What changes between Apple’s smartphones released in 2021 with that just made official, including the Pro models? iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 13: what are the differences and changes between the two generations of Apple smartphones? This year there was no shortage of changes, especially with the Pro and Pro Max pairs, but the standard models have also been substantially improved compared to the previous year. On September 7, Apple presented the four new iPhone 14, three smartwatches such as Apple Watch SE version 2022, Series 8, and the big news Ultra and the Airpods Pro 2 earphones.
Wired was present at the event. Here are the impressions of our correspondent who previewed the protagonists of the announcements. Net of the farewell to the never-lucky iPhone Mini, replaced by an extra-large version called iPhone 13 Plus, let’s now go into the analysis of what changes on board the new iPhone by in terms of design, functionality, and hardware with a complete comparison.
iPhone 14 Vs. iPhone 13
The new pair of base models are formed by the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, with the latter differing only in a more capable battery (about 25%) and a display that goes from 6.1 inches to 6.7: iPhone 13 Mini from 5.4 inches remains for now on the store (like iPhone 13) as a compact proposal drawn from the last generation. At first glance at the design level, not much changes: the same lines, notches, flat corners, and configuration of the dual rear camera, but reading the specifications, you can appreciate several improvements at the hardware level. The Apple A15 Bionic chip is slightly more powerful.
It is accompanied by 6GB instead of 4GB as in 2021, as well as new sensors and components for the new satellite emergency request or collision detection functions. If the internal memory always remains at 128 GB, 256 GB, or 512 GB and the 6.1-inch display does not change resolution or refresh rate, the central eye of the camera is more performing, especially in low light conditions, thanks to a brighter aperture ( f / 1.5). Prices: iPhone 13 costs € 939 for the 128 GB version, € 1059 for the 256 GB version, and € 1289 for the 512 GB version, while the corresponding iPhone 14 models cost € 1029 ( 90 € more, therefore ), 1159 euros and 1419 euros with the iPhone 14 Plus which are priced at 1179 euros, 1309 euros and 1569 euros.
iPhone 14 Pro Vs. iPhone 13 Pro
The differences in the iPhone 14 Pro vs. iPhone 13 Pro comparison are much more marked as even the design has been considered with the abandonment of the notch in favor of what Apple has called a dynamic island with the large hole that houses the front camera, the sensors for face recognition, status LEDs and pixels for animations. The ip68 certification for resistance to water and dust, materials, and the rest of the construction remains unchanged. The display does not change size, resolution, or refresh rate (which is now dynamic and can vary from 1 to 120 Hz). Still, now it can offer the always-on that shows notifications and information while safeguarding the battery and is brighter.
We move from the Apple A15 Bionic chip to the next Apple A16 Bionic version 40% faster and from 4 to 6 GB of ram. Still, there is an evolutionary leap of the rear camera with the primary sensor, which is now 48 megapixels for more performance and details in low light conditions, but also at the video level with Cinematic Mode at 4k and 30 fps. The flash is brighter and adapts depending on the focal length of the chosen camera. The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max have come out of the official store but can still be found in external sales channels. The prices of the new models start at 1339 euros for the Pro and 1489 euros for the Pro Max, while last year they started at 1189 and 1289 euros.
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