Both the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max will include an always-on display that works with the new lock screen widget feature in iOS 16. It will support information like reminders, calendar events, and weather without the iPhone having to wake up to display it. There’s even a sleep state for iOS 16 wallpapers that will darken them to use less battery power.
Inside the iPhone 14 Pro models is Apple’s A16 Bionic chip. Apple has focused on power efficiency, display, and camera with its new chip. The six-core CPU includes two high-performance cores that use 20 percent lower power and four efficiency cores that use a third of chips from competitors.
This new A16 chip helps power the smooth animations found in the Dynamic Island feature and will also power Apple’s new camera system. For the first time ever, the iPhone is moving away from a 12-megapixel sensor to a 48-megapixel one. The new main camera offers improvements to low-light photography, all using a quad-pixel sensor with f/1.78 aperture and 24mm focal length.
For most photos, the sensor will take 12-megapixel binned photos to maximize light capture. This also allows Apple to crop the sensor in different ways to deliver true 2x zoom at a 48mm focal length. This should result in some impressive photos, and the new sensor even optimizes details in Apple’s ProRAW format.
The new ultrawide camera also offers improvements to macrophotography and a 3x improvement in low light. Apple has also upgrade the flash on the iPhone 14 camera system so it’s twice as bright and reacts to the focal length of photos.
If you’re interested in shooting video, the iPhone 14 Pro models have certainly got you covered. The cinematic mode can now do 4K resolution at 30fps and 4K at 24fps.