Apple Watches Now Have Shorter 1M Charging Cable in Box

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apple-watch-magnetic-cableWhile the original Apple Watch has a 2-meter charging cable in the box, Apple says new Apple Watch Series 2 and Series 1 models come with a shorter 1-meter charging cable in the box.

Apple continues to sell a 2-meter Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable for $39 online and in stores, while extra 1-meter cables remain available as a standalone purchase for $29 in the United States.

Apple Watch Series 2 models also include a 5W USB Power Adapter in the box, while Series 1 models do not. The wall charger costs $19 on its own.

Both new series became available for pre-order today, with shipping estimates quickly slipping to 2-3 weeks or later for most models. Best Buy still promises launch day delivery for some models.

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Top Rated Comments

Hastings101 Avatar
57 months ago
Good, the shorter cable will allow the electricity to reach the watch more quickly and charge it more fasterer.
Score: 44 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Legend of Ive Avatar
57 months ago
Phill: "Let's cut the watch cable size in half, that saves up 20 cents"

Tim: *Mindblown*
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
djcerla Avatar
57 months ago
Honestly, that 2m cable made no sense.

The iPhone, and not the Watch, needs a 2m cable, as you may want to use it while it charges.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
testcard Avatar
57 months ago
"The courage to move on and do something new that betters all of us."
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kingofwale Avatar
57 months ago
Apple isn't Apple unless they try to nickle and dime their customers.

is it a surprise? take courage to do this
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
adamjackson Avatar
57 months ago

I wonder if the charging method used for the Apple Watch will be used for the all new iPhone in 2017.

I'd say you're on to something:

Wired, "Here’s What You Need to Know About Ceramic, The Fancy Material in Apple’s Fanciest Watch" ('https://www.wired.com/2016/09/apples-new-high-end-watch-crazy-tough-ceramics-baby/')

"...the back of each Watch uses zirconia ceramic where the magnetic charger attaches. Ceramics are non-conductive, and don’t interfere with wireless charging."

and

"The result is a material that’s pretty much un-scratchable, and, under most circumstances, unbreakable."

If Apple can get costs down, a Ceramic iPhone next year would be crack proof, shatter proof, bend-proof and support conductive charging.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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