Remember AirPower? The multi-device wireless charging
pad was canceled by Apple in March 562 days after it was unveiled
on September 12th, 2017. During that same event, Apple introduced the iPhone 8
, iPhone 8 Plus
and the iPhone X
. AirPower was supposed to allow an iPhone, an Apple Watch
and the AirPods
wireless charging case to power up at the same time. While we might not see Apple unveil a similar accessory for some time, the Apple Store has started selling a pair of wireless chargers made by mophie. These products will be exclusive to the Apple Store.
Mophie's wireless charging dual pad looks similar to the now-canceled AirPower, and while there are only two hot spots on the pad, an extra USB-A port on the accessory allows the user to charge an iPhone, an AirPods wireless charging case and an Apple Watch all together at the same time. The pad will charge at 7.5W and will be priced at $99.95.
For $139.95, or $40 more, the Apple Store will sell you the mophie 3-in-1 wireless charging pad. This has the two hot spots like the other model and an extra USB-A port for an Apple Watch. But it also includes an Apple Watch charging connector so that while you're wirelessly charging the timepiece, it will be held at a perfect angle to use the smartwatch's Nightstand mode. This pad also charges wirelessly at 7.5W.
"The compact mophie Wireless Charging Pad conveniently recharges your compatible Apple iPhones and Wireless Charging Case for AirPods. Just place your iPhone or AirPods on the pad and a steady, efficient charge of up to 7.5W begins on contact. With the pad's two fast charge spots and extra USB-A port, you can simultaneously charge your iPhone, AirPods, and connect your Apple Watch cable."-Apple Store
The pads are compatible with almost any Qi-enabled Apple iPhone and accessory, and will wirelessly charge an iPhone through a 3mm or thinner case. And you can pick them up now by visiting the Apple Store. They might not replace the hole that was left in your heart when Apple put the kibosh on AirPower, but both pads will get the job done.