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Goodbye Mini, Hello (Again) Plus: Apple Unveils iPhone 14 Series

by Duey Guison  September 8, 2022

As confirmed with previous rumors, Apple is officially dropping the Mini models with the iPhone 14 series, and replacing the Mini with a bigger Plus model–a model we last heard since the iPhone XS series.

Aside from the introduction of a 6.7-inch Plus model, little has changed on the Apple iPhone 14 series: you still get the same design and the same A15 Bionic processor. However, Apple did update the main camera by using the same sensor used on the iPhone 13 Pro series: a 12-megapixel f/1.5 camera with 1.9um pixels and sensor-shift OIS. The selfie camera also gets an upgrade with a 12-megapixel f/1.9 TrueDepth camera with Autofocus. The cameras come with Deep Fusion processing and an Action Mode for video that help in improving stabilization while recording footage. Cinematic mode, on the other hand, can be used in both 4K30 and 4K24.

Aside from the rather familiar exterior, Apple claims that they have updated the internal design for better thermals, while the Super Retina XDR display still has a peak brightness of 1200nits and Ceramic Shield protection for the display

If you are buying the iPhone 14 in the US, you will need to be aware that it will not have a physical SIM slot–instead, it will use an eSIM. and just like the recently-announced Mate 50 series, the iPhone 14 series will have satellite connectivity for sending emergency text messages. And like the Watch Series 8, the iPhone can detect car crashes.

The iPhone 14 starts at Php 56,990 for the 128GB variant, while the iPhone 14 Plus starts at Php 63,990 for the same variant. Both will soon be available in the Philippines.

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