iPhone 14 Plus: Apple’s largest standard iPhone to date before the launch

Will it be a hit or not? Entering the 6.7-inch iPhone class has never been so cheap. However, the new 14 Plus comes with a few snags.

Big, bigger, iPhone 14 Plus: Instead of a mini, there are now 6.7 inches. (Image: Apple)

On October 7th, the time has come: Apple’s iPhone generation 2022 is finally fully on the market. The fourth remaining new model, the iPhone 14 Plus, will be released tomorrow, Friday – and it is a special feature for the group: there has never been such a large standard iPhone model. With the iPhone 14 Plus with its 6.7 inches, Apple apparently hopes to open up new target groups that previously lacked the money for the respective Pro Max model.

From this Friday there will be a total of two standard iPhone 14 models – the 14 (6.1 inches) and the 14 Plus. In addition, the Pro variants iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, which were sold significantly more this year, are already on the market. The iPhone 14 Plus replaces the iPhone 13 mini, arguably Apple’s most controversial iPhone model. It’s said to have sold very poorly recently, but the compact 5.4-inch form factor – first introduced with the iPhone 12 mini in 2020 – had its fans. The 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Plus is likely to be too big for them.

Only Apple knows whether the demand for the iPhone 14 Plus is greater than for the iPhone 13 mini. According to initial estimates, interest was mixed. After all, the delivery times have recently gone up. If you want to buy an iPhone 14 Plus directly from Apple, you have to wait almost a week. However, it can be assumed that stocks will be available in the shops tomorrow – possibly with some queues.

The iPhone 14 Plus can be considered the direct successor of the iPhone 13 Pro Max – albeit with worse camera equipment (two instead of three lenses); it corresponds to the iPhone 14. A slightly upgraded Apple A15 SoC is installed, which originated in the iPhone 13. The display has the said 6.7 inches like the iPhone 13 Pro Max, but the Super Retina XDR display comes without always-on technology or 120 Hertz. 1200 cd/m² peak brightness for HDR content is achieved, and true tone and wide color gamut are supported. The “notch” with the TrueDepth face recognition module has been preserved, the Dynamic Islandonly is available on the Pro models. Thanks to the larger battery, Apple promises “the best battery life ever for an iPhone”; tests have to show whether this is true in practice.

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