At Apple’s September 15 event, Apple stated that it is removing the power adapter from Apple Watch boxes in an effort to reach their environmental goals. Apple Watch Edition and Apple Watch Hermès models were the only models to include the 5W power adapter.
A week after the announcement, Apple has updated the ‘What’s in the Box’ section, which now lacks the 5W Power Adapter. The page was not archived, making an exact date hard to find, though this has seemed to of happened fairly recently.
Below is an image of the ‘What’s in the Box’ section showing the inclusion of a 5W USB Power Adapter. The 2nd Image below shows the lack of the Power Adapter, now only including the magnetic charging cable, two watch bands, and the watch itself.
The updated page now includes the same message displayed on other Apple Watch model ‘What’s in the box’ pages.
“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.”