps like Spotify and things like that get on it fast we'll see but yeah this takes the whole pill cutting thing to a new level right away. The more I played around with it, the more impressed I was Try multiple background activities happening at the same time and basically what happens is that both show up.
So let's say if you have a timer and map navigation and music are playing in the background, the
island would subtly morph into a little multitasking UI and let you quickly switch between these running things, and it was already very intuitive, it also seems to be pretty generous where you tap, so obviously if you tap exactly just on the camera crop itself nothing will happen because these aren't real pixels, it's just the camera crop, but your finger is big enough for it naturally hits some of the pixels at the top and bottom of the crop so it still knows it's responding nicely.
Anytime you just tap the black bar and there are also some active pixels in between you can get them at just the right angle see. So if you touch there it's still responsive, it's really good. I think a lot of people are going to really love that they remember the days when there were all these really friendly uh wallpapers that exploited like a whole punch snippet that went viral because it was like that one really thoughtful way would be to hide a hole in the screen, this is just like a moving version of a next level upgrade, it's really thoughtful, playful, friendly and intuitive, so it's just a level up version of that, too if the crop sometimes looks a bit worse when I'm playing full screen videos or games as I would like it somehow makes up for it by being so useful so many times.
I hope this is the last time I have to say the word
island out loud. It's silly they had to name it, but that's the way Apple called it, but yes, these are the new Pro phones. Also, there's this new purple color, kind of a dull purple, but also the same prices as last year, starting at 9.99 and 10.99 and going up to a terabyte, there's not a lot of crazy innovation going on in the hardware design here in front of you, nothing gets folded in half, there's no high-end super-fast fast charging or wireless charging, it's just a few minor refinements again.
At this point we know what the iPhone is. Apple knows what the iPhone is, and they tend to be late on the train to pick things up and