iPhone 14: Release date and guide to the iPhone 14 & 14 Pro (2023)

Apple announced its new iPhone 14 handsets at the Far Out event yesterday. As expected, there are four models: the iPhone 14, the iPhone 14 Plus, the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

In this article we reveal all the details you need to know about the new phones, from their release date and pricing to design changes, tech specs and new features.

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Release date

The iPhone 14 handsets were announced at Apple’s Far Out event on September 7.

All four models will become available for pre-order on September 9, and three of them (the 14, 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max) will then go on sale a week later on September 16. But anyone looking to buy the iPhone 14 Plus will have to wait almost a month, since it won’t hit stores until October 7. See: How to pre-order an iPhone for tips to help you be one of the first to get your hands on the new iPhone.

Price

The 14 starts at $799 and the 14 Plus at $899; the 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max start at $999 and $1,099 respectively. Here’s the full price list for the standard models:

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  • iPhone 14 (128GB): $799 / £849 / A$1,399
  • iPhone 14 (256GB): $899 / £959 / A$1,579
  • iPhone 14 (512GB): $1,099 / £1,179 / A$1,899
  • iPhone 14 Plus (128GB): $899 / £949 / A$1,579
  • iPhone 14 Plus (256GB): $999 / £1,059 / A$1,749
  • iPhone 14 Plus (512GB): $1,199 / £1,279 / A$2,099

And here are the prices for the Pro models:

  • iPhone 14 Pro (128GB): $999 / £1,099 / A$1,749
  • iPhone 14 Pro (256GB): $1,099 / £1,209 / A$1,899
  • iPhone 14 Pro (512GB): $1,299 / £1,429 / A$2,249
  • iPhone 14 Pro (1TB): $1,499 / £1,649 / A$2,599
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max (128GB): $1,099 / £1,199 / A$1,899
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max (256GB): $1,199 / £1,309 / A$2,099
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max (512GB): $1,399 / £1,529 / A$2,419
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max (1TB): $1,599 / £1,749 / A$2,769

You will be able to pre-order the new iPhones from Apple’s website.

Design changes

Two very different stories here. The iPhone 14 is largely identical to the iPhone 13 (although you do now have the option of a larger screen, which we’ll discuss in due course), but the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max see significant design changes.

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As predicted the Pro models lose the notch, which is replaced by two smaller floating apertures for the front-facing sensors, but these have been made far more of a feature than expected.

Joined together by a black bar to form a single thin lozenge, Apple calls this the Dynamic Island. Its appearance, including size and controls, varies depending on the app and context. It acts as a sort of mini widget, displaying sport scores, running timers, or other basic information from an app you’ve swiped out of, or allowing you to interact with an app without opening it in full.

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This is an ingenious way of turning what could have been an annoyance–we have to wait at least another year for a genuinely all-screen iPhone design–into an appealing feature.

In terms of physical dimensions, this year’s Pro models have slimmer bezels around the screen, yet the camera module on the rear is larger than previously. The lenses themselves are bigger in diameter, and project further from the back surface of the phone. We suspect that most buyers will want to put the 14 Pro in a case to protect this protuberant module, although that would mean missing out on the pleasing new color finishes.

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Colour options

The 14 and 14 Plus come in five colors: Midnight, Starlight, (Product) Red, blue and a new purple finish. The Pro models come in silver, gold, a new Space Black and a different and much darker purple, called Deep Purple.

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Screen upgrades

There’s no new version of the 5.4-inch iPhone mini format. (The iPhone 13 mini remains on sale, however, so small-handed buyers still have that option.) Instead Apple has launched a large-screen non-Pro model called the iPhone 14 Plus.

So this is the new lineup:

  • iPhone 14 (with a 6.1-inch screen)
  • iPhone 14 Plus (6.7-inch screen)
  • iPhone 14 Pro (6.1-inch screen)
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max (6.7-inch s

Compared to last fall’s lineup of new phones:

  • iPhone 13 mini (5.4-inch screen)
  • iPhone 13 (6.1-inch screen)
  • iPhone 13 Pro (6.1-inch screen)
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max (6.7-inch screen)

Always-on display

Other than the size of the 14 Plus, the screens of the non-Pro models are largely the same as that of the 13. But the 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max gain an always-on screen. This will dim automatically and minimise animation and onscreen power usage (it can dynamically drop to a refresh rate of just 1Hz) when the device is idle in order to preserve battery life, while continuing to show the most important information and certain widgets.

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The 14 Pro display is also brighter than that of the 13 Pro, with 1,600 nits peak HDR brightness and up to 2,000 nits outdoors.

