The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are the latest flagship smartphones from Apple that offer a powerful performance, a sleek design, and a long battery life. They are powered by the A15 Bionic chip and feature a 16:10 golden ratio HD all-screen display, a dual-camera system with improved image processing, and an action button for various functions. In this post, we will review what’s inside and what’s missing in the iPhone 14 box and see how it compares with some of its predecessors.
What’s Inside the Box?
The retail box of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus is pretty identical to the iPhone 13 and iPhone 12. The box is pretty small and has a minimal design. It has a picture of the iPhone 14 on the front, the text that says “iPhone” on the left and right sides, and the Apple logo on the top and bottom.
Unboxing the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus is as seamless as ever, and you don’t need any tools to open the packaging. Inside the box, you will find:
- The iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Plus
- A USB-C to Lightning Cable
- A SIM eject tool
- A quick start guide
- A warranty card
- An Apple sticker
That’s it. There is no charger, no earphones, no case, or any other accessories included in the box. You will have to buy them separately if you need them.
What’s Missing in the Box?
As you may have noticed, there is no charger in the box of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. This is not a new decision from Apple, as they have removed the charger from the box since the iPhone 12. The reason behind this move is to reduce the environmental impact of electronic waste and to save space and cost for shipping.
However, this also means that you will have to buy your own charger if you don’t have one already. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus support fast charging technology that can charge them up to 80% in an hour, but you will need a compatible USB-C power adapter to use this feature. Apple sells a 20W USB-C power adapter for $19 (£19/AU$29), but you can also use other third-party chargers that meet the requirements.
Another thing that is missing in the box of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus is earphones. This is also not a new decision from Apple, as they have removed the earphones from the box since the iPhone 12. The reason behind this move is to encourage users to switch to wireless earbuds, such as the AirPods or AirPods Pro, which offer better sound quality and convenience.
However, this also means that you will have to buy your own earphones if you don’t have any wireless ones already. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus have a Lightning port that can be used to connect wired earphones, but you will need an adapter if you want to use earphones with a 3.5mm audio jack. Apple sells a Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter for $9 (£9/AU$15), but you can also use other third-party adapters that work with your earphones.
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are great smartphones that offer premium features and performance at affordable prices. They are compatible with most devices and easy to use. However, they also have some drawbacks, such as their size, weight, price, and lack of some features that are common in other smartphones, such as wireless charging, water resistance, or offline mapping.
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