The new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus will soon be available for purchase.
Apple has included impressive camera upgrades and groundbreaking new safety capabilities.
When is the new iPhone available?
Pre-orders for the new iPhone 14 began September 9 with the soonest availability being September 16. Availability for the iPhone 14 Plus begins Friday, October 7. The phone can be purchased in midnight, blue, starlight, purple, and red.
This iPhone is also introducing a new standard for photo and video capture. Each phone has a new 12MP Main camera featuring a larger sensor and larger pixels, a new front TrueDepth camera, the Ultra Wide camera to capture more of a scene, and Photonic Engine for a “giant leap” in low-light performance. These cameras will also have a new action mode. This mode produces incredibly smooth-looking videos. Plus, it will adjust to significant shakes, motion, and vibrations, even when video is being captured in the middle of the action.
The entire iPhone 14 lineup introduces groundbreaking safety capabilities that can provide emergency assistance. Crash Detection on iPhone can now detect a severe car crash and automatically dial emergency services when a user is unconscious. The technology behind making this possible is a new dual-core accelerometer capable of detecting G-force measurements of up to 256Gs and a new high dynamic range gyroscope.
The new safety technologies added to the iPhone 14 series build on preexisting ones, like: the barometer, which can now detect cabin pressure changes; the GPS for additional input for speed changes; and the microphone, which can recognize loud noises typified by severe car crashes. Apple-designed motion algorithms trained with over a million hours of real-world driving and crash record data provide even better accuracy. Crash Detection is most helpful when combined with Apple Watch. When a severe crash is detected, the emergency services call interface will appear on Apple Watch, as it is most likely to be in closer proximity to the user, while the call is placed through iPhone if it is in range for the best possible connection.
The iPhone 14 lineup also introduces Emergency SOS via satellite. This is so that messaging with emergency services can be enabled when outside of cellular or Wi-Fi coverage. Satellites are moving targets with low bandwidth, which means it can take minutes for messages to get through. Since every second counts, with Emergency SOS via satellite, iPhone front-loads a few vital questions to assess the user’s situation, and shows them where to point their phone to connect to a satellite. This breakthrough technology also allows users to manually share their location over satellite with Find My when there is no cellular or Wi-Fi connection.