iPhone 14
iPhone 14 Plus
iPhone 14 in Blue
BrandApple Inc.
ManufacturerFoxconn
SloganBig and bigger.
Wonderfull.
ColorsBlue, Midnight, Product Red, Starlight, Purple, Yellow
Generation16th
Model
  • 14: A2882 (International), A2649 (USA), A2881 (Canada, Japan), A2884 (China, Hong Kong), A2883 (Russia)
  • 14 Plus: A2886 (International), A2632 (USA), A2885 (Canada, Japan), A2888 (China, Hong Kong), A2887 (Russia)
Compatible networks3G / 4G LTE / 5G NR
First released14: September 16, 2022; 16 months ago (2022-09-16)
14 Plus: October 7, 2022; 15 months ago (2022-10-07)
Availability by region14:
September 22, 2022
September 23, 2022
October 7, 2022
October 14, 2022
October 18, 2022
October 28, 2022
November 4, 2022
February 10, 2023
14 Plus:
October 14, 2022
October 18, 2022
November 4, 2022
February 10, 2023
PredecessoriPhone 13 / 13 Mini
SuccessoriPhone 15 / 15 Plus
RelatediPhone 14 Pro / iPhone 14 Pro Max
Type
Form factorSlate
Dimensions
  • 14: H: 146.7 mm (5.78 in)
    W: 71.5 mm (2.81 in)
    D: 7.8 mm (0.31 in)
  • 14 Plus: H: 160.8 mm (6.33 in)
    W: 78.1 mm (3.07 in)
    D: 7.8 mm (0.31 in)
Mass
  • 14: 172 g (6.1 oz)
  • 14 Plus: 203 g (7.2 oz)
Operating systemOriginal: iOS 16.0
Current: iOS 17.3, released January 22, 2024[1]
System-on-chipApple A15
CPUHexa-core (2x3.23 GHz Avalanche + 4x2.02 GHz Blizzard)
GPUApple-designed 5-core, up to 1.713 TFLOPS[2]
ModemQualcomm X65 5G[3]
Memory6 GB LPDDR4X[4]
Storage128, 256, 512 GB NVMe
Removable storageNone
SIM
  • eSIM only (US models)
  • Dual nano-SIM (China models)
  • nano-SIM and eSIM (Worldwide except US and China)
Battery
  • 14: 12.68 Wh (3279 mAh) Li-ion
  • 14 Plus: 16.68 Wh (4325 mAh) Li-ion[5]
ChargingQi wireless charging (7.5 W)
Lightning fast charging (20 W)
MagSafe wireless charging (15 W)
Display
  • 14: 6.1 in (155 mm) 2532 × 1170 resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio (~460 ppi density)
    Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, 800 nits (typ), 1200 nits (peak) supplied by Samsung Display,[6] LG Display,[7] and BOE[7]
  • 14 Plus: 6.7 in (170 mm)
    2778 x 1284 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~458 ppi density
    Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 800 nits (HBM), 1200 nits (peak) supplied by Samsung Display[6]
SoundStereo speakers, Spatial Audio, Dolby Atmos
Rear camera
  • 12 MP, f/1.5, 26mm (wide), 1.9µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS
  • 12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/3.
  • LED flash, HDR (photo/panorama)
  • 4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), Cinematic mode (4K@30fps), stereo sound rec.
Front camera
  • 12 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide)
  • SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
  • 4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6 (802.11ax (a/b/g/n/ac)) dual-band, Bluetooth 5.3 (A2DP, LE), Ultra-wideband (UWB)
Data inputs
List of inputs:
Water resistanceIP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 minutes)
Other
SAR
  • 1.15 W/kg (head)
  • 1.16 W/kg (body)
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T4
WebsiteiPhone 14 at the Wayback Machine (archived September 7, 2022)
References[8][9][10][11]

