Remember AirPower? A wireless charging pad which could charge iPhone, Apple Watch and even the AirPods’ case all at once? Yeah, that. It was announced in 2017 along with the iPhone X and then Apple never spoke a word about it. Literally never. It was supposed to come in 2018 but now that it’s 2019 already, Apple has missed that deadline too.
However, a recent report says that AirPower has entered its production stage and will be coming soon! Apple’s Chinese manufacturer Luxshare Precision has started production of the AirPower claims ChargerLAB.
Breaking: AirPower is finally coming. We just learned from credible source in supply chain that the manufacture Luxshare Precision has already started producing Apple AirPower wireless charging pad. Luxshare Precision is also the maker of Apple AirPods and USB-C cables. pic.twitter.com/UqgWIAh3sx
— ChargerLAB (@chargerlab) January 12, 2019
Luxshare is a member of the Wireless Power Consortium behind the Qi standard. It also assembles AirPods for Apple — and Lightning to USB-C cables. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also claimed that Apple may launch the AirPower by early in the first quarter of 2019. The delay of AirPower might also be the reason why wireless charging case for AirPods remains “currently unavailable” on Apple’s website. Like the AirPower, Kuo says that the wireless case may come in early 2019 ahead of an entirely new pair in 2020.
AirPower is an oval-shaped wireless charging pad that can wirelessly charge multiple Apple devices at once. These devices are – iPhone 8 and newer, Apple Watch Series 3 and newer, and AirPods (when kept in the mentioned wireless charging case.)