We mentioned earlier that Apple’s latest keynote finally unveiled their hardware refresh for 2022. The media event started things off with the Apple Watch Series 8 and New Apple Watch SE, followed by the Apple Watch Ultra. Then there was the second-generation AirPods Pro 2 and the iPhone 14. Finally, it capped everything off with the iPhone 14 Pro.
In the months leading up to the big reveal, insider leaks were hinting at a major redesign. Some were even teasing the eventual return of Touch ID as an alternative biometric security option given Face ID is unusable with face masks on. For some reason, Apple still did not bring back the fingerprint sensor.
As for the aesthetic changes it finally ditched the notch. The iPhone 14 models still retain the familiar setup, but the iPhone 14 Pro moves the Face ID sensors into a cutout it calls Dynamic Island. Both the 6.1” and 6.7” variants have this pill-shaped void. The Super Retina XDR screen with ProMotion now supports an Always-On feature.
We all know that every new iPhone iteration packs more power. Therefore, Apple is endowing the iPhone 14 Pro with the A16 Bionic chipset. This allows the software to run the Dynamic Island smoothly. It’s an intuitive way for users to interact with notifications, alerts, and more.
Once again, the imaging capabilities of the device welcome upgrades to make photos and videos even more vibrant. Another cool feature is that in case of an emergency in an off-grid location, the iPhone 14 Pro can connect to a telecommunications satellite to alert emergency services.
Also, Apple confirms that all units for American markets will use eSIMs exclusively. Units for other markets will still ship with the SIM tray, however. The iPhone 14 Pro comes in four colors: Silver, Gold, Space Black, and Deep Purple.Learn More
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