Apple’s new iPhone14 and iPhone 14 Pro have attained. The company has another time thrown the same number of iPhones this year like it did the previous time and the year earlier. In this year’s iPhone line-up, Apple has decided to name the new iPhones and also due to feature differentiation. If you’re considering buying one of the new iPhones, here’s a quick breakdown that highlights the key differences between the regular, Plus, Pro and Max versions.
New iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro lineups: Summary of Differences
Apple launched a total of four new iPhones this year — iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone14 Pro Max.
The iPhone 14 Plus is a completely new product here instead of the “mini or smaller” version, while the other three iPhones are an upgraded version of the ones we already have in the market. Even among these three phones, we think only the “Pro” models bring big and meaningful upgrades over last year’s iPhone 13 Pro handsets..
iPhone14 and iPhone 14 Plus are basically two different sizes but the same phone. It looks like both the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are cut from the same material, except one is bigger than the other. When you go from iPhone 14 to iPhone 14 Plus or from iPhone 14 Pro to iPhone 14 Pro Max, there won’t be much of a difference. However, the iPhone 14 Pro is a significant change from the iPhone 14, both in terms of features and price. Similarly, if you go from the iPhone 14 Plus to the iPhone 14 Pro Max, there will be a big change in experience even though they have almost the same physical dimensions overall.
Alteration concerning regular and Pro series of iPhone 14:
- Fresh chip on the Pro
- Altered shape ingredients for chassis: aluminum on regular vs stainless steel on Pro
- Developed 120Hz refresh rate on Pro
- Advanced open-air peak brightness on Pro
- Always On Display on Pro
- Different notch design and related software tasks on Pro
- Higher storage preferences on Pro
- Higher MP count primary camera on Pro
- A surplus third camera on Pro, hold telephoto
- Night Portraits, Pro Raw, and Macro are Pro-exclusive camera types
- LiDAR Scanner on Pro
Variance concerning regular iPhone 14 and 14 Plus; and iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max:
- Difference of Dimension for display and overall chassis: Plus and Pro Max are bigger
- Size of Battery: Plus and Pro Max have a larger battery and lasts lengthier, but it will also yield longer time to charge
- The standard iPhone 14 starts at $799 in the US while the iPhone 14 Plus starts at $899. Currently, the iPhone 14 Plus model is available in the market. As for sales of the Pro models, we’re looking at starting at $999 for the smaller variant and $1,099 for the larger “Max” variant. Unlike the regular iPhone 14 models, both Pros are available for purchase now.
Regular vs the “Pro” iPhones
Looking at the specs sheet, it is easy to tell that the non-Pro iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are almost identical except for the display size and battery capacity. This is also true for the iPhone 14Pro and iPhone 14Pro Max. And now that we’ve established that, it remains to be seen how the Pro variants push the envelope with their upgrades over the regular iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus.
Notch vs Dynamic Island
- All iPhones have a Super Retina XDR display with HDR support.
- The regular iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Plus quiet have a notch on the display whereas the Pro models ensure moved on with the new Dynamic Island.
- Also, there is no Always-On display on the regular iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Plus.
iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max have a pill-shaped pattern in its place of a notch on top of the show. This is the big modification for the new iPhones as they’re the first ones — also the affordable SE models — deprived of a notch since the iPhone X debuted back in 2018. It’s called Dynamic Island and it moves around and stirs to show you different UI elements.
It certainly looks well than anything we’ve seen in the Android space, The Dynamic Island, however, is exclusive to the Pro models, a sense that the regular iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Plus still have a notch. In fact, Apple didn’t even reduce the size of the notch on the iPhone 14, so it’s visually identical to the iPhone 13’s notch.
