CUPERTINO, Calif.Today, Apple revealed its 2022 flagship iPhone lineup, like the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. While there have been few surprises after months of accurate leaks, and the essential design hasn’t changed yearly, there are several interesting new what to seeparticularly with the Pro phones.
We spent a couple of minutes handling the brand new devices and taking photos at a showroom within Apple’s Steve Jobs Theater. While we only had minutes with each device, we walked away with the impression thatat the very least just as much as things change, they ultimately stay exactly the same. The phones have the same in the hands and offer the majority of the same features as other recent flagship iPhones.
Compared to that point, listed below are our photos of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. The 6.7-inch Plus phone replaces the 5.4-inch mini in the iPhone 14 lineup, as the iPhone 14 has just about exactly the same dimensions because the iPhone 13.
The largest visible change, then, is on the Pro models, seen below. The notch is fully gone, replaced by way of a camera cutout close to the the surface of the screen that’s made to appear to be a UI elementwith functionality and everythingthanks to the iOS software and the true-black, per-pixel illumination OLED screen tech.
We were impressed by the brand new cutout. Moving in, there was a particular amount of skepticismit didn’t look like a cutout was much better when compared to a notch. But Apple has made some clever software choices to show a weakness right into a featureand the business did it in a manner that few Android phone makers could do to countermand it in a similar way.
The animations are snappy, the shapes are clever, the functionality pays to, and the pill at the very top feels a little just like the swipe-up indicator in the bottom of the phonean ever-present UI element.
It isn’t enough of an upgrade to the iPhone 13 Proor even perhaps a handful of generations before that, either. But it is a flashy, clever solution to address a long-standing thorn in the present day smartphone design’s side.
Otherwise, though, it had been business as usual with one of these phones, inside our brief experience. Both biggest new additions aside from the Pro’s notch redesignimproved cameras and satellite functionalityweren’t something we’re able to appropriately test in this venue. Those will need to await our reviews in the coming weeks.