It’s September 2017. Apple launches the big new iPhone X and shows off its AirPower charging mat capable of wirelessly charging multiple devices at once. And after months of wait, the AirPower just disappeared into the air.
Apple never really announced an official release date for the AirPower, though the company was originally hoping to launch the device sometime by June 2018. That did not happen due to technical hurdles in the development process. And at Apple’s most recent hardware events where the company announced new iPhones, Apple Watch, and iPad, the firm simply did not even mention AirPower. It also even removed any mention of the product from its website.
And that, of course, led everyone to question the product’s future.
But as it turns out, Apple could soon be launching the AirPower. A Twitter account by the name of ChargerLab claimed that Apple’s production partner Luxshare Precision has started producing the new AirPower. Luxshare Precision already makes the company’s popular AirPods — and Apple’s another popular OEM, Pegatron, will reportedly start production of the AirPower from January 21. Pegatron has a long relationship with Apple, producing some of the company’s most popular products.
Breaking: AirPower is finally coming. We just learned from credible source in supply chain that the manufacture Luxshare Precision has already started producing Apple AirPower wireless charging pad. Luxshare Precision is also the maker of Apple AirPods and USB-C cables. pic.twitter.com/UqgWIAh3sx
— ChargerLAB (@chargerlab) January 12, 2019
If the reports are to be believed, the official release of the AirPower should not be too far away. Apple already knows the company’s fans are disappointed by the delays of the product, so it will likely launch the product pretty soon. It’s not exactly clear how much the product will cost.
We do know that Apple is expected to launch a new wireless charging case for the AirPods so users can charge their AirPods on the AirPower, so the company might launch the AirPower along with the new AirPods 2.