Apple's AirPower wireless charger release imminent, mum's the word on pricing

Apple's AirPower wireless charger release imminent, mum's the word on pricing
Apple is taking its sweet time to release the AirPower wireless charger that was unveiled alongside the iPhone X back in September, but the wait may finally be over. A third report is now suggesting that a March launch is imminent, so we should be hearing a press release from Cupertino very soon. While Apple already announced and started selling its HomePod smart speaker, and the WWDC 2018 conference announcement is done and dusted, the only thing remaining is to finally set a price and release date for its darned AirPower.

What's unique about the charging mat is that it can top off three Apple devices at once - an iPhone, Apple Watch and the AirPods - as it has 29W output, and that's what might have made production levels challenging. The news that AirPower will be released in the next two weeks comes courtesy of the Taiwanese supplier industry, or, more precisely, the makers of "glass passivated package (GPP) bridge rectifiers," whatever that is. 

Those companies are apparently experiencing a boom in orders, due to the AirPower's immediate launch, and the source mentions that producing the goods for Apple is pretty challenging, as usual. While the technology involved is simple, the demands are that those parts are wrapped in very slim packages, so we can't wait to test the performance of Apple's new AirPower super charger. Pricing? No word on that just yet, but it won't be cheap.

source: Digitimes

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