Apple has revealed the iPhone 14 Pro, a redesigned version of its high-end phone.
It gets rid of the “notch” that has marked the iPhone for years. Instead, it has a small cutout at the top of the screen, which Apple says “is sure to become iconic.”
The sensors that used to be in that notch have been slimmed down and moved to a small pill at the top of the screen. The new design also brings software changes that will put alerts and background activity at the top of the screen.
Apple referred to that space at the top of the screen as the “dynamic island.” When new alerts come in, they seem to expand from that little pill-shaped cutout.
It can also show background activity, such as what music a person is listening to, Apple said.
Away from that dynamic island, the new display has received a number of updates, Apple said. It has smaller edges on the sides and is brighter than before, he said.
And that display also brings the first always-on display to iPhone. That will display important information, such as notifications, at all times, without using too much battery, Apple said.
Apple claimed that together they meant the display is the most advanced on any smartphone.
Inside, the iPhone 14 has the A16 Bionic chip. While Apple said that chip was faster than any of its competitors, it didn’t give specifics on how much faster it is than the A15 Bionic in the previous iPhone, comparing it only to its competitors.
That chip upgrade isn’t available on the non-Pro version of the iPhone 14, which misses out on a lot of upgrades that make it to the higher-end version.
As with the regular iPhone 14, many of the camera improvements seemed to be software-based, with Apple focusing on the new features made possible by that A16 Bionic.
However, it includes a new main camera. Hardware improvements mean the main camera can perform twice as well in low-light conditions, for example, and a much higher pixel count means it should be able to take more detailed photos.