Early this morning, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus were officially released. The starting prices are $799 (approximately RMB 5,565) and $899 (approximately RMB 6,260).
The starting price of the National Bank version of the iPhone 14 is 5,999 yuan, and the starting price of the iPhone 14 Plus is 6,999 yuan, both of which start at 128GB and provide up to 512GB of storage.
Compared with the iPhone 13 series, this time the iPhone14 series cancels the mini version and adds the Plus version, which has a screen size of 6.7 inches. Not only that, the iPhone14 and iPhone 14 Plus still continue the Liu Haiping solution, support Dolby Vision, support True Tone display, and the peak brightness can reach 1200 nits.
More importantly, the iPhone14 Plus uses a super-ceramic panel, which is officially said to introduce nano-scale ceramic crystals that are harder than most metals to blend with glass. By controlling the crystal type and degree of crystallinity, Apple has developed an exclusive formula that maximizes the hardness of the porcelain while maintaining the material’s optical transparency. It is this breakthrough in technology that makes this super-ceramic panel ideal for use in displays. Its hardness greatly surpasses the glass panel, which is another innovation of the iPhone.
In addition, Apple announced that the US version of the iPhone14 series will no longer reserve a SIM card slot and come standard with eSIM, which is the first time in the history of the iPhone. The so-called eSIM is called “embedded mobile phone card” in Chinese. The chip is directly integrated into the motherboard, without the need for a physical SIM card, and you can surf the Internet after opening the package.
It’s important to note that Apple won’t kill the physical SIM card slot on all versions. At the press conference, Apple emphasized that the US version has canceled the SIM card slot, which means that the Chinese version will retain the physical SIM card. Considering that Chinese users have dual-card needs, the Apple iPhone 14 series of the national version will support dual cards.
In terms of core configuration, iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are equipped with Apple A15 bionic chip, rear 12MP dual cameras, and support MagSafe charging.