With Apple’s ‘Far Out’ event officially concluded, it did not take long for hands-on videos to show up online and give us a taste of what the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are all about. Here is a closer look at Apple’s latest flagships.
Series of Hands-on Videos Show New ‘Dynamic Island’ of the iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, Along With Other Changes
The most significant visible change in the hands-on videos below from various content creators and media outlets is that pill-shaped cutout, which Apple is calling the ‘Dynamic Island.’ The name might bring out a chuckle from those who hear it for the first time, but apart from increasing the screen real estate, that cutout can display important information like phone calls, notifications, Face ID alerts, maps navigation, and more.
— Safwan AhmedMia (@SuperSaf) September 7, 2022
Like previous models, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have symmetrical bezels around the edges, which is what Apple’s design philosophy is all about. Looking at the latest flagships closely, we believe that there are several Android smartphones that tout thinner bezels, but those bezels are not uniform. There is also a purple finish, but in these videos, the color is much darker than we would have liked.
Some hands on time with the new iPhone 14 Pro and the Dynamic Island!
1/ 48MP camera is nuts. Mound is massive.
2/ Dynamic Island is very cool. Concerned about smudging selfie cam tho
3/ Digging the darker black stainless steel here
4/ Lightning again, no USB-C#appleevent pic.twitter.com/7EfRXGIpDc
— Input (@inputmag) September 7, 2022
As for the 48MP rear camera, the people who held the devices for the first time said that it was massive, which would also explain why the rear module appears larger than the unit on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max hands-on: Introducing "Dynamic Island" pic.twitter.com/VxdKLCBnMy
— Engadget (@engadget) September 7, 2022
Also, when sifting around these hands-on videos, we could not find a physical SIM slot cutout, suggesting that Apple will only sell eSIM-only variants, at least in the U.S.
— Patrick Holland (@trickholland) September 7, 2022
If you noticed something slightly different compared to the previous models, let us know in the comments.
Quick hands on with iPhone 14 Pro pic.twitter.com/RRj4Y5uCGB
— Rich DeMuro (@richontech) September 7, 2022
Both the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be available to pre-order this Friday, September 9, starting from $999 and $1,099, respectively, for the 128GB storage model. Available colors will be Deep Purple, Space Black, Silver, and Gold.