Apple's AirPower wireless charger might cost a whopping $200


The Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus all support a new feature that no other iPhone in the past has had: wireless charging.

It's a convenient way to charge up your iPhone without having to look for that cable and bother finding the port every time, and since it's a Qi standard compatible, you can pretty much use most wireless chargers available.

Yet, Apple is making its own, one that will stand out with the capability to simultaneously charge not one, not two, but three Apple devices at the same time: typically an iPhone, an Apple Watch and Apple AirPods. This is the upcoming Apple AirPower charger that the company announced without providing much detail earlier in the year.


Well, we now may know the price. Polish retailer X-Kom has listed the Apple AirPower wireless charger on its website and has set the price at 999 Polish zloty, which translates to about $200 USD.

And if that is indeed true, this will certainly be one of the most expensive wireless chargers out there. This would even make it more expensive than the $160 AirPods it's supposed to charge! And it's also way more expensive than the already pricey $60 Belkin and Mophie wireless chargers (that only support charging 1 device). And if your point is that wireless chargers that can charge three devices simultaneously are a rarity... well, look at the IKEA NORDMÄRKE wireless charger for... $60.

Do keep in mind that this is preliminary information that has not been confirmed by Apple, so the company might actually have a different pricing once they release AirPower, but so far, this is the ballpark that we have.

source: X-Kom via ThinkApple

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70 Comments

1. afrohoxha

Posts: 241; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Milking every bit of it...

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Not surprising. Farmers who own flocks do milk them dry too.

15. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

How about google miking you stupid android fanboys with their lame defective Pixel 2 phone....?? Is it not milking to you??? Apple at least offers something new here which is, charging multiple devices a once thus much much convenience. Also unlike any third party vendor Apple accessories are much higher in quality and have excellent warranties to them. So don't don't try to show your lack of knowledge and stupidity here.

20. palmguy

Posts: 979; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Apple devices should have high quality. If I developed something from beginning to finish product, it should be. That's why I don't understand Apple having many issues with software updates. Very few products released a year and you control of every aspect of it.

22. dnomadic

Posts: 402; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Funny is when you say something thinking you are slaying the other person, but in reality you show your own ignorance... Charging multiple devices is not new --- charging $200 for a charging pad is new. Accessories are not always as premium as their prices -- I've seen thrird parties accessories that eat Apples accessories for lunch.... Look no further than the most basic of accessories -- The Charging cable and charging brick.... Then Cases, then ear phones,....... Apple products do look nice.

33. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

You can't expect logic from Piyath, brah.

42. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

I know. But this is worse than being ignorant. He has to be a child who doesn't understand the value of money yet, if he thinks paying $200 for ANY phone charger is OK. No adult who has a job, would ever consider this a smart buy on any level. Even Bill Gates would not buy this and he's the richest man on the planet. If had stringy hair, these posts I read everyday would make me pull it all out and go bald. This boy actually made be shed a tear and I wasn't even laughing. Even Jerry Lewis isn't this stupid and Jerry Lewis was stupid. How in the name of whatever God you believe in could anyone be this stupid. I simply can't even grasp stooping this low. I mean this is beyond being a fanatic.

59. apple-rulz

Posts: 2026; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Well you paid for a mail order bride, how stupid was that!!

67. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

What? I paid for a mail order bride? What kind of BS is that?

24. dnomadic

Posts: 402; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Here take a look at this ugly product from 2016, yes 2016.... It may not be beautiful... But Samsung was doing this WELL prior to Apple. EP-PA710TBEGGB

27. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

My Pixel 2 is excellent, than you for mentioning it. I didn't know about the milking feature, I'll have to look for that. Is that why you like your iPhone so much? I guess it'd have to do that if you're gonna pay over $1000 for a phone with most of it's tech advancements from a few years ago. Oh, btw, there are reports the iPhone X has blue color shift, so way to pick something as a contrast to the Pixel 2 XL (the model that is ACTUALLY having the issues). I bought an Energizer Qi charger 4 years ago that charged 2 devices simultaneously for $50. Apparently the ability to charge that 3rd device commands a $150 premium. It only took Apple this long to come out with a competing product to a company who uses a drum beating stuffed pink bunny. Good job! I've had 2 Apple products, iPods, and both would've died just after their warranty periods ended and I've have been stuck with the bill had I not gotten extended warranties on them. Apple turned around on the last one and tried to take me for around $150 more on the last one, which is why I dropped Apple from my tech considerations. So, you're kind of cancelling things out in that last sentence. They have a lack of knowledge and stupidity (which the way you worded it sound like they ALSO have a lack of stupidity, which would cancel out the lack of knowledge). But thankfully, you've shown your stupidity and lack of knowledge for us piyath (see, NOW it sounds like you're stupid and lack knowledge, and also has the benefit of being true).

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If you're justifying that reaming, then you're worse than I thought...and you're pretty bad.

35. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Really? Multiple Wireless Device Chargerhttps://www.amazon.com/ZYJ-AWASA-Wireless-Charger-Devices-Multiple/dp/B076CG9K9G/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1509631848&sr=8-4&keywords=multiple+device+wireless+charger $33.00 You will justify ANYTHING APple sells. $200? Dude, you can buy a frikkin Electric Car charger for $200 to charge a car to drive. WTF does one for a phoen need ot cost? What is Apple giving you? Google ripping you off with the Pixel 2? How so? Because it has issues? Every frikkin iPhone has issues. EVERY single iPhone model has been released with issues. What is Tim Cook doing to you BOY! Are you really that desperate to be a moron every single day? You claimed the Note 8 wasn't worth $930, yet it has way more features then the X which starts at 999. I can add a 256GB sdcard to the Note for $60-80, and it will still cost me less than the 256Gb iPhone X. You can't compare this to the Pixel 2 jerk! The Pixel is a complete package and you're comparing its price to a charger?? Go pay yoru $200 you dork. If I want or need such, $30 bucks is perfec. Apple wireless charging, slowering that the same on any other phone with such, and you say Apple is giving you something? What are they giving you Piyath. OMG!!! Do you dream at night hoping to just wake up being this dense and idiotic? Everytime I read one of your comments I wish I could just reach through your monitor and shake sense into you. Please tell me you are being paid to be this stupid! Because if this is you naturally, you must be like 5 years old.

38. sissy246

Posts: 7081; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

+100,000,000

70. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Wow! That's was a proper hissy fit you just threw there!

36. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Dude, you should NEVER post again. EVER!

45. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Apple Accessories are much higher in quality? Which ones? compared to who? some cheap corner store in China? Yeah probably. But not vs other brands sold in the USA. Please list the Apple accessories that are made by Apple that are of high quality and workmanship. Their own phone isn't even of high quality and workmanship. They just look cool. Looks have always been deceiving in all product or life categories. I can't believe you said that? Please grab Apple's inbox headphones and compare them to the ones in the box with the S8 and Note 8. Compare Apple's inbox wall charger vs the ones that come with Samsung phones. Compare the thickness of Samsung charging cables vs Apple charging cables. Excellent warranties? EVERYONE IN THE US IS REQUIRED TO OFFER A ONE YEAR WARRANTY. But Apple stuff holds up just long enough to get past the warranty and then they break. Just Google - Apple being sued for defective products. It is a endless list.

49. TheOracle1

Posts: 2215; Member since: May 04, 2015

Ahhh! So you're the Piyath guy everyone has been referring to as the ultimate iSheep? Now I see why. The article itself refers to a $60 alternative and even iPhonearena seem shocked at the ridiculous price. So why not buy three of the $60 ones, save $20 and have them spread around the house? That way I could charge nine devices for less than the price of Apple's version.

65. xchatter

Posts: 44; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

No one can stop you from spending for whatever you want. Just try some other tech from time to time. Apple which made cool stuff is gone for quite some time now. You are getting late for the exciting innovative tech train. What you embrace now is what the world already had for years.

66. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1550; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Well you didn't read the article, or skipped over the part where other chargers already exist that can charge 3 things.

3. haruken

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Everyone tried to out Apple apple with their over-expensive phones (Google, Samsung, Wawei) leaving Apple no other choice but to step up their troll game.

11. French_Toast

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Apple's AirPower = Rip off

18. palmguy

Posts: 979; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

True! You can't out gangsta the true OG. :-P

4. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

Please Apple, milk your sheep for all their worth! Great job!

16. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

At least it'll work as advertised and won't have any blue tint or pixel burn-in issues and of course the famous lag on android....LOL SO don't jump in to stupid conclusions here. Apple and the rest are not comparable at all when it comes to quality. It's a joke to do that.

25. dnomadic

Posts: 402; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Except some reviewers have commented on the off axis color shift ... not as drastic but it occurs. Even on my S8 plus there is VERY VERY mild shift off axis.... But I usually look head on, not off axis. You obviously were born of the sheep, and still live among your sheeple.

28. Peacetoall unregistered

Lag ?? This is 2017 android phone doesn't lag it's only ios which has enormous bug and lag here and there.

29. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

The Verge mentioned a blue color shirt on their iPhone X review model. Sorry the only joke here is you.

40. Nopers unregistered

Blue colour shift is apparent on all OLED displays. It's only really IPS LCD's that you can view natural colours from ~170* angle. The shift is negligible and you won't notice it (same as with the S8). It's just the Pixel 2 XL has a yellow bottom and a blue top when you look at it barely off axis.

41. drifter77

Posts: 400; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

@piyath - what lag? I'm using an Android mid-upper phone with SD625 which is no where high end SoC and my phone is blazing fast. Not to mention I get 3 days out of the battery and zero heat under extensive tasks. In the meantime, my old iPhone 4S is plagued with the latest iOS update it can handle and is crippling slow. Clueless you are.

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