Apple Removes 5W Power Adapter From Apple Watch Edition and Apple Watch Hermès

Apple has removed the 5W Power Adapter from the Apple Watch Edition and Apple Watch Hermès. Both Apple Watch models included the power adapter for just a week before it was removed.

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At Apple's "Time Flies" Event on September 25, Apple stated that it would be removing the power adapter from Apple Watch boxes due to environmental concerns. It subsequently came to light that Apple Watch Edition and Apple Watch Hermès models would be the only models to retain the 5W power adapter. All other models shipped without a power adapter from launch.

Apple presumably continued to include the power adapter with these Apple Watches because they are high-end models with prices ranging from $799 to $1499.

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Apple's page has not been archived so it is not possible to pinpoint exactly when the change took place, but it seems to have occurred within the past couple of days. Screenshots from the previous web page show that the Series 6 Apple Watch Edition and Apple Watch Hermès did contain a 5W USB power adapter.

MacRumors forum users who purchased an Apple Watch Edition over the past week also recieved a power adapter in the box.

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The new page now includes the same message included alongside other Apple Watch models, stating "As part of our effort to meet our environmental goals, Apple Watch does not include a power adapter. Please use your existing power adapter or add a new one before you check out."

It is unclear why the power adapter has suddenly been removed from the high-end Apple Watch models, especially after Apple chose to include them for a short time. The change also seems to have taken place in territories around the world.

Rumors have suggested that the upcoming iPhone 12 models will follow the Apple Watch in not including a power adapter.

Thanks to @MiltonSau.

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Top Rated Comments

OllyW Avatar
50 months ago
It said a charger was included when I ordered my Edition last week so there better be one included when it arrives tomorrow.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
recoil80 Avatar
50 months ago

Guess they realized what a PR disaster it was to include it with just the premium models.
That's a possibility.
I'm happy they stopped including the power adapter, I think I have 3 or 4 of them at home still in the box. They said is good for the environment and that's true, but they didn't say is also very good for their profits.
At least they could have given a discount when buying the charger during checkout to show that they don't do mainly for profits.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Awesome Avatar
50 months ago
Guess they realized what a PR disaster it was to include it with just the premium models.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AppleFan1179 Avatar
50 months ago

It says right in the article that the very first ones sent out did. I mean, that’s most of the second half of the article, with pictures and everything.
Huh, yeah, it's almost like I posted a personal anecdote to back up the article.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
eeek5127 Avatar
50 months ago
Well, that's it. I'm not buying it now.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Saturnine Avatar
50 months ago

Huh, yeah, it's almost like I posted a personal anecdote to back up the article.
It’s almost like you felt you had to shoehorn in a comment in order to tell the world you bought a very expensive smart watch.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)