Apple quietly launches USB Type-C magnetic charger for Apple Watch

Apple has launched a new charger for its Apple Watch with a USB Type-C connector. The company ships a magnetic charger for Apple Watch models with a USB Type-A (general USB port) connector. The USB Type-C charger will come handy for new Macbook users as there are no USB ports on it. Also, on the new Macbook Pro models there is only one USB port and the new Type-C charger can be used to charge the Apple Watch, so, that the USB Type-A port can be kept free for connecting external storage devices.

As with all Apple accessories, the charger also doesn’t come cheap. The Apple Watch Magnetic charger with USB Type-C connector is priced at $29 in the US which roughly translates to around Rs 2,100.

The charger comes with a 30 cm cable with the same wire casing seen on other Apple device chargers. It supports all variants of the Apple Watch.

As far as the charging speed is concerned, Apple hasn’t mentioned anything about it and since it’s just a change in the connector, it is expected that the charging speed will be the same.

There is no official word as to when Apple will launch the same in India. We can expect it to be similarly priced.

In India, Apple has recently launched the Apple Watch Series 4 at a starting price of Rs 40,900. The Watch Series 4 is available in two options– GPS model and GPS + Cellular model. Also, there are two sizes- 40mm and 44mm.

The new Watch Series 4 is slightly thinner and is powered by the latest 64-bit dual-core S4 processor and comes with an electrical heart sensor for measuring ECG. Apple has also included a new optical heart rate sensor and have added haptic feedback to the Digital Crown of the Apple Watch Series 4. As far as battery life is concerned, the Apple Watch Series 4 offers similar battery time of 18 hours when compared to the Apple Watch Series 3.

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