Apple’s new iPhones have so many tricks that it’s hard to get them all at once. Here are three great iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro features you might have missed from this week’s Apple event.
Video on the iPhone doesn’t get much attention, but it has come in full swing in recent years.
Apple has now made another major advance: Motion mode.
This allows you to capture smooth video, even if you are walking or running.
It also works by capturing the full sensor – an image that’s wider than usual – and then using the additional data to crop it.
There are a few extra math tricks going on, but the result is a huge reduction in shake, motion, and jitters in the shot.
If you are trying to photograph any event it will be much easier.
Even better, it’s available on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro.
Fault detection is another feature coming to the entire lineup – iPhone 14 and 14 Pro.
It works by using the sensors on your iPhone (plus GPS) to detect if you’ve been in a severe car accident.
It will automatically call emergency services if you are unconscious and unable to reach your iPhone.
Apple said it tested the feature on a massive data set of crashes to make sure it works when you need it to.
It’s not for small bumps – so it shouldn’t activate during a low-speed collision in a parking lot, for example.
“It’s designed to handle severe, life-threatening, high-impact frontal and rear crashes, side pulls, and rollovers,” explains Apple.
It can be a real life saver, although hopefully you’ll never need to see it in action.
Always On Intelligent
Unfortunately this last feature is only available on the iPhone 14 Pro.
Apple has equipped the 14 Pro with an always-on display, so you can always see the time and the latest information without having to tap the screen.
This couldn’t come at a better time, as the new iOS 16 update completely revamps the lock screen to allow for customization and widgets.
So the lock screen is more useful than ever – and Always-On makes it especially easy to access.
But it’s a smart system designed not to put too much strain on your battery.
For example the brightness will change depending on the ambient light where you are.
And if you put it in your pocket – with the screen completely covered – the Always-On display will turn off.
Apple manages to maintain excellent color accuracy with Always-On too, so Lock Screen wallpapers shouldn’t look weird when the screen is dimmed.
iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro are available in the UK and US on Friday, September 16th – but they can be pre-ordered.