Eve Jobs, the youngest child of the late Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder and longtime leader, took to Instagram with a meme spoofing the ongoing similarities and, perhaps, uninspired feature enhancements for the latest installment in the iPhone franchise.While Eve Jobs was clearly a meh when it comes to the new iPhone 14, Apple is touting upgrades and tweaks that it calls “groundbreaking.”
The popular iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPod earphones were all updated on Wednesday at the consumer electronics giant Apple’s annual new product event in Cupertino, California. However, one prominent observer posted a soft-trolling social media joke mocking how similar the new iPhone 14 feels and looks to its predecessor, the iPhone 13. In addition, the 2020 iPhone 12 is an earlier iteration of the iPhone.
Both models still use the A15 Bionic chips that powered the 13, but both also come with a new dual-camera system that features a 12 megapixel main camera and an ultrawide lens. Apple says the front-facing camera has also been upgraded in a system it calls TrueDepth.Two new safety features, Emergency SOS via satellite and crash detection, come standard on all four new iPhone 14 variations and could give some added peace of mind to users.
Apple has dropped its smallest, and least expensive mode, the Mini, in its latest iPhone release but adds a new Plus model that sports a 6.7-inch screen alongside the standard 14 that features 6.1 inches of viewing space.
One allows users to make a satellite connection if they find themselves out of cellphone network range but need to make an emergency call. The other can sense if you and your phone have been involved in a car accident by making use of an in-phone accelerometer that can detect gravity force measurements up to 256 G-forces, according to Apple. Any of the new iPhone 14 models will automatically make an emergency call on your behalf if the sensor picks up a catastrophic event.Sticker prices for the new phones are $799 for the iPhone 14 and $899 for the iPhone 14 Plus.