Size of the magnetic charger

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by manugoode, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. manugoode macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys!
    We're a german startup and we're designing an Apple Watch stand at the moment. We are searching for the measurements of the Apple Watch charger (the silver ending). Do you have more information about the size?

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. JFazYankees macrumors 6502

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    I haven't seen any exact specifications, but you can check Apple's website.
     
  3. kycophpd macrumors 6502a

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    I would like to find this also. As I am seeing numerous options pop up for sale already, I realize I can make my own multipurpose dock out of wood for all my devices.
     
  4. manugoode thread starter macrumors newbie

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    We made a "Photoshop" analysis and the magnetic part has a radius of roughly 13mm (0.5118 inch)
    Apple customer service told us to write to the mFi support team and this is what they replied to our mail:

    "At this time, development of hardware intended to be compatible with Apple Watch is beyond the scope of the MFi Program.

    For app developers, an all-new platform, WatchKit, has launched: https://developer.apple.com/watchkit/."

    Kind of a bad answer.... Watch Kit is definitely not for hardware/case/stand developers.

    Does anybody have better connections to the Apple hardware department/service?
     
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Take the two photos I'm uploading. Use photo shop to scale the usb plug to the same size as a real one the apply the same to the picture of the puck. Providing the cable width matches after your scaled the pictures that will give you the size of the puck.
     

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  7. manugoode thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. Caseynd macrumors regular

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    does it have some sort of coating that keeps it from scratching the back of the watch? seems like that might happen with charging it every day
     
  9. manugoode thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No its just the magnetic charger and the wooden stand.
    Do you know if the charger has a fixed position?
     
  10. Lennyvalentin macrumors 6502a

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    Would be kind of odd if there wasn't some sort of protection added, wouldn't it? :) The image posted in post #6 in this thread suggests there's a silicone/polymer pad on the side facing the rear of the watch.
     
  11. Julien macrumors G3

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    No fixed position, but you appear to have it in 'backwards' if this is the front.
     
  12. MartinMuc macrumors newbie

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    it would be perfekt if there is a stand where i can put iphone and watch over night and load them ;)
     
  13. shacky macrumors regular

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    What do you calculate the thickness to be? I would like to make a 3d printer design that can be shared.
     

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