Apple Debuts New USB-C Magnetic Apple Watch Charger

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    Alongside the iPhone XR, Apple today released a new 0.3m Magnetic Apple Watch Charger that's equipped with a USB-C connector for the first time.

    At $29, the USB-C version of the Apple Watch Magnetic Charger is priced the same as the USB-A version that's long been available.

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    The USB-C version of the Apple Watch Charger is only available in 0.3m, and is not available in the longer 1m and 2m lengths. It's not clear why Apple has decided to only offer it in the smaller size, but additional chargers with longer USB-C cables could be added in the future.

    Apple has been selling Lightning to USB-C cables designed for the iPhone for quite some time, but there was no equivalent option for the Apple Watch, so it couldn't be charged via a USB-C power adapter or a USB-C Mac sans adapter.

    The new USB-C Apple Watch Charger will ship out in one business day and will be available in Apple retail stores starting next week.

    Article Link: Apple Debuts New USB-C Magnetic Apple Watch Charger
     
  2. farewelwilliams macrumors 68000

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    i'm assuming the charging speed is the same
     
  3. MakeAppleAwesomeAgain macrumors newbie

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    It seems we don’t deserve cables longer than 0.3m anymore.
     
  4. WalterTizzano macrumors regular

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    I suppose it’s just because they think you’ll connect it to your laptop so a long cable is generally not needed.
     
  5. FredLove macrumors newbie

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    This looks like more evidence of the New iPads to have USB-C
     
  6. Trunks78 macrumors newbie

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    Connect it to the new iPads to charge Watch on the go ;)
     
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    Let’s get rid of the cable part and get the puck in to some sort of adapter. It’s needless use of materials.
     
  9. Pakaku macrumors 68000

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  10. Mydel macrumors 6502a

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    How about having USB C in a box with AP4? Same with the iPhone btw. The mess and level of incompatibility in Apple ecosystem is a joke and starts really pissing me off.
     
  11. Trhodezy macrumors regular

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    You need to really start reassessing your life if stuff like this really pisses you off.

    There’s much great problems in life to be getting REALLY pissed off at.

     
  12. twinlight macrumors 6502a

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    I can go with only my usb c charger instead of both the small 12w ipad charger and the 29w with usb c!

    Will probably buy..
     
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    For all of the other problems Idont need to pay. That one is expensive and out of the pocket. That makes a difference
     
  14. avanpelt macrumors 68030

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    I fully expect that Lightning will be replaced by USB-C on the iPhones next year.
     
  15. iModFrenzy macrumors 6502a

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    Part of me believes this is Apple’s way of subtlety changing to USB-C. Seems like an irrelevant cable to change the plug on since it mostly sits with a power brick in the wall. Most people I know anyway have it like that.
     
  16. rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    the stock puck charger is USB 1.0 and 1000 ma. , so the new one will probably be the 1000 ma as well
     
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    I'm tired of carrying around 2 different power adaptors just to charge 1 device ― unfortunately given the length of this model I'll have to wait for something better
     
  18. Adrian Andrews macrumors newbie

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    It doesn't appear to be available in the UK at the moment.
     
  19. phillytim macrumors 65816

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    The USB-C era has truly begun, now that it's hitting mobile devices outside the MacBook-lines.
     
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    I foresee being able to charge your devices via USB-C through the new iPad lineup.

    We will see.
     
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    I’d rather they release a charging block with dual ports for the iPhone and the Apple Watch. I know they have non-Apple power blocks with dual ports but I like to charge with the Apple power blocks to avoid any problems they would blame on an aftermarket power supply should I have any problems.
     
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    Good move. It’s time to move everything from USB-A to C. We don’t still have parallel SCSI, serial ports, or ADB either.
     
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    Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlej....shhh! ‘‘Tis heresy you speak of!”
     
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    It's their best, shortest Apple Watch charging cable yet.
     

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