iPhone 14 Released: Is It Worth Buying?

Posted by Rick Lee on Sep 19, 2022 5:00 PM
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The iPhone 14 is coming! Over the past few years, Apple has brought many wonderful changes to the most popular iPhone lineup, cultivating a loyal base of Apple users. Many of them struggle every year whether they should buy the newly released iPhone. This year is no exception. A large number of users pay close attention to the new iPhone 14, and wonder whether it is worth buying. Do you have the same questions? Don't worry, we'll give more information about iPhone 14 series in this post, and hope to offer you some references.

The Release Date and Price of iPhone 14

One of the biggest concerns for users is the release date and price of iPhone 14. According to Apple, the pre-orders of iPhone 14 began on Friday, September 9. The iPhone 14 set will launch on Friday, September 16. Besides, the iPhone 14 Plus is going to launch on Friday, October 7. As for the price, the iPhone 14/14 Plus starts at $799/$899 for the 128GB model. However, if you want to buy an iPhone 14 Pro/Pro Max, the price gets bumped up to $999/$1099.

iPhone 14 Design

Compared with iPhone 13, iPhone 14 hasn't changed too much in the respect of design. Even you may find it hard to recognize which one is iPhone 14 if the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 14 are placed side by side. Besides, the standard models of iPhone 14 will have the same notch design as iPhone 13. However, iPhone 14 Pro/Pro Max will have a new in-display notch with two display cutouts, including a hole-punch for the camera and a pill-shaped cutout for Face ID. It's the biggest change to the face of iPhone since it went all screen.

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iPhone 14 Cameras

Although the 12MP main sensor on iPhone 14 looks the same as that on iPhone 13, it has become larger than last year. With 1.9-micron-pixel new lens and a faster f/1.9 aperture, iPhone 14's camera will have a 49% improvement in light gathering performance. iPhone 14 Pro/Pro Max features a 48MP main sensor, which enables users to have a good photography experience without worrying about pixel exposure. Besides, the front camera will offer auto focus for the first time, providing a convenient user experience for users who like to take selfies. Last but not least, if you want to record video, there's a new Action Mode ensuring that you can get ultra-smooth footage even when you are moving.

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iPhone 14 Chip and Performance

It's the first time that Apple has not updated the A-series chip across the iPhone lineup. iPhone 14 features the same A15 Bionic chip with a 5-core CPU as iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, while iPhone 14 Pro/Pro Max features an A16 Bionic chip with a faster 6-core CPU. Relative to iPhone 13, there are still some improvements in performance on iPhone 14, including better graphics and internal cooling.

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iPhone 14 Battery Life and Charging

The base iPhone 14 is rated for 20 hours of video playback, which is an improvement over the iPhone 13 by an hour or so. The Pro/Pro Max model is rated for 23/29 hours of video playback. As Apple made no improvements on the iPhone 14 series' charging systems, all of them are compatible with MagSafe and wireless charging. Besides, iPhone 14 series can charge at 20W with a suitable charger, and charge up to 50% in about 30 minutes.

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iPhone 14 Series Main Tech Specs

Models iPhone 14 iPhone 14 Plus iPhone 14 Pro iPhone 14 Pro Max
Colors Midnight, Purple, Starlight, Product RED, and Blue Purple, Gold, Silver and Space Black
Sizes 5.78 x 2.82 x 0.31 inches 6.33 x 3.07 x 0.31 inches 5.81 x 2.81 x 0.31 inches 6.33 x 3.05 x 0.31 inches
Weight 6.07 ounces 7.16 ounces 7.27 ounces 8.47 ounces
Display Super Retina XDR display
6.1 inch (diagonal) all screen OLED display
2532 by 1170-pixel resolution at 460 ppi
Super Retina XDR display
6.7 inch (diagonal) all screen OLED display
2778 by 1284-pixel resolution at 458 ppi
Super Retina XDR display
6.1-inch (diagonal) all screen OLED display
2556 by 1179-pixel resolution at 460 ppi
Super Retina XDR display
6.7-inch (diagonal) all screen OLED display
2796 by 1290-pixel resolution at 460 ppi
Battery Up to 20 hours of video playback Up to 26 hours of video playback Up to 23 hours of video playback Up to 29 hours of video playback
Front Camera 12-megapixel
Rear Camera 12MP (wide), 12MP (ultrawide) 48MP (wide), 12MP (ultrawide)
CPU Apple A15 Bionic Apple A16 Bionic
Storage 128GB, 256GB, 512GB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
5G 5G Enabled

The Closing Words

In conclusion, the standard models of iPhone 14 haven't got a huge upgrade versus iPhone 13. In my opinion, if you want a better experience and performance, iPhone 14 Pro/Pro Max is more worth buying. However, no matter how advanced the iPhone you use, you may meet some system problems during your use. I want to recommend a useful system repair tool – TunesKit iOS System Recovery – to you. With this professional software, you can solve such problems as iPhone stuck on Apple logo, iPhone black screen, system update failure, etc. Then you don't need to worry about encountering system glitches anymore.

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Key points of TunesKit iOS System Recovery

  • Fix all iOS system issues and iTunes errors.
  • Support all iOS devices including iPhone, iPad, etc
  • Provides standard mode and advanced mode
  • 3 easy steps to get rid of troubles
  • With the fastest problem-solving speed and lowest price
  • Users-friendly interface

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