Well, it’s time to get the popcorn out again to see if the naysayers win or if they should look for something else to mess with: Apple now has an Always-On display and a 48MP main camera with a quad-pixel sensor introduced the new iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
As usual, the new iPhone Pros get the latest SoCs: in this case, the A16 Bionic, which Apple claims is up to 40 percent faster than the competition; an improved GPU with 50 percent more memory bandwidth and a new 16-core Neural Engine capable of nearly 17 trillion operations per second.
The new processing unit is crucial for three new key features: the Always-On display, the Photonic Engine, which Apple says significantly improves the camera’s performance in low-light conditions, and Dynamic Island, which brings us to the TrueDepth camera- notch.
The infamous notch has become a bit of a proverbial dead horse that opponents never shut up about. Not that Apple really cares, at least I guess, but they’ve kind of embraced it while taking a leaf out of their competitors’ books. The notch is now physically smaller and anchored in an island-style demarcation.
But they have been completely rotated 180 degrees by making it dynamic in nature, allowing it to function as an interactive widget that changes shape depending on the function, such as sports scores or music controls.
And with the Always-On display, iPhone now has information at a glance on the redesigned lock screen, which supports widgets and live activities. Together they form a significantly comprehensive toolbox of controls and applications that are easily accessible.
The new 48MP main camera with a quad-pixel sensor – accompanied by a second-generation sensor-shift optical image stabilization – will undoubtedly attract a lot of attention.