Apple AirPower Release Date, Price, Specs & News

AirPower Release Date, Price, Specs & News

Apple unveiled AirPower, an oval-shaped charging mat that would wirelessly charge multiple Apple devices at once, alongside iPhone X in September 2017.

AirPower Specs

Apple hasn’t revealed many details but according to sources, AirPower includes a custom Apple chip running a stripped down version of the iOS mobile operating system to conduct on-device power management and pairing with devices.

Apple will be using proprietary wireless charging technology in AirPower, but the company has said that it will work to make its technology part of the universal Qi standard, supported by the latest iPhones so that other third-party manufacturers can release multi-device charging mats.

AirPower is a step towards Apple’s goal of a wireless future. Apple designers hope to remove most of the external ports and buttons on the iPhone, and even considered removing the Lighting connector from the iPhone X, but decided against it as wireless charging was not yet fast enough.

How much will AirPower cost?

Apple hasn’t revealed the pricing details for AirPower. But late last year, a report suggested that the AirPower may cost $199, but we doubt it would be so expensive.

When Will Apple Release AirPower?

Apple did not say when in 2018 AirPower will be released, but according to a recent report, the company was planning to release AirPower at the WWDC 2018 in June. However, it has got delayed due to technical challenges, including the risk of overheating, complex multi-device charging circuitry, and software bugs with the accessory’s onboard firmware. Apple Engineers are now working hard to put AirPower on sale by September.

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Apple Is Working on a ‘Less Ambitious’ AirPower

Apple Is Working on a ‘Less Ambitious’ AirPower

Apple had announced the AirPower wireless charging mat in 2018. The standout feature of the AirPower was that it can charge three devices simultaneously no matter where you place them on the wireless charging mat. However, after delaying the launch of the product, the brand eventually canceled the AirPower in 2019 due to “quality issues.” According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple might now be working on a “less ambitious” wireless charger.

Alleged Images Show Internals of Cancelled AirPower

Alleged Images Show Internals of Cancelled AirPower

Apple axed the AirPower project last year after it failed to design a satisfactory thermal management system. AirPower failed to meet Apple’s standard, and thus the project was canceled. Leaker Mr.white has posted pictures of canceled AirPower mat on Twitter.

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Affordable Apple Watch, Apple Game Controller Could be Under Development

Jon Prosser, a popular personality when it comes to leaking information about upcoming products from Apple, held a Q&A session on Twitter a few hours ago, where he has revealed information about a lot of upcoming devices from the Cupertino-based tech giant.

Apple Might Have Finally Solved AirPower’s Overheating Issues

Apple Might Have Finally Solved AirPower’s Overheating Issues

Apple never got around to releasing AirPower to the public after its announcement due to engineering and overheating issues. However, a rumor from earlier this year claimed that the Cupertino company has restarted development on the wireless charging pad internally.

Apple Reportedly Using A11 Chipset to Manage Heat in AirPower Prototype

Apple Reportedly Using A11 Chipset to Manage Heat in AirPower Prototype

AirPower is probably the only product in Apple’s history to have been canceled even before it was launched. The company faced a tremendous amount of mocking after it canceled its only wireless charger, but Apple isn’t giving up.

Rumor: Apple Has Restarted AirPower Development Internally

Rumor: Apple Has Restarted AirPower Development Internally

Apple has seemingly started working on the AirPower project again internally. The rumor comes from YouTuber @jon_prosser. As per the rumor, Apple engineers are trying to re-engineer the coils so as to displace heat more effectively and the charger is under the prototyping stage.

Rumor: Apple Could Launch Wireless Charging Mat, High-End Headphones, AirTags Trackers In First Half of 2020

Rumor: Apple Could Launch Wireless Charging Mat, High-End Headphones, AirTags Trackers In First Half of 2020

According to a new research note published by a well-known analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, in collaboration with TF International Securities, Apple is going to launch a bunch of new products in the first half of 2020, including a 4.7-inch iPhone, newer iPad Pro models, refreshed MacBook Pro and/or MacBook Air, high-end wireless headphones, a smaller wireless charging mat, and Ultra-Wideband tags.

Zens Liberty Is an AirPower Clone That Has 16 Coils and Can Wirelessly Charge Two Devices at Once

Zens Liberty Is an AirPower Clone That Has 16 Coils and Can Wirelessly Charge Two Devices at Once

If you are one of those people who were looking forward to Apple’s AirPower and were disappointed to know that the brand has cancelled the product, you’ll be happy to know that now you can buy a wireless charger similar to the one from Apple – it is called the Zens Liberty.

This Could Be the Reason Apple Killed AirPower

This Could Be the Reason Apple Killed AirPower

Last Friday, Apple finally announced the death of AirPower. The wireless charger never really saw the light of the day and after a delay of a couple of years, Apple decided it was best to cancel the product altogether. The company’s announcement, however, was light on details as to why it was killing the charger except for saying that it did not meet its “high standards.”

Pour One Out for Apple’s AirPower

Pour One Out for Apple’s AirPower

2017 feels like so long ago, doesn’t it? The iPhone X was brand new, and we were all debating on whether or not that notch was an eyesore or not.