Will Apple adopt USB-C for iPhones, or will it go straight to portless devices? That’s the big question on a lot of people’s minds right now, and there’s no obvious answer. But the Apple Watch 7 could offer a few clues as to what Apple has up its sleeve.
According to an FCC filing, the Apple Watch 7 has a 60.5GHz module for wireless communication with a secret dock. Unfortunately, it’s not the kind of thing Apple Watch 7 owners will be able to use.
The Apple Watch has always had a hidden diagnostic port that’s off-limits to users. It’s not clear whether Apple has ditched that physical port this time around, but it seems there’s now a wireless option. Presumably, the secret dock is meant to make it a little easier for the folks at the Genius Bar to sort out any problems.