Are you excited about the new iPhone 14 release? Perhaps, you want to keep yourself updated regarding each and every piece of information regarding the product? Whatever the case is, you’ll be glad to know that you’re in the right place because we’ve got just what you need!
Ever since Apple announced the release of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, every member of the massive Apple market has been on the edge of their seats in anticipation of the new product. Consequently, curiosity regarding the features and attributes associated with the new device has also peaked. With this guide, we aim to acknowledge you about every significant release news or product information that Apple has released to date.
With that said, let’s not waste any more time and get straight into the guide!
New Features For iPhone 14
The new iPhone 14 will be released in four different variants, as proclaimed by Apple. These are the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Each variant features a range of exciting and innovative features that have been listed and discussed in further detail below.
The new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro variants feature a 6.1-inch OLED display while the other two come with a 6.7-inch OLED display.
The iPhone 14 starts at $1,299, iPhone 14 Plus at $1,499, iPhone 14 Pro at $1,649, and iPhone 14 Pro Max at $1,799.
Apple promises the best ever battery life with the new iPhone 14; however, no specifications have been disclosed yet.
All variants come in five different color schemes; midnight, starlight, blue, purple, and product red.
The iPhone 14 uses the A15 Bionic chip processor, which is the same one used for iPhone 13. It gives users access to a 5-core GPU, which enables 18% faster performance.
The Emergency SOS via satellite functionality feature allows users to communicate outside the cellular range. The feature will be launched in November and will be free to use for all iPhone 14 users for two years.
The front-facing camera of 12MP has been upgraded with 1.9 microns and 49% low-light improvement.
The new Photonic Engine introduces an enhanced image pipeline to improve the visual quality of low-light photos.
Videos have been improved significantly with the brand new Advanced Stabilization mode and the Action mode.
iPhone 14 also supports crash detection, similar to the Apple Watch 8.
iPhone 14 Design & Display
When it comes to the design and appearance of the new iPhone 14, Apple hasn’t introduced anything new into the field. In fact, it looks quite similar to the previous iPhone 13 with no major distinctions in terms of design. The front notch is the same as was introduced last year and the rear camera module is once again, in a diagonal layout. While there are no apparent structural enhancements, Apple claims to have made significant improvements under the hood to improve its thermal performance. In theory, this would allow the iPhone 14 to withstand much greater temperatures than previous iPhone models.
Apple has also gotten rid of the physical SIM tray, which implies that the new iPhone 14 supports eSIMs exclusively. The Emergency SOS feature is a new addition to the iPhone 14, which enables some extent of satellite connectivity, allowing users to get emergency help without the need for a standard cell signal. Although the feature is paid, all iPhone 14 users will gain two years to free access to it.
The new Crash Detection is another safety feature that is able to automatically detect when you’re in a car crash and will immediately contact emergency services if you seem to be irresponsive at the time of the crash. A major part of the iPhone 14 design is its variety of exquisite color options. Color options include Midnight, Starlight, Blue, Purple, and Product (Red).
As for the display, the new iPhone 14 comes in two screen sizes, similar to the iPhone 13. However, the new screen size for iPhone 14 Plus is 6.7 inches, which is larger than last year. Also, the iPhone 14 features Apple’s Super Retina XDR OLED display with a peak HDR brightness of 1200 nits. All variants come with a Ceramic Shield on the front glass for greater durability.
Release Date & Price Guide
Now that you’re aware of the various features and improvements that are being introduced in the iPhone industry, you must be wondering when it will be released and its price tag in the market. The official release date of the iPhone 14 is announced to be September 16 with pre-orders starting as early as September 9. The iPhone 14 Plus variant will be available for sale after October 7.
As for the price guide, the iPhone 14 will be priced at $1,299 (128GB), $1,469 (256GB), and $1,799 (512GB). The iPhone 14 Plus will be available at $1,499 (128GB), $1,669 (256GB), and $1,999 (512GB), The iPhone 14 Pro will have a price tag of $1,649 (128GB), $1,819 (256GB), $2,149 (512GB), and $2,479 (1TB). Lastly, the iPhone 14 Pro Max will be priced at $1,799 (128GB), $1,969 (256GB), $2,299 (512GB), and $2,629 (1TB).
Now: The Best Time to Sell Your Old iPhone
At this time every year, some of the iPhone owners have a typical pattern: the new iPhone is released, consumers buy the new model, transfer their data from old to new, and they resell their old iPhone model. It is suggested that you should avoid selling your old iPhone after the new iPhone is launched because the resale value will fall drastically after the launch. Instead, sell it before the launch.
If Apple sells the later version at a reduced price alongside with the launch of the newest iPhone, the resale value of your iPhone will not be as much as the resale value before the launch. Therefore, it is suggested that you should sell your phone now without dragging. 8th Ave Mobile will pay you on the spot right after you agree with the resale value that we offered.
There is some luck if Apple discontinues the iPhone model, which might secure the resale value of your iPhone. iPhone with better specifications also have better resale value, for example, iPhone with a higher capacity storage. However, before the launch, we cannot tell if the old model has better specifications. Therefore, you are recommended to sell your phone now before the big loss of value.
Sell Your New iPhone 14
If you happen to renew your telco contract within this period but have no intention to get a new phone this year, why not get the new iPhone 14 and trade-in your phone for cash. It is predicted that the iPhone 14 selling price is expected to start from SGD1,430. If you have a good telco contract with iPhone plan, you can consider going for a buyback on your new iPhone 14. 8th Ave Mobile provides pick-up service for your phone from your location.