iPhone 14 Pro can scan chips in roughly the same position as other devices. Because the camera on the back is a lot bigger than a lot of other iPhones, the NFC is better suited to the top edge on the right hand side, when the phone is on its back (so left hand side when in use)
There’s also an antenna cutout on the top. I can’t tell if it’s 5G/other Cell antenna, NFC, or Satellite (because iPhones can do that now ), or something else, but I sometimes get good reads lining it up with my NeXT implant.
… yeah. I mostly own Apple products at this point, mainly because it’s what the rest of my family uses (and you can’t beat the iMessage/iTunes Match/Find My/etc), and that I’m now busy enough with school that I don’t have time to do a lot of futzing with individual settings that aren’t super important. I think this is the first time I’ve had a top-of-the-line phone. My order was:
2 dumb phones
Some prepaid ZTE android
iPhone 14 Pro
The yearly incremental updates are dull. Upgrading every 2-3 years is great. And hey, I bet my iPhone will still be getting updates after the S22 is defunct in Samsung’s eyes.
My z fold 3 and 4 both worked with my ntag but it wasn’t great. It even had a hard time with my apex from time to time. My pixel fold is awesome at reading all tag types really well, on the pixel fold the best area is about 1cm below the camera bump, between the pump and the logo.