MOSCOW, September 9 — PRIME. The new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus models, presented on the eve of Apple, will not perform in Russia all the functionality inherent in them, which, moreover, has not been updated much, and there is no point in spending money on these models, the deputy head of the NTI Competence Center told RIA Novosti. the Skoltech base on wireless communication technologies and the Internet of Things Alexander Sivolobov.
On Wednesday, Apple introduced the base iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus with a larger screen. Phones will be available in five colors, they are equipped with screens of 6.1 and 6.7 inches. The start of sales of standard versions in America is scheduled for September 16, Pro – from October 7. On Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister Denis Manturov, head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, told RIA Novosti that the new iPhone 14 will be delivered to Russia through parallel imports.
“Amid the growing global economic crisis, American bloggers joke that “if you already have debts or you have completely spent your credit card, then be patient until the next iPhone 15.” I agree with them: you should not rush into this purchase. The update turned out to be boring and through, and Russian conditions further limit the functionality of the iPhone,” Sivolobov said.
He explained that “the most exciting features of the iPhone 14 will only be available to residents of the US and Canada.” “Among them are built-in satellite communications for emergencies and support for 5G in the millimeter wave, as well as a design without a conventional SIM card slot. Built-in satellite communications is primarily a marketing ploy,” the specialist believes.
In his opinion, “already at the next Apple presentation, CEO Tim Cook will tell you how a” satellite SMS “saved the life of American Jane somewhere in the mountains of Colorado.”
In addition, “putting aside these purely American joys, the bottom line is just a “slightly better iPhone.” “It’s faster, it has better cameras and screen, slightly longer battery life, there are small changes in design. But nothing to say: “For the sake of this I will buy it.” This is how the world outside the United States will perceive him,” Sivolobov said.
“But Russian residents will get only “half” of the iPhone 14. On the screen of the new Apple smartphone, you will not see the banking application of Sberbank or Alfa-Bank and a number of others. They still remain on old iPhones, but you won’t be able to transfer them to a new one. purchases in the AppStore app store can only be subscribers of two of the four Russian federal operators. Seamless payment without a bank card via ApplePay no longer works, “the expert recalled.
“Russian users are also deprived of another function – support for fifth generation networks (5G). On the territory of our country, the iPhone will not connect to the 5G network – to the pilot zone or, in the future, to the commercial network. This function is simply blocked by Apple,” concluded specialist.