As you all know An Apple event was held on 7th September 2022. In this event, the company launched the iPhone 14 Series, Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE 2, Apple Watch Ultra, and Airpods Pro 2nd Gen. And all these most awaited gadgets launched with many exciting new features. In this article, I am going to tell you the new features of the iPhone 14 and the Apple Watch Series 8.
However, the company launched 8 total devices including 4 iPhone 14 models and 3 Apple Watches. But, here, we are discussing only iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8’s new features.
Obviously, everyone wants to know about these new features of the iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8. At the same time, it is quite important to know if you are planning to buy any one of these. This article will help you to know about these iPhone 14 Series and Watch Series 8’ s new features with details. Also, the article contains upgraded features.
What are the New Features of iPhone 14?
The iPhone 14 came with incredible new features like Crash Detection, Satellite Connectivity, and Photonic Engine. Along with new features, Apple upgraded some of the iPhone 13’s existing features to iPhone 14. Let’s talk about all these upgraded and new features of the iPhone 14.
1. Crash Detection
This is a safety feature that is coming to any smartphone for the very first time. The Crash Detection of iPhone 14 works on the command of a sensor that can detect any type of collision in a car. In the situation of a crash, the feature detects the situation and connects the smartphone to the emergency service provider.
The feature Crash Detection comes in all versions of the iPhone 14 series such as iPhone 14, 14 Plus, iPhone Pro, and Pro Max. And also, the feature is available in Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Ultra.
2. Satellite Connectivity
We have all been expecting this feature on the iPhone for a long time. Finally, Apple put it into the new iPhone 14. Basically, the Satellite Connectivity feature establishes the connectivity between the phone and emergency service providers in a no-network coverage area. As the name suggests, it makes a connection through the satellite.
It is a very helpful feature, especially for the persons who often go to forests or other deserted areas where there is no network. It will help them to connect with any emergency service provider in any emergency situation. As the last one, this feature is added to all iPhone 14 models, Apple Watch Series 8, and Apple Watch Ultra.
3. Photonic Engine
The all-new iPhone 14 will have a new photography technology called Photonic Engine. This feature works for all three back and front cameras of the iPhone 14 equally. The use of Photonic Engine on iPhone 14 cameras is to make the low light captured photos better with great texture and to give improved color quality images.
4. Action Mode
A new Action Mode feature is equipped with the iPhone 14 rear camera. Action Mode is a camera feature that will help to shoot more stable and smooth videos on the iPhone 14 and its lineup models. It will be helpful to shoot a more stabilized video while shooting on the move or with any moving object.
5. Auto Focus in Front Camera
The front camera of the iPhone 14 now has autofocus mode that shifts the camera focus to the subject automatically. Till now, the Auto Focus feature was available in Pro and Pro Max variants of the previous iPhone series.
6. Better Performance
No doubt, the iPhone 14 will have a better performance than the iPhone 13. To achieve this better performance, iPhone 14 has a 5-Core GPU A15 Bionic chip that will be able to perform 18% faster than the iPhone 13, as the company said.
7. Enhanced Rear Camera
The iPhone 14 has major camera updates that give enhanced camera performance. With two new features, Photonic Engine and Action Mode, Apple installed many upgraded features in this latest iPhone 14. Let’s talk about these iPhone 14 camera updates.
iPhone 14 features larger camera sensors with a faster aperture (f/1.5 aperture) in the rear camera that shoots images with detailed colors and great texture. These larger sensors and faster aperture capture 49% better in low light. On top of that, the UltraWide camera of the iPhone 14 shoots 2X better and the primary camera shoots 2.5X better.
Talking about the iPhone 14’s front camera’s enhancements, it also has a faster aperture (f/1.9) that captures 38% or 2X better in low light.
8. No Sim Card Tray in US Models
All the iPhone 14 models in the US will only support e-SIM. So, the company removed the SIM card tray tool from all the iPhone 14 models in the US. Apart from that, there will be a SIM Card tray tool in iPhone 14 models in other countries.
9. iOS 16
The new iPhone 14 will have iOS 16 that has a new lock screen, iCloud Photo Library, and enhanced workout summary. Let you know that iOS 16 will be launched on 9th September 2022. So far, iPhone 13 has iOS 15 but it will support iOS 16 after launching.
10. More Updates
The company said that iPhone 14 has an updated internal design that improves thermal performance and gives a better user experience while using the phone for a long time. Moreover, Apple claims that the iPhone 14 has a better performance that can last for a whole day. However, according to its official website, the iPhone 14 has 20 hours of battery backup, which is one hour more than the iPhone 13.
Key Features of iPhone 14
- 1 Inches Display
- A15 Bionic 5 Core GPU
- iOS 16
- 128GB/256GB/512GB Storage
- 12MP Primary Camera And 12MP UltraWide Camera
- 12MP Front Camera
- 20 Hours Battery Backup.
New Features of Apple Watch Series 8
Like the iPhone, Apple added some great new features to the Watch Series 8. However, except for the new features, there are no significant upgrades to already existing features. Nevertheless, move forward and talk about the new features of the Apple Watch Series 8.
1. Crash Detection
The new safety feature of the Apple Watch Series 8 is the same feature that comes with iPhone 14. Likewise, it works the same way, detects the crash, and connects to emergency service providers.
2. Satellite Connectivity
Like Crash Detection, the Satellite Connectivity feature also comes in the iPhone 14 as well as the Apple Watch Series 8. With the help of the Satellite Connectivity feature, you can connect to emergency services through satellite also in the Apple Watch Series 8.
3. Temperature Sensor
It is the most important feature of the Apple Watch Series 8. Mainly the Temperature Sensor feature is for women. It will help women to track their monthly cycle. The Temperature Sensor feature will show the predicted date of ovulation. It does all these things by continuously tracking the body temperature.
4. Low-Power Mode
Although the Apple Watch Series 8 has the same battery duration, 18 hours, it has a Low-Power Mode that can double the battery lasting in one charge and giving 36 hours of battery backup. Low-Power Mode in Apple Watch Series 8 temporarily stops the background working features like Always-on-display and Auto Workout Detection.
5. S8 Chipset & WatchOS 9.0
The all-new Apple Watch Series 8 has the newly released watchOS 9.0. Along with the new OS, it will have the latest chipset, S8. Let you know the Series 7 has watchOS 8.0 and S7 chipset.
6. More Updates
Along with these new features, Apple promises to give users more advanced and accurate health features. Also, tracking features like auto workout tracking and cycle tracks will be more accurate than ever before.
Apple Watch Series 8 Key Specs
- 41/45MM Case
- Always On Retina Display
- S8 Chipset
- Crack, Dust, & Water Resistant
- Temperature Sensor
- Fall Detection
- Blood Oxygen & ECG App
- Cellular Connectivity
- 32GB Storage.
As mentioned earlier, there are three new Apple watches: Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE 2, And Apple Watch Ultra. The features that are mentioned above are available in Apple Watch Ultra. Additionally, the Apple Ultra has Action Button, Dual Stereo Speaker, a Bigger Display, and many more advanced features.
If you are going to buy the iPhone 14 or the Apple Watch Series 8, you can pre-order from Apple’s official website. As of now, the iPhone 14’s starting price is INR 79,900 and Apple Watch Series 8 will cost you INR 45,900.