Published Feb 2, 2023 - With the introduction of the iPhone 14 series in 2022, comes Apple's newest heavy hitters in the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. These come with a high price tag, so is it worth the upgrade at the end of the day? We don't think the iPhone 14 series offers any new impressive features to justify the price, but we'll break down the specs below so you can decide for yourself.
Apple iPhones have reigned supreme in the smartphone market particularly in the US over the past couple of decades and in 2022 we were introduced to the newest flagship devices in the iPhone 14 series. iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 stunned the market in 2020 and 2021, but now at the top of the newest series are the two powerful, albeit expensive models: the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max, which will cost you $999 and $1099, respectively.
The Pro and Pro Max versions of any iPhone series have often been associated with top of the line sophistication, size and general performance. With updates to the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13, Apple ensured the newest iPhone 14 features would showcase a longer-lasting camera, always-on display screen, advanced low-light sensitive camera, improved Dynamic Island, and better performance. The updated models allow 5G connectivity and emergency satellite connectivity for those that need the most coverage no matter where they are.
A quick look at the iPhone 14 Pro or the bigger iPhone 14 (6.7”) Pro Max, doesn't show much improvement in technical, design or even user experience, especially for those who've been using iPhone 13 Pro Max or the iPhone 12 Pro Max. However, for users of earlier iPhone models such as the iPhone 11 Pro Max, the experience will be notably improved and might be worth considering an upgrade. So if you’re considering an upgrade, we’ll help you break down the Pro/Pro Max so you can determine the answer to the question, ‘is the iPhone 14 worth it?’
iPhone 14 Pro Dimensions: The iPhone 14 Pro is light, weighing 7.3 ounces (206 g), and measures (147.5 x 71.5 x 7.9 mm) making it pocket-sized.
iPhone 14 Pro Upgrades
48MP camera sensor
A16 Bionic chipset
New and better Dynamic Island
An Always-on Display
Life-saving SOS via satellite