It seems Apple is gearing up for launching the AirPower wireless charging mat which is long-delayed; only if the official new images buried within the website rises any belief. After the launch of 2nd Gen AirPods and the wireless charging case which works with 1st gen units also, new references of an AirPower mat with and AirPods case and new iPhone XS was found on Apple’s Australia website. Apple’s US site has the source code of the images. The images were available on Apple’s server and not displayed. Images might be retrieved manually, and Apple has removed these images now.
A Twitter user has first spotted the images of AirPower wireless charging mat on Apple’s Australia website, as MacRumors reported. 9to5Mac also downloaded the images from Apple’s server before the removal of them. At the mockup review of iPhone XS is found instead of iPhone X’s which points that Apple may have kept a new image ready for their upcoming announcement. It can also be possible that it is a result of miscommunication. Though it is very interesting that there is no Apple Watch in the fresh image but AirPods wireless charging case and iPhone XS.
In late 2017, the first announcement of AirPower took place at the launch of iPhone 8 series and iPhone X. From Apple’s end, it was rather an unusual move as they never announce about any of their products before the final launch. But it seems Apple undoubtedly showed off AirPower’s ability to charge Apple gadgets AirPods, iPhone and AirPods concurrently. It was a persistent approach to sell it portraying it as perfect for the wireless future and the ability to charge many devices and accessories simultaneously.
AirPower mat has been described as way too ambitious from the standpoint of engineering. Users have to place their devices on the surface to charge wirelessly, and it requires multiple induction coils use.