Is the iPhone 14 USB-C?

Taking a look at Apple's charging options

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Wondering whether the iPhone 14 is USB-C? In this article, we will explore the charging options of the iPhone 14 series, comprising the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Without any further ado, let’s delve right into it.

Does the iPhone 14 Series Use USB-C?

No, the iPhone 14 series does not have a USB-C port. Instead, it uses the Lightning cable for charging and data syncing. This means that all iPhone 14 series rely on the proprietary connector introduced by Apple in 2012. 

What are the iPhone 14 Charging Options?

If you are planning to purchase an iPhone 14, it’s important to note that the device will require a Lightning cable and a power adapter for wired charging. While the Lightning to USB-C cable is included in the box, it’s worth mentioning that the charger itself is not. You will need to have a power adapter with a USB-C input to charge your iPhone 14.

The standard iPhone 14 model supports fast charging at speeds of up to 25W, while the Pro models can reach a maximum charging speed of 29W.

Wireless Charging 

Additionally, wireless charging is also supported by the iPhone 14 series, although the maximum speeds are limited to 7.5W. With support for the Qi standard, the iPhone 14 can be charged on any wireless charging mat or stand. Other smartphones may also have this capability. 

MagSafe Charging and Accessories

Apple’s proprietary magnetic wireless charging technology, MagSafe, is also available for the iPhone 14 series. With a MagSafe charger, the iPhone 14 can achieve charging speeds of up to 15W – a seriously hi-tech piece of kit. However, it’s worth noting that MagSafe chargers are generally more expensive than standard Qi wireless chargers, and both the charger and the cable need to be purchased separately.

Conclusion

The iPhone 14 series uses the Lightning connector for charging and data syncing. Users will need to rely on a Lightning cable and a power adapter with a USB-C input for wired charging. Additionally, wireless charging is supported by the iPhone 14 series, with MagSafe offering faster charging speeds.

Currently, only the new iPhone 15 series have a USB-C charging port. This is in line with new EU regulations being introduced regarding a universal charger across new phones. 

Gloria is a tech and AI writer for PC Guide. She is interested in what new technology means for the future of digital and broadcast journalism.