Apple supplier begins AirPower charging mat production

ChargerLAB reports via Twitter, “AirPower is finally coming. We just learned from credible source in supply chain that the manufacture[r] Luxshare Precision has already started producing Apple AirPower wireless charging pad. Luxshare Precision is also the maker of Apple AirPods and USB-C cables.”

The AirPower mat was billed by Apple as being able to charge iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods simultaneously
The AirPower mat was billed by Apple as being able to charge iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods simultaneously

MacDailyNews Take: Pardon us, post-Steve Jobs Apple, but we’ll believe it when we see it.

Real artists ship. – Steve Jobs

So, if this piece of vaporware ever solidifies into an actual shopping product, what price tag will Apple slap on it?

SEE ALSO:
Whither AirPower? Apple ended 2018 with a rare product launch miss – January 2, 2019
Apple’s AirPower fiasco ‘doomed to failure’ – September 17, 2018
Whither Apple’s mythical AirPower charging pad? – September 13, 2018
Samsung’s Wireless Charging Duo is a poor man’s Apple AirPower – August 10, 2018
Seriously, where the heck is Apple’s AirPower charger? – June 6, 2018
Where is Apple’s AirPower? – April 25, 2018
Apple unveils AirPower charging mat to simultaneously charge your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods; coming ‘next year’ – September 12, 2017

7 Comments

  1. The value Apple claims here (at least when they prematurely announced it) is in charging multiple (3) devices simultaneously, without regard for orientation.

    MDN is right — this has been vaporware since the beginning, and a tweet changes nothing.

    1. Well if one can buy half a dozen chargers for the price of one 3-position mat that doesn’t work at all when you don’t have your device perfectly lined up, then Apple has already blown it.

      I simply use the wired chargers & cables I already own. It is more environmentally sound, charges faster, much easier to use on the road, and cost me practically nothing.

      I am so glad I am not the only one seeing how badly Apple leaders have lost the plot. What problem is a $149 charger supposed to solve??????

    2. If that was the selling point, that 3rd party product that looks like a pyramid and will wirelessly charge up to 7 Qi compatible devices that are placed within 15 inches of the product regardless of 3D orientation (imagine setting your phone on it’s edge, Apple Watch flat on its back and your ipad perpendicular to the other two devices and have them all charging) would probably be a much better (and cooler) choice.

    1. $150+.

      It’ll sell “well” within its ecosystem but marketing/production failures aside, I suspect this is a very small ecosystem: phone+watch+headphones.

      is it alleged to support a pair of phones? That’s a more likely use.

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