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.
Apple surprised the world last fall when the company revealed it was working on a wireless charging mat called AirPower. With AirPower, owners of multiple Apple devices can charge up to three things at the same time. For example, an iPhone, Apple Watch and a set of AirPods can all be charged on the same mat.
There are several new Apple products to look forward to in the new year. Apple has teased fans of its technology with three upcoming devices that are slated for arrival in stores any day now. While an updated iPhone lineup is sure to be released in the fall, here are the top three Apple products set to launch during the first half of 2018.
You will need to purchase a wireless charging pad or dock if you plan to take advantage of the new wireless charging feature found on the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X. Apple plans to release its own charging mat called the AirPower, but it won't be available until next year. Until then Apple has suggested iPhone owners use third-party chargers from Belkin or Mophie, but any Qi-compliant device will work. You can see a list of Qi-supported devices on the wireless power consortium website.