Apple AirPower is Still Alive! Find Out More Details

Daphne Planca
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The tech giant Apple seems to launch their long-awaited wireless charging mat AirPower sometime later this year. It is still imminent. A recent supply chain report suggested that the device has entered production. This device was unveiled in September 2017.  Then, the company originally targets 2018 for its launch.

According to MacRumors, the recent report is a good indication that suppliers are still preparing for the device’s availability. A supplier Lite-On Semiconductor had reportedly been shipping GPP bridge rectifiers for the forthcoming device for over a year now. The shipments become available later this year.

A similar article from the supply chain-focused website was published last year. In that article, the charging mat is going to be released by the end of March 2018. This release date was also the same as the previous reports. This said date obviously did not happen. The issues that led to the delay are perhaps resolved now.

Earlier this month, a report was published at Hong Kong website ChargerLAB. The manufacturers Luxshare Precision and Pegatron have started production of the upcoming AirPower today. Then, developer Steve Troughton-Smith heard the company’s technical challenges including overheating and interference issues.

Then, back in October, the well-known tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that the wireless charging mat may launch early in the first quarter (January through March) of 2019. The mat got previewed at Steve Jobs Theater in September 2017. It was introduced after the current iPhone X. Unfortunately, the company failed to deliver their promise to be unveiled at some point in 2018.

The company has not commented on it for many months. They removed all but a few mentions from its website in September 2018. However, this charging mat was spotted on the smart battery case page for the current iPhone XS in Malaysia. It is still referenced in the latest iPhone user guides and in some recent Apple job listings.

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