Apple has launched the Watch Series 6 and Watch SE today. But those aren’t the only two announcements regarding the Apple Watch. Apple has announced that it will not offer a USB charging adapter with its smartwatches anymore.
Apple has been shipping a USB charging adapter with every smartwatch since the launch of the first-generation Apple Watch. But that stops now. Today, Apple has revealed that it will not ship a charging adapter with Apple Watch going further.
While Apple hasn’t offered a clarification, it looks like none of the Apple Watches on sale will ship with a charging adapter. The older units that are already sitting in the stories will come packed with a charging adapter but not the newer units.
According to Apple, the omission of a charging adapter from Apple Watches will save the carbon footprint equivalent to that developed by 50,000 cars per year. This is a big move from Apple and we need to see how consumers react to this step from the iPhone maker.
While Apple has skipped on a charging adapter for Apple Watch, it will be shipping the 4th-gen iPad Air that was launched today with a 20W USB Type-C adapter.