Not exactly AirPower, mophie's new wireless pads will charge three Apple devices at once



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 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.

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17 Comments

1. iloveapps

Posts: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

The airpower is the best if materialized. Just placing your idevices anywhere and it will charge. Unluckily the coil got a problem due to overheating. But in time, apple will get it right once it’s safe.

2. drunkenjay

Posts: 1700; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

so apple is now known to make good concepts instead of real products?

5. Vokilam

Posts: 1369; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Are you really that stupid to know the difference of what Apple actually tried to do and what this product is? Or are you pretending?

6. drunkenjay

Posts: 1700; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

but they failed. announcing a product everywhere when the product isnt even materialised is called a fake concept.

7. cmdacos

Posts: 4321; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Hmm guess you weren't pretending...

9. Vokilam

Posts: 1369; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Really? You miss the point. He was saying that “look Apple couldnt do it and some other company can”. When the fact that it’s not the same thing that Apple was trying to do. Sheesh, what a bunch of morons.

12. lyndon420

Posts: 6878; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Apple hasn't even made a simple wireless charger capable of charging just one phone. What's the excuse for that?

17. Vokilam

Posts: 1369; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

“Apple hasn't even made a simple wireless charger capable of charging just one phone. What's the excuse for that?” Plenty of third party developers make those for $11 a pop. Why bother? Apple was trying to do something special, something that wasn’t done before. It was ambitious, but I guess became impossible without some failure rate. At least they bit the bullet and didn’t release something that didn’t work well, unlike Samsung that tried to rip you off for $2 grand with a product that wasn’t close to ready just to say “I’m first”.

19. lyndon420

Posts: 6878; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Samsung delayed the release of the Fold when problems surfaced while in the hands of reviewers. And they're going forward with the release now that they've apparently resolved those issues. You got to admit that it was pretty foolish of apple to announce a new product that was beyond their capabilities...and left people hanging on this product for almost 2 years...

14. cmdacos

Posts: 4321; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

In no way did he insinuate that another company made what Apple couldn't.

18. Vokilam

Posts: 1369; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Yes he did. And you know it.

10. DolmioMan

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

Not at all. A concept is just an idea with a few renders, Apple had working prototypes but run into problems, allegedly heat related.

13. drunkenjay

Posts: 1700; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

A Proof of Concept (POC) is a small exercise to test the design idea or assumption. The main purpose of developing a POC is to demonstrate the functionality and to verify a certain concept or theory that can be achieved in development. Prototyping is a valuable exercise that allows the innovator to visualize how the product will function, it is a working interactive model of the end product that gives an idea of the design, navigation and layout. While a POC shows that a product or feature can be developed, a prototype shows How it will be developed. apple made an concept where the airmat can charge 3 devices at once, they made a prototype which failed which means its a failed concept which couldnt be materialized.

15. cmdacos

Posts: 4321; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Still conceptual unless it becomes reality

3. Alcyone

Posts: 568; Member since: May 10, 2018

Hasn't qi been around for close to 10 years? Apple should've started development when the qi was first developed. Would've had the overpriced item ready by now. It wouldnt be a big enough help to their profit margin to finish it now.

8. lyndon420

Posts: 6878; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Mophie could be up for sale. One guess as to who will buy them out...

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31598; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It’s done troll. It’s dead troll. It can’t be the best, if it doesn’t exist troll.

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