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Apple begins selling USB-C charging cable designed for Apple Watch Series 7

Apple Watch Series 7 Green
Apple Watch Series 7 Green (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple has begun selling a new fast charging cable designed for the Apple Watch Series 7.
  • The Series 7 supports 33% faster charging through USB-C.
  • The company has released a new charging cable to support the new feature.

Today, Apple hosted its anticipated "California Streaming" event. At the virtual event, the company announced the iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, redesigned iPad mini, and 9th generation iPad.

One of the features that the company announced for the new Apple Watch Series 7 was faster charging. Apple says that the new watch supports 33 percent faster charging than the Apple Watch Series 6. The company was able to accomplish this with a new charging architecture and a new USB-C charging cable.

Apple Watch Series 7 provides all-day 18-hour battery life on a single charge, and 33 percent faster charging compared with Apple Watch Series 6, through a new charging architecture and Magnetic Fast Charger USB-C Cable.

Well, Apple has already begun to sell that charging cable. Today, the Apple Watch Magnetic Fast Charger to USB-C Cable popped up for sale on the Apple Store website. The cable is one meter in length and costs $29, the usual for a charging cable that comes directly from Apple itself.

We wanted to make charging your Apple Watch utterly effortless. And now, it charges up to 33% faster when paired with Apple Watch Series 7, so you can reach 80% charge in about 45 minutes.1 Simply hold the connector near the back of the watch, where magnets cause it to snap into place automatically. It's a completely sealed system free of exposed contacts. And it's very forgiving, requiring no precise alignment.

Apple Watch Magnetic Fast Charger To Usb C Cable 1 Meter

Apple Watch Magnetic Fast Charger To Usb C Cable 1 Meter (Image credit: Apple)

Pickup for the new cable is currently unvailable, but you can get it delivered in as soon as two days. Regular shipping will get you the new cable on Friday (at the time of writing this article).

Of course, Apple says that the new Apple Watch Series 7 is not available to order just yet. The company says that its latest Apple Watch will be available "later this fall." So, you don't need to jump on this cable to get that fast charging experience right away. However, if you are a planner, you can nab the cable way before the watch itself. Of course, it will come in the box with the new Apple Watch as well.

Since the new cable is USB-C, you'll also need a USB-C power adapter as well. Apple is, of course, happy to sell you those as well.

Joe Wituschek
Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.

3 Comments
  • How is this different from the old USB-C Apple Watch charger sold? I’ve had one in my travel bag for about a year now
  • Agreed. I would also like to know.
  • Will this charging cable charge the series 6 Apple watch faster too?
    Guess I have to order this cable to find out.