Turns out the iPhone 14 Pro Max has a great secret charging upgrade

These days, we know everything there is to know about a new iPhone model barely days after its release. With unboxings, teardowns, and reviews flooding the web right away, it won’t be long before our knowledge of the inner workings of the new phones is positively forensic. But every now and then something slips through the net.

Fans are only now discovering that the premium iPhone 14 Pro Max has a subtle charging upgrade that sets it apart from its predecessor. As it turns out, the new model charges faster and longer at peak speed than the iPhone 13 Pro Max when using Apple’s MagSafe charger. (Need speed? Check out the best iPhone 14 Pro deals.)

A photo of the iPhone 14 Pro Max

MagSafe charging is faster on the new model (Image credit: Basil Kronfli)

A new test by ChargerLAB (opens in new tab) (below) has revealed that it takes 2 hours and 18 minutes to charge the iPhone 14 Pro Max to 100% via MagSafe – eight minutes faster than the 13 Pro Max. And after 30 minutes of fast charging, the former sits at 35% compared to the latter at 30%.

Sure, these aren’t the biggest gains in the world, and it’s easy to see why features like Dynamic Island were in the spotlight when Apple announced the phone in September. But it’s still unusual for the company to make no mention of a battery- or charging-related improvement at all. And for creatives on the go, that 8 minutes of juice can make all the difference when it comes to meeting a deadline. Could be.

Apple's iPhone 13 Pro Max range.

The 13 Pro Max charges 8 minutes slower to 100% (Image credit: Apple)

We were big fans of the phone in our iPhone 14 Pro Max review and it looks like the mammoth device is only going to get better. If you want the latest and greatest iPhone experience available right now, check out today’s best iPhone 14 Pro Max deals below.