According to the rumor, Apple's Airpower loading mat, long delayed, finally enters production


According to rumors, Apple's AirPower Wireless Charging Mat, originally unveiled in 2017 and due to be launched early last year, has finally entered production.

Apple launched AirPower in September 2017, alongside the iPhone X and its wireless charging capability. The wireless charging mat is displayed by charging an iPhone X, an Apple Watch and a set of AirPods at the same time. However, this device became one of the most notable MIA gadgets of 2018, after Apple would have encountered various problems with the design of the AirPower.

Hope was not lost for the AirPower, even though Apple was removing almost all the mentions of the device from its official website. In December, Ming-Chi Kuo, a renowned analyst at Apple, predicted that an AirPod update would be commercialized this year with support for wireless charging, which would increase the possibility that AirPower would also be launched in 2019.

An unverified tweet on the Hong Kong website, ChargerLAB, now claims that AirPower is finally in production.

Breaking: AirPower finally arrives. A credible source in the supply chain has just told us that Luxshare Precision has already started producing an Apple AirPower wireless charging pad. Luxshare Precision is also the manufacturer of Apple AirPod and USB-C cables.

– LoadLAB (@chargerlab) January 12, 2019

During a conversation about the Chinese WeChat messaging application, the source added that AirPower would be released "soon" without adding any additional details. The translation of messages by MacRumor has confirmed their content.

Apple accessories maker, Luxshare, is a member of the Wireless Power Consortium consortium, based on the Qi standard, and has long been regarded as the leading supplier of AirPower.

Meanwhile, a follow-up tweet revealed that a second provider was involved.

Apple AirPower: Another source claims that Pegatron should start mass-producing AirPower on January 21st. Pegatron is also an Apple OEM in Asia. The company employee stated that AirPower had a total of three layers of coils in the 8-7-7 configuration, from bottom to top.

– LoadLAB (@chargerlab) January 12, 2019

The tweet, which claims that the AirPower has 22 wireless coils divided into three layers to charge three different devices simultaneously, coincides with a previous rumor that the AirPower would use special radio signals to detect the location of the devices. on the wireless charging mat. The integration of the three layers would have caused difficulties for Apple, but it seems that these problems have been solved.

Apple fans waiting for the AirPower wireless charging mat will have to accept these new rumors with a grain of salt. Although ChargerLAB previously published accurate reports, there were times when it was wrong. Until Apple makes an official announcement regarding the release date of AirPower, the state of the delayed wireless charging mat remains unclear.