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iPhone 14: Everything Wrong With New Design

The jury’s out on iPhone 14 functionality

Apple’s newest flagship phone came with many features and tech improvements. And, when we say iPhone 14, we mean the entire family of new Apple phones, including the iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

The chief complaints from users have been Bluetooth problems, Face ID, Wi-Fi problems and performance issues. However, activation issues are common with new iPhones at launch

In an official statement by Apple, they explained that after setting up your iPhone 14, you might experience one or more of the following issues:

  • Unavailability of iMessage or FaceTime calls
  • Conversations in the Messages app show as two separate threads
  • You’ll see a green message bubble instead of a blue one when you send a message to another Apple device
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That has led users to downgrade their iOS instead of updating it right off the bat. A group of users has complained about battery drain and unaddressed bugs as part of iOS16. To solve this, apple confirmed a new version of iOS 16 and iOS 16.1 Apple seems to be planning to release the patched version of each of these softwares during the week of October 24th.

In other areas, the iPhone 14 Pro has been criticized for its aged-looking design, no fast-charging uptick and the inability to fold it in half. On the other hand, the iPhone’s longstanding feature of the display notch has been transformed. 

One of its new features has been the Dynamic Island, the replacement for its notch. Dynamic Island is a pill-shaped cutout that changes shape and size to show alerts and notifications. The justification for the notch is that Apple has many sensors in it, a reason why the design wasn’t changed for several years. Dynamic Island is now used for Face ID, showing how much time remains for your Uber or Lyft to arrive.

On the other hand, Dynamic Island is an interactive element in a hard-to-reach area of the iPhone 14. Placing the camera there means it will be constantly blurred by people tapping it for notifications. Finally, Dynamic Island makes the iPhone look worse in full-screen videos than with the notch. 

And, it seems, these were necessary sacrifices to make Dynamic Island possible, but fans seem more pleased with the new attention to notifications they’ll be receiving.


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