iPhone 14 Pro users complain of an imperfect fit with the MagSafe Duo
When Apple launched the iPhone 13 Pro last year, some users noticed that the device it didn’t fit well with Apple’s MagSafe Duo charger when the phone is in the case due to the larger camera module. On the iPhone 14 Pro, the rear camera is even larger, and this has become an even more noticeable problem for those with a MagSafe Duo charger.
As reported by some users on the official website 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 been noticeably enlarged, which means that the device is not perfectly aligned with the magnetic charger, even without a case.
Although the iPhone 14 Pro can still be charged using the MagSafe Duo, the device does not lie flat on the charger, and part of it rises slightly. Those with phone cases with a larger bulge in the camera area may need to remove the case before placing the iPhone on the MagSafe Duo charger.
The problem does not affect iPhone 14 Pro Max owners even though the phone has a larger camera module, given that the device is significantly taller than the regular Pro model.
“The lip of the camera is [too] too far down and the phone doesn’t fit properly,” said a user on an Apple Support forum. “Apple needs to fix this,” said another consumer 9to5Mac. But unfortunately, there’s not much users can do at this point except look for MagSafe Duo alternatives.
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 their iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time. However, Apple has never introduced a new version of the charger since then. It’s worth noting that the MagSafe Duo charger also lacks the Apple Watch fast charging available for the Series 7 and later models.
A a revised version of the MagSafe charger it was filed with the FCC in 2021, but never saw the light of day. Apple says on its website that the MagSafe Duo is compatible with every model in the iPhone 14 line despite fit issues. The add-on costs $129, but you can find it at lower prices in 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 section below.
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