The :apple: watch charging cables are different?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by iregret, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. iregret macrumors 6502a

    Jan 23, 2012
    I've read that the charging cables are different for the sport editions verses the other 2. Can any one confirm?
  2. TheLastOfConnor macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2015
    There is only one type of charger (in two lengths) you can buy separately so I'm going to go with no.
  3. thechungster macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2008
    From brief unboxing videos, it seemed to me the sport had a white plastic puck as opposed to the metal one? May just be the angle of lighting in the videos but it wouldn't surprise me if that happened.
  4. Vundu macrumors 65816


    Jun 10, 2009
    Manchester, UK
    Then you would be incorrect on this occasion ;)

    I thought we already knew this. Cannot remember where but I read it a few weeks ago.
  5. matthijst macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2009
  6. MitchBRAH macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2011
    Can confirm this though.

    The Cable that comes with the SS version is silver in design, while the 2m Cable purchased separately is also the same silver design.
  7. iregret thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 23, 2012
    Random pictures from the internet...

    Apple Watch sport:



    Apple Watch:



    So, the sport edition is plastic and the others are metal? I hope this doesn't mess up 3rd party displays.:eek:

    I'm sure I'll love my sport, but now I kinda wish I would have saved up a few more hundred to get the stainless steel. Oh well. Maybe next time!


    Beat me to it! Awesome thank you!
  8. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030


    Jun 12, 2011
    I don't think it really matters though. As long as it charges the Watch, it's fine by me.

    Question is, since Apple lists the 12w brick as an accessory can the Watch charge at 2.1A with that tiny battery? If so, charging could be REAL quick.
  9. SchneiderMan macrumors G3


    May 25, 2008
    That's what I also noticed. The Sport comes with a plastic charger, the other two models come with a brushed metal one like the one displayed on the site. Apple is misleading its customers big time. They don't describe the materials under box contents, show only the metal one in product shots, and only sell the metal charger as an accessory.

    You can buy the metal one for $29.

  10. TheLastOfConnor macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2015
    Not really...

    They're the same charger and completely interchangeable, just one has a plastic case and the other metal.
  11. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    Someone would buy the SS watch just because the charger is brushed metal instead of plastic?
  12. x-evil-x macrumors 601


    Jul 13, 2008
    How hard would it be to paint the plastic one black? I seriously hate everything white

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