Do not expect spectacular breakthroughs with the iPhone 14 (base model). What is new is the satellite connection, plus some minor improvements. Curious which these are?
Satellite in the iPhone 14, base model
The most notable improvement is probably the new satellite connectivity. If you are in the area without a telephone network, you can send simple messages via the satellite network. At this time, this feature is not yet available in Europe, only in the United States and Canada. This will probably also be rolled out for the European market in the coming months.
This is especially useful if you are out of range. The chance is small in the densely populated countries of the Netherlands and Belgium. Already trekking in a deserted area? Then this feature in the iPhone 14 base model can of course be life-saving.
Improved TrueDepth camera
Furthermore, the improved TrueDepth camera is a small plus. TrueDepth is the Apple share for a technology where the phone can recognize your face. This feature already appeared in the predecessor iPhone 13. Are you the one who comes near the phone? Then the phone unlocks.
The sensor will now create a 3D image of your face. As a result, it is no longer possible to fool the phone with a photo of your face. Also a clever thief who tries to unlock the phone while you sleep is now coming home from a rude awakening. Because the iPhone 14 basic model phone only unlocks when you open your eyes.
Are you in a serious car accident? Then your phone will of course notice this due to the heavy shocks you receive. In that case, the iPhone 14 will automatically call 112. Unless you turn this function off immediately after the fall.
Because the euro has plummeted – compared to the US dollar – the sales price of this Apple iPhone 14 basic model has also risen sharply. So the price is also in the plus!
Conclusion iPhone 14 basic model
To make a long story short: compared to the predecessor, the Apple iPhone 14 is not spectacularly much better. For example, it contains the same, otherwise very good, processor, the Bionic 15. The True Depth camera has also been slightly improved and the device is now equipped with crash detection. And if you like purple, you’ll be blown away.
Apple now releases its flagship phones in four different models: the iPhone 14 base model, Plus, Pro and Pro Max. The Apple iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are equipped with the new, more powerful Bionic 16 processor.
Looking for a new Apple? Then it is not a bad idea in itself to opt for the iPhone 14. Do you really want an innovative top model and do you have the money for it? Then it might be wiser to save for an iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max model. The iPhone 14 is not cheap with a sales price of well over € 1000. But in itself it is of the well-known Apple quality.