The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are smartphones designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. They are the sixteenth-generation iPhones, succeeding the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini, and were announced during Apple Event, Apple Park in Cupertino, California, on September 7, 2022, alongside the higher-priced iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max flagships. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus feature a 6.1-inch (15 cm) and 6.7-inch (17 cm) display, improvements to the rear-facing camera, and satellite connectivity for contacting emergency services when a user in trouble is beyond the range of Wi-Fi or cellular networks.[12][13] The iPhone 14 was made available on September 16, 2022,[14] and iPhone 14 Plus was made available on October 7, 2022, priced at $799 and $899 respectively and was launched with iOS 16.[9][15] Pre-orders for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus began on September 9, 2022.[16] Along with the 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max, the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus are the last iPhones to feature the Lightning port, as their successors, the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus (announced on September 12, 2023), use a USB-C port instead, per European Commission regulation.[17][18]

The iPhone 14 does not have a "Mini" version like its predecessor, the iPhone 13 Mini. Instead, Apple has reintroduced a larger dimension iPhone 14 named the iPhone 14 Plus. Apple has not introduced a Plus model iPhone since the iPhone 8 Plus in 2017. iPhone 14 and 14 Plus models (as well as iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models) sold in the United States drop support for physical SIM cards, making them the first iPhone models since the CDMA variant of the iPhone 4 to not come with a discrete SIM card reader.[19]

History

The iPhone 14 was originally rumored to come with 6.1-inch and 5.4-inch display size options. However, when the iPhone 14 was unveiled, no smaller display option was available. This may have been due to underwhelming sales of the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 13 Mini. Instead, a larger 6.7-inch display size option was added to the lower-priced iPhone 14 lineup.[20][21] The new 6.7-inch variant of the iPhone 14 was named "iPhone 14 Plus", rather than "iPhone 14 Max", which was predicted by previous rumors.[22][23]

The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus were officially announced at Apple's "Far Out" event, along with the iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE (2nd generation), Apple Watch Ultra, AirPods Pro (2nd generation) and an update to Apple Fitness+ via a virtual press conference filmed at Apple Park in Cupertino, California on September 7, 2022.[24][25]

Apple started taking pre-orders on September 9, with general availability from September 16 for the iPhone 14 and October 7 for the iPhone 14 Plus.[26]

Design

Back of a Blue iPhone 14 Plus
The iPhone 14's protruding camera was heavily criticized.[27]
iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 13

The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus have an identical design to the iPhone 13, although the US models lack a physical SIM tray.

The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are available in six colors: Blue, Purple, Midnight, Starlight, Yellow, and Product Red.[28] Purple is a new color replacing Pink used on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini. The yellow option was added on March 7, 2023.[29]

Colour Name
Blue
Purple
Midnight
Starlight
Yellow
PRODUCT(RED)

Hardware

iPhone 14 and 14 Plus are available in three internal storage configurations: 128, 256, and 512 GB. Both models have 6 GB of RAM, an increase over the previous iPhone 13 and 13 mini models' 4 GB of RAM. The iPhone 14 and 14 Plus have the same IP68 rating for dust and water resistance as their predecessors.[8]

Chipset

The iPhone 14 and 14 Plus use a 5-nanometer Apple-designed system on a chip, the A15 Bionic, while the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max have a faster A16 Bionic.[30][31]

The iPhone 14's A15 chip has a 6-core CPU, 5-core GPU, and a 16-core Neural Engine. It is identical to the A15 in the previous year's iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max,[30][31] which has more memory and an additional GPU core compared to the A15 in the non-Pro iPhone 13 models.[32][33]

The iPhone 14 was the first flagship model since the 2008 iPhone 3G whose chip was unchanged from the previous year.[30] The Verge's Mitchell Clark attributed the unchanged chip to an attempt to maintain costs during the ongoing chip shortage and inflation surge. Clark also said the A15 "still outperforms the latest chips from Qualcomm and Google in most benchmarks", though the older chip may lead to the iPhone 14 receiving fewer updates, similar to what happened with the iPhone 5C from 2013.[30][31]

Display

The iPhone 14 features a 6.1-inch (155 mm) display with Super Retina XDR OLED technology at a resolution of 2532 × 1170 pixels and a pixel density of about 460 PPI with a refresh rate of 60 Hz. The iPhone 14 Plus features a 6.7-inch (170 mm) display with the same technology at a resolution of 2778 × 1284 pixels and a pixel density of about 458 PPI. Both models have typical brightness of up to 800 nits, and a max brightness of up to 1200 nits.[8]

