Apple Watch Series 7 comes with a new charging cable with a USB-C connector and the puck is housed in an aluminum case like the MagSafe wireless chargers. The older Watch charging cables featured a USB-A connector with an all-plastic puck.
Now, the company also ships the cheaper Apple Watch SE with a new UBS-C charging cable and has discontinued the USB-A cables. However, the USB-C cable with SE will power the smartwatch at regular charge time and it only supports faster charging for Apple Watch Series 7.
To support 33% faster charging, Apple Watch Series 7 comes with a new charging cable
In addition to the larger displays, the new Apple Watch Series 7 gives up to 33 percent faster charging than Series 6. And the new cable is speculated to support faster charging. The change was highlighted by @iMatteo_Pau.
Among other things, I don’t know if anyone has noticed this small detail, but inside the # AppleWatchSeries7 the charging cable, in addition to being USB-C, is now also made of aluminum! It is no longer totally plastic like the past few years!
The new smartwatch does not come with a power adaptor. Apple removed power adaptors from the box of most products because of environmental reasons. So, first-time Apple Watch buyers or users upgrading from Apple Watch Series 4 or older will also have to purchase a USB-C power brick separately. The company is retailing 12W USB-C power brick for $19.00 and 30W USB-C power brick for $49.00
So far, the reviews of the new Apple Watch series has received good reviews, the larger display in rounded edges and faster charging are impressive. Coming from older models, it is worth upgrading to the new Series 7 but not so much from an Apple Watch Series 6.
The entire charging system for Apple Watch Series 7 has been rethought to get you up and running faster than ever. With an updated charging architecture and fast-charging USB-C cable, it takes about 45 minutes to go from 0 to 80% charge….8 mins
Check the complete teardown of the new charger by ChargerLab below.