With the official debut of the iPhone 14 series and the new Apple Watch, before getting the new device, I believe many people have many details and questions about Apple’s new products. On the eve of the official release, the minority also has the opportunity to experience several new products in advance, for everyone is more concerned about the color, appearance, weight, new features and other issues, we have also sorted out after a short experience, through this article to share with you.
iPhone 14 series
In terms of appearance, dark purple, as the new color of this year’s flagship iPhone, has attracted a lot of attention. From the actual point of view, the dark purple iPhone 14 Pro series is in most cases darker than the visual effect of the rendering in Apple’s official website, and the visual effect of light purple or blue-black will be presented under different angles of light; The redesigned deep space black is also much darker than the graphite color of the iPhone 13 Pro series, more like a real black iPhone.
In the iPhone 14 series, purple replaced last year’s pink, and blue has also been redesigned. The purple of the iPhone 14 series is closer to “lavender purple”, the visual effect is much lighter than the dark purple of the iPhone 14 Pro series, and it is slightly whiter; The blue of the iPhone 14 series will be much lighter than that of the iPhone 13 series, and the look and feel is closer to the far peak blue of the iPhone 13 Pro series, but there is also a slight difference in color shade and shade.
In terms of weight, we specifically compared the grip of the iPhone 14 Plus and the iPhone 14 Pro, which is indeed significantly heavier than the former, and this difference in weight is even more obvious than when comparing the weight difference between the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Plus or the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
For users who like a large-screen experience and have high requirements for lightness, the iPhone 14 Plus will be a good choice. In terms of comparing the previous model, the iPhone 14 Pro Max and the iPhone 13 Pro Max I am using have almost no difference in grip, after all, the former only adds 2 grams of weight compared to the latter.
In addition to color matching, the Dynamic Island on the iPhone 14 Pro series is the biggest change in the new product. According to Apple, “Smart Island” occupies 31% of the screen area compared with the “bangs” design of the previous generation of products; From the actual experience, when the “Spirit Island” does not have a running function, the screen look and feel will not be too abrupt.
Since almost no third-party apps have officially launched the adapted version, we can only simply experience the relevant functions through the system application. As demonstrated on Apple’s official website, when playing music or turning on the timer, the display area of “Flexible Island” will become longer horizontally, telling you that the music is playing or the timer is running through a dynamic waveform graph or countdown number.
When the music playback and the timer run at the same time, the Dynamic Island will be divided into 2 areas to display 2 states, shaped like an exclamation point placed horizontally. Dynamic Island can only support the running status of 2 applications at the same time, when there are 3 applications adapted to “Flexible Island” running, the first application to start running cannot be displayed on Dynamic Island.
As for the new all-weather display function added to the iPhone 14 Pro series, as introduced on Apple’s official website, the screen will dim after locking, and the information on the time, date and widget will be displayed on the screen.
Due to the limitation of experience time and venue, we were not able to experience the performance of the new iPhone in terms of photography, more about the introduction and experience of the iPhone 14 series models, you can pay attention to our follow-up more reports.
Apple Watch series
The Apple Watch Ultra is a new member of the Apple Watch family and the most talked about product. The “big” of Apple Watch Ultra is not only reflected in the technical specifications of 49mm, the visual experience of the actual wearing is also quite large, compared to the 45mm Apple Watch Series 8 is also a circle larger.
However, I thought that wearing the Apple Watch Ultra daily would be very abrupt, but after the actual experience, I felt that it was not so exaggerated, although the wearing feeling was still a bit uncomfortable.
In terms of weight, although Apple has repeatedly emphasized the lightness of the Apple Watch at the conference, it is a little surprising after it is really started. With the 45mm stainless steel version of Apple Watch Series 8 (silicone strap) as a reference, Apple Watch Ultra feels significantly lighter, which is more obvious in the model with the alpine loop strap and the wild diameter loop strap, and the marine strap model is slightly heavier than the other two versions.
Apple Watch Ultra comes with an action button that supports customization of various features. Simple experience, the degree of customization of the operation button is quite rich, not only to open the App, the operation button can also start the function with one button, such as a key to start outdoor walking training, the reduction of the operation path will be particularly convenient in some professional sports scenarios.
In terms of features, both Apple Series 8 and Apple Watch Ultra have added a temperature sensor to support the measurement of body temperature data.
By measuring the baseline data of body temperature, Apple Watch can show the change of baseline body temperature every day with an accuracy of 0.01 degrees. It is also through the basic body temperature biphasic data that Apple Watch supports menstrual prediction.
In fact, before the Apple Watch, another wearable device, Oura Ring, has supported body temperature measurement and menstrual prediction functions, and the implementation principle is similar to that of Apple Watch, so interested friends can read Oura’s official article on temperature measurement and menstrual prediction to further understand the relevant principles.
In terms of dial, Apple Watch Ultra’s exclusive pathfinder dial also supports night mode, and you can switch back and forth by rotating the digital crown. In actual experience, the black dial background with the display effect of the bright red dial content, daily use is also a good choice.
In addition to the iPhone and Apple Watch, we also simply experienced the second-generation AirPods Pro, but because there is no first-generation product as a comparison, there will be more detailed content release for the performance of battery life and noise reduction ability.
The appearance of the second-generation AirPods Pro has hardly changed compared to the first-generation product, and the only change on the headphones is that the sensor under the earpiece has moved to the top of the earpiece; In terms of charging case, side lanyard holes and bottom speakers have been added.
As in previous years, Apple has launched some new color accessories with new products, such as lilac iPhone 14 MagSafe case, pine green MagSafe card bag, etc. may wish to see the actual effect of these accessories through the photos we take.
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Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on October 11, 2022 3:20 am