Apple has been making Pro versions of its phones since the iPhone 11, but for most people, unless they’re avid photographers, the differences between the regular and Pro versions were pretty minor.
Here are the five reasons why you should consider going pro when the iPhone 14 launches in September, and check out ours iPhone 14 vs iPhone 14 Pro Preview for even more information.
The power of the A16 Bionic
This might be one of the biggest differences this time. Historically, all iPhones — from the entry-level SE to the most expensive Pro Max — have used the same A-series Bionic chip, giving them near-identical performance.
Not this year, if the rumors are to be believed. Back in MarchAnalyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealed that while the iPhone 14 Pro will get the new A16 Bionic chip as usual, the regular iPhone 14 models will stick with the same A15 processor used in the iPhone 13 and iPhone SE3. Other reports have has since confirmed Kuo’s view.
Farewell to the notch
But it’s never been popular with buyers who don’t mind at best. If you want to get rid of the notch in 2022, you should go pro according to it different sources (opens in new tab).
However, it also seems to be a matter of taste what the notch should replace. We’re hearing that the iPhone 14 Pro series will use a punch-hole for the front camera and a pill-shaped cutout for Face ID technology. Whether you think a Dual punch hole optics better than one level is highly dependent on personal preference.
A smoother screen with an always-on display
While iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 pro Both use OLED screens, only the latter features ProMotion – the 120Hz refresh rate that makes things feel a little smoother and opens the door to games moving above 60fps.
This difference is expected to remain with the next generation, but also with the iPhone 14 Pro Reportedly getting an always-on display for the first time. This has been a staple of Android phones (and indeed the Apple Watch) for some time, allowing details like the time and notifications to be displayed even when the phone isn’t awake.
The iPhone 14 Pro has the always-on display Background images are even expected to be included, as the picture above shows. So you can get the same iOS 16 Lock screen widgets – only at a lower brightness.
A large 48 MP main camera
Apple has stuck with 12-megapixel sensors for its rear cameras since 2015 iPhone 6Sbut the iPhone 14 Pro is This is reportedly about to change with a 48-megapixel lens.
Yes a pair deny this reportbut the more CAD leaks have surfaced, the clearer this is becoming The camera hump on the back of the iPhone 14 Pro models is larger than previous generations.
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will reportedly record 48-megapixel images but will use pixel binning to deliver 12-megapixel images for those looking to save space. Regardless, the level of detail should be greater. Plus, this sensor will also reportedly enable 8K video recording, which would be a first for iPhones.
That says the analyst Ming-Chi Kuo This should make room for the improved image sensors.
Telezoom still Pro exclusive
A 3x optical zoom is another feature previously exclusive to Pro iPhones, and there’s no indication that will change with the iPhone 14. In fact, given Apple’s desire to upsell, it seems fairly likely that it won’t.
We haven’t heard of any improvement beyond the 3x optical zoom offered by the iPhone 13 Pro (the best camera phones Offer up to 10x) which won’t be enough for some. And there are rumors that Apple will offer a periscope zoom camera for the iPhone 15 in 2023. But if you’re deciding between new iPhones this year, this will be as good as it gets.