When Apple launched its next-gen iPhone back in September of last year, the company also announced a new wireless charger: AirPower. The company’s AirPower charger isn’t your regular wireless charger — it’s a charging mat that’s capable of wirelessly charging up to 3 devices at the same time.
And that’s delaying the release of the AirPower. The device is supposed to come out this year, and Apple initially planned on releasing it this month. But due to technical hurdles, the release has been reportedly pushed to September, according to Bloomberg. The company’s engineers are still working to mitigate overheating issues on the charger, since charging up to 3 devices at the same time is likely to make it really hot. Moreover, the separate charging sensors required to support up to 3 devices at the same time is apparently difficult to integrate. Apple engineers are also reportedly busy working on fixing the firmware of the device that runs a stripped down version of iOS required for device pairing.
AirPower isn’t the only device Apple has delayed recently — after the Mac Pro and HomePod, the delayed launched of the AirPower will likely disappoint a lot of Apple fans. But Apple usually introduces new iPhones and hardware in September, so launching the AirPower around the same period could be perfect timing. What really fascinates me is the fact that Apple previously looked into completely ditching external ports — yes, the charging port — on the iPhone X. This could change in the future, but only if Apple can figure out the cost-related issues associated with ditching the charging port and having to include a wireless charger with every iPhone. Right now, the iPhone X is already very expensive for most at $1,000.
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<blockquote><a href="#285558"><em>In reply to MikeGalos:</em></a></blockquote><p>wait… apple is just INVENTING, will be REVOLUTIONARY /s</p>
<blockquote><a href="#285558"><em>In reply to MikeGalos:</em></a></blockquote><p>How many of those Qi chargers can do 3 devices Mike??????????</p>
<p>but but apple is the best /s</p>
<blockquote><a href="#285593"><em>In reply to Daekar:</em></a></blockquote><p>You get a job there and tell them how to do it.</p>
<p>i can’t understand why a company with unlimited money and thousands of staff can’t get things done on time. I would love to have a port less iPhone, but they would need to make an excellent wireless car charger first </p>
<p>Ahh I love the smell of Link Bait when it comes from this site, warm and fresh!</p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">"The device is supposed to come out this year, and Apple initially planned on releasing it this month."</span></p><p><br></p><p>Apple never, as in ever, stated when in 2018 it would be available. Checking Bing dot com, September still falls into 2018 and they would still have 90 days of spare time to still make their official statement of "2018". I had to look that up, thanks Bing!!!</p>