iPhone 14 Release Date And Everything Else You Need To Know

The iPhone 14 was released on September 19, 2022, and includes features such as a higher resolution screen, a more efficient processor, a dynamic island, and a cinematic filming mode.

By Ryan Clancey | Published

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Tech heavyweight Apple announced its new range of Apple iPhone, the iPhone 14, on September 7th with a release date of September 19th, 2022. Within this range are iPhone 14, 14 plus, 14 Pro, and 14 Pro Max, with no inclusion of the iPhone 14 mini this time. After a year of waiting, Apple enthusiasts will be elated to have a new release from the luxury brand finally.  

New Changes

Like every Apple drop, there have been a few changes and tweaks to their ground-breaking technology that you can expect to see following the iPhone 14 release date. The iPhone 14 Pro Max, the top pick of the series, includes a higher resolution of 2796 x 1290 pixels, a 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display, a new A16 Bionic chipset with 6-core CPU, and a more efficient processor. The smaller iPhone 14 Pro is $100 less, but for the larger screen and longer-lasting battery, it is worth the extra money. 

The iPhone Pro Max outshines its predecessor’s thanks to a better battery; something iPhones are notoriously famous for not having up to standard. Also, with new features such as the “always-on” display, crash detection, emergency SOS via satellite, and their most ascetically pleasing change, the ‘Dynamic Island,’ which replaces the redundant notch at the top of the screen.

The iPhone 14 series has not changed its basic phone design from the iPhone 12 and 13 series except for the addition of purple color when choosing a handset and the size of the rear camera. Still, following the iPhone 14 release date, fans will certainly flock to grab the new phone for themselves.

Reported Bugs

Since its release, users have reported a range of bugs in the new iPhone 14, including data migration, photo issues, iMessage, and FaceTime issues. Apple has released an iOS 16.0.1 patch to address these issues specifically. 

In support documentation on their website, Apple has admitted that there are teething problems and acknowledged that iMessage and FaceTime might not be completely fixed on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, even after updating to iOS 16.0.1.

The bug causing the most uproar on social media, that became evident pretty quickly following the iPhone 14’s release date, has been the problems with the optical image stabilization, which causes the phone to vibrate physically, and release grinding sounds when using social media apps such as TikTok, Snapchat, and Instagram. The optical image stabilization (OIS) feature uses a motor to eliminate the camera shaking effects when taking pictures. 

As the vibration does not occur during the use of the Apple camera app, it is suggested that the fault is not in the hardware but the software. There is a warning that, while the fault is occurring, people should limit the usage of all apps as the vibration might permanently damage their handset. Apple has yet to respond to these claims, made by users on various social media outlets.

While the reported bugs have taken over Apple’s first week of sales of the iPhone 14 series, the phone has still received great reviews and is on course to be another success for the technology giant. Can Apple do no wrong?