Apple's dynamic iPhone duo gets bigger and better

Apple’s dynamic iPhone duo gets bigger and better

iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max offer a groundbreaking dynamic island


Purple is my favorite color and according to my mom, it was also the first color he uttered when I was a kid. Needless to say, when Apple announced purple as one of the new colors for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, I was ecstatic!

Aside from the new blue and purple, the Pro models feature darker colors like Space Black, Silver and Gold. But aside from the aesthetic aspects, the most important question is that regardless of the color, is the phone worth buying and is it really an upgrade from the iPhone 13?

♦ I’ve been using iPhone Pro Max for almost a month now and the best feature so far is “Dynamic Island”, a new design that makes the interface easy. A new way to interact with notifications and events, Dynamic Island is a rectangular slot on the top of the phone. Although it changes the look and size based on the alerts, notifications, and widgets you add. The island, which is limited to the iPhone 14 Pro‌ and iPhone 14 Pro‌‌ Max, displays background activities like music, letting you switch directly to the app with a single tap.

♦ Another new function is the “Always-On” display, which uses a new screen technology that turns the screen into low power mode, refreshing the screen only once per second and reducing the screen brightness. Like the Apple Watch, this allows the screen to remain on even when the iPhone is asleep, displaying vital information such as colored wallpaper, widgets, new notifications, and the date and time. It looks great in the dark. However, if your phone is in low battery mode, this does not work. The best thing is that even though the new feature is turned on, it has almost no effect on the battery and it won’t drain it.

♦ The improved camera system has a new motion mode for incredibly smooth videos. Videos shot in the new “Motion Mode” will adjust the image according to wobble, motion and shake. If you had an iPhone 13 before, you’ll also use cinematic mode for scenes videos that enhance the videos with movie-like quality.

♦ Although I still have to use this feature (and hope not), new phones come with ‘Satellite Emergency SOS’. This feature helps in connecting to the satellite in an emergency when there are cellular networks or external Wi-Fi networks. The innovative technology allows users to share their location via satellite using the Find My app and is useful when hiking or camping in remote areas. Pro tip: The Thai emergency number is 191.

♦ Another much-needed update is that Thai translation is now supported and has made work much easier.

♦ The phones also support e-Sims, which means changing Sims while you’re abroad is easier since it supports multiple cellular plans on one device. About time I say! Insider Tip: If you bought your phones in the US, note that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models have been retired from the Sim card tray.

Even though all iPhone 14 models come with iOS 16, that brings me to the cons of phones and updates.

iOS 16 update

iOS 16 is designed to take advantage of the new capabilities of iPhone 14 Pro with the reinvented lock screen. This also means a more personalized lock screen, which offers a change in fonts and colors.

However, if it was me, I struggled a bit with getting the screen on my locked screen to sync with my background screen and the color and font I wanted. Connotations, as some might say. If you are one of those people who can’t make decisions, there are a plethora of inspiring wallpapers to choose from, including a collection of Apple Weather wallpapers that can see live weather conditions as they change throughout the day, as well as astronomy background images to see the Earth and the moon And the solar system… And it’s pretty cool, if I may add.

With the iOS 16 update, we can now edit messages up to five times within 15 minutes of sending them and unsend them within two minutes of sending them. Although this only works if the receiver has been updated to the latest iOS version as well. I had an issue with iMessages where it kept getting me randomly logged out. Although this seems to have been fixed with the latest iOS 16.1 update.

One pet that bothers me, and I realize I’m in the minority here, is that there is no longer a “low battery popup notification”. The alert appears in Dynamic Island and requires no action. However, you can turn on the battery percentage and it shows in the battery panel, which I think is pretty cool.

To sum it up and answer the question: is the iPhone 14 Pro Max worth buying? The powerful screen, large bezel, improved pixels, and quirky features might all look amazing although Dynamic Island is what makes it worth the great upgrade.

iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are available in deep purple, silver, gold and space black. There are storage capacities to choose from 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB. Plenty of space for all those selfies! iPhone 14 Pro is priced at B41,900++ and iPhone 14 Pro Max is priced at B44,900++ at apple.com/th/store.

As of early November, Apple issued a statement warning investors and customers that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be available in limited quantities. However, the company has expanded iPhone 14 production in India as work ramps up to reduce reliance on operations in China. The Indian expansion comes amid tension between the United States and China, as well as “iPhone City” which is experiencing an outbreak of the Covid virus with lockdown measures that could disrupt operations.

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