Apple reportedly started mass production of the AirPower wireless charging pad
Apple may lastly be bringing the AirPower wireless charging pad this 12 months after going silent on its destiny in 2018.
According to ChargerLab, it acquired two suggestions that the mass production of the AirPower has started or goes to start out quickly. In its first tweet, ChargerLab mentioned it learnt from a reputable supply in the provide chain that Luxshare Precision (the maker of Apple AirPods and USB-C cables) has already started production of the wireless charging pad.
In a follow-up tweet, ChargerLab mentioned the mass production of the AirPower will start at Pegatron on 21 January based mostly on data from one other supply. A Pegatron worker reportedly instructed ChargerLab that the AirPower has three layers of coils in 8-7-7 configuration from backside to high.
The AirPower was presupposed to launch in 2018, however Apple missed the deadline on account of unknown causes. Sonny Dickson, who’s a outstanding tipster of Apple’s merchandise, mentioned Apple struggled with overheating, buggy inter-device communication, points with charging speeds, inaccurate charging ranges, and mechanical and interference points. Sources additionally instructed Bloomberg that Apple was struggling to repair the overheating points and the complexity of the circuity.
If the AirPower launches this 12 months, it’s anticipated to price round S$298. There are alternate options to the AirPower though the charging mechanism will not be as superior; the Nomad Base Station for Apple Watch and Griffin PowerBlock Wireless Fast Charging Pad with Apple Watch Dock are price contemplating.