The iPhone 14 Pro is here, and it’s one of Apple’s most significant improvements in years. We’re used to seeing better camera and display technology in Apple’s “Pro” lineup, but this time it’s a dramatic departure from the standard iPhone 14. First, Apple has removed the notch, which first arrived with the iPhone X way back in 2017. Instead, there’s a large chunk of what Apple calls the “Dynamic Island,” which can be expanded through software to include notifications and other app information. The result is a portion of the screen that looks very dynamic.

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It iPhone 14 Pro featuring Apple’s new Super Retina XDR display, which can reach peak brightness of up to 2,000 nits outside. The new display technology also allows the Pro’s 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch displays to stay on at all times, so you don’t have to tap on your phone to view important information. How could it be? Apple has developed a new low power mode, which allows the screen to drop to a super low 1Hz refresh rate.

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As expected, there’s also a new mobile chip that powers all these wonders, the A16 Bionic. It is a 6-core CPU (2 high-performance and four high-efficiency cores) paired together with a 5-core GPU. Apple claims the high-performance cores use 20 percent less power than the A15, and, unsurprisingly, they’re also faster. The A16 will be a big draw for the Pro lineup, as the standard iPhone 14 stuck with last year’s (still very capable) A15 chip.

iPhone 14 Pro

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The iPhone 14 Pro’s more powerful processing power will come in handy for its new 48-megapixel main camera, a huge leap from the standard 12MP camera that Apple has relied on for years. It sports a quad-pixel sensor, which allows it to easily oversample large photos into 12MP sized images. And if you really want strong 48MP photos, you can shoot them in ProRAW too. For video recording on the go, the new action mode can also significantly smooth out bumps and shakes.

Apple’s Photonic Engine improves low-light performance in all iPhone 14 Pro cameras, something the standard model also has. There’s also a new telephoto camera that offers 2x optical zoom (down from 3x with the iPhone 13 Pro), along with an updated 12MP ultrawide camera. Even the flash has been updated, allowing for twice the brightness thanks to an array of 9 LEDs.

iPhone 14 Pro

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You can also take advantage of Apple Emergency SOS Features, which relies on satellites to send messages when you’re out of cellular coverage. This is a nice feature, but it will also be available on non-Pro iPhone 14.

Overall, the iPhone 14 Pro looks like a bigger step forward than last year’s model. Dynamic Island is fundamentally reshaping the way notifications work on iOS, and for many photographers a larger camera sensor has been around for a long time. The iPhone 14 Pro will start at $999, while the Pro Max will retail for $1,099, just like last year. You can pre-order both models on September 9, and both will be available in stores on September 16.

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