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Charging puck for Apple Watch Series 7 is now made out of aluminum

Apple Watch Series 7 Lifestyle Golf
Apple Watch Series 7 Lifestyle Golf (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple has upgraded the charging puck for the Apple Watch Series 7.
  • The new charging puck is made out of aluminum instead of plastic.
  • The change was apparently done to support faster charging.

It looks like the Apple Watch Series 7 is getting an unexpected upgrade in the power department.

As reported by 9to5Mac, the charging puck for the new Apple Watch has been upgraded from plastic to aluminum, a change that is not only good for environment but apparently needed in order to support faster charging.

As spotted by Italian YouTuber iMatteo, the new Apple Watch Series 7 charging puck is made out of aluminum instead of plastic. Not only that, but it now comes with a USB-C connector and not USB-A, as we had previously reported.One of the changes with the Apple Watch Series 7 is the fact that it can charge faster, but to do that, Apple needed to switch the charging puck to use a new aluminum outer edge, as was also pointed out by iJustine.

Apple Watch Series 7 Charging Puck

Apple Watch Series 7 Charging Puck (Image credit: 9to5Mac)

The new charging cable for the Apple Watch Series 7 also features USB-C to support faster charging. Apple says that the Series 7, as long as you are using the new charging cable and a 20 watt charger, will charge at 33% faster speeds than the previous generation.

The Apple Watch Series 7 also features a larger display, smaller bezels, larger sizes, and more durable design.

Preorders for the Series 7 went live on Friday, October 8 at 5:00 AM PDT. The new watch will officially release online and in stores on Friday, October 15. Supply of the Series 7 is already constrained with many orders already delayed for delivery out into the end of November.

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.

1 Comment
  • Didn't they used to have aluminum backs? I seem to recall the earlier ones did.