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Does the Apple Watch Have a Qi Charger?

29 April 2015

Apple started shipping its new, long-awaited Apple Watch on April 24. As announced earlier this year, the watch is equipped with inductive charging technology and is being shipped with a wireless charger, based around Apple’s own proprietary MagSafe charging technology.

Rumours have emerged over the past few days indicating that Apple’s new smartwatch could be compatible with the Wireless Power Consortium’s (WPC) Qi wireless charging specification. With no stated position on wireless charging or the direction the next iPhone could take, what would this potential development mean?

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