Best iPhone 14 deals: Looking for the best price in the UK? We’ve got you covered
Looking for the best iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus deals? You’re in the right place. In this guide, we’ve rounded up the latest deals on the iPhone 14 range from the biggest UK mobile networks ahead of the release date later this week. We’ve also got a rundown of the latest SIM-free prices for the two new iPhone models.
However, if you haven’t got time to read all of that, we’ve handpicked two brilliant preorder deals below.
If you missed the announcement, Apple unveiled its new iPhone 14 during an event last week, which arrives with a new screen size option, upgraded selfie camera, and an incredibly clever car crash detection feature …that you’ll never want to actually make use of.
This time around, there’s no successor to the smaller iPhone 13 mini, with the lineup now consisting of the iPhone 14 (with its 6.1-inch display) and iPhone 14 Plus (6.7-inch). Both handsets support 5G, fast wired charging, as well as the MagSafe system to magnetically snap chargers, cases, and accessories like wallets and car mounts to the back of the phone.
Unlike our friends in the United States, where the iPhone 14 starts at the same price as last year’s iPhone 13 lineup, Apple has increased prices this side of the pond. Ouch.
That means that if you’re buying the handset outright (also known as SIM-free) so you can use any monthly SIM deal with your new iPhone, you’ll need to pay £849 for the entry-level iPhone 14 with 128GB of built-in storage, rising to £959 for 256GB, and maxing-out at £1,179 for 512GB. If you’d like the bigger screen size found on the iPhone 14 Plus, you’ll need to pay £949 for the base model with 128GB of built-in storage, rising to £1,059 for 256GB, and topping-out at £1,279 for 512GB.
Apple offers between £30 – £625 discount off the cost of your new iPhone when you trade-in an older handset. The amount that you’ll receive depends on the brand, model, and condition. Of course, you can still check out the best iPhone 13 deals and best iPhone 12 deals, which are only getting better following the announcement of the iPhone 14 series.
Following the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus release date on Friday September 16, these new phones will be available to buy outright from a number of other online retailers, including the likes of Amazon UK, John Lewis and Partners, Currys, AO, Very, and Argos, to name a few. These retailers could offer discounts and bundles in the coming weeks and months, so stay tuned.
The most affordable way to buy the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus is to sign-up to a pay monthly contract with mobile networks like O2, Vodafone, EE, Three, Sky Mobile, and more. These carriers spread the cost of the handset over two or three year contracts, so you’ll be paying in smaller instalments. We’ve rounded up the best iPhone 14 and best iPhone 14 Plus prices from the biggest UK mobile networks below alongside some answers to the most common questions on the new iPhone.
If you’re unsure whether it’s the right time to upgrade, check out our iPhone 14 review with our initial impressions after getting our hands on the latest Apple device during the launch event last week.
iPhone 14 release date
iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus release date is scheduled for September 16, 2022.
Those who preorder the handset will be the first to receive the new devices, with Apple and UK mobile networks usually shipping the devices to ensure they arrive on launch day.
iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus can be picked-up from Apple Stores. Apple typically sets aside some stock for those without preorders to drop-in on the day. High street and online retailers like Amazon UK, John Lewis and Partners, Currys, AO, Very, and Argos will stock the handset from September 16, so you’ll be able to add to your basket on that day.
Likewise, those who want to pop into a local Apple Store to try the phone for themselves, the handsets will be available to test from September 16, 2022.
Best iPhone 14 deals
Want to buy the new iPhone 14 from a mobile network, bundling the cost of the handset, calls, text messages and 4G and 5G mobile data allowance into a single monthly fee? We’ve rounded up the latest prices from all major UK carriers below. Of course, this is just a taster of the hundreds and hundreds of deals available – we’ve tried to pick plans with the lowest monthly fees, best value freebies and extras, and most generous trade-in offers so you can snatch-up the all-new iPhone 14 at the best price.
