You'd be forgiven for looking out of the window in the UK at the moment and wondering what happened to spring. Yup, we've had some seriously rubbish weather lately – but there are other ways to get your spring on, and they're not all as dull as talking about the weather.
If you like your tech to reflect your mood, then you'll likely love the latest on offer from Apple – a gorgeous new colour of iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus to bring a bit of sunshine back into your life. Accessorise in true spring style with a stunning new shade of buttercup yellow, to brighten up the dreary British days of March – and if you're further afield, well there's no harm in a little more sun, right?
In case you've forgotten (and we don't mind if you have), there's plenty more to love about iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus than its lovely new shade so here's a quick recap if you need that little push to splash out on a dash of spring colour.
A decidedly dreamy design.
Apple have mastered the art of a phone that not only works like a dream but looks like one too. Designed to impress from every angle, iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are crafted with aerospace-grade aluminium and a Ceramic Shield front that's not only tougher than it looks but tougher than any other smartphone glass. And it's handily water and dust resistant, too.
But durability aside, there's something captivating about the sleek lines and curves of Apple's latest range that's hard to put your finger on – but we've tried. In fact, we've put it down to the way the phone feels in your hand (smooth, cool, and comfortable) combined with the subtle sheen that highlights your colour choice (whatever it may be.)
Already available in Midnight, Starlight, Blue, Purple and (PRODUCT)RED, you might be worried that opting for the latest Yellow colour is more Yellow Submarine than Mellow Yellow. Thankfully, you'd be wrong. This dreamy lemon shade is more soft than outrageous, more bold than brass, and as with all things Apple just looks really rather nice.
Sizeable, Bright and Super Smooth for Scrolling.
If you're more interested in the brawn than the beauty, iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus have plenty to offer, starting with their 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch displays (respectively.)
Since Apple likes to be fair, both devices feature sharp Super Retina XDR displays with OLED technology (under their durable Ceramic Shield surfaces, that is) and can support up to 1200 nits of peak brightness, so you'll never struggle to see your screen perfectly – and every selfie looks better when you're not squinting at the viewer, right?
A camera you can count on.
Aside from the gorgeous new shade and super smart screen, iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus also have some hefty hardware under the bonnet too, starting with the camera specs. Levelling up from iPhone 13 to offer an advanced dual camera system to rival many a pro setup, you'll struggle to hide your smugness at just how good every shot looks.
The large 12MP Main sensor and supporting 12MP Ultra Wide lens work hard to ensure you can get as much in view as possible, bringing a whole new perspective to your photography. And then there's the extra 12MP TrueDepth front-facing camera, with autofocus. Created to help you grab stunning selfies with little effort, you'll also find your close-ups are clearer, more detailed and defined even in low-light thanks to the larger aperture on board.
What we particularly love about the iPhone 14 devices is Photonic Engine, which is just as clever as it sounds. It works by improving low light performance on all three cameras and keeping subtle things like colour and texture intact to enhance your images in ways you might not have even noticed your old handset didn't.
There are also some great video features to take advantage of, including Cinematic mode in 4K at 30fps for an intuitive way to shoot shorts and full-length videos (so your TikTok will look better than ever.) Action mode will even make sure your vids are smooth and stabilised, for a more professional-looking result.
Phenomenal cosmic power.
Okay, not cosmic, but a high-five to anyone who read that header and thought "Itty bitty living space!" But back to Apple's A15 Bionic, which is the chipset that's powering iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. With a 5-core GPU, it basically means you'll have the power for even heavy workloads right there in your phone – and a smoother, more stable performance while you're at it.
The A15 chip is also the power behind the aforementioned Photonic Engine as well as ensuring you get some seriously good battery life from your device, so it's a hardworking little bit of tech, to say the least. And with Secure Enclave built in for total privacy and security, the brains behind this gorgeous device will never be in question.