Apple may finally release its AirPower wireless charger in September

Apple may finally release its AirPower wireless charger in September
Back in September, alongside the revelation that Apple’s newest iPhone lineup would support wireless charging, the Silicon Valley-based giant announced AirPower, a charging mat that was capable of topping up multiple devices at once. Nine months later, though, the company is yet to release the product and, if a new report is anything to go by, customers may have to wait even longer.

According to Bloomberg, the accessory is taking longer to finalize than Apple had initially expected due to various technical difficulties. Unsurprisingly, stopping the product from overheating when charging more than one device is proving to be the biggest obstacle – most wireless chargers currently available can only charge one product at a time. Besides this, the company also wants the offering to charge products no matter where they are placed down on the mat. This requires the placement of numerous charging sensors which, when combined with the difficulties related to the complex circuitry, is proving to be a big challenge. Also, it turns out that the physical aspects aren't the only details causing delays. In fact, engineers on the project are still removing bugs from the firmware that is included alongside the custom Apple chip that runs a basic version of iOS in order to improve device management and pairing,

Presently, it’s understood Apple’s initial shipment goal was June, but in light of the unforeseen difficulties, the company is now said to be aiming for a September release, possibly coinciding with the launch of the 2018 iPhone lineup. Regardless of the delays, though, Apple’s next accessory will play a much more important role in the company’s end goal of removing all physical ports and buttons from iPhones.

source: Bloomberg

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18 Comments

1. SamsungNewbie

Posts: 143; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Released a year late and only works with Apple products. They shot theirselves in the foot with this one. You could've at least waited to even show it off until it was near release like you do with most of your products.

2. notfair

Posts: 698; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

They didn't. Their customers are loyal as f. They will sell tons of them.

4. NateDiaz

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Why are you salty fella?

6. SamsungNewbie

Posts: 143; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Nah, Apple is salty because they can't make any device half as good as the Samsung device they copy. It's a fact.

8. SamsungNewbie

Posts: 143; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Fake news.

13. sissy246

Posts: 7006; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Dude, you are trying way to hard. Yes, I am a Samsung fan and typing this from my note 8.

15. notfair

Posts: 698; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Dude, I am not salty. This is a fact and I am not trying to bash apple. Apple has a blindly loyalty from their fans which is not quite bad.

16. NateDiaz

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

That wasn't for you brah, calm down.

17. sissy246

Posts: 7006; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Nope, didn't mean you.

5. DonovanCho

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 18, 2015

But it was always intended to be for Apple products only. I do not get your point. It also has not failed as it will be bought immediately once released.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

How, it’ll sell like hot cakes.

18. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

It will burn like hot cakes too. Unless they put a limit and throttling the charging speed on all devices so they dont overheat. They already know how to in silence throttling devices without users knowledge anyway.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Oohhhh an Apple dis. How original.

3. libra89

Posts: 2259; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Again, I'll believe it when I see it.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Just release the AirPower 2 already. Late asses.

10. Tipus

Posts: 801; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Better late than never

11. nikhil23

Posts: 418; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

the name "Airpower" always cracks me up

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