iPhone 14 Pro Review: This Will Be Copied!
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19:41 My Take
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I honestly think the Dynamic Island is just another one of the small marketing schemes that apple does that works so well. Even though there is still a notch, this new feature made it look new for most people.
Whenever I hear about satellite modes from US-based reviewers it reminds me of how good their general coverage must be... I live in Australia and it would be epic here! So much of Australia has no coverage and I literally take expensive GPS beacons with me on big hikes just in case. I can't wait to get satellite coverage here.
To me personally the true limit of the new camera is that they did not implement a 5x optical zoom. This is only partially replaced by cropping a more detailed 48mp photo but it still lacks for all those that like me don’t usually take photo of people.
Never been a fan of apple, I just switched to an iPhone about a year ago after airtag was out. Got my self smartwallet to put it in. The amount of times it saved me from shouting "Where is my wallet"??? One of the best invention out there.
LG was so underrated but novel in many of their designs. The LG V10 was a great phone. It was an absolute missed opportunity that they couldn't build off the platform. Curve displays, multiple cameras, notebook-like phone....LG was so creative.
LG has made significant contributions to the things we've normalized today like a dedicated wide-angle camera, double tap to wake or sleep and now the shortcuts bar. Kinda miss having LG as a flagship competitor.
When I used the iPhone 14 pro on a shop display unit, the dynamic island felt instantly intuitive and really well tuned
As an avid mountaineer the satellite communication is groundbreaking. Maybe for some that feature seems like something you would never use, but I spend almost every weekend out of cell service. The ability to keep family updated with my location quickly and easily and have the ability to call for rescue is an absolute insane feature for me 😄
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This certainly is not a significant upgrade from a 13 pro, or even that large from a 12 pro. As someone who is coming from a XR, I can say that the 14 pro has been a huge upgrade, even though I have had it less than 24 hours. Great video as always
Love the LG mention. It’s a shame that they were so slow with updates, because their hardware was always great and innovative. Thinking that they might not release a new phone ever again… I’m actually planning to buy some of them just for “collector” purposes
Your reviews are a treat to watch. Analytic enough and with excellent presentation. Good Job!
I loved the v10 with that double screen which led me survive an entire year in college without a laptop. The main screen was enormous, and as lg’s QSlide apps feature can draw applets over other apps like a window, it made the phone very dependable for serious work, especially things like calculator. It was my only device during my first year at college - all assignments, done all video editing, made reports, PPTs, designs with just that phone as I didn’t have a laptop. It was a bummer when they discontinued it after v20, I now have an iPhone 13 but it’s nowhere near how v10 used to be in fluid multitasking on a mobile device. The second screen used to intelligently show the most important apps/ functions I needed to switch, more like a companion, and if needed there was always QSlide apps to do some quick jotting or calculation without getting out of the current screen. It was like a live companion which was actually useful, I used to wonder why it disappeared when the phones became all screen.
Also worth mentioning was the desktop class files app it had which was miles ahead of the crappy files app I have on my iPhone. All my assignments and books were sorted in that phone exactly how I needed it to be.
Glad you gave LG its props. LG definitely contributed a lot of creative ways we use our smart phones! 🙌🏾
The only drawback I see with the dynamic island is smudging the front facing camera and constantly having to wipe before you take selfies
I know that in the grand scheme of the Apple iPhone ecosystem these are very small improvements. However, as I go from the iPhone SE to the iPhone 14 pro this will be an extremely different experience for me. I plan on getting it in two weeks & im excited to experience a new level of iPhone. Great video MKBHD though & I love the honesty in your reviews!
Not updating this year but i absolutely love how Apple went and made something out of the Pill/hole punch. So the notch was done, new displays have hole/pill punch but instead of leaving at that they built this cool feature. As if no one will copy it and every should copy it, such a simple idea, it's great!
the dynamic island is very clever. If they came out with this in the first release of iphone with the "dead spot" (10?), nobody would have cared that is was a camera spot stuck in the middle of the screen. Its possible it turned away sales when seen as a glaring defect. Now it is a feature that sits in "idle" mode waiting for your input. The bounciness makes it like a living thing. Apple thought, well we cant hide it, so lets turn it into something that comes alive. brilliant combination of hardware and software.
It's amazing how some features like 'Car crash detection' seems so simple for people but I think this might have made the engineers and designers scratch their head to make it precise.
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