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Apple unveiled the iPhone 14 Plus as the newest member of the iPhone 14 family. The announcementduring the Cupertino company's , when it typically launches new models of the iPhone and Apple Watch. The fills the spot in Apple's phone lineup the . The iPhone 14 Plus starts at $899 (£949, AU$1,579).
After a quick in-person greeting from Apple CEO Tim Cook in the Steve Jobs Theater, the event film rolled, opening on a starry field before zooming in on Earth and then Apple Park. Things got off to a quick start with reveals for the, and . We also saw a , which includes spatial audio tuned by your iPhone's True Depth camera system. Plus, is set to arrive Sept. 12.
iPhone display sizes
|Screen size||iPhone models|
|6.7-inch||iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro Max|
|6.5-inch||iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone XS Max|
|6.1-inch||iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 11, iPhone XR|
|5.8-inch||iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone 11 Pro|
|5.5-inch||Phone 8 Plus, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6 Plus|
|5.4-inch||iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 12 Mini|
|4.7-inch||iPhone SE (2022), iPhone SE (2020), iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6|
|4-inch||iPhone SE (2016), iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5|
|3.5-inch||iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone|
There are now Pro and non-Pro versions of an iPhone with a 6.7-inch screen. Up to now, if you wanted to buy an Apple phone with the largest display, you had to buy the iPhone 13 Pro Max, which was also Apple's most expensive phone.
The iPhone 14 Plus not only gets a large display but also a bigger battery than the regular iPhone 14.
The 14 Plus uses the same A15 Bionic chip as the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max. The main camera has a larger 12-megapixel sensor with a faster lens f/1.5 aperture wide-angle lens. The front-facing camera also gets an upgrade with a faster f/1.9 lens. Apple says it also improved low-light photo processing with a new technique called Photonic Engine.
Apple introduced a new video stabilization tool called Action mode. The iPhone 14 Plus also supports a new service called Emergency SOS via Satellite. If you don't have a cellular or Wi-Fi connection, Apple essentially enables emergency connections to satellites. The iPhone 14 Plus uses a mix of a special satellite frequencies, an algorithm that shrinks a regular text message to make it 3x smaller. iPhone 14 Plus comes with two years of Emergency SOS via Satellite for free.
The 14 Plus also gets a new Car Crash Detection tool that uses a combination of processing and hardware to identify when you've been in a car accident.
A big-screen iPhone that's less expensive than the Pro Max could prove to be a big hit. For years, we've seen.
The reveal of the iPhone 14 Plus comes on the heels of. Samsung's foldable phone has a 7.6-inch screen that folds in half to roughly the size of a phone. However, with a starting price of $1,800, it's one of the most expensive phones you can buy.