The $899 iPhone 14 Plus is either a big iPhone 14 or a scaled-back iPhone 14 Pro Max, depending on your perspective.
The iPhone 14 Plus starts at $899 for a model with 128GB of storage. That's $200 less than the iPhone 14 Pro Max and just $100 more than the regular iPhone 14.
But it's $900, which still makes it out of reach for many people. And that's disappointing, especially when you consider that the Android landscape is littered with large-screen rectangular slabs that can be bought at nearly any price.
The iPhone 14 Plus has a Lightning port but US models lack a physical SIM card tray.
The 14 Plus has all of the iPhone 14's features -- some of which you may never see or use -- and that's not necessarily a bad thing.
That includes Crash Detection, which can notify emergency services when you're in an automobile accident.
The iPhone 14 Plus has the same internal redesign as the regular iPhone 14, which improves thermal management. The back-glass on the back is easier and more affordable to repair since it's no longer attached to internals.
Starting in November, you'll get Emergency SOS via Satellite that lets you message emergency services via a satellite link. You also get a new selfie camera and a new main camera.
Like the standard iPhone 14, the iPhone 14 Plus has both an ultrawide and a main camera. Photos and videos shot on the iPhone 14 Plus look good, even in dimmer situations, and I like having a larger screen to frame up a scene.
One of the most underrated features on the 14 Plus might be the new TrueDepth camera, which now has autofocus. I don't take many selfies regularly, but I was shocked to see how much better iPhone 14 Plus selfies looked compared to ones I took with an 13 Pro.