The iPhone 14 Pro is here, and it’s one of Apple’s most significant upgrades in years. We’re used to seeing better camera and screen technology in Apple’s “Pro” lineup, but this time around it’s a dramatic departure from the standard iPhone 14. For one, Apple has done away with the notch, which first arrived with the iPhone X way back in 2017. Instead, there’s a large cutout Apple is calling the “Dynamic Island,” which can expand to include notifications and other app information. The result is a portion of the screen that looks, well, very dynamic.
The iPhone 14 Pro features Apple’s new Super Retina XDR display, which can reach up to 2,000 nits of peak brightness outside. That new screen tech also allows the Pro’s 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch screens to stay on all of the time, so you don’t have to tap your phone to see essential information. How is that possible? Apple has developed a new low power mode, which allows the screens to drop down to a super low 1Hz refresh rate.
As expected, there’s also a new mobile chip powering all of this magic, the A16 Bionic. It’s a 6-core CPU (2 high performance cores and four high efficiency) paired together with a 5-core GPU. Apple claims the high-performance cores use 20 percent less power than the A15’s, and, not surprisingly, they’re also faster. The A16 will be a big draw for the Pro lineup, as the standard iPhone 14 is stuck with last year’s (still very capable) A15 chip.
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