When Apple launched iPhone 13 Pro last year, some users noticed that the device did not fit well with Apple’s MagSafe Duo charger when the phone is in a case due to the larger camera module. With iPhone 14 Pro, the rear camera is even bigger, and this has become an even more noticeable problem for those who have a MagSafe Duo charger.
As reported by some users on the official Apple Support forum and also by 9to5Mac readers, the iPhone 14 Pro isn’t exactly compatible with Apple’s MagSafe Duo either. The camera module in this year’s Pro models has become noticeably larger, so that the device doesn’t connect perfectly to the magnetic charger even without a case.
While the iPhone 14 Pro can still be charged with MagSafe Duo, the device does not lie flat on the charger and part of it is slightly lifted. Those who have phone cases with a larger bump in the camera area may need to remove the case before placing the iPhone on the MagSafe Duo charger.
The issue does not affect iPhone 14 Pro Max owners, although the phone also has a larger camera module as the device is significantly larger than the regular Pro model.
“The camera lip is [too] way down and the phone is not sitting properly,” said one user on the Apple Support forum. “This needs to be addressed by Apple,” another consumer told 9to5Mac. But unfortunately, at this point, users can’t do much but look for alternatives to MagSafe Duo.
Apple’s MagSafe Duo Needs an Upgrade
The MagSafe Duo charger was introduced by Apple in 2020 as an option for people who want to charge an iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time. Since then, however, Apple has never released a new version of the charger. It’s worth noting that the MagSafe Duo charger also doesn’t have the Apple Watch fast charging available for Series 7 models and later.
A revised version of the MagSafe charger was filed with the FCC in 2021 but never saw the light of day. Apple says on its website that MagSafe Duo is compatible with every model in the iPhone 14 series, despite the fit issues. The accessory costs $129, but you can find it at lower prices at other stores like Amazon.
Have you noticed any issues using the MagSafe Duo charger with the iPhone 14 Pro? Let us know in the comments below.
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