iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max First impressions: Big changes, but at a big price!

Apple’s new iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max were launched and Gadgets 360 visited Apple Park in Cupertino to give you a first look at the devices. After the launch of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, all the rumors and speculations have come to an end. It’s also interesting because the devices I have are not what I expected, or maybe just a big surprise. In addition to the new dynamic design of the island-style front camera, there is also a lot to talk about. If you’ve always wanted the latest and greatest iPhone or were waiting for an upgrade, read on.

iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max price in India

The strength of the US dollar has caused Apple’s new Pro phones to be more expensive in India than their predecessors. Although there has not been much difference in its price in the United States. The iPhone 14 Pro price starts at Rs 1 lakh 29,900 for the 128GB variant. The iPhone 14 Pro with 256GB variant comes for Rs 1 lakh 39,900. The 512GB variant comes for Rs 1 lakh 59,900 and the 1TB variant comes for Rs 1 lakh 79,900. big iPhone 14 Pro Max then its price is Rs 10 lakhs more at all levels. In this way, the price of the 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB variants of the iPhone 14 Pro Max is Rs 1,39,900, Rs 1,49,900, Rs 1,69,900 and Rs 1,89,900 respectively. It is still not clear why the difference between iPhone and iPhone Pro prices is so large in India compared to other markets. Apple should use the same multiplier for its products, but it doesn’t.

The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max have been officially discontinued, but for now they should be available at reduced prices through third-party retailers.


iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max “Dynamic Island”

So the rumors about the Apple iPhone 14 series have so far turned out to be true. But what was revealed was only a small part of the whole story. Here’s a reminder that we shouldn’t jump into anything just on the basis of leaks. In addition, it is also seen here how technology can surprise us. I think Apple is delighted to know how it can surprise people. And as a spokesperson said, it’s Apple’s special dedication to designing the hardware and software that makes things possible this way.

In the many leaks and renders that have surfaced in recent months, it’s become clear that Apple will now switch to a pill-and-hole cutout camera design. It seemed strange enough, but it wasn’t too hard to imagine that Apple was just trying to do something different. This is the same company that gave us the idea for the notch, tried unsuccessfully to introduce the Touch Bar, and once convinced itself that a buttonless, screenless iPod was a good idea.

The latest leaks were largely going in the right direction before the introduction of the phone. The cutout shown at the top on the front has an empty space between the pickup and the hole. But it is not visible to users because this hole has been enlarged with the help of software so that a black patch can be seen. It is integrated with the user interface, which provides notifications and status indicators, and is also interactive. Apple has worked on a variety of animations and transitions to make this weird-looking patch very useful.

I’m glad the full screen video doesn’t play around these two holes. I would have had trouble even with a hole here. I’m excited to see how Apple uses its hardware and software prowess to make this a useful UI element. The active display area expands into a notification popup when needed; otherwise it continues to show things like little album art while playing music, charging or payment indicator, etc. Applications can use this area to display ongoing activity. You can see two activities at the same time: the second activity is displayed in a small circular bubble on the right side of the island. Here I agree with Apple which turns out to be the actual arrangement of the pill and the hole as stated by the leakers.


Overall, it’s certainly a nice improvement over the notch and makes the premium iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max a fresh-feeling device. It’s distracting when watching videos in full screen, but we have to get used to it for now. In short, the camera seems to obstruct the viewing area. No part of the island is a dead zone for touch, meaning the island does not obstruct swiping and touch does its job no matter where your finger moves on the island.

iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max design

This year, Apple has used a deep purple as its signature color, which is quite intense. The color is quite dark and desaturated, making it look gray with slight undertones. Space Black, Silver and Gold colors are available in other options. The frames of both smartphones are made of polished stainless steel. The iPhone 14 Pro weighs 206 grams, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max is much heavier, weighing in at 240 grams.

If you look at the shape and proportion of the phone, not much has changed since the iPhone 12 Pro series. The phone has a flat back and bezels all around – the MagSafe accessory ecosystem forces Apple to be a bit limited here. The camera module on the back has gotten a bit bigger, so the back cover of last year’s phone won’t work here. If you’re in the US, you’ll notice that the phone is missing a SIM tray – it’s a goal Apple is working towards, but it has its drawbacks, and India has been left out for now.


It has been given a lightning port at the bottom. Rumor has it that starting next year Apple will switch to USB Type-C. In many countries this will be required by law, but having it is worth a lot anyway.

iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max display and specifications

Dynamic Island is given exclusively to the Pro phones, as the company can take advantage of the price of the display technology it has. The Super Retina XDR screen is now slightly larger and the edges are thinner. Apple claims a maximum brightness of 1600 nits for HDR and the panels are rated to deliver up to 2000 nits of brightness outdoors. The refresh rate may drop to 1 Hz to save power.

Always in sight has been given for the first time on iPhones and this is a big change. It is delivered the Apple way with a distinctive visual style adopted for it. Instead of displaying plain graphics or plain text on a black background like on Android phones, it’s like your iPhone’s lock screen, but in a much more subdued way. With the help of machine learning, the brightness is reduced based on the wallpaper image, but the details remain. Lock screen widgets are also constantly visible.


Apple claims 29 hours of battery life with the iPhone 14 Pro Max and 23 hours with the iPhone 14 Pro. The new A16 Bionic SoC has been given away with the upgrade. It has 16 billion transistors and is manufactured using the 4nm manufacturing process. The company boasts the highest power and efficiency in the industry with 6 CPU cores, 5 GPU cores, 16 Neural Engine cores, and many other subsystems.

iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max cameras

Improvements have also been made in the camera department. The main camera is 48 megapixels and for the first time four pixel binning has been used. Apple has claimed that the new iPhone’s sensor is 65 percent larger than that of the iPhone 13 Pro. In most cases, the camera is optimized for capturing light, in which four pixels combine to form one, that clicks a 12 megapixel photo. Low light quality is also said to be 2 times better. Subjects are said to remain sharply in focus even against motion-blurred backgrounds. On the other hand, you can also optimize pixels individually, giving you more creative options for shooting and editing. The company has also provided a new 2X zoom option that can crop a 48MP image down to a highly detailed 12MP image. 48-megapixel ProRAW photos can also be taken from the phone. Action mode is a new option in the video function, which crops the video and gives it as much stability as if it had been shot with a gimbal.

The phone has a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera with more focus pixels for macro photos and better low-light shots can be captured. It has been given autofocus for the first time on the front camera and the f/1.9 aperture has been used for better low-light shots. The 9-LED flash on the back is tailored with a smart pattern and intensity adjustment features. We’ll see how it all works during the review.

Other new features include accident detection and satellite-based emergency messaging (US and Canada only for now). iOS 16 has been included in iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, which has some new capabilities.

The new Pro phones look fresh enough to inspire people to upgrade. This time, the difference between them and their non-Pro version phones is the biggest there is. However, their high prices will keep them out of reach for many buyers. Be sure to check out the full Gadgets 360 review, coming soon, to decide if you should opt for the upgrade.

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