Features iPhone 14 Pro Max has that the 14 Plus doesn’t

Apple is about to hold its next “Far out” special event tomorrow, and the company is expected to introduce a variety of new products. Among them is the entire iPhone 14 range, which should have four different models: iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

When it comes to iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Pro Max, they share the same screen size, but that’s about it. Read on as we detail three features that iPhone 14 Pro Max will have that iPhone 14 Plus doesn’t.

New Display Technologies

It’s been a while since Apple released a new iPhone with the “Plus” branding, but that’s about to change. Rumor has it that Apple will be discontinuing the iPhone mini size this year, so there will be no iPhone 14 mini. Instead, Apple is likely to announce the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 and a new 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Plus.

You may have noticed that iPhone 14 Plus will have the same screen size as iPhone 13 Pro Max (and possibly iPhone 14 Pro Max, which is expected to keep the same screen size as the current generation). However, the similarities between these two models end there.

While iPhone 14 Plus will use the same display technology as iPhone 13 with a 60Hz OLED panel, iPhone 14 Pro Max’s display capabilities go further than that.

Based on multiple evidence and rumors, iPhone 14 Pro Max will have a new display design without the notch at the top of the screen. Apple will replace the notch with a pill-shaped cutout that will house the Face ID sensors and the new front-facing camera.

Three iPhone 14 Pro Max Features That iPhone 14 Plus Doesn't Have

More than that, iPhone 14 Pro Max has a ProMotion display with refresh rates from 120 Hz to 1 Hz. As a result, the more expensive iPhone model will have an always-on display for the first time, so it will show some visuals on the screen even when it’s “off”, just like the Apple Watch.

A16 chip

Every year, Apple introduces new iPhone models with a new, faster chip. However, this time, some iPhone models may not have a brand new chip. As confirmed by 9to5Mac earlier this year, the mid-range iPhone 14 models will be powered by the A15 Bionic, while only the 14 Pro models will have the new A16 chip.

A15 is the chip present in the iPhone 13 series. And while rumors indicate that iPhone 14 will have an upgraded version of the A15 Bionic chip with more RAM and perhaps a better GPU, it’s still the same CPU as last year’s iPhone. Consumers who want the best performance on the market will have to pay more for the iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max with the A16 chip.

Of course, we will have to wait to get our hands on both models to get a better idea of ​​the performance difference between iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Pro Max in realistic scenarios.

Significant camera upgrades

A recent report suggested that iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus will undergo minor hardware changes when it comes to the cameras. However, the major upgrades are expected to be exclusive to iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

For example, the iPhone 14 Pro models are expected to have a new 48MP wide-angle lens (versus the current 12MP lens) that will enable new video capabilities, such as 8K video for the first time on an iPhone. Rumors also suggest that the ultra-wide lens on the 14 Pro models will have a larger sensor to capture more light, which should result in better photos and videos in low-light scenarios.

Three iPhone 14 Pro Max Features That iPhone 14 Plus Doesn't Have

Not to mention that features like ProRAW photos and ProRes videos are exclusive to the Pro models. So if you’re a big fan of photography, you should probably go for the iPhone 14 Pro Max instead of the iPhone 14 Plus.

Packing up

So as you can see, while Apple will give less demanding consumers the option to buy a larger screen phone with the iPhone 14 Plus, those who want the best hardware will likely end up buying a 14 Pro model. And you? Which one will you choose? Let us know in the comments below.

It’s worth noting that Apple’s “Far out” event kicks off at 10 a.m. PT, and 9to5Mac full coverage of all announcements.

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