The iPhone 14 Pro Max is the latest in Apple’s flagship series of smartphones. It promises to be a formidable piece of tech, combining the best of both hardware and software. But what’s really inside? We here at MobileTech took the device apart to find out.
Unboxing the iPhone 14 Pro Max
The iPhone 14 Pro Max comes in a sleek box, with the device itself inside a snugly-fitting clear plastic shell. Apple has kept the same simple unboxing experience as with previous models, with only the device itself and a USB charging cable included. The lack of a power adapter may be a letdown for some, but the lack of extra packaging materials is a boon for the environment.
The Design and Build of the iPhone 14 Pro Max
The iPhone 14 Pro Max is somewhat larger than its predecessor, measuring 6.5 inches diagonally, and comes in four color options: Silver, Space Gray, Gold, and the new Blue. The device features a stainless steel frame, with an aluminum back and glass front, all of which is IP68 rated, meaning it is dust and water resistant. The device is also 5G-ready, with an integrated antenna for improved signal strength.
What We Found Inside
After carefully removing the rear cover of the device, we found the battery to be firmly in place. Apple has included a larger battery this time around, with a capacity of 4,000 mAh. Alongside this is the A14 Bionic processor, which is the most powerful chip ever released by Apple. The processor is paired with 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage.
The camera array is also impressive, with three 12MP cameras on the rear, along with a special LiDAR scanner for improved depth sensing and augmented reality applications. On the front is a 12MP TrueDepth camera, with a range of features including Face ID, Animoji, Memoji and other face-tracking features. Apple has also included a new audio subsystem, with the device featuring dual speakers for improved sound quality.
A Look at the Connectivity Options
The iPhone 14 Pro Max offers a range of options for connectivity. Alongside the usual Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the device also offers 5G, with support for both sub-6GHz and mmWave frequencies. Apple has also included an NFC chip, allowing for contactless payments, as well as a U1 chip, which is used for improved location tracking.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max: Our Verdict
The iPhone 14 Pro Max is a formidable piece of tech, combining the best of both hardware and software. The device offers a range of features, from the latest A14 processor to the triple rear camera array, and is sure to be a hit with consumers. The device is also 5G-ready, with an integrated antenna for improved signal strength. All in all, the iPhone 14 Pro Max is a powerhouse of a device, and is sure to be a hit with Apple fans.