Apple has a mind of its own when it comes to ports. This does not suit the EU very much and requires a USB-C connection for all devices such as smartphones. What about the latest Apple flagship? Which connection for the charging cable does the iPhone 14 have?
The latest iOS devices are equipped with a Lightning connector. This is an Apple-exclusive port that is not available on devices from other manufacturers. What about the charging port on the iPhone 14, as well as the iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models announced at the same time?
Which charging connector does the iPhone 14 have?
Also the new devices of the iPhone 14 series are equipped with a Lightning connector. So if you want to connect the iPhone 14 to a power supply, you need a suitable cable. You can use the cables of the previous models. The iPhone 14 comes with a USB-C to Lightning cable included. The power supply, however, is not included. So if you want to charge the iPhone 14, you need a cable with a Lightning connector on the one hand and a power adapter with the smaller USB-C slot on the other.
There are no other connections for cables on the iPhone 14. So you can, as with last year’s models no cable headphones via jack to the iPhone connect. This only works with an additional adapter that you plug into the Lightning connector.
iPhone with USB-C port?
There were already rumors about the iPhone 13 that Apple for the smartphone series switch to a USB-C connector instead of a Lightning port could. As in the previous year, however, the rumors for this year’s smartphone generation did not come true. But that could change in the future.
The EU Parliament has agreed that all devices such as tablets and smartphones must be equipped with a USB-C connection. One would like to ensure uniformity among the various manufacturers. The iPhone 15 at the latest should therefore not appear with a Lightning connector.
Until then, however, Apple still has plenty of time for new technologies. It is possible, for example, that the iPhone will no longer have a charging connection at all, but can be charged wirelessly.
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