Camera upgrades

Both Pro and non-Pro iPhones get camera upgrades this year, although there’s no prize for guessing which is more impressive.

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Non-Pro models

We’ll begin with the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus.

The basic specs here are the same as last year: you get a dual-camera array with 12MP wide and ultra-wide lenses. But Apple promises better performance thanks to the inclusion of a faster aperture and larger sensor on the main camera.

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A key part of the 14’s photographic improvement is low-light shooting: Apple claims it offers 49 percent better performance in such conditions. There’s also a new Action Mode designed to improve stabilization when you’re shooting video.

The TrueDepth camera at the front has also been upgraded. It gains autofocus, and here too you should see improved low-light performance thanks to a wider aperture.

Pro models

The headline upgrade here was leaked well in advance. As expected, the iPhone 14 Pro gains a 48MP wide-angle camera on the rear.

That impressive figure, however, could be slightly misleading. Most photos you take with the 14 Pro won’t be 48MP at all; they will be 12MP, albeit with far greater detail, as the camera uses image processing to combine four pixels into one.

As well as packing more megapixels, this sensor is 65 percent larger than the Wide camera in the iPhone 13 Pro, which again means better low-light performance–up to 2x better, according to Apple’s claims. There’s also a new Photonic Engine computational system to help capture more detail when light is limited.

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Tech specs and new features

There are lots of improvements under the hood. Here are the key new features and spec upgrades.

Safety features

Apple’s renewed interest in personal safety can be split into two main strands, both of which are also available on the new Apple Watches: a new crash detection feature, and satellite connectivity for emergencies.

Crash detection uses an upgraded gyroscope and accelerometer to recognise when you’re in a crashing vehicle–much like the older Fall Detection feature, but for potentially far more dangerous situations. If the iPhone thinks you’ve been involved in a crash, it will (unless countermanded) call emergency services and notify your preferred contacts.

Emergency SOS via satellite, meanwhile, is a feature that can use satellite connectivity to get in touch with emergency services when you’re out of cellular range. (It’s based on short pre-scripted texts, but if the emergency provider you’re trying to contact only responds to calls, a team of intermediaries will handle that for you.) You’ll need a clear view of the sky, but the feature will show you where to point the device so as to establish and maintain a good connection.

The satellite feature is initially available in the US and Canada only. At some point it seems likely to carry an ongoing fee, but Apple says it will be free for the first two years after purchase.

New A15 and A16 processors

The word “new” there is debatable, but there’s certainly change of sorts in the processor department.

The non-Pro models are still running A15 Bionic chips, just like all four of the 13-series iPhones last fall. But this has been upgraded to carry an additional GPU core (like the one in the 13 Pro last year), and should thus deliver somewhat improved performance over the standard 13. (It’s also possible that Apple has increased the RAM allocation from 2021, as was rumored before the event. We won’t know until review samples start showing up, as Apple doesn’t publicly disclose RAM.)

Far more excitingly, the Pro models get processors from the next generation: the A16 Bionic. As was predicted back in 2020, this is being manufactured with a 4nm rather than 5nm process, which should mean improved performance and power efficiency. Apple hasn’t given us much concrete detail about the performance we can expect from the A16 (other than that it has 16 billion transistors and the Neural Engine can process nearly 17 trillion operations per second, up from 15.8 trillion in the A15), but the company did claim it’s 40 percent faster than the closest competition.

In other words, expect the 14 Pro to absolutely obliterate any and all speed benchmarks, while delivering less noticeable improvements in the real world until the available software can catch up with its capabilities.

Battery life

Apple is claiming small improvements in battery performance across the range, with the three non-Plus models all gaining an hour on their predecessor. The iPhone 14 Plus, of course, has no direct predecessor–but its larger chassis means a large battery that should comfortably outperform the iPhone 14 Pro. Here are the claimed figures:

  • iPhone 14 Pro Max: 29 hours of video playback (up from 28 hours on 13 Pro Max)
  • iPhone 14 Pro: 23 hours (up from 22 hours on 13 Pro)
  • iPhone 14 Plus: 26 hours
  • iPhone 14: 20 hours (up from 19 hours on 13)

Further reading

For our individual news stories discussing the launches, read Apple unveils the all-new iPhone 14 Plus and The iPhone 14 Pro is official.

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We’ve also got a hands-on with the iPhone 14 Pro, which we got to try out at the event.

FAQs

How much will the iPhone 14 Pro cost? ›

It offers the same three storage options as the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus, however, it adds a 1TB option to mix as well. The iPhone 14 Pro costs $999 for 128GB, $1,099 for 256GB, $1,299 for 512GB, and $1,499 for 1TB.

