The iPhone 14 Plus is Apple’s latest entry-level iPhone alongside the standard iPhone 14, featuring a larger screen, improved camera, performance, and more. Announced last month, the iPhone 14 Plus officially started arriving to customers on Friday, October 7.
As the new iPhone is expected to start arriving to customers, we’d like to highlight some interesting, perhaps lesser-known facts and information about the iPhone 14 Plus. A comprehensive look at the iPhone 14 Plus can be found in our roundup.
Longer Battery Life
The iPhone 14 Plus is the first entry-level iPhone with a larger 6.7-inch screen, which has historically been reserved only for high-end iPhone models. With a display that lacks Pro features like ProMotion and more internal space allocated to the battery, the iPhone 14 Plus has the longest battery life of any non-Pro iPhone.
According to Apple, users can expect up to 26 hours of video playback on the iPhone 14 Plus and up to 100 hours of audio playback. Like all iPhone 14 models, iPhone 14 Plus has support for MagSafe, which can charge the device up to 50% in 30 minutes.
Same camera as iPhone 14
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus share the same camera features and specifications, meaning that customers choosing between the two devices don’t have to consider which one can shoot better.
Both models have a 12-megapixel main camera with a /1.5 aperture and sensor‑shift optical image stabilization. The 12-megapixel Ultra Wide camera on both models has a 120-degree field of view, a /2.4 aperture, and a 13mm lens. iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus also feature True Tone flash, support for Deep Fusion, Smart HDR, Photonic Engine, and a new selfie camera with autofocus.
Powered by A15 Bionic
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are powered by the A15 Bionic chip from last year’s iPhone 13 Pro. There are two variations of the A15 Bionic chip: one with a 4-core GPU and another with a 5-core GPU. The 5-core GPU chip was reserved for last year’s iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max only, while the lower-end models feature a 4-core GPU.
With chips from last year’s iPhone 13 Pro, Apple says the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus offer powerful performance for apps, games, and AR experiences. All iPhone 14 models, including the iPhone 14 Pro, also include an updated internal design to better manage heat.
XDR Super Retina Display
The iPhone 14 Plus has a 6.7-inch screen, the same screen size as the iPhone 14 Pro Max. The Super Retina XDR display on the iPhone 14 Plus features 458 pixels per inch (ppi), can reach peak brightness of up to 1200 nits for HDR content, has a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, True Tone, and support for Wide color.
iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max are all protected by a Ceramic Shield on the windshield. Ceramic Shield was announced with the iPhone 12 and introduces nanocrystals into the display glass, offering better protection against drops and stretches. All iPhone 14 models also have an IP68 rating, meaning they can survive 6 meters underwater for up to 30 minutes.