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The Apple Watch charging dock is official

It’s official, Apple are now selling an Apple Watch charging dock for $79.

The official launch of the dock follows leaked pictures which this week suggested that such a device was imminent.

UK and Australian prices are yet to be revealed.

The new magnetic device is made of plastic and will allow you to charge your watch without connecting it to a charging cable.

It also supports the new nightstand mode where the Apple Watch, when laid on its side, turns into a mini alarm clock, showing only the time and date.

APple Watch Dock

Related: Apple Watch 2 release date

A magnetic ‘puck’ in the centre of the circular device holds the watch in place and can be used in two positions, flat or upright.

The dock is also powered by a Lightning port and 2m Lightning cable but there doesn’t appear to be any USB power adapter included so you’ll need to use the one that came with your Apple watch if you want to use the dock with a wall outlet.

Nightstand mode was introduced in watchOS 2, prompting rumours of an upcoming dock.

The dock can be bought online now and will be available in Apple retail stores on November 20.

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