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Apple Watch USB-C charger released

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Apple is clearly moving towards embracing USB Type-C in its products.

Since the MacBooks moved to USB Type-C several years ago, compatibility between Apple products like the iPhone and Apple Watch have been kind of rough. Both products uses USB Type-A at the other end of their cables, so they aren’t compatible with the MacBook without using adapters.

Apple wants to change that as it releases a new USB-C charger for the Apple Watch. Price starts at $29 (~Php1,600) for a 0.3m long cable. The company didn’t mention longer 1m and 2m options, so it’s highly likely that they are not yet available.

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As for charging time, it will probably stay the same because Apple did not indicate any change in the power delivery department. In short, it’s basically a switch to the modern connectivity standard.

The Cupertino company is scheduled to announce a new iPad Pro on the 30th of October and we’ve been hearing rumors that it could possibly be the first iPad to have a USB-C port instead of Apple’s Lightning. With the help of Apple’s influence, we’re hoping that every other brand would jump on board and drop the old microUSB standard soon.

Source: Apple

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