iPhone 14 Pro: Dual-frequency GPS makes a difference

This is the little hidden novelty of the iPhone 14 Pro. Finally let’s say that Apple communicates much less on it than on the Apple Watch Ultra. Both devices have the particularity of carrying a new high-precision, dual-frequency GPS chipset (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS and BeiDou). We have already explained what this technology provides on paper:

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It goes without saying that this advance will undoubtedly be more relevant in a watch than in an iPhone. But hey, it would have been a shame not to compare what the GPS chip of an iPhone 14 Pro allows with that of an iPhone 13.

To do this, we took a short 40 km bike ride. The trip was recorded under the same conditions as the application cycle meterwhich is perhaps the iOS app that most closely resembles a bike computer.

As you can see on a day-to-day basis, the iPhone’s GPS (like those of the vast majority of smartphones) is more than satisfactory for 99% of users and uses. But if we want to object, we always find imperfections, if only because the GPS offers an accuracy of the order of a few meters.

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