Apple’s New iPhone 14 Pro Features a Dynamic Island, Always-On Display, 48MP Camera, and More

Apple today announced the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, which have the “Dynamic Island” to show notifications and activities in a new way, a brighter display with always-on capabilities, the A16 Bionic chip, a more improved camera system, new color options, and more.

The “Dynamic Island” is available on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max thanks to the TrueDepth camera array’s redesign, which reduces its footprint, and system-wide software integrations.

Important information from Maps, Music, timers, Live Activities, battery levels, Face ID, and more can be shown on Dynamic Island in various shapes that change in real-time. It stays active so users can tap and hold to access the various controls.

New Super Retina XDR screens can be up to 2,000 nits brighter than the iPhone 13 Pro. It’s the first of its kind to have always-on capabilities. The screen refresh rate may be set to a low 1 Hz, displaying the new Lock Screen from iOS 16 at all times.

Incorporating 16 billion transistors, Apple’s A16 processor is the first of its kind to be manufactured using a 4nm process. Apple claims the new 6-core CPU effortlessly handles demanding workloads thanks to its two high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores.

The chip’s new 16-core Neural Engine and improved 5-core GPU each have double the memory bandwidth of their predecessors—the A16 Bionic chip powers the iPhone 14 Pro’s computational photography features and pro camera system.

Apple claims that the new camera hardware can execute as many as four trillion operations for each photograph thanks to the combined efforts of the central processing unit (CPU), graphics processing unit (GPU), neural engine (NE), and image signal processor.

The A16 enables the Photonic Engine, which improves low-light performance across all of the device’s cameras by applying Deep Fusion early in the image process. It also allows Action Mode, which stabilizes video more smoothly. Both 24 and 30 frames per second of action mode are supported in 4K.

The 48-megapixel Wide camera in the back camera system has a 65 percent larger quad-pixel sensor and uses sensor-shift optical image stabilization, which is the second generation.

To improve low-light capture and produce 12MP images, the quad-pixel sensor merges every four pixels into one giant quad pixel equivalent to 2.44 m. When using ProRAW, the detector performs at its peak.

Incorporating 16 billion transistors, Apple’s A16 processor is the first of its kind to be manufactured using a 4nm process. Apple claims the new 6-core CPU effortlessly handles demanding workloads thanks to its two high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores.

The chip’s new 16-core Neural Engine and improved 5-core GPU each have double the memory bandwidth of their predecessors—the A16 Bionic chip powers the iPhone 14 Pro’s computational photography features and pro camera system.

Apple claims that the new camera hardware can execute as many as four trillion operations for each photograph thanks to the combined efforts of the central processing unit (CPU), graphics processing unit (GPU), neural engine (NE), and image signal processor.

The A16 enables the Photonic Engine, which improves low-light performance across all of the device’s cameras by applying Deep Fusion early in the image process. It also allows Action Mode, which stabilizes video more smoothly. Both 24 and 30 frames per second of action mode are supported in 4K.

The 48-megapixel Wide camera in the back camera system has a 65 percent larger quad-pixel sensor and uses sensor-shift optical image stabilization, which is the second generation.

Improved low-light capture and 12MP image resolutions result from the quad-pixel sensor’s consolidation of each of its four individual pixels into a single, larger quad pixel measuring 2.44 m. The sensor was designed with ProRAW in mind.