Apple iPhone 14 series supports satellite calls, accident detection, powered by A15 Bionic starting from RM4,199!

Earlier today, Apple has launched the all new iPhone 14 series with the biggest change is the removal of mini model but with the return of the Plus model. The iPhone 14 series includes iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus and its biggest focus is on its pricing.


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Apple chooses aviation-grade aluminum alloy for the body of the iPhone 14 series and the display is covered with ceramic crystal panel. Notch still exists in this generation of iPhone but Apple has added some features that conceals and integrate the notch into the display.

Super Retina XDR display were both added into iPhone 14 and 14 Plus where standard model comes with 6.1″ display while the latter is having 6.7 inches display. Both display is capable to reach max brightness of 1200 nits and supports Haptic Touch, True tone and Wide color gamut.

However in terms of computing core, the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus still uses A15 processor from previous generation with 5nm process, consisting 15 billion transistors and bringing a 6-core architecture. It has a combination of 4 high-efficiency and 2 high-performance cores, as well as a 4-core GPU and a 16-core Neural Engine.

As for its camera, the rear dual-camera system is still used, but the main camera of the iPhone 14/14 Plus has been upgraded to a new 12-megapixel CMOS, with a single pixel of 1.9μm and an aperture of F1.5, which increases the light input by 49%. The front camera is a 12-megapixel TrueDepth F1.9 lens. Apple has also introduced a photonic engine to improve camera performance.

For its videography, the iPhone 14 series brings Action Mode to achieve a stable effect through scanning and advance roll correction. In addition, the iPhone 14 series is capable to shoot Dolby Vision HDR movies.

At the same time, the iPhone 14 series also adds the same “Crash Detection” collision detection function as the Apple Watch Series 8! When a car accident is detected, the car owner is connected to emergency services, provides location and notifies emergency contacts. It features two new motion sensors, an improved 3-axis gyroscope and a high-G-force accelerometer that can measure up to 256G, 4x faster sampling (3000 times per second), and a new algorithm capable of detecting collisions. It also uses data from barometers  and GPS receivers, and this collision detection is limited to running while the user is driving.

Apple announced that the US version of the iPhone 14 series will no longer reserve a SIM card slot, which is the first time in the history of the iPhone. On the iPhone 13 series, Apple supports eSIM while retaining the physical SIM card slot. Now the iPhone 14 series completely cut off the physical SIM card slot and only supports eSIM. However, the iPhone 14 series in other regions still supports nano-SIM and eSIM card slots.

At the same time, the iPhone 14 series supports satellite communications for emergency assistance. Apple officials said that this is a custom component and specific software that they built based on two years of research. It can connect to a specific satellite frequency, send messages, and then pass the base station, relay center ( If necessary), communicate to emergency services.

Since satellite communication requires the device to be aimed directly at the satellite, the iPhone 14 uses beamforming, a directional antenna array, and an intuitive direction-indicating interface to find the satellite’s position according to the prompts. The extremely narrow satellite communication bandwidth makes it only possible to send text messages. Apple has customized a short text compression algorithm to reduce the volume by 3 times. It takes less than 15 seconds to send a message in an open environment, and it takes less than 15 seconds to send a message in the shade of trees.

The satellite positioning service of the iPhone 14 series will be launched in November, and the first batch will only support the United States and Canada.

The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are available in three storage options ranging from 128GB, 256GB to 512GB. The 128GB starts at RM4199, 256GB at RM4699 while 512GB is at RM5699.As for the price of the iPhone 14 Plus, the 128GB version is priced at RM4699; the 256GB version is priced at RM5199; and the 512GB version is priced at RM6199.
The iPhone 14 series will be available for pre-order on September 16, of which the iPhone 14 will go on sale on September 23 and the iPhone 14 Plus will go on sale on October 7!