Apple at work on first-party Apple Watch dock with Nightstand support

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    Months after the Apple Watch's debut, Apple is finally at work on an official charging dock for the device, a leak revealed on Tuesday [updated with images of the product].

    The product will be disc-shaped and known as the "Magnetic Charging Dock," a source informed French site igeneration on Tuesday. A shared packaging photo indicates that Watches will be able to lay either flat or on their side — the latter is particularly important, since it enables watchOS 2's Nightstand mode.

    The dock should come with a bundled Lightning cable, but not an AC adapter needed to plug the device into a wall outlet. Pricing should be 89 euros or about $95, though local U.S. pricing will likely be cheaper.

    The source didn't mention a release date, but a price and finished packaging may suggest that a launch is imminent.

    Update:New images from German site Grobgebloggt.de show the anticipated product in action with an Apple Watch. They are included below.



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    Numerous third-party Watch docks have been available since the wearable first shipped last April, but Apple itself has stuck to providing a basic charging cable. Many of those third-party options are vertically-built, preventing the use of Nightstand, and require that owners thread Apple's cable through them to make them work.




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    Looks great. I can't wait to buy this product!
     
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    It's available now at an Apple Store or online.
     
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    I'm not sure about this. I bought a Mophie stand after a review in 9to5Mac and think it looks better whilst being far cheaper. It is always nice to see Apple dabbling with accessories though.
     
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    Does the Mophie stand support charging the watch in nightstand mode, with the Digital Crown and side button facing up?
     
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    Kind of wish I had a small wood shop. I'm thinking it would be awful easy to make pretty little nightstand with a small chunk of wood and a router. Of course with my limited skill set it would probably be functional, but very ugly. :)
     
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    Happy to say that I am now that the Official Apple Watch Docking Station. It is simple but elegant and is a great addition for the watch.
     
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    I am currently using this one. Nice gear for travelling! Under $50 from Newegg.

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