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Apple iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max FAQ: The most common questions, answered

The iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max are finally out and many users are waiting to get their hands on Apple’s latest premium phones. For the first time, interest in the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max appears to be greater compared to the base iPhone 14 and 14 Plus models. Despite higher costs, the delivery times for the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are already moving to October. A lot has to do with how the new Pro models differ from the standard iPhone 14 in terms of features and experience. To clear up any confusion, we’ve put together a comprehensive FAQ with some of the questions our readers have been asking about the iPhone 14 Pros.

I’ve heard that this year’s iPhone 14 Pro is different from the standard iPhone 14. Is that true?

For the first time, the difference between Apple’s iPhone Pro line and non-Pro models is significant. The iPhone 14 Pro even packs a lot of new features to justify its high price. Indeed, both the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 share many of the same features, an improved front-facing camera and car accident detection. But the iPhone 14 Pro models have improved battery life, a 48-megapixel main camera, an always-on display, the new A16 Bionic processor and the redesigned front screen cutout, in addition to a more expensive look.

Should I choose iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max?

As has been the case for a few years now, Apple sells the iPhone Pro line in two models, but the difference is usually limited to screen size, battery and price. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max visually share the same features, so no matter which model you choose, the core features and functionalities remain the same.

The iPhone 14 Pro comes with a 6.1-inch display, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max has a 6.7-inch display. Of course, the iPhone 14 Pro Max will be a hefty phone and a lot heavier than the iPhone 14 Pro. The iPhone 14 Pro, on the other hand, is easier to hold in one hand.

It’s a very subjective topic and opinions will vary depending on how you use your phone. Many people prefer phones with extra large screens. If you want Apple’s largest and most durable flagship, the iPhone 14 Pro Max is the phone you’re looking for. It all comes down to choice and Apple gives that with the iPhone 14 Pros.

The housing of the iPhone 14 Pro is still made of stainless steel and the screen has a ceramic shield. Credit: Nandagopal Rajan/Indian Express

Does iPhone 14 Pro have an always-on display?

Apple is adding an Apple Watch-like “always-on” display feature to the iPhone 14 Pro. This new feature allows you to look at the phone’s lock screen when the screen is dimmed. The screen refresh rate can drop by as much as 1 Hz when not interacting with it to conserve battery power.

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Does iPhone 14 Pro have an OLED screen?

The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max still have an OLED screen and a high-refresh rate 120Hz ProMotion screen. This year, however, Apple upgraded its display panels that have a maximum brightness of 2000 nits, twice the peak brightness of the iPhone 13 Pro display, something we’ll explore later in the review.

Everyone is talking about Dynamic Island. What is that?

Instead of the notch at the top of the screen, the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max use a pill-shaped cutout that houses the selfie camera, 3D sensor and more. Many Android smartphones also have a pill-shaped cutout in the screen. But what Apple did differently is how the iPhone 14’s pill-shaped notch can be dynamically controlled by iOS. Apple calls it “Dynamic Island.” Essentially, thanks to a clever implementation, the cutout is enlarged and reduced to show more controls like music or notifications. The regular iPhone 14 and 14 Plus still feature the notch, so the Dynamic Island is exclusive to Apple’s new iPhone Pro lineup.

iPhone 14 Pro 2 The iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max are Apple’s best iPhone models for 2022. Credit: Nandagopal Rajan/Indian Express

Is the iPhone 14 Pro faster than the older model?

Inside, iPhone 14 Pro models are powered by Apple’s A16 Bionic chip. The six-core CPU contains two high-performance cores that consume 20% less power and four efficiency cores. Yes, it’s much faster, but you don’t really feel the difference in everyday tasks unless you shoot and edit a lot of videos on the phone itself.

Does iPhone 14 Pro have a USB-C port?

The iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max do not have USB-C connectivity. Instead, both phones still come with Apple’s proprietary Lightning connector, which recently turned 10 years old.

How much RAM does iPhone 14 Pro have?

Apple doesn’t talk about RAM in an iPhone publicly, but it’s not hard to find out. According to a recent teardown of the iPhone 14 Pro, it was revealed that the new Pro models still have the same 6GB of RAM as the iPhone 13 Pro, but take advantage of the newer LPDDR5 type of memory.

How much storage capacity does the iPhone 14 Pro have?

The iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max come with 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB storage options. Please note that the storage is not expandable, so choose the model accordingly.

Is the iPhone 14 Pro water resistant?

Both iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max have an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. This means that they can be submerged in water to a maximum depth of six meters for up to half an hour. They are also dust resistant.

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Does iPhone 14 Pro have a new camera system?

