Apple raises the battery life bar yet again with the iPhone 14

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Apple raises the battery life bar yet again with the iPhone 14
The iPhone 14 series is almost one year old, with just a few months separating us from the expected September launch of the iPhone 15. Before Apple makes the announcement, however, let's take a look at the iPhone 14's battery life and remind ourselves what the new generation has to compete with.

The iPhone 13 lineup from 2021 already offered great battery life, but Apple managed to squeeze about an hour or so from the 2022 lineup. Unfortunately, though, charging speeds remained the same once again, leaving us with the hope that 2023 will be the year we finally see an improvement in that regard.

The iPhone 14 series also included a new member to the family, the iPhone 14 Plus (replacing the iPhone mini). Like the name suggests, the 14 Plus is bigger than the base model, and with that it also comes with a larger battery inside. What does that mean? Keep reading to find out the details.

Does the iPhone 14 have better battery life?

In general, yes, but it depends on the use case. From the results we got during our tests we found out that the  iPhone 14 series manages to squeeze out some extra minutes, and in some cases almost a whole hour, of extra battery life. However, that statement is only true for our video streaming and web browsing tests.

When it came to gaming, the iPhone 14 series noticeably lagged behind its predecessors. The difference is most striking with the two Pro models, both of which have dropped by about 2 hours. The regular iPhone 14, on the other hand, has also dropped rather significantly with about an hour.
Video Streaming(hours)Higher is better
Apple iPhone 148h 35 min
Apple iPhone 138h 15 min
Apple iPhone 14 Pro9h 14 min
Apple iPhone 13 Pro8h 26 min
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max11h
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max10h 23 min
Web Browsing(hours)Higher is better
Apple iPhone 1415h 23 min
Apple iPhone 1313h 43 min
Apple iPhone 14 Pro16h 18 min
Apple iPhone 13 Pro14h 44 min
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max19h 5 min
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max18h 52 min
3D Gaming(hours)Higher is better
Apple iPhone 146h 44 min
Apple iPhone 137h 28 min
Apple iPhone 14 Pro5h 38 min
Apple iPhone 13 Pro8h 5 min
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max8h 39 min
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max10h 29 min

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And here is the battery life of all iPhone 14 models, according to Apple's own testing:

How much battery does the iPhone 14 have?

While Apple does not disclose the official numbers, thanks to the latest rumors, we have a general idea of what battery sizes to find inside the iPhone 14 series. Here they are, next to those of the iPhone 12 and 13 series.

As you can see, the differences could end up being rather insignificant in the grand scheme of things, at least when it comes to battery size.

iPhone 14 from Apple: save $30-$630 with a trade-in

You can buy the new iPhone 14 at Apple, where the device is sold at its regular price. If you wish to save, opt for a trade-in. Trade-in discounts vary between $30 and $630, depending on your device and its condition.

iPhone 14 Plus from Apple: save $30-$630 with trade-in

You can get the iPhone 14 Plus from Apple as well. You can save with an eligible device trade-in, with credit amounts to as much as $630.
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AT&T iPhone 14 (256GB) at Walmart: save 23% right now

The iPhone 14 is now available to order with a carrier plan by AT&T Walmart. Prices for this device start at $21.64/month for 36 installments. The phone comes with 256GB of internal storage space. Currently, all color variants are available.
$779 04
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Verizon iPhone 14 Plus: get it FREE with a new line activation

Get the iPhone 14 Plus for $00.00/mo with Verizon. This offer requires a new line activation and a select Unlimited plan.
$0 /mo
$24 99
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Does iPhone 14 have USB-C?

No. We are yet to see an iPhone rocking a USB-C port, and the debate still remains whether we will see one in the near future. Rumor has it that the iPhone 15 might be the one, but there are many arguments against that claim as well.

What charger does the iPhone 14 use?

The iPhone 14 series comes with a USB-C to Lightning cable in the box, which can be used for charging when paired with Apple's official 20W USB-C charger, for instance. However, you would have to buy that separately if you don't already have one on hand, as Apple does not include a charger in the box. Alternatively, all iPhone 14 models support MagSafe wireless charging at up to 15W and Qi wireless charging at up to 7.5W. 

(AT&T) iPhone 14 Pro: get at Walmart and save $200

You can buy the iPhone 14 Pro AT&T-locked from Walmart. Starting at $26.37/month for 36 installments. The sold device comes with 256GB of storage. Get it now and save.
$949 32
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(Straight Talk) iPhone 14 Pro Max: Get at Walmart now

You can get a Straight Talk-locked iPhone 14 Pro Max at Walmart. The model with 128GB of internal storage in Gold is currently available without any discounts.

How fast does the iPhone 14 charge?

All iPhone 14 models take 30 minutes to get up to 50% when charged using Apple's 20W charger and USB-C to Lightning cable. Such speeds would have been fine five years ago, but in 2022, we expect better.

Does iPhone 14 have reverse wireless charging?

No, the iPhone 14 series does not support reverse wireless charging. This feature is available on some higher-end Android phones and allows them to wirelessly recharge accessories or even other phones capable of Qi wireless charging. 

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