Apple launched iPhone 14 yesterday. Apple has opted to distinguish between the normal and Pro versions, with the Pro models gaining most of the new features like as the ‘Dynamic Island’ notch, 48MP primary camera, A16 Bionic, and more.
Here are some lesser-known iPhone 14 features:
iPhone 14 Pro startup chimes
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max have a starting and shutdown sound similar to Macs’. All other iPhones just flash the Apple logo and switch on. Under Settings Accessibility Power On & Off Sounds, the user may switch on/off the sound.
The function helps blind and low-vision users, says assistive tech reporter Steven Aquino. The iPhone’s startup/shutdown sound. It’s unclear why Apple isn’t adding this capability to the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus. The chime may be part of the A16 Bionic’s bootrom, which is why it’s specific to Pro models (regular versions use last year’s A15 Bionic).
iPhone 14 will be cooler
iPhone 14 and 14 Plus use the same chip as iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max. The upgraded A15 CPU features five GPU cores instead of four in the ordinary iPhone 13. The new GPU core should boost gaming and app visuals.
Apple redesigned the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus to help control heat with the more powerful processor. These modifications will allow iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus consumers to utilise applications and games for longer without their phones getting heated.
The iPhone 14 and 14 Plus front camera now has autofocus for better, more detailed shots. Along with autofocus, the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus front-facing camera has a bigger aperture, improving low-light performance by 2x.
Emergency SOS via satellite might allow iPhone owners to request aid from anywhere on the earth, even when cellular networks are down.
Apple noted that cellular coverage is increasing when it introduced the function on September 7. Company officials recognised that it’s still easy to have little or no coverage, especially in distant places where people need emergency help.
Google Fi, Consumer Cellular, and Mint Mobile
Apple revealed yesterday that the iPhone 14, including Pro variants, will not arrive with a real SIM card. New iPhones will exclusively use eSIM. During iPhone setup, users can “download” their SIM. The iPhone 14 can hold six eSIMs, while the 14 Pro can hold eight. Two can be enabled at once.
iPhone 14 models won’t support Google Fi, Consumer Cellular, and Mint Mobile at launch. Apple’s iPhone 14 currently supports 6 carriers. AT&T, T-Mobile, Truphone, Ubigi, Verizon, and Visible. Whether you plan to update to iPhone 14 and have a Google Fi, Consumer Cellular, or Mint Mobile SIM, contact customer service to see if it works with their network.
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