Official Apple Watch Charging Dock Packaging Shown in Leaked Photo

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    Apple is developing its own in-house docking solution for charging the Apple Watch, reports French site iGeneration [Google Translate]. Citing sources with knowledge of Apple's plans, iGeneration says the dock will be called simply the "Magnetic Charging Dock," a name also seen in alleged packaging photos below.

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    Circular in shape, the dock appears to support the Apple Watch in two orientations, both laid flat over the top in portrait mode and on its side in landscape mode, useful for Nightstand mode. The charging puck within the dock seems to adjust from flat to upright to accommodate both orientations.

    The Magnetic Charging Dock is said to come with a Lightning cable that will be used to charge the Apple Watch through the dock, but it does not include a USB power adapter. The packaging for the dock lists a price of EUR89, which likely means it will be priced at $79 in the United States.

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    At $79, the Magnetic Charging Dock is significantly more expensive than Apple's dock for the iPhone, but it appears to have a more complicated design with the ability to support both portrait and landscape charging. It is not known when the dock might go on sale, but the completed packaging signals an imminent release date.

    Update: German site Grobgebloggt.de (via Apfelpage.de) has shared photos of the Magnetic Apple Watch dock. It ships with a 2M Lightning cable.

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  2. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Interesting. I'm surprised it's taken so long for this to come out.
     
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    I don't quite understand how it will look outside the diagram, but I'm very happy to see Apple release an official dock for the Apple Watch. Time to sell my short lived Evelation Lab docks once this gets released.
     
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    From the looks of it, the entire circular cylinder seems capable of charging the watch on contact. Cool design and I am glad I didn't rush to buy 3rd party stand.

    EDIT: Bah, looking at the updated picture, it doesn't as cool as I thought. I will probably still get it though.
     
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    $79? Ok, found my limit on what I would buy from Apple.
     
  10. mgsmd macrumors newbie

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    Somehow I don't see Apple printing that on the back of the box
     
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    I had always suspected the Apple Watch was in the dock.

    These photos only confirm my fears.

    Nonetheless, I hope that these prove popular with the punters.
     
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    It'd be great if it docked both the Watch and the iPhone.
     
  14. nicho macrumors 68020

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    how else do they show what it does?
     
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    Meh. I'll just lay mine on the little charging puck.
     
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    My eyes definitely expected to see things like "+RW", "120 min", and "4x"
     
  17. mgsmd macrumors newbie

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    Just seems atypical for Apple; packaging usually more minimalist on the outside. With the iPhone docks, there wasn't a diagram on the box.
     
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    A dock that is cost more than a 3rd gen Apple TV? No thank you, I have a very nice $11 dock that gives me night stand mode. And since I have absolutely no problem with my dock I seen no reason to go spend $79 on an Apple one. Really $79?!
     
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    Am I being a little slow, how does 89 euros convert to 79 dollars?
     
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    I wonder if they'll let me swap my 3rd gen Apple TV for one?
     
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    Should be closer to $95...
     
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    I still don't understand how it works from the diagrams- I guess I'll have to see one in person.
     
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    its quite funny how easy it is for us to just swallow up this nonsense.
    $79 for something that already came for free to begin with in the box?
     
  24. mattopotamus, Nov 17, 2015
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    It looks like the center can lay flat or pop out to use in night stand mode.

    edit: ok I was right based on the new photos :)

    and I actually like the cheap "nightstand" docks they currently sell in the apple stores better.
     
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    apple has a funny exchange rate :)
     

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