Apple Unveils Latest iPhone, Base Model Starts At $799

CNET reports:

The iPhone 14 packs a 6.1-inch display, while the iPhone 14 Plus has a 6.7-inch screen. There are five colors, two rear cameras, and “all-day” battery life. The A15 Bionic powers the show, which Apple says is 18% faster. Both devices feature similar outer casings to the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models.

Pricing for the iPhone 14 starts at $799 in the US, the same as last year’s iPhone 13, and will be available on Sept. 16. The iPhone 14 Plus starts at $899 and is available on Oct. 7. Preorders for both models will open on Sept. 9.

A new video stabilization mode, dubbed “action mode,” is designed to keep your content smooth even when recording video while moving around. The front camera is a 12-megapixel sensor that has been improved for shooting in low light.

The Verge reports:

Both models support Emergency SOS, the much-rumored emergency messaging via communication satellites when you’re out of range of a cell signal. The phone’s antennas can connect to satellite frequencies.

Apple says it can take less than 15 seconds to send a message with a clear view of the sky, and the interface guides users to point their phone in the right direction and walks them through the steps to connect with emergency service providers.

It’s also possible to use the Find My app to share location without sending a message. It’s free for two years with iPhone 14 models.

CNN reports:

The iPhone 14 Pro will come in four colors: space black, silver, gold, and deep purple. The device’s front has a true-depth camera, and includes a brand new feature that Apple is calling “dynamic island.”

The feature will be like a widget on top of your home screen, where you’ll be able to see alerts in a concise way without distracting you from what you’re already doing on your phone.

You can get a game’s updates or know when your ride share has arrived without leaving the app you’re in, Apple’s Alan Dye said. “Each alert has its own personality so they are easy to identify in a glance,” he added, saying it “displays dynamic activity, always active and visible.”