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iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max feature ‘Dynamic Island,’ always-on display

The pill-shaped cutout is called Dynamic Island.

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Apple iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max

Apple has officially unveiled the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. This year’s Pro iPhone lineup is very distinct from the standard 14 models, ditching the famous notch design for a pill-shaped cutout, and featuring a new 4nm chipset, A16 Bionic.

The pill-shaped cutout, called ‘Dynamic Island,’ houses the Face ID sensors and the front camera (which now has autofocus), blending the hardware and software together to offer an interactive experience. While the Island is a fixed hardware cutout, the software makes use of the screen real estate around it to show ongoing activities like call duration, album art, and notifications. Yes, notifications will now pop-up from the Island.

Apple has finally added support for always-on display, which also works with lock screen widgets coming in iOS 16. It will display useful information like reminders, calendar events, and weather tidbits without waking up the iPhone. Powered by Apple’s A16 Bionic chipset, both 14 Pro models pack six cores — two high-performance cores and four efficiency cores — making it more power efficient, according to Apple. It’s powering the new Dynamic Island, always-on display, and the all-new 48-megapixel main camera setup at the back.

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max camera

Apple is making a huge leap in its iPhone 14 Pro lineup, bumping the camera to 48 megapixels with a quad-pixel sensor, f/1.78 aperture, and 24mm focal length. Apple says the new camera sensor brings a variety of improvements, especially in low-light conditions and macro photography. The Cinematic mode can now shoot in 4K at 30fps and 4K at 24fps.

Other features like Crash Detection and emergency SOS are also included, as seen on the standard iPhone 14 models. Available in deep purple, silver, gold, and space black, the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max will launch on September 16, with pre-orders beginning September 9.

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