Video diary: Day one first impressions of iPhone 14 Pro Max

Watch our first impressions of Apple’s new iPhone 14 Pro Max and its talked-about Dynamic Island feature, a new 48MP camera, always-on display and more.

iPhone 14 Pro Max video diary: Day 1 first impressions

Our videographer Michael Billig (@michael_billig) has created a first-impressions video top of post after spending a few hours with his new iPhone 14 Pro Max.

The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have several features not found on non-Pro models. There’s, of course, Dynamic Island as a successor to the notch that animates and morphs into different shapes as you interact with apps.

Out the back, the main camera (previously: Wide Camera) now utilizes a brand-new sensor that quadruples the image resolution to 48 megapixels and uses pixel binning to produce twelve-megapixel shots with much better low-light sensitivity.

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The devices also have Apple’s always-on display, which dims the whole screen instead of having your date and clock set against a black background. It’s unclear how big of an impact this feature has on the iPhone’s battery life, but you can turn it off at will to save battery life. Read: How to manage the iPhone’s always-on display