Things Apple got right with its iPhone 14 Pro models
The debut of the iPhone 14 series was significant for Apple because of the influence iPhone sales have on the company’s bottom line. But it is also likely to have far-reaching repercussions on others in the industry since these devices may alter the nature of how we interact with cell phones. The iPhone has always been the standard by which other smartphones are judged, and some of the most notable. Features introduced by Apple in iPhones over the years have proven challenging for other OEMs to replicate. We all remember when Apple first introduced the notch and Face ID, and then other phone manufacturers like Xiaomi, Vivo, and Oppo followed suit. Despite lacking the advanced Facial ID technology. They provided a face recognition function that is still widely used today, even after large notches went out of style.
The makeover of the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max is the first big update from Apple since the iPhone X. Apple has finally adopted a hole-punch display, but the new “Dynamic Island” isn’t just an imitation of what Android phone manufacturers have already done; it brings a whole new user experience. Apple’s newest iPhone 14 Pro models have a few more capabilities that rival smartphone manufacturers may feel compelled to copy. Here are five elements that establish Apple as a pioneer and game-changer in the smartphone industry, and two areas where the business may improve.
Here are 4 areas where Apple excelled with the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max.
1.) eSIM-only iPhone
iPhone 14 models released in the United States, Apple stated during the ‘Far Out’ presentation, would not have a SIM tray and will instead support eSIMs. This function, which was introduced with the Google Pixel 2 and popularised by Apple, is one of the most underappreciated. According to a survey by Counterpoint Research, 14 different original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), led by Apple, have released smartphones with eSIM capabilities.
Launching [iPhone 14 series] with eSIM support is an inflection moment for the industry, we feel, as it will facilitate the shift from traditional SIM cards to electronic ones. In addition to cementing eSIM in the minds of customers throughout the globe, a future iPhone that solely supports eSIM might ultimately encourage other OEMs to make the transition, according to Counterpoint Research Analyst Ankit Malhotra.
2. Hole-punch Cutout: Dynamic Island
Apple may be the last major tech firm to adopt a hole-punch display, but the business should be lauded for making good use of the vacant space. We’ve spoken at length about this on our weekly podcast, Orbital, focusing on Apple’s attempts to transform the pill-shaped cutout into a novel and engaging set of software capabilities.
Apple apparently gave it the name “Dynamic Island” because it resembles an island in the middle of a large body of water. A pill-shaped cutout that extends fluidly to display all alerts, notifications, and activity updates in one convenient location. It’s compatible with any app out there and uses machine learning to expose relevant data. By touching and holding the screen, you can manage your music, monitor a timer, and check for incoming calls without leaving the app you’re now using or even swiping down.
Expert in the field of IT at IDC, Navkendar Singh, was consulted on this aspect. However, he claims that Apple’s huge notch hasn’t been received well by its customers. According to Tim Cook: “You wanted a pill [pill-shaped cutout], we offer you more.” They did a fantastic job, nobody saw it coming, and in my opinion. Only Apple is capable of doing anything like this,” he said. Singh responded affirmatively when asked whether we may anticipate other OEMs following Apple’s example in this area. Explaining that Android is easily customizable. He told Gadgets 360, “We may not see it in Android 13, maybe in Android 14.”
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3. The New 48-Megapixel Camera
Apple has long presented the iPhone as the gold standard for smartphone filmmaking, and despite many attempts, no other. Smartphone has been able to match the quality of video that can be produced on an iPhone. The iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max were released a little late to the party. But they set a new standard all the same.
Apple claims its new Cinematic Mode captures 4K HDR footage at 24 frames per second, the benchmark for cinematography, making it the best smartphone video quality available. In order to get more stable handheld video. The phone’s motion sensors and bigger sensors may be used in Action Mode to crop the footage before it is recorded. Shooting, playing back, editing, and sharing videos in ProRes or Dolby Vision. HDR is exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
4. Crash Detection
Apple claims that the new accelerometer in the iPhone 14. Which is capable of detecting acceleration or deceleration up to 256 Gs, and may detect vehicle wrecks. A novel barometer can pick up on shifts in cabin pressure. Brought on by things like deployed airbags and sudden directional changes. The new iPhone has a built-in emergency service that will contact 911 and your pre-set contacts. If it detects a serious situation.
Some may question the usefulness of this function, however, Counterpoint Research’s Tarun Pathak provides a more convincing justification. Companies don’t consider these features (Crash detection, SOS) on a large scale. Actually, even if technology just saves one person’s life, that’s a success story. Rather than focusing just on the local scene, as Pathak said to Gadgets 360. The goal should be to implement the technology with a worldwide effect. When comparing the Apple Watch to the iPhone 14 series. We find similarities in their respective crash detection and SOS functions. While millions of users use Apple Watch. Just a small number of incidents have been documented where technology directly saved a life.
Although there may be practical hurdles. I am certain that the implementation of this feature in India will result in significant progress. When an emergency signal has been sent and received or when an accident has been identified, what happens next? Is our emergency response time as quick as that of other countries? While discussing the viability of the feature in India, Pathak cited examples such as these.
When asked whether this provides Apple an advantage over other OEMs. Pathak said that some people would purchase an iPhone 14 only for that reason. From the perspective of the user, it will be a welcome addition. The Bullitt Group, a British producer of rugged phones, and other manufacturers have also introduced satellite-based connection services, he said.