From The IPhone 13 To The IPhone 14: A Year Of Difference Gives Many Changes (Or Not)

Apple has already introduced its new generation of mobile phones. The iPhone 14 are already among us with some changes compared to the last generation. The main difference, at least in terms of organization, is that the compact Mini model disappears to make way for a new 6.7-inch Plus model. But the family is still quadruple, with the iPhone 14 at the bottom and the iPhone 14 Pro at the top.

It is therefore time to compare both generations. To see what has changed between the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 14, in addition to the logical evolutions in power due to the change in processor. But beware because there are also organizational changes in this, as we will tell you now. Let’s see if we can answer the classic question after Apple’s events, which iPhone do I buy now, the iPhone 13 or the iPhone 14?

The expected jump in power has been divided into two

Every year, Apple introduces a new processor that revolutionizes what we had seen the previous year in terms of raw power. And for some generations, also in artificial intelligence. This year, however, the presentation has been divided because so have their families. Yes, we have had a new Apple A16 Bionic. But it has remained only for the Pro models, for the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

What has happened then with the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus? That they receive the Apple A15 Bionic last year, although with improvements in power. Yes, it is the same processor but we are talking about a kind of overclock that stays halfway between generations. The result is that we get two iPhone 14s (including the Plus) that do not differ too much in power from the previous generation, the iPhone 13.

Are they more powerful? Yes. Enough to justify betting on the previous generation instead of the new one? Each user must decide. Regarding memories, there have been no changes. Apple continues to bet on a trio of storage: 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. Although for this year we do have more RAM, Apple has not officially said so. 6GB for everyone compared to 4GB for the iPhone 13. It is not little.

Photo Changes Most Beneficial for Pros

Photo Changes Most Beneficial for Pros

The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus bet on a configuration that is not quite known to us at Apple. A couple of 12 megapixels on the back, one for normal (wide) photos and one for super wide-angle photos. A fairly continuous configuration concerning that of the iPhone 13 that obtains its main improvements at the software level. Although with such closeness in raw power and sharing the operating system, they will not have anything exclusive.

If what you want is a Pro, you should know that Apple has been much more generous with them in photographic matters.

Different is what has happened with the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. Here Apple has done the rest and, from the outset, has multiplied the resolution of the main rear camera. We are no longer talking about 12 megapixels but 48 megapixels. Cameras with an f/1.78 lens stabilized with the second generation of Apple technology and with many improvements at the software level. As we have said, Apple has gone all out with the Pro but has stopped halfway with the normal ones.

On the front, we do have an interesting change, eye. The 12-megapixel camera located above the notch of the iPhone 14 and, inside the island of the Pro, now has autofocus. Something that had not happened until now in the entire history of the iPhone. So yes, there is a noticeable change for the iPhone 14 in terms of selfies. In the rest, conflicting sensations. Sensitive benefits for those who bet on an iPhone 14 Pro instead of an iPhone 13 Pro. But when it comes to normal iPhones, things are not clear at all.

Interesting improvements in software and connectivity

We are not talking about the iPhone 14 now having 5G, because that is something that had already happened in the past. But it is noteworthy that the new iPhone releases a new mode of connectivity for emergencies. One that allows the iPhone to obtain connectivity through satellite in case we are in trouble and there are no mobile networks or WiFi at hand. A way that will allow us to ask for help, and that launches a new message compression algorithm that allows them to occupy a third of what is usual. Because if connectivity is limited, it would be better if our message weighs a little.

Another more interesting improvement comes through the new traffic accident detector. When we have them. The iPhone uses different internal sensors that, working with each other, know when we have suffered an accident. When we have stopped very abruptly while driving. A mode that it shares with the new Apple Watch can get us out of more than one hurry because it is in charge of quickly asking us how we are doing and offering to contact the emergency service.

The American iPhone 14 no longer has a physical SIM tray. Take note for 2023, Europe.

We also have a notable change in the iPhone regarding its SIM, although for now only in the United States and it will not arrive in our country. Not in this generation. There they have grown tired of physical cards and the iPhone now has a dual programmable eSIM. Goodbye to the skewer to remove the card. We will see when we have it in Spain. And yes, the iPhone 14 Pro abandon the ‘notch’ to opt for the perforation on the screen that has been on the market for years. An island that changes shape to adapt to different situations. But on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, the notch of a lifetime.

Is it worth betting on the iPhone 14 instead of the iPhone 13?

Is it worth betting on the iPhone 14 instead of the iPhone 13

As we said at the beginning, the big question. This is when we can be opinionators. recommenders. And it’s time to face that Apple has left mixed feelings in its presentation. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus feel more of the same. With its differences from the iPhone 13, of course, but more of the same. Continues.

The iPhone 14 Pro is another matter. They have always been the iPhone for the most addicted to photography and this year they are even more so. They have also become the most powerful thanks to an Apple A16 Bionic that only they will have. At least until next year. So the question that started these paragraphs seems to answer itself.

My recommendation? iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 Pro. But you decide. What iPhone do I buy? Well, if what you were aiming for was the basic models, the one who writes here recommends you go to the iPhone 13. And if what you wanted was a Pro model, the iPhone 14 Pro, and Pro Max represent a jump that is sensitive enough that choose not to look back. For making out with them. With price increases, beware, we have come here to play. Because the iPhone 14 is more expensive than the iPhone 13.