Apple's highly anticipated AirPower wireless charging mat has been cancelled by the intractable laws of physics. AirPower was revealed in fall 2017 as a versatile charging mat based on an expansion of the Qi standard, which would allow multiple devices to charge simultaneously. Not only would AirPods, iPhones and Apple Watch devices charge anywhere on the mat, but charge status would be communicated in real time.
Apple is set to deliver redesigned AirPods with hardware upgrades for the first time since the wireless ear buds launched in 2016. Reports have been surfacing from the supply chain and elsewhere, pointing to what's ahead for AirPods 2, and when they might arrive for purchase. Here's a roundup of what's expected from the next generation AirPods.
Apple said that AirPower would arrive in 2018. While the clock may be ticking, there are still a few months for the company to deliver. AirPower promises to allow multiple Apple devices to charge at the same time on a single wireless charging mat. For anyone doubting that AirPower is on the way, a look at iPhone XS packaging may change the situation.
According to new reports out of China, Apple plans to launch the AirPower wireless charging mat in September. Sources claim that Apple was aiming to release AirPower in June, but overheating issues pushed back production. The unique charging mat was first teased by Apple in September last year.
Apple may be primed to launch new hardware at an upcoming event in Chicago. The keynote will be focused on education, and takes place at Lane Tech College Prep High School on March 27th. Several releases have surfaced in reports, with iOS 11.3 and the AirPower charging mat taking center stage for iPhone owners.