Given the current state of the culture wars, that time when half of the internet was shoved into a little black bar running across the top of their iPhone screen seems like overkill, doesn’t it? Alas, as soon as we made peace with the Face ID notch, Apple killed it for at least half of this year’s iPhone 14 lineup. Its infinitely more elegant alternative is a pill-shaped cutout that moves in sync with your notifications. RIP into a reality. Notch, we barely know you.
Announced alongside the new Apple Watch Ultra and AirPods Pro, the latest iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models naturally promise more than just slightly different aesthetics. From the further upgraded camera setup to the always-on display technology and all the usual speed and battery improvements, there’s a lot to go on here. Naturally, we went hands-on at Apple Park, Cupertino with a list of four new devices to see how they are shaping up. There’s a lot more to go through, especially given how Apple is working even harder to differentiate between the standard iPhone and the Pro-grade iPhone. Well, the iPhone Mini is no longer made for this world either. Let’s dive into it all, shall we?
A big deal
Once again, there are four new iPhones this year, which is a big win for choice fanatics. The list starts with the entry-level iPhone 14 model and its 6.1-inch screen. This time, the iPhone 13 mini has been boxed and replaced with a larger iPhone 14 Plus with a large 6.7-inch screen. Why change? This gives more people the means to get a big screen iPhone without having to shell out really big bucks for an iPhone Pro model. In addition, almost no one buys the iPhone mini if the reports are believed to be credible.
Both iPhone 14s share the same clean design as last year’s devices, as well as Apple’s pristine Super Retina display technology, the same A15 Bionic chip from the 2021 iPhone 13 Pro devices, and the same machine setup. dual lens photo. It’s a bit familiar to go on although there’s still some special sauce going on under the hood. We’ll get into that later, but first with the iPhone 14 Pro.
Cave Island is not a place, but a thought
The big new feature with this year’s two new iPhone 14 Pro models is “Dynamic Island”. This pill-shaped cutout replaces the notch design that was first introduced five years ago with the iPhone X in 2017. What does this term really mean? Well, both the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro and the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max have the same shape on the screen that will automatically expand and shrink in size depending on the information displayed inside it. So it changes in sync with your phone calls, Apple Pay transactions, and more.
On top of that, both Pro phones have an always-on display that will show you all sorts of alerts even if your phone is locked. As all of this may sound a bit silly, but the end result will be a smartphone that is more useful and looks better for most people. Something powered by an even faster A16 Bionic chip, redefining the word ‘overkill’ when it comes to people who mostly spend their time commuting between Safari and Instagram.
https://www.gq.com/story/apple-iphone-14-pro-reveal Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro Kills Off the Notch, All Hail the ‘Dynamic Island’