Apple drops power adapter from box of Apple Watch Hermès models
Apple has quietly removed its 5W power adapter from the box of the Apple Watch Hermès collection, bringing the high-end range in-line with the Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch Series 6, which also do not include power adapters.
As spotted by MacRumors, the removal of the power adapters from the Apple Watch Hermès collection appears to have been made in the time between now and Apple’s “Time Flies” Event on September 25, because after the event Apple was still showing that Hermès watches would include the power brick, and customers ordering the wearables following the event received power adapters as advertised.
Apple declared earlier this year that it plans to make its entire supply-chain 100% carbon neutral by 2030. By eliminating the power adapter from the box of the Apple Watch and requiring customers to purchase one separately, Apple is hoping customers will instead reuse old adapters they have either bought or received with other products previously, cutting manufacturing and waste materials.
Online Apple is now showing the same message it displays for the Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch Series 6, stating “As part of our effort to meet our environmental goals, Apple Watch does not include a power adapter. Please use your existing power adapter or add a new one before you check out.”