apple_watch_sport_chargerIn the photos and videos, Apple has shown the Apple Watch to feature a magnetic charger made from metal. This lent itself to a more premium look and feel and in some ways, we suppose it might even justify the price of the Apple Watch which begins at $350 for the Sport version. Unfortunately it turns out that isn’t the case.


According to a handful of users who have received their Apple Watch, it seems that they were given a plastic magnetic charger instead of the metal one. Apparently this is the charger that will be given by default to Apple Watch Sport customers, while the metal charger will be reserved for the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition units.

Safe to say that some aren’t too happy with this separation of class, so to speak. It is unclear as to why Apple has given the Sport edition plastic chargers, but it has been speculated that perhaps this is to help maximize profits or to keep the costs down so that the Apple Watch Sport won’t cost more than its current price of $350.

Of course there will be some that probably don’t care about the charger and more about how the device functions and feels, but overall we have to admit that we are a little disappointed by this. Anyone else think it’s a bit unfair of Apple, or do you not care as long as you can charge your device?

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