As it stands the only device of Apple’s that supports wireless charging are its 2017 iPhones, but that is expected to change as Apple is working on a wireless charging case for the AirPods, but it also seems that there could be a similar case for the Apple Watch, at least according to a recently discovered patent.

The patent describes a case that is meant to hold the actual watch itself where it will help to wireless charge it while it is inside the case and placed on a wireless charging mat, presumably like that of the upcoming AirPower charging mat. It also mentions how the case could keep one or more bands in it, which could be a way of storing your Apple Watch when not in use.

As it stands the Apple Watch does somewhat charge wirelessly. There are no ports to plug the charging cable into, and instead it relies on a magnet to charge. Granted this isn’t the same as the wireless charging tech that we know, but we suppose it comes close. That being said, the AirPower is expected to play nicely with the Apple Watch Series 3, which means that if you’re not fussed about carrying cases, you can still wirelessly charge your device.

Of course given that this is just a patent, there’s no telling if and when Apple will make it a reality, but if they do, is this something you might be interested in?

Filed in Apple >Gadgets. Read more about Apple Watch, Patent, Smartwatch, Wearable Tech and Wireless Charging.

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