A big step forward is the main camera, which has received a Quad-Bayer structure, and thus a resolution of 48 MPx, which blends into the resulting 12 MPx. The subpixels are 1.22 µm, the merged pixels are 2.44 µm. This means that the sensor size is about 9.8×7.3mm, which is about 1 / 1.3 “type. This is already a very large sensor and, together with the advanced image processing, the new Photonic Engine and to other improvements, it should really require high quality photos. The 7 element lens achieves a converted focal length of 24mm, the aperture is F1.78 and video enthusiasts in particular will appreciate the 2nd generation sensor mechanical stabilization . Not only HEIF and JPEG, but also DNG (RAW) are available. In addition, Apple ProRAW allows output at the full resolution of 48 MPx. This high resolution also offers a 2x tele mode, which is a 12 MPx crop from the sensor. main (handles 4K video).
The ultra wide-angle camera has a 12MPx chip and 1.4µm larger pixels than its predecessor. That means a 5.6×4.2mm sensor, which is roughly a 1 / 2.55 “type (Apple promises 3x better photos in low light). It has a converted focal length of 13mm (angle 120 ° field of view), a 6 element lens, F2.2 aperture and phase focus. It is also a lens that is used for macro photography. Finally there is a module with a telephoto lens. It also has a resolution of 12MPx, compared to the main module it offers a zoom of about 3x (recalculated 77mm), the aperture is F2, 8 and its 6-element lens is equipped with optical stabilization.
But the disappointment of the new iPhone 14 is the video, which they finished discussing at the keynote almost before starting. Basically, all we got was the fact that the cinematic mode with the ability to refocus later is now available in 4K 30p, which is a great boost (so far only in Full HD). However, at a time when the competition is bringing 8K or 4K video up to 120fps, the iPhone 14 pro stays at a maximum of 4K 60p, which is consistent across modules. While Apple is far from being the first to feature many features, on the other hand, when they appear, they are usually fine-tuned, consistent, and meaningful. This makes it different from Android, where with most photo modules you get different resolution of photos and videos, different color slideshows and the like. However, Apple has already started with it too (we have a 48MPx main module, while the others are 12MPx). On the back we also find LiDAR.
The result is that slow motion continues to end in Full HD at 240 fps. An interesting novelty is the action image stabilization, which should bring the gimbal performance, but then expect a reduction in resolution to 2.8K. The selfie camera has a 12MP resolution, F1.9 aperture, and, for the first time on an iPhone, autofocus (fixed focus is quite common in selfie cameras). Handles 4K video at 60fps, Full HD slow motion up to 120fps.
Here we have a new 4nm A16 Bionic processor with 6 cores (2 powerful, 4 cheap), a 5-core GPU and a 16-core Neural Engine. Unfortunately, the storage capacity has not increased, so it still starts at 128 GB, so the maximum is 1 TB. The phones are waterproof (IP68, 30 minutes at a depth of 6 meters). Here we find support for 5G (sub-6Ghz), Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, and the novelty is the possibility of a satellite connection to call for help or detect a traffic accident thanks to the new sensors overload . The base model’s battery lasts for 23 hours of video playback (20 hours of streaming), the Pro Max can handle even 29 or 25 hours. With a 20W charge, it can handle 50% in 30 minutes, but it can also be charged faster. MagSafe can handle 15W, standard Qi only 7.5W. Unfortunately, there is still charging via the Lightning port.
Unfortunately the price is disappointing. Surprisingly the American one has not changed (although inflation is rampant), unfortunately the Czech ones are really very high. While last year the dollar exchange rate helped reduce iPhone prices in the Czech Republic between generations (iPhone 13 was cheaper than iPhone 12), this year the opposite is true. The 128GB iPhone 14 Pro starts at a price of 33,490 CZK including VAT, which is 4,500 CZK more than the 13 Pro. Considering the price increase of just about everything, the jump was definitely predictable, I was more inclined to guess a 10% increase, but I was surprised by a further 15%. The 256GB version costs CZK 36,990 (+ CZK 5,000), the 512GB variant costs CZK 43,490 (+ CZK 5,300), and the 1TB version is also available for CZK 49,990 (+ CZK 5,600). For the 6.7 “Max, Apple wants an additional cost of 3,500 CZK.