Should you’ve received a couple of outdated Apple Watch chargers mendacity round and are pondering of getting in line for the brand new Sequence 7—which is accessible for order beginning right now—you higher mark them with a tag or one thing earlier than you convey your new watch residence.
There’s a cause for this, pricey readers. See, one of many Sequence 7’s enhancements this 12 months is its quicker charging time. In accordance with Apple, the Sequence 7 will be charged 33% quicker when in comparison with earlier fashions, reaching an 80% cost in about 45 minutes. For folks like me, who maintain their Apple Watch round the home and solely use it to go to the fitness center and burn child burn, that is excellent news. There’s nothing worse than realizing your watch has low battery once you’re on the brink of head out.
Nevertheless, quick charging will solely be obtainable for individuals who use Apple’s new USB-C magnetic quick charger with the Sequence 7, which is supplied with a brand new charging structure. Don’t fear, this cable is included within the field, however because it seems to be identical to the older cables, it’s essential to have the ability to inform them aside to get the charging speeds you’re anticipating.
That doesn’t imply that the Sequence 7 gained’t cost if linked to an older Apple Watch charger. It simply signifies that it gained’t be capable to use quick charging. Likewise, you should use the brand new USB quick charging cable with outdated Apple Watch fashions, however they’ll cost at their common speeds. For comparability’s sake, the Sequence 6 will be totally charged in an hour and a half.
Apple doesn’t need you to get confused, so it’s determined to now not promote the outdated watch chargers on its web site. It now solely sells quick chargers for $29. Nevertheless, as identified by the Verge, outdated Apple Watch chargers are nonetheless offered third social gathering websites like Amazon. It’s no trigger for panic, in fact, nevertheless it’s good to know that you just want a brand new quick charger to benefit from all of the Sequence 7’s choices and that your outdated chargers gained’t work as anticipated.
The Apple Watch Sequence 7 begins at $399 and can be available in shops starting on Oct. 15. Should you’re questioning whether or not you need to improve, try our useful information.