Apple's AirPower wireless charging pad delayed until September


Apple's AirPower wireless charger may not be released until September (AAPL)

According to Bloomberg, Apple hoped that AirPower, which can charge an iPhone, AirPods (with a yet-to-be-released charging case) and Apple Watch simultaneously, would release in June.

Customers may have to wait until September 2018 to get Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat, reports Bloomberg. The AirPower mat is supposedly undergoing extensive testing by using it as an everyday charger within Apples offices. Apple has always promised a 2018 release for AirPower, but it had been expected much sooner.

Apple also wants to make sure that users will be able to place any of their device anywhere on the AirPower mat to begin charging. Hidden in that piece was an interesting tidbit about the iPhone X's development process, which indicated Apple considered removing the wired charging system altogether.

An Apple spokesperson declined to comment.

Apple designers eventually hope to remove most of the external ports and buttons on the iPhone, including the charger, according to people familiar with the company's work.

But many are calling Apple's slow release of AirPower out of character for the company.

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Though the iPhone X comes with the option to either wirelessly charge it through a charging pad or via a power brick, it could have possible that users only had the option to wirelessly charge the bezel-less flagship. Let us know if and where you use a wireless charger.

Wireless charging as a concept has been around since Nikola Tesla, a Croatian inventor, first suggested in the 19th century that you could transfer power between two objects via an electromagnetic field. First and foremost, I think battery life needs to see a major improvement before Apple drops physical wired charging altogether.

A dispatch from Apple's supply chain last fall warned about issues with AirPower.

The AirPower charger should bolster this business - when it finally arrives.

In 2016, when Apple launched AirPods, the company planned to release the accessory in October. It seems that Apple has been experiencing unexpected issues with the hardware which has delayed the launch.

Sources have said that the delay in the release might be intentional as well, once more indicating the possibility of Apple removing the Lightning Port in the upcoming models.

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