Apple is holding its next “Far out” special event tomorrow, and the company is expected to unveil a number of new products. Among them, there is the entire iPhone 14 series, and there should be four different models: iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
For the iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Pro Max, they will share the same screen size, but that’s about it. Read on as we detail three features the iPhone 14 Pro Max will have that the iPhone 14 Plus won’t.
new display technology
It’s been a while since Apple launched new iPhones with the “Plus” branding, but that’s about to change. This year, there are rumors that Apple will discontinue the mini size of the iPhone, so there will be no iPhone 14 mini. Instead, Apple is likely to release the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 and the new 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Plus.
As you may have noticed, the iPhone 14 Plus will have the same screen size as the iPhone 13 Pro Max (and possibly the iPhone 14 Pro Max, which is expected to remain the same screen size as the current generation). However, the similarities between the two models end there.
While the iPhone 14 Plus will use the same display technology as the iPhone 13 with a 60Hz OLED panel, the display capabilities of the iPhone 14 Pro Max will go beyond that.
Based on multiple evidence and rumors, the iPhone 14 Pro Max will feature a new display design with no notch at the top of the screen. Apple will replace the notch with a pill-shaped cutout that houses the Face ID sensor and new front-facing camera.
Not only that, but the iPhone 14 Pro Max will also feature a ProMotion display with a refresh rate from 120Hz to 1Hz. So, for the first time, more expensive iPhone models will feature an always-on display so that even when “off” it will show some visual elements on the screen, just like the Apple Watch.
Every year, Apple releases new iPhones with faster chips. This time around, however, some iPhone models may not have the brand new chip.as proven 9to5Mac Earlier this year, the mid-range iPhone 14 models will feature the A15 Bionic, while only the 14 Pro models will feature the new A16 chip.
The A15 is the chip in the iPhone 13 series. Although rumors point to a beefed-up version of the A15 Bionic chip with more RAM and possibly a better GPU, the iPhone 14 is still the same CPU as last year’s iPhone. Consumers who want the best performance on the market will have to pay more for an iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max with an A16 chip.
Of course, we’ll have to wait to get both models to get a better idea of how the iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Pro Max differ in real-world performance.
Significant camera upgrade
A recent report suggests that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus will have minor hardware changes when it comes to cameras. However, major upgrades are expected to be limited to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
For example, the iPhone 14 Pro models are expected to feature a new 48MP wide-angle lens (versus the current 12MP lens), which will enable new video features such as 8K video for the first time on the iPhone. Rumors also suggest that the ultra-wide lens on the 14 Pro models will feature a larger sensor to capture more light, which should result in better photos and videos in low-light scenes.
Not to mention that features like ProRAW photos and ProRes video are exclusive to the Pro models. So if you’re a photography enthusiast, you should probably choose the iPhone 14 Pro Max instead of the iPhone 14 Plus.
As you can see, while Apple will offer less demanding consumers the option to buy a larger-screen phone with the iPhone 14 Plus, those who want the best hardware may end up buying the 14 Pro model. But what about you? Which one would you choose? Let us know in the comments below.
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