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What's New in the iPhone 14: Everything Apple Changed Since iPhone 13

Apple's iPhone 14 line brings along a new Plus size and car-crash detection, but the iPhone 13 is still on sale at a reduced price.

Sareena Dayaram
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iPhone 14 at the Apple event in Cupertino, Calif.,

The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus.

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Apple's new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus may look similar to last year's iPhone 13 line, but there are a lot of new changes on the inside. The iPhone 14 line includes new sensors for car-crash detection, a photo processing method called Photonic Engine, the removal of the physical SIM card slot for US phones and improvements to both the rear and front-facing cameras. The most notable swap, however, are the phone line's sizes: the Mini version is no longer offered as part of the iPhone 14 range, and instead the standard 6.1-inch phone ($799 £849, AU$1,399) arrives alongside a Plus model with a 6.7-inch display, starting at $899.

Apple isn't done with the iPhone 13 yet though -- the company will continue selling both the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini in its store with a modest price drop. The iPhone 13 line now starts at $599 for the Mini and $699 for the standard iPhone 13.

We've outlined in the chart the features of the iPhone 14 line against the iPhone 13 line, so you can compare the phones directly. The biggest deciding point could be the phone size: If you want a Mini phone then the iPhone 13 Mini is your only option. Similarly, if you want a larger phone and don't want to spend over $1,000 for the iPhone 14 Pro Max, then the iPhone 14 Plus would be your pick. If deciding between the similarly-sized iPhone 13 and the iPhone 14, you should check if the iPhone 14's new features and improved camera are worth the extra $100 for you.

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You can also check out our comparison of the entire iPhone 14 lineup, along with explainers on the iPhone 14 Pro's always on display, its 48-megapixel main camera and the new Dynamic Island feature.

Apple iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 14 Plus vs. iPhone 13 Mini vs. iPhone 13

iPhone 14iPhone 14 PlusiPhone 13 MiniiPhone 13
Display size, resolution 6.1-inch OLED; 2,532x1,170 pixels6.7-inch OLED; 2,778x1,284 pixels5.4-inch OLED; 2,340x1,080 pixels6.1-inch OLED; 2,532x1,170 pixels
Pixel density 460 ppi458 ppi476 ppi460 ppi
Dimensions (inches) 5.78 x 2.82 x 0.31 in.6.33 x 3.07 x 0.31 in.5.18 x 2.53 x 0.3 in.5.78 x 2.82 x 0.3 in.
Dimensions (millimeters) 147 x 72 x 7.8mm161 x 78 x 7.8mm132 x 64 x 7.65mm147 x 72 x 7.65mm
Weight (ounces, grams) 6.07 oz.; 172g7.16 oz.; 203g4.97 oz.; 141g6.14 oz.; 174g
Mobile software iOS 16iOS 16iOS 15iOS 15
Rear Cameras 12-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultrawide)12-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultrawide)12-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultrawide)12-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultrawide)
Front-facing camera 12-megapixel12-megapixel12-megapixel12-megapixel
Video capture HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 4K at 60 fpsHDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 4K at 60 fpsHDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 4K at 60 fpsHDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 4K at 60 fps
Processor Apple A15 BionicApple A15 BionicApple A15 BionicApple A15 Bionic
Storage 128GB, 256GB, 512GB128GB, 256GB, 512GB128GB, 256GB, 512GB128GB, 256GB, 512GB
RAM UndisclosedUndisclosedUndisclosedUndisclosed
Expandable storage NoNoNoNo
Battery Undisclosed; Apple lists 20 hours of video playbackUndisclosed; Apple lists 26 hours of video playbackUndisclosed; Apple lists 17 hours of video playbackUndisclosed; Apple lists 19 hours of video playback
Fingerprint sensor No (Face ID)No (Face ID)No (Face ID)No (Face ID)
Connector LightningLightningLightningLightning
Headphone jack NoNoNoNo
Special features 5G enabled; Car crash detection; MagSafe; water resistant (IP68); wireless charging; dual-SIM capabilities (e-SIM) 5G enabled; Car crash detection; MagSafe; water resistant (IP68); wireless charging; dual-SIM capabilities (e-SIM) 5G enabled; MagSafe; water resistant (IP68); wireless charging; dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM) 5G enabled; MagSafe; water resistant (IP68); wireless charging; dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM)
Price off-contract (USD) $799 (128GB), $899 (256GB), $1,099 (512GB)$899 (128GB), $999 (256GB), $1,199 (512GB)$599 (128GB), $699 (256GB), $899 (512GB)$699 (128GB), $799 (256GB), $999 (512GB)
Price (GBP) £849 (128GB)£949 (128GB)£649 (128GB), £759 (256GB), £979 (512GB)£749 (128GB), £859 (256GB), £1,079 (512GB)
Price (AUD) AU$1,399 (128GB)AU$1,579 (128GB)AU$1,049 (128GB), AU$1,219 (256GB), AU$1,569 (512GB)AU$1,229 (128GB), AU$1,399 (256GB), AU$1,749 (512GB)
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