iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro basics: 5 new iPhone features that Android has had for years


Apple’s new iPhone 14 line is now available and official. The company launched four phones this year under the 14 series: iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Pre-orders are already underway and shipping should start soon as well. The new iPhone 14 series will come with the company’s latest operating system – iOS16.

Like any other phone maker that goes out of its way to promote its new phone, Apple has also left no stone unturned to project its new phones as feature-laden and revolutionary. Only, this time again, Apple has developed some features that have already been present on Android for a long time. Here is a list of these features.

Permanent display: Apple iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max come with several features that are exclusive to them, like the always-on display feature. It lets you see the time and other useful widgets even when the phone is asleep. This is the first time that Apple has introduced this feature on its iPhones. On the contrary, Android users have had this feature for a very long time. Samsung introduced the Always-on display on its Galaxy S7 series of phones in 2016. Apple’s Always-on display, however, has an edge over its competitors as it is more customizable. It will continue to show the lock screen wallpaper, colors and all, only dimmer.

Car crash detection: Another important feature that was highlighted during Apple’s Far Out event was the car crash detection feature. Apple introduced this feature in the iPhone 14 lineup and the new Apple Watch Series 8. Apple says the feature uses a new accelerometer, barometer, and other dual-core sensors to detect a severe car crash and automatically dial services emergency if a wearer does not respond. after a 10 second countdown. Google was the first to launch this feature in its Pixel 3 and above phones. Like the iPhone 14, Pixel phones also use various motion sensors and a microphone to detect a car crash and automatically call emergency services if there’s no response.

Shared photo libraries: Apple with its new operating system – iOS16 – will allow iPhone 14 users to create photo libraries based on the date or subject of the photo. iPhone users can share these libraries with up to five people, which is better than Android users. Google Photo allows users to share an entire library based on the start date or the person in the photo, but with just one person.

Selfie AF: Apple has for the first time introduced autofocus on its selfie camera. The feature will focus on the person in front of it and help deliver sharper images. However, Apple is late for the party because Android has had it for years now. Google’s Pixel 3XL and Samsung’s latest Galaxy S22 also have this feature.

Fitness app: Apple has extended Apple Fitness+ to iPhone 14 users. The fitness and wellness app, which was previously limited to Apple Watches, will now be fully integrated into iOS16 and used by iPhone users. Google’s fitness app has been there for watch and non-watch owners. All Pixel phones come with the feature that helps the user track fitness related metrics such as workout time, calorie data and more.

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