In addition to Dynamic Island, the Pro models are still the only iPhones with support for Pro Motion technology with adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz. The regular iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Plus are still attached with 60Hz. This is said to be allowed by A16 Bionic’s new display engine, which is also responsible for insanely high brightness support of up to 2,000 nits on the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max. The cheaper iPhone 14 models are still powered by the previous year’s A15 Bionic chipset that means they don’t support an Always-On display and they top out at 1,200 nits of peak brightness.
A15 Bionic vs A16 Bionic
- The Pro models are powered by Apple’s new A16 Bionic chip whereas the non-Pro ones are using preceding year’s A15 Bionic.
- The non-Pro iPhone 14 models facilitates up to 512GB storage where the Pro alternatives can drive up to 1TB.
- All the fresh iPhones are fast-charge adept with a 20W charger adapter or greater and all upkeep MagSafe and Qi wireless charging too.
That being said, while only the Pro models have seen a particular push this year, it’s clear that you’ll have to spend more to get the best Apple silicon. The company’s new A16 Bionic brings many meaningful upgrades, but those benefits are limited to the iPhone14 Pro and iPhone14 Pro Max. The standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, on the other hand, will use last year’s A15 Bionic. Although it’s an upgrade from the iPhone 13 as the newcomer will be using the A15 Bionic with a 5-core GPU instead of the 4-core SKU,.
While Apple’s A16 Bionic chip may not bring any significant upgrades or changes to overall performance, it’s safe to say that it easily outperforms the best Android offerings out there right now. It also adds things like Display Engine for a significantly better experience. Not to mention, it’s significantly more power-efficient so you can expect to see better battery life in the Pro models this year.
Another obvious difference is in the storage sector, with non-Pro iPhones starting at 128GB and limited to 512GB of storage, while the new iPhone14 Pro models can be bought with up to 1TB of storage. Note that to take advantage of features like ProRes video recording at 4K-30fps you need to get at least the 256GB variant of the Pro variant.
Apple hasn’t shared official battery specs, but it’s safe to say that both larger iPhones will have significantly better battery life than the smaller iPhones. All iPhones are capable of fast charging with a 20W adapter and they support MagSafe and Qi wireless charging.
Pro camera vs progressive dual-camera system
Only the Pro options acknowledged the camera advancements this year The standard iPhone14 models still use the same dual-camera system as the iPhone 13.
All new iPhones will benefit from features like Photonic Engine and Action Mode, but only Pro models get a 48MP wide sensor.
It’s safe to say that the Pro models get all the camera upgrades this year as the standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14Plus uses the same dual-camera system from last year’s regular iPhone13. Because the Pro Model A’s cameras are one of the biggest draws, you’ll have to decide whether you want the best of what Apple has to offer or stick with a basic, yet reliable camera system.
For the first time ever, the iPhone moves from a 12MP sensor to a 48MP sensor. A big leap is expected for those who take photography and videography rather seriously or for “professional” users. You can expect to see some big improvements in low-light photography thanks to the new photonic engine. You can expect to see some minor improvements in shots captured using the ultra-wide and telephoto lenses compared to last year’s iPhone 13 Pro model.
Aside from the obvious size difference, it’s pretty easy to tell that the Pro models come with significantly better features than this year’s standard iPhones. Not only do you get a very unique camera cutout, but you also get a better screen overall with support for higher refresh rates and higher peak brightness. You will too get an improved chipset inside the Pro models as an alternative of just a storage bump on the top end. Ultimately, the biggest difference between the Pro and regular iPhone models is the camera. The Pro also gives you a new 48MP wide-angle sensor that’s said to be up to 65 percent larger.
If you care about these advanced “Pro” features, you may be better off spending more money to get the Pro models this year. But if you’re not after the latest technology and just want an iPhone that will last you a few years, you’ll find plenty of features in the regular iPhone14. The difference between the smaller and the “Plus” or “Max” variants, as we mentioned earlier, is limited to the size of the screen and battery. Keep in mind that you won’t get a SIM card tray on either of these phones, so it really comes down to personal preference, we’ll leave it up to you to decide which extent will graft best for you.