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Apple Watch Has a Hidden Port, Accessory Maker to Use it for Charging

I’ve got a secret to tell you, and it concerns the Apple Watch. If you remove the watch’s bottom band and look into the connection, you’ll see a secret, hidden port that Apple hasn’t officially acknowledged in any way. What is it? What does it do? Is it a doorway to Narnia?

While nobody has confirmed the Narnia rumor that I’m trying to start, according to one accessory maker the hidden port can be used to charge the watch even faster than its standard inductive charger, and they plan to use it to do just that. The makers of the Reserve Strap are producing a battery strap that will use the hidden port to charge the watch, ditching their initial plans to use regular ol’ inductive charging. The band will cost $249 when it ships this fall, so good luck with all that.

The interesting thing, more interesting than the band’s absurd price point, is this hidden port and the question of whether or not Apple will tolerate people toying with it. There’s obviously a reason that Apple hasn’t discussed it, and there’s no actual way to open it without getting creative. The Reserve Strap makers plan to include a tool for easy access, which makes the thing feel even less on the level.

Everything about this feels shady and wrong, so I’m really curious to hear Apple weigh in on the whole thing. I don’t think the Reserve Strap folks should throw out their initial charging plans just yet.

via The Verge

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