Yes, Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro models have a 48-megapixel wide-angle lens (starting at 12 MP). The new main camera offers improvements for low-light photography, all using a quad-pixel sensor with an aperture of f/1.78 and a focal length of 24mm. Meanwhile, the telephoto lens remains at 12 megapixels, but Apple says it has a faster aperture and larger pixel size to improve the quality of zoomed-in images. The Ultra Wide lens also stays at 12 megapixels, but Apple says it’s up to three times better than the iPhone 13 Pro’s camera in low-light conditions. Wait for our detailed iPhone 14 Pro camera review, which will be out in the coming days.

Does iPhone 14 Pro have a better selfie camera?

Yes, the iPhone 14 Pro’s front-facing camera has been improved. For a change, the front-facing selfie camera now has autofocus, although it has the same 12-megapixel camera with an f/1.9 aperture that was introduced on the iPhone 11 Pro.

Will my old case fit on iPhone 14 Pro/14 Pro Max?

It depends on the model you are going to buy. Please note that the camera models on the iPhone 14 Pro models are larger and the cases for the iPhone 13 Pro/13 Pro Max may not fit the iPhone 14 Pro/14 Pro Max.

How long does the iPhone 14 Pro battery last?

The battery life of the iPhone 14 Pro Max is a noticeable improvement. Apple claims that both the 14 Pro and Pro Max have all-day battery life.

Does iPhone 14 Pro support Magsafe accessories?

MagSafe is the name of a ring of magnets embedded in the back of the iPhone 14. It allows you to magnetically attach accessories to the back of the phone, from wallets to wireless chargers. The iPhone 14 Pro supports MagSafe accessories.

iPhone 14 00 Dynamic Island blurs the line between the crop and the rest of the screen. Credit: Nandagopal Rajan/Indian Express

Does iPhone 14 Pro come with a charger?

Like the iPhone 13 Pro that came out before it, the iPhone 14 Pro does not come with a charging adapter. The device only comes with a USB-C to Lightning cable and nothing else.

Does iPhone 14 Pro support wireless charging?

The iPhone 14 Pro does support wireless charging. In fact, it supports two standards: Apple’s proprietary MagSafe magnetic wireless charging solution and the standard Qi wireless charging. However, Qi charging is rather slow, peaking at 7.5W. MagSafe, on the other hand, allows charging up to 15W on the iPhone 14 and Pro models.

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What colors will the iPhone 14 come in?

The iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max are available in four colors: deep purple, silver, gold and space black.

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Initial demand for the iPhone 14 Pro is higher compared to the standard iPhone 14. Credit: Nandagopal Rajan/Indian Express

Does iPhone 14 Pro have a removable back glass?

The new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus have glass backs that can be removed without taking the entire iPhone apart. This makes it easier to repair the iPhone 14. The last iPhone to come with a removable glass back panel was the iPhone 4s. It’s not immediately clear whether Apple will allow owners of an iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max to replace the glass back panel if it needs to be repaired or replaced.

Is Apple selling the e-SIM-only iPhone 14 Pro model in India?

No, only the iPhone 14 Pro models in the US lack a traditional SIM card slot. The e-SIM-only requirement is limited to the US. In India, Apple sells the iPhone 14 models with dual SIM configuration – one e-SIM and another with a traditional SIM card slot.

Can I use the iPhone 14 satellite communication feature in India?

No, the SOS service will launch in November, only in Canada and the United States.

Does iPhone 14 Pro have a LiDAR sensor?

Yes, like the iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro comes with the LiDAR scanner. With LiDAR Scanner you can measure the distance to surrounding objects up to 5 meters away. The advantage of the LiDAR scanner is visible when you use apps centered around Augmented reality (AR).

Does iPhone 14 Pro come with 5G wireless connectivity?

Yes, both models support the fast 5G connectivity.

iPhone 14 Pro 98 The standard iPhone 14 models are powered by last year’s A15 processor, while the iPhone 14 Pro gets Apple’s A16 Bionic chip. Credit: Nandagopal Rajan/Indian Express

Is iPhone 14 Pre preloaded with the latest version of iOS?

Yes, the iPhone 14 Pro comes with iOS 16, the latest software update for iPhones. It has many new features and is available to anyone with iPhone 8 or newer iPhones.

Can I buy iPhone 14 Pro in India?

The iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max are available for purchase on Apple.com, authorized resellers and high street retailers such as Croma, Reliance Digital and Vijay Sales.

How much is iPhone 14 Pro in India?

In India, the iPhone 14 Pro models are not cheap. The iPhone 14 Pro starts at Rs 129,900 and the iPhone 14 Pro Max starts at Rs 139,900. Both iPhone 14 Pro models come with 128GB of basic storage, which isn’t much if you’re a professional user. The 256GB storage model should be the best choice for most people.


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