At its iPhone X match final September, Apple previewed a new wi-fi charging case for AirPods, to be used with its upcoming AirPower charging mat. The new case appears to be like an identical to the present model, which fees by the use of Lightning cable, however it has a integrated induction coil that still permits wi-fi charging.
Conveniently, apparently that the AirPower would possibly not be the one method to wirelessly price AirPods positioned within the new case.
Chinese e-newsletter Chongdiantou, mentioning unnamed assets inside of Apple’s provide chain, claims that the wi-fi AirPods case helps the Wireless Power Consortium’s common Qi same old, implying that it’s going to be appropriate with any Qi-certified charging mat from corporations past Apple.
This would range from the Apple Watch, which makes use of a changed model of the Qi same old that simplest works with Apple’s legit magnetic charging cable and dock, and third-party magnetic chargers licensed underneath Apple’s MFi Program. (Apple Watch Series 3 fashions technically paintings with make a choice non-MFi chargers.)
Chongdiantou has made headlines not too long ago after leaking pictures of what’s claimed to be an engineering prototype of Apple’s new 18-watt USB-C energy adapter for 2019 iPhones. The web page, mentioning unnamed trade insiders, additionally claimed that the AirPower must be launched this September for round $149 within the United States. Overall, the e-newsletter lacks a longtime observe file.
According to Bloomberg, Apple targets to unencumber the AirPower through the tip of September, so there is a excellent probability its pricing and availability will likely be detailed at Apple’s same old iPhone match subsequent month, which hasn’t been introduced but. The wi-fi AirPods charging case must be launched concurrently with the AirPower.
Apple’s advertising and marketing leader Phil Schiller stated the wi-fi charging case will likely be not obligatory, so shoppers with the unique AirPods will likely be in a position to acquire it one after the other. Pricing has now not been disclosed. Apple may be anticipated to announce second-generation AirPods with “Hey Siri” reinforce at its September match, however it is unclear if the wi-fi charging case will likely be same old, or even be not obligatory for the ones.
AirPower can price a couple of units without delay, together with the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 3 fashions, and AirPods positioned within the new wi-fi charging case. Apple stated it will paintings to have its proprietary era grow to be a part of the common Qi same old supported through many corporations.
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