- Apple will host its next special event for the new lineup, which will include four different versions of the iPhone 14: iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
- The iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Pro Max theoretically have the same screen size for the two devices, but there are still many differences when it comes to distinguishing between standard iPhones and high-end iPhones. Here are three differences between the iPhone 14 Pro Max and the iPhone 14 Plus (Max)
New screen technology
This year, a number of leaks have suggested that Apple will retire the iPhone mini lineup and replace it with a larger device with a 6.7-inch screen (similar to the iPhone Pro Max line). Analysts also predict that the variant will return to the Plus brand name, as it was last used in the iPhone 8 series.
While said to be the same size as the iPhone Pro Max, the similarities lie in this detail.
The iPhone 14 “Plus” uses the same screen as the iPhone 13, with a 60Hz OLED panel, which lags far behind the iPhone 14 Pro Max in display capabilities.
Based on plenty of evidence and rumors, the iPhone 14 Pro Max has a slightly changed screen design with a new pill-shaped notch (rabbit ear) that houses the Face ID sensor and selfie camera.
In addition, the iPhone 14 Pro Max continues to use ProMotion screen technology, with active refresh rates ranging from 1Hz to 120Hz.
So it’s almost certain that the high-end iPhone 14 will support the always-on screen feature for the first time, which will help display some content even when the screen is off, like the Apple Watch.
Chipset Apple A16
Every year, Apple introduces new iPhone models with next-generation chipsets with faster processing speeds.
However, this year will be a bit different as the standard iPhone 14 continues to use the processor of the iPhone 13 (A15 Bionic) and the A16 will only be available on the iPhone 14 Pro | 14 Pro Max.
While rumors indicate that the A15 Bionic chip is an upgraded version, equipped with more RAM and better GPU, the CPU is still released from last year.
If you want the best performance then you will have to spend extra money for the iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max series with the A16 chip.
Of course, we will have to wait until the product is officially launched to have more accurate experience – on hand.
A recent report claims that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus will have minor hardware changes when it comes to cameras.
However, the major upgrade is expected to only be available for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
For example, the iPhone 14 Pro models will feature a new 48MP lens (compared to the current 12MP) for enhanced video capabilities, such as support for 8K video for the first time in an iPhone.
Rumors also suggest that the ultra-wide-angle lens on the 14 Pro models will feature a large sensor to capture more light, helping to deliver the best images and video even in low-light conditions.
Not to mention that features like ProRAW photos and ProRes videos are exclusive to the Pro models.
So if you are a photography lover, you should probably choose iPhone 14 Pro Max over iPhone 14 Plus.