When should I pre order my iPhone 14? ›

Starting today, customers can pre-order all models of the advanced iPhone 14 lineup on apple.com and on the Apple Store app. iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be available in stores and for delivery starting Friday, September 16.

What does iPhone 14 Pro come with? ›

Our environmental goals. As part of our efforts to reach carbon neutrality by 2030, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max do not include a power adapter or EarPods. Included in the box is a USB‑C to Lightning Cable that supports fast charging and is compatible with USB‑C power adapters and computer ports.

Is iPhone 14 Pro bigger? ›

If the 6.1-inch screen isn't big enough, then Pro users can select the 6.7 inch version that is the iPhone 14 Pro Max. This year standard iPhone users get the same option thanks to the introduction of the iPhone 14 Plus. It's essentially the same phone, just in a larger size.

Is iPhone 14 worth it? ›

These phones are expensive, but buys you access to some salient changes -- namely a high-refresh rate display, Apple's new Dynamic Island multitasking bar, an always-on display as well as better cameras among other features. The bottom line: If you have an iPhone 13 or 13 Pro, don't upgrade.

How much does a iPhone 15 cost? ›

The result is pricing that would create a $300 price gap between the same size of Pro and non-Pro models: iPhone 15 - from $799. iPhone 15 Plus - from $899. iPhone 15 Pro - from $1099.

Is iPhone 14 waterproof? ›

The iPhone 14 is splash-resistant and water-resistant and holds the same International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) IP68 rating as its predecessors 12 and 13. IP ratings are the standard ratings for consumer electronics.

Does iPhone 14 come with charger? ›

As part of our efforts to reach carbon neutrality by 2030, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max do not include a power adapter or EarPods.

Is iPhone 14 Pro worth waiting? ›

In fact, with the ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ delays and rumors of some very enticing features for the high-end iPhone 15 models, you may just want to wait until September 2023 to upgrade. We've outlined some of the features that you can expect, which may just be new additions you want to hold out for.

What will be the difference between iPhone 13 and 14? ›

The big difference between the two iPhones is the improved camera capabilities in the iPhone 14, which include better (faster) low light photography and the Action Mode. The Action Mode is definitely the marquee feature and one many people are likely to use, unlike the Cinematic Mode that arrived with the iPhone 13.

Does iPhone 14 Pro have face ID? ›

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You can set your phone to use face recognition as phone lock code or to authorise iTunes and App Store purchases. Press Settings. Press Face ID & Passcode. Press Set Up Face ID.

What is difference between 14 and 14 pro? ›

The biggest differences between the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro are the new display features, including Digital Island and Always-On, and the camera upgrades. The Digital Island and Always-On display both provide an additional layer of functionality compared to previous generations of iPhones.

Which is better iPhone 14 Plus or iPhone 14 Pro? ›

Still, there are plenty of reasons to pick the iPhone 14 Pro Max. It's got a better camera system, a more powerful chip, a more modern feature set, and longer battery life. If those things matter to you, it's the obvious choice.

How good is iPhone 14 camera? ›

For a device without a dedicated tele lens, the iPhone 14 offered pretty decent image quality across the entire zoom range. The ultra-wide results were similar to the older iPhone 13 images. The 13mm lens offered a wide field of view and good quality images but slightly less detail and more noise than on the 14 Pro.

Is iPhone 11 or 14 better? ›

While both phones have a 6.1-inch screen, there are some significant upgrades on the iPhone 14. Firstly, the display on the newer model is OLED rather than the lower-quality LCD on the 11. The iPhone 14 also has a higher resolution, HDR, a greater contrast ratio, and is significantly brighter.

Is iPhone 14 better than 12 Pro? ›

The iPhone 14 is better than the iPhone 12 in almost all areas, offering a brighter screen, a faster chipset, more capable cameras, and longer battery life.

Is it worth upgrading from iPhone 13 to 14? ›

It's an incremental upgrade over the iPhone 13, but it's worthwhile, especially when you consider the new features and refinements in the store. Both phones run Apple's iOS 16 software, but the iPhone 14 brings it out of the box and is likely to have slightly longer software support too.

Is the iPhone 16 out? ›

Table of Contents. After announcing its big yearly operating system update in its WWDC keynote on June 6, 2022, and following months of beta testing, Apple made iOS 16 available to be installed on iPhones on September 12, 2022, followed by iPadOS 16.1 on October 24.

How much is iPhone 16? ›

Apple iPhone 16 Pro Max price in India is expected to be Rs. 95,990.

