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Apple iPhone 14 and 14 Plus unveiled with emergency SOS via satellite

We know you've gone crazy over the Pro variants, but don't forget that Apple also released the 14 and 14 Plus models earlier today.
Apple's new iPhone 14 and 14 Plus

Same A15 Bionic chip, crash detection, and emergency SOS via satellite

Apple iPhone 14 lineup is inspired by its predecessor's sharp aluminum edge design, rounded corners, glass back, and dated notch.

As we heard in the rumors, Apple is no longer renewing the mini variant, instead, it launched the iPhone 14 in two sizes: the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 plus. They have a 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch display respectively. 

Inside, Apple used the A15 Bionic chip you can find on the iPhone 13 lineup.  

At the back, we have a new main camera with a larger 12MP sensor and a faster aperture of f/1.5. It features sensor-shift optical image stabilization. Apple says you can expect a 49 percent improvement in low-light performance, thanks to what they call the Photonic Engine.

For selfies, Apple packed the iPhone 14s with a new TrueDepth camera with a faster f/1.9 aperture. It also now has autofocus which should keep faces sharp. Apple also boasts of its new Action mode where videos will be "incredibly smooth-looking that adjusts to significant shakes, motion, and vibrations, even when the video is being captured in the middle of the action."

In the US, Apple is ditching the SIM tray to forge customers in switching to eSIM. International iPhone models should still have a SIM tray.

Similar to the Apple Watch Series 8, the iPhone 14 has new sensors that can detect a car crash. It can help the user call emergency services more quickly. 

Moreover, getting lost in the middle of nowhere or where the signal isn't available would be less of a worry now because the iPhone can still help the user with emergency SOS via satellite. As long as the user is outside with a clear view of the sky, they'll be able to send a message to emergency services.

The iPhone 14 lineup will show the user where the satellites are and how to point the handset to them. Once connected, the user needs to send and receive enough information to get help. 

Apple says they've created a custom, short-text compression algorithm. It can take from 15 seconds to a few minutes to send a message. Users can also select standard answers from a list of preconfigured messages to speed up the conversation.

Price and availability

Apple iPhone 14 (128GB) - PHP 56,990
Apple iPhone 14 (256GB) - PHP 63,990
Apple iPhone 14 (512GB) - PHP 75,990
Apple iPhone 14 Plus (128GB) - PHP 63,990
Apple iPhone 14 Plus (256GB) - PHP 70,990
Apple iPhone 14 Plus (512GB) - PHP 82,990

US customers may pre-order the new iPhones starting September 9 and get their hands on the devices on September 16. However, we're yet to hear about its local availability, but we will update you as soon as we get the word.
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