Apple has continued to sell models in the same device class with equal feature sets. Consequently, 

except for the larger display and longer battery life, the larger iPhone 14 Plus has no special features.

Notably, this generation’s iPhones don’t come in tiny forms.

 According to rumors, there was not enough demand for smaller iPhones, so the 5.4-inch display size was dropped in favor of the larger 6.7-inch model.

iPhone 14


The iPhone 14 looks almost identical to the iPhone 13 it replaces, with the exception of a few 

minor color alterations. 

The aluminum chassis, diagonal rear camera system, and notch are identical. 460ppi is seen on the 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display. 

Despite being a new model, the larger iPhone 14 Plus shares all of the features with the smaller device, 

including the same-sized camera hump. 

It has a 6.7 inch, 458ppi Super Retina XDR display. 

Yet unlike the pro model size it is simulating, it lacks ProMotion.

The displays feature HDR, True Tone, and a P3 color gamut, just like the iPhone 13. 

In typical operation, the OLED gives a contrast ratio of 2 million to 1 and a brightness level of 800 nits.

iPhone 14 & 14 Plus

The U.S. version of the device’s lack of a SIM card slot is the only significant design difference.

Users won’t have to worry about physical cards any longer

thanks to Apple’s full commitment to e-SIM compatibility.

The design has been significantly modified on the inside. 

Apple changed the logic board’s design to rely on a central aluminum core for stability, as well as other systems. 

This makes it much simpler to remove the front and rear glass, greatly improving repairability


Apple added a larger 12MP sensor with a wider f/1.5 aperture to the newly renamed 

Main Camera, formerly known as the Wide Camera.

This makes it possible to take better images and perform in low light more quickly. 

This represents a 49% improvement in low light, according to Apple.

There was no mention of the macro photography function coming to non-pro phones, and the Ultra Wide Camera is unaltered. 

To make the capability available, Apple would need to incorporate focusing into the Ultra Wide Camera.

The addition of an f/1.9 aperture and autofocus enhances the selfie camera. 

The selfie camera can take better pictures more quickly when coupled with the depth sensors used for Face ID.

Moreover, the chipset enhancements allow for 4K filming when using Cinematic Mode.

Customers can choose between 30 and 24 frames per second to benefit from improved camera performance.

New Features :

Emergency SOS via satellite

Crash Detection

Emergency SOS via satellite

The newest iPhones might link to satellites,miles above the Earth’s surface without the use of a 

massive antenna module 

thanks to special antennas and equipment built by Apple.

 This technology is primarily designed for use in emergency situations.

With a clear view of the sky or below light foliage, a user can activate Emergency SOS via satellite to send out a distress signal.

The device will walk the user through prompts to ensure communication is kept short while being detailed.

UI on the display shows the user which direction to point the iPhone to get the best signal from the satellite. Messages sent using this method can take anywhere from 15 seconds to several minutes to relay.

There’s a non-emergency use for this as well. If a user wants to update friends or family on their location in the wilderness, the iPhone can use a satellite signal to relay that location data.

Crash Detection

The Apple Watch Series 8, second,generation Apple Watch SE, Apple Watch Ultra, 

and the iPhone 14 series all contain sensors and algorithms specifically designed for crash detection. 

The iPhone or Apple Watch will call emergency services if the user is involved in a serious auto accident.

If both devices are present, they will work in tandem to determine if a crash has occurred. The technology isn’t foolproof, however, and can be triggered by non-crash events like some roller coasters.

Crash Detection utilizes an upgraded high dynamic range gyroscope, high g-force accelerometer, barometer, GPS, microphone, and advanced motion algorithms to determine if a severe crash occurred.

Apple designed the algorithm to detect front impacts, side impacts, rear-end collisions, and rollovers.

iphone 14 pro with crash detection screen

If the user doesn’t dismiss the alert in ten seconds, another ten-second timer starts. After that, emergency services are contacted.

An automated message with an estimated location and search radius will be played to the emergency services on a loop.

Each replay will play back quieter to give the user a chance to speak to emergency services, and a button can be pressed to stop the recorded playback.

Battery life:

he Lightning port remains even as rumors point to USB-C in the 2023 “iPhone 15” Speculation had suggested Apple might move to a 30W fast charging speed, but Apple kept it at 20W.

Apple claims the battery life has improved, placing the smaller 6.1-inch iPhone at 20 hours during normal use. The iPhone 14 Plus can last up to 26 hours and is the highest-rated battery life in an iPhone.

Both models have fast charge support, officially rated at 20W. So, plug the iPhone into a 20W charger to get a 50% charge in about 30 minutes.

Processor, biometrics, wireless:

Apple saved the most recent A16 Bionic processor for the iPhone 14 Pro series, leaving the A15 Bionic in place. 

This is the iPhone 13 Pro’s version of the processor, not the one utilized by the iPhone 13.

It boasts a 5-core GPU, allowing for better processing throughout the system and in some apps. 

The iPhone 14 now has access to the improved 4K Cinematic Mode because of this upgraded processor.

Face ID is still hidden behind the same-sized notch as the iPhone 13 and hasn’t received an upgrade. But, 

iOS 16 now allows users to unlock their iPhone 14 in either portrait or landscape mode.

The U1, 5G, and WiFi connectivity were not changed for the iPhone 14 series. 

Apple did, however, add the more recent Bluetooth 5.3 specification.

 Although Bluetooth 5.3 is also used by the AirPods Pro 2, no details were given on its advantages.

A15 Bionic

The camera system has some small improvements but the overall photo quality is about the same. The selfie camera is better too, but only just.

Crash Detection will surely be another feature we hear testimonies about on a regular basis.

The high dynamic range gyroscope and dual-core accelerometer sense up to 256g of force to determine if a crash has occurred.

Apple also included the new SOS via satellite feature for contacting emergency services without a cell signal. While very few users will ever need to use it, knowing it is there for that rare case provides some peace of mind.

Anyone upgrading from an iPhone 13 won’t find any reason to buy this device. It is a good product, but there are plenty of competitive options from Apple within striking distance.