When Apple introduced a macro option on the iPhone 13 Pro it felt like it was another reason to pick one up but in testing the iPhone 14 Pro I realise it’s not actually that amazing.
A couple of observations I’ve made. (1) you need a lot of light. For me it only really works out well if you’re outside and have a lot of natural light. If you’re inside it’ll be noisy, even outside I found you’ll get a lot of noise unless you’re in perfect conditions.
(2) on testing vs an iPhone with no macro and instead using digital zoom there’s not a lot of difference. I tested vs the iPhone 13 Mini and used digital zoom to push in a bit closer and when comparing to the 14 Pro I’m not seeing a lot of difference.
I’m not seeing enough of an improvement to justify an upgrade in the Macro department. If you pixel peep you’ll see a tiny bit more detail in the 14 Pro but I’m not printing these out and hanging them on a wall so for my money I’m happy just zooming in a little.