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iPhone 14 And iPhone 14 Pro- First Impressions

Many surprises and some disappointments.

By Juan CienfuegosPublished 2 years ago 2 min read

The wait is over. They are finally here. The new iPhones 14 were unveiled with many surprises and some disappointments, from the discontinuation of the iPhone mini to the new 48-megapixel cameras.

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus

Let's start with the disappointments and the basic range of the iPhone 14. Both, the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Plus maintain the same aesthetics as the iPhone 13. 

Aluminum body, glass back, the notch on the screen, diagonal cameras [dual-camera system 12MP Main], and Ultra Wide TrueDepth front camera with autofocus. 

It even conserves the same A15 Bionic chip as the iPhone 13.

It seems that from now on only the Pro versions will have the latest chip. 

A huge disappointment.

The new pastel blue color is my favorite color, it gives a sense of robustness and minimalism.

One thing to note is the new iOS 16, they make these iPhones look really clean, simple… minimalist. The color scheme of the new lock screens perfectly matches these iPhones and makes them look beautiful.

iPhone 14 Infographic. Source: Apple

iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max

It's amazing how in this article I have to describe two totally different sensations. While the iPhone 14 is a disappointment, the iPhone 14 Pro is truly amazing in practically everything.

First of all, I want to start by highlighting two new features that have fascinated me. First, we already knew its rumor, and it is the Always-On display. And the second one is called Dynamic Island.

Just… let me show you what I'm talking about.

The always-on display is not what we imagined it to be. It doesn't mean that the screen will always be bright as when it is active. Its performance is really outstanding.

When the screen is idle, the iPhone keeps the lock-screen active but with really dim brightness. Seeing this in person is truly eye-catching.

As I mentioned before, one of Apple's most controversial decisions has been to keep its predecessor's chip in the baseline of the iPhone. From now on, the iPhone 14 Pro line will be the only model that will carry the latest chip, in this case, the A16 Bionic.

According to Apple, these cores consume a third of the energy of the competition, in addition to improving performance compared to the A15 Bionic chip.

Did you see the Dynamic Island video? It's wonderful, isn't it? Apple has managed to turn something we hate into something we love. 

I'd like to describe it as a widget, but it's not, because it really is interactive. There are times when we forget that this is just a notch. 

Seeing it in motion is really cool.

Finally, let's talk about the most impressive. I've saved the best for last.

The improvement of the cameras of the iPhone 14 Pro is complete madness. We leave behind the 12 MP and jump to 48 MP. These new lenses help improve the quality of photos taken in very low light environments and incorporate a "2x virtual zoom" mode.

There are more new features such as crash detection, satellite connection, and the power of the new A16 Bionic chip, but we will cover all of this in-depth and in detail in the reviews.

That's it for now. These are my first impressions.

Stay tuned, and see you really soon with the reviews.


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About the Creator

Juan Cienfuegos

Host of BitCorner 🎙️The 1st Salvadoran Bitcoin Podcast | Author of The Savior: #Bitcoin 🇸🇻⚡️ | engineer + educator

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