Apple has finally launched its new iPhone 14 series iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. Last year’s iPhone 13 series was also launched in September. Apple has announced 4 smartphones under the iPhone 14 series: iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. In this article, we will talk about the specifications and expected price of the iPhone 14 Pro /pro-Max in Nepal.
Design and Display
As leaked from the Pro series of iPhones this time around, we are getting a bullet-shaped camera cut-out instead of a notch. As you can see in the image above, we see a bullet-shared cutout for the Face-ID sensor and selfie camera. The weight and height of the new iPhone 14 Pro Max have increased slightly while it is slightly thicker than last year’s iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Talking about the display, the iPhone 14 Pro Max will sport a 6.7-inch display on top of the 6.68-inch panel on the iPhone 13 Pro Max. It is an LTPO Super Retina XDR OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and support for HDR10 and Dolby Vision. Perhaps the most interesting feature of the display is its brightness. Now the display of both the iPhone 14 Pro and Max can go up to 2000nits in brightness, which is one of a kind in the smartphone segment.
For comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra offers a maximum brightness of 1750nits. The new iPhone 14 series now also supports the Always-On Display feature which was one of the long-awaited features by iPhone fans.
Also, this year’s iPhone 14 Pro model has Apple’s all-new A16 Bionic chip. This new 6-core CPU features two high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores, resulting in 20% lower power consumption than the competition. This translates into longer battery life compared to previous models.
Apple claims up to 29 hours of video playback time with the 14 Pro Max and up to 23 hours with the 14 Pro. These iPhones, as usual, support Qi wireless and MagSafe wireless charging. If you prefer a wired medium, you can recharge their batteries with a Lightning cable that transmits 20W of power.
In terms of connectivity, both devices support 5G. And interestingly, the US models of iPhones now only support eSIM. Users in the United States and Canada also use the satellite-based emergency SOS feature.
For starters, it’s an emergency messaging service that uses communications satellites to send messages when your cell signal is out of range. The phone’s antenna, along with specialized software, will help you connect your phone to the satellite frequency. You will then be able to send messages or contact emergency services.
This technology allows users to manually share their location with satellites through Find My. It will be free for two years after Apple launches the service in November. However, how much will be spent after this has not been disclosed yet.
Talking about emergencies, a new crash detection feature has also been added to it. It detects impacts using sensors and automatically connects the wearer to emergency services, relaying their location information. It will also notify the person you saved as an emergency contact of the situation.
This time we saw the biggest camera jump from Apple in a long time. It was with the iPhone 6s that Apple switched from an 8MP sensor to a 12MP shooter. While with the new iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max we get a new 48MP main camera sensor. We can now record cinematic video in 4K resolution, which was capped at 1080p in the iPhone 13 Pro series last year.
Apart from the primary camera, the ultra-wide and telephoto lenses with the 12MP camera sensor are still amazing. But Apple promises that image quality has been improved across all three lenses.
As we mentioned above, the new iPhone will have an auto-focus feature on the front camera which turned out to be true. Autofocus has been around for a long time on the front camera on Android smartphones. So with this feature on the new iPhones, we can expect some great selfies from the smartphone’s front camera.
Battery & Other Features
We know that Apple does not disclose the battery capacity of its iPhone. But Apple claims that with a new power-efficient display and processor, the iPhone 14 Pro Max can deliver up to 23 hours and 75 hours of video and audio playback, respectively. Talking about the charging speed, the iPhone 14 Pro Max supports 20W wired charging, 15W MagSafe, and 7.5W Qi-wireless charging.
One of the interesting features introduced by Apple in the new iPhone 14 series is that you can now contact emergency services via satellite. For now, this feature will only be available in the US and Canada region and Apple is providing this service free of cost for 2 years.
Now talking about the price and availability of the iPhone 14 Pro Max in Nepal, we have no information as of now. In addition, the government of Nepal has not lifted the ban imposed on the import of smartphones above 300 dollars. So looking at the scenario, iPhone 14 Pro Max might be launched in Nepal after Tihar.
iPhone 14 Pro, 14 Pro Max Specifications:
|iPhone 14 Pro||iPhone 14 Pro Max|
|Material||The glass back, Stainless steel frame|
|Body||147.5 x 71.5 x 7.85 mm, 206 g||160.7 x 77.6 x 7.85 mm, 240 g|
|Display||6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display, 2556‑by‑1179-pixel resolution, 460ppi, Support for HDR, ProMotion technology (120Hz), True Tone technology, Always-On Display, Dynamic Island, and 2,000 nits max brightness.||6.7-inch Super Retina XDR display, 2576‑by‑1290-pixel resolution at 460ppi, Support for HDR, ProMotion technology (120Hz), True Tone technology, Always-On Display, Dynamic Island, and 2,000 nits max brightness.|
|Processor||A16 Bionic chip|
|Cameras||Pro rear camera system: Main: 48MP, ƒ/1.78 Ultra Wide: 12MP, ƒ/2.2 Telephoto: 12MP, ƒ/1.78 TrueDepth front camera: 12MP, ƒ/1.9||Pro rear camera system: Main: 48MP, ƒ/1.78 Ultra Wide: 12MP, ƒ/2.2 Telephoto: 12MP, ƒ/1.78 TrueDepth front camera: 12MP, ƒ/1.9|
|Memory||128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB||128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB|
|Battery||Up to 75 hours of audio playback||Up to 95 hours of audio playback|
|Connectivity||5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.3||5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.3|
|Security||Face ID||Face ID|
|OS||iOS 16||iOS 16|
|Colors||Space Black, Silver, Gold, Deep Purple|
Pros and Cons iPhone 14 Pro Max
iPhone 14 Pro Max Price in Nepal
In the United States, the 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max start at USD 999 and USD 1,099, respectively. They go on sale for pre-order on Friday, September 9, and will begin shipping on September 16. Apple iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are expected to start at NPR 180,000 and NPR 195,000 respectively in Nepal.
|Model||Price in the USA||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|iPhone 14 Pro Max (128GB)||$1099||NPR.195,000|
|iPhone 14 Pro Max (256GB)||$1199||NPR.205,000|
|iPhone 14 Pro Max (512GB)||$1399||NPR.225,000|
|iPhone 14 Pro Max (1TB)||$1599||NPR.250,000|