Earlier today, I posted on Reddit that I received the Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable with metal housing. It does look much better in reality and more premium that the plastic one. Just for reference, I have got myself with the 2-meter-long cable instead of 1m, as I can think of when I try to wrap it around the high-rise watch stands, certainly longer could be better.
There was a question regarding the thickness of the connector comparing with the plastic one that comes with Apple Watch Sport. This is indeed a useful fact that everyone should get to know.
For those of you who might not have ordered 2 different tiers of Apple Watches, nor have not bought the one on sale in the Apple Online Store, here I am presenting to you the physical side-by-side comparison of both charging cables.
Based on my rough measurement without professional utilities, the metal one is approximately 6.5mm thick, whereas the plastic one has a thickness of about 8mm. The difference is slightly less than 1.5mm. The diameters of both are the same. Additionally, the upper faces are all plastic too.
/u/slicecom did bring up an interesting point that the slight difference in thickness of the connectors could lead to major issues with charging stands or docks that some of the manufacturers could have sent out for production and ready for shipping within a couple of weeks.
Definitely, many of us, as normal consumers, might not have expected a differentiation of such that the Sport comes with the plastic charging connector which looks cheaper and is literally thicker. I have ordered a couple of watchstands from two different manufacturers so will definitely share with you how things go.
So did you order the charging cable with metal housing? And did you pre-order a watchstand? Feel free to share your thought here.