Cameras

The iPhone 14 and 14 Plus feature the same camera system with two cameras: one front-facing camera (12MP f/1.9), and two back-facing cameras: a wide (12MP f/1.5) and ultra-wide (12MP f/2.4) camera, with the wide and front-facing cameras having a faster aperture than the iPhone 13. The front-facing camera also has autofocus for the first time.[34]

The cameras use Apple's latest computational photography engine, called Smart HDR 4. Users can also choose from a range of photographic styles during capture, including rich contrast, vibrant, warm, and cool. Apple clarifies this is different from a filter because it works intelligently with the image processing algorithm during capture to apply local adjustments to an image, and the effects will be baked into the photos, unlike filters which can be removed after applying.[8]

The camera app contains Cinematic Mode, which allows users to rack focus between subjects and create (simulate) shallow depth of field using software algorithms. It is supported on wide and front-facing cameras in 4K at 30 fps and 60 fps.[8]

An "action mode" feature was added to extend the electrical video stabilization. When activated, a smaller crop of the image sensor is read out for video recording. While reducing the field of view, a wider area around it can be used as buffer against shakes. The area read out from the image sensor is moved between frames to counteract hand movements.[35]

Battery

The iPhone 14 is equipped with slightly longer battery life compared to the iPhone 13. According to Apple, the iPhone 14 (3,279 mAh) can provide up to 20 hours of video playback,[36] up to 16 hours of streaming video playback, and up to 80 hours of audio playback. Its predecessor, the iPhone 13 (3,240 mAh), is rated for up to 19 hours of video playback, 15 hours of streaming video playback, and 75 hours of audio playback. The larger iPhone 14 Plus (4,325 mAh) variant provides up to 26 hours of video playback.[37]

Software

See also: iOS 16 and iOS 17

The iPhone 14 and 14 Plus originally shipped with iOS 16. The latest version of iOS, iOS 17, which was revealed at Apple's WWDC 2023 event, was released to the public on September 18, 2023, and is compatible with the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus.[38] The next-generation Qi2 wireless charging standard has been added to the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus with the update to iOS 17.2.[39]

Specifications

Satellite connectivity

Apple's new Emergency SOS via satellite service for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models uses the spectrum in L and S bands designated for mobile satellite services by ITU Radio Regulations. When an iPhone user makes an Emergency SOS via satellite request, the message is received by an orbiting satellite operated by Globalstar. The satellite then sends the message down to ground stations located across the globe.[12]

As of November 2022, Globalstar operates a constellation of 25 satellites in low Earth orbit, with plans to enhance this in the future via its partnership with Apple.[12][44]

The service became available to US and Canada on November 15, 2022, and to the UK, Germany, Ireland, and France on December 13, 2022.[45] From May 15, 2023 the service became available in Australia and New Zealand.[46]

Criticism

Crash Detection false positives

Further information: Crash Detection § False positives

Crash Detection is a feature built into the iPhone 14 that is designed to detect severe car crashes and automatically initiates an emergency phone call 20 seconds after it is detected unless the user cancels it.[47] Since its release, there have been many reports saying that the feature was automatically turned on during rollercoaster rides, due to the fact that the rides suddenly stop after going at high speeds, acting the same way a car crash does.[48][49]

Emergency dispatchers have received many false alarm calls from iPhone 14 and Apple Watch users who have been skiing safely. In Colorado, a wave of false 9-1-1 calls led Aspen Mountain to advise device owners to upgrade their operating systems or disable the feature.[50] In Japan's Hida Mountains, emergency dispatchers reported 134 false emergency calls, more than 14% of the total emergency call volume, between December 16, 2022, and January 23, 2023, attributed to Crash Detection triggering while an iPhone 14 owner was skiing.[51]

Repairability

While the iPhone 14 was originally lauded for its innovative new hardware design and recommended by iFixit, concerns over software limitations on parts not authorized by Apple caused iFixit to decrease their evaluation to a 4/10 or "not recommended" in September 2023.[52][53]

See also

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Preceded byiPhone 13 / 13 Mini iPhone 16th generationalongside iPhone 14 Pro / 14 Pro Max Succeeded byiPhone 15 / 15 Plus