What phones will get iPhone 15? ›

Which iPhones support iOS 15? iOS 15 is compatible with all iPhones and iPod touch models already running iOS 13 or iOS 14 which means that once again the iPhone 6S / iPhone 6S Plus and original iPhone SE get a reprieve and can run the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system.

Will the iPhone 15 be different? ›

The standard iPhone 15 models will get an upgrade to the A16 chip, while the iPhone 15 Pro models could use improved 3-nanometer A17 chips. Pro models could see an upgrade to titanium frames, along with periscope lens camera technology for improvements to zoom.

What iPhone Should I get my 15 year old? ›

If you have a grade-school aged kid who's mature enough to handle a phone, you should look no further than the iPhone SE. It's got the same A15 processor used in the iPhone 13 range, so you know it's going to perform well and get software updates for years.

Can iPhone 14 take pictures underwater? ›

Are iPhones waterproof? No, the Apple iPhone is not entirely waterproof but comes with IP68 water resistance. The water resistance feature is key when taking underwater photos with an iPhone. Since iPhone 7, the iPhone has been water-resistant, and, as new models have been released, this resistance has gone up.

What is cool about the iPhone 14? ›

The cool new feature on the iPhone 14 Pro isn't the camera—it's the Dynamic Island. It'll look like a smaller notch when you turn on your phone, but as you start to use your new iPhone, it'll bounce into action, bouncing and expanding with music, FaceTime calls, timers, and much more.

Is iPhone 14 5G? ›

With the new iOS 16.2, the company said that 5G cellular support has been enabled for new iPhone 14, iPhone 13, iPhone SE and iPhone 12 lineups in India, which users can avail through Airtel and Jio 5G services.

Will iPhone 14 be launched by? ›

Apple launches four new iPhone 14 models. The iPhone 14 starts at a price of Rs 79,900.

Has the iPhone 14 been announced yet? ›

Pre-orders begin Friday, September 9, with availability for iPhone 14 beginning Friday, September 16, and availability for iPhone 14 Plus beginning Friday, October 7.

Is iPhone 14 Pro Max launched? ›

iPhone 14 Pro Max mobile was launched on 7th September 2022. The phone comes with a 120 Hz refresh rate 6.70-inch touchscreen display offering a resolution of 2796x1290 pixels at a pixel density of 460 pixels per inch (ppi).

Is iPhone 14 or 13 better? ›

The big difference between the two iPhones is the improved camera capabilities in the iPhone 14, which include better (faster) low light photography and the Action Mode. The Action Mode is definitely the marquee feature and one many people are likely to use, unlike the Cinematic Mode that arrived with the iPhone 13.

How much will the iPhone 15 cost? ›

We expect that the iPhone 15 will start around the same price as the current iPhone 14, at $799, with the Pro model at around $1000.

Will the iPhone 14 have a good camera? ›

The iPhone 14 Pro shoots excellent videos

All the improvements to the cameras and processing also make videos look even better. Apple made it so that Cinematic mode can now record in 4K and at 24 frames per second. There's a new video image-stabilization tool, called Action mode.

What will the iPhone 14 look like when it comes out? ›

Apple's iPhone 14 models are identical in design to the iPhone 13 models, featuring flat edges, an aerospace-grade aluminum enclosure, and a glass back that enables wireless charging. The iPhone 14 models come in blue, purple, midnight, starlight, and (PRODUCT)RED.

Is the iPhone 15 out yet? ›

The iPhone 15 family is expected to arrive in mid to late September 2023 in four different models, just like the iPhone 14 series before it. First we have the 6.1-inch iPhone 15, the most affordable model.

Will iPhone 13 price drop after iPhone 14? ›

It was obvious to expect a price cut for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 12 after the launch of the new iPhone 14 series. The iPhone 13 will now come with a price tag of Rs. 69,990 for the 128GB model, a price cut of Rs.

How many iPhone 14 models are there? ›

Apple's entire iPhone 14 line -- including the standard iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max -- are now available to purchase.

What is price of iPhone 14 Pro Max in USA? ›

United States (1 USD= ₹81): The starting price is $799 ( ₹64,719) for iPhone, $899 ( ₹72,819) for Plus, $999 ( ₹80,919) for Pro, and $1,099 ( ₹89,019) for Pro Max.

How much does iPhone 14 Pro Max cost in usa? ›

Select the one that works for you. Buy$1,199.00Pay the total amount today. FinanceFrom $33.30/mo.

Which color is best in iPhone 14 Pro? ›

Many will say Deep Purple is the best iPhone 14 Pro color available. That's because it's a color offered only for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, it hasn't been used before on a previous iPhone.

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