New version of Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock launched

New version of Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock launched
After making the rounds at FCC (Federal Communications Commission) a little while ago, the new Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock has quietly popped up on the Apple Store. The Apple wireless charging pad is available for $79 and supports the following wearables: Apple Watch Series 4, Series 3, Series 2 and Series 1.

It's unclear what improvements Apple has done to the new wireless charging pad over the original one, but there must be some under-the-hood enhancements that would justify its market release. The Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock uses the same inductive charging connector that comes with Apple Watch.

Also, it connects via the Lightning to USB Cable and Apple 5W USB Power Adapter. Due to the charging dock's form factor, your Apple Watch will charge in a flat position with its band open, on its side.

It's worth noting that the new Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock replaces the original model, which seems to have been discontinued.

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3 Comments

1. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 359; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

$79 for just charging your watch is insane. Apple should really stop these exorbitant prices. I mean the price is bonkers.

2. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Should be able to charge 2 for that price. Even $50 would be to high. I mean it's just charging dock. It doesnt need to be pretty, just functuonal. I know they are form over function, but this thing is just a modified wall adapter. But this is Apple. People think pricing something at a high cost makes it a luxury item.

3. rouyal

Posts: 1573; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Samsung has a $70 wireless phone charger. $120 if you want one to charge both phone and watch. “But this is Apple.” *rolls eyes* Apple also offers a $30 charger...

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