Best iPhone 14 Plus deals
Looking for the best iPhone 14 Plus deals? We’ve rounded up the latest pay monthly deals from the biggest UK mobile networks below. Buying the iPhone 14 Plus this way bundles the cost of the handset, text messages, calls, and 4G and 5G mobile data into a single monthly fee. As always, this is a fraction of the oodles of deals available in the UK right now, but we’ve picked plans with the lowest monthly fees, best value freebies and extras, and most generous trade-in offers so you can snatch-up the all-new iPhone 14 Plus at the best price.
iPhone 14 features
The biggest change with the iPhone 14 series is the new 6.7-inch screen size available with the iPhone 14 Plus.
That expansive screen size has previously only been available as part of the Pro lineup, which is much pricier than the standard iPhone 14. For those who want the biggest possible OLED display tucked in their pocket for gaming, reading ebooks, checking emails and working, watching Netflix during their commute, web browsing and more …the iPhone 14 Plus is the model for you.
Apple will offer five case colours for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus – Midnight (otherwise known as Black), Starlight (a kinda off-white), Blue, Purple, and Product (RED). Compared to the iPhone 13 lineup, Apple has ditched the Green and Pink options.
Both iPhone 14 and 14 Plus support a new car crash detection feature, which relies on a new dual-core accelerometer capable of detecting G-force measurements of up to 256Gs and a new dynamic range gyroscope. These new components build on the existing slew of sensors fitted to Apple’s phones, like the barometer, which can now detect cabin pressure changes, the GPS for additional input for speed changes, and the microphone, which can recognise loud noises typified by severe car crashes – like airbags deploying throughout the cabin.
Should the worst happen and you’re unconscious or unable to reach the handset, your iPhone can automatically alert emergency services.
Along a similar theme, Apple will also rely on cutting-edge technologies to enable communication between your iPhone and satellites circling the planet to enable its new Emergency SOS via satellite to enable you to contact emergency services even when you’re miles from a good mobile signal or Wi-Fi network. The feature will send critical information, like your location data and whether anyone is seriously hurt, to the relevant emergency services via a series of quick Q&As developed with the police, coastguards, mountain rescue, and more.
If the emergency responders that you’re trying to reach do not support text messages, the initial questionnaire and follow-up messages are relayed to newly-established centres staffed by Apple‑trained specialists who can call for help on the user’s behalf. Emergency SOS via satellite will be available for two years with every iPhone 14 purchase so, presumably, Apple will charge an extra subscription fee (or bundle the service as part of its Amazon Prime-esque Apple One subscription) in the coming years …although there’s no word on pricing or a release date for that yet.
Emergency SOS via satellite won’t be available at launch, but will roll out later this year. Unfortunately, Europeans will miss out on this feature for the time being too, with Emergency SOS reserved for the United States and Canada for now.
iPhone 14 and 14 Plus arrive with a much-improved rear camera capable of better images in low-light
The front-facing camera enjoys an upgrade this year, with an ƒ/1.9 aperture to enable better low-light performance for photos and video. More exciting, Apple has enabled autofocus on the selfie camera for the first time, so the sensor can focus even faster in low light and capture group shots from farther away. It’ll also save you from having to tap the screen to pinpoint the focus of the shot each time that you take a selfie. Those who regularly snap selfies or make video calls with their iPhone should really notice the difference.
Flip the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus around and you’ll find an improved camera system too. Apple says its new cameras offer 49% improvement in low light image quality and that Night mode, which ekes out details from the gloom without relying on a blinding LED TrueTone flash, now takes photos twice as fast as last year.
Both new iPhone models arrive with iOS 16 preinstalled, with its redesigned lockscreen and widgets
Apple has fitted a new main camera with a larger ƒ/1.5 aperture and larger 1.9 µm pixels, which should capture more light and detail in both photos and videos, faster exposure times, and sensor-shift optical image stabilisation (OIS) to remove wobble from low-light and video capture. That stabilisation enables something called Action Mode, which smoothes out your video footage as you jog or sprint …like using an accessory like a gimbal or an action-focused camera, like GoPro.
iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus arrive with iOS 16 preinstalled, which allows you to add Apple Watch-like widgets to the lockscreen and customise the font for the clock.
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Published at Mon, 12 Sep 2022 12:27:00 +0000