AirPower Charger: the advent of Apple wireless charging

Brittany A. Roston - Sep 12, 2017, 1:57pm CDT
AirPower Charger: the advent of Apple wireless charging

Apple has ushered in wireless charging for its customers, and it has made it better than ever thanks to a technology it calls AirPower. This will be available starting next year, and it’ll make it possible for those with the latest Apple gadgets to charge more than one device at a time — their iPhone X, their Apple Watch, and their AirPods.

The iPhone X supports Qi wireless charging, and you can use a compatible wireless charger if you’d like. Apple wants to make wireless charging more convenient, though, so it is introducing its own technology. Called AirPower, this charging tech and related pad can charge the iPhone X, the Apple Watch Series 3, and the AirPods at the same time, making it possible to charge all of your Apple devices by tossing them onto the same spot on your desk (that is, the charging pad).

Apple has announced that it is working with Qi to make AirPower into the standard, and so we’ll have to wait until next year to get the AirPower Charger. This addresses one of the biggest concerns about AirPods and wearables, namely the hassle that comes with having to keep all the batteries charged. By putting them all on the same mat at the same time, everything will be ready to go without a mess of cables in the process.

To use the charging pad, of course, you’re going to need an Apple device that supports wireless charging, and that isn’t your older Apple Watch or iPhone. Ready to update? We’ve got all the details on the iPhone X, the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the new Apple Watch Series 3, and the new Apple TV 4K via the SlashGear Apple Hub!

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12 Responses to AirPower Charger: the advent of Apple wireless charging

  1. Haven’t they already stated that the wireless mat will only be working at half power therefore charging by mat will take far longer than just plugging it in the wall. Apple – it just works…. Because legally they’re not allowed to sell it to you if it didn’t work at all.

    • Wireless charging, even at double the power is not a quick charge thing. I see this for overnight or maybe at a desk while working. The best bet is using a USB-C charging brick to take advantage of quick charge ability

      • Yeah but it’s criminal that Apple decided to hobble the wireless charging and I’m betting the only reason they’re doing it to charge everyone all over again in the next year for another one that works at full power. Unfortunately it’s the Apple way.

        • Criminal ? No one is forcing you to use wireless charging. Are you holding your breath and stomping your feet ?

        • Okay, criminal is the wrong word but it’s pretty fucked up of Apple to do shit like this and they’re always doing it. Remember the cable debacle. No other company pulls shit like this. It doesn’t bother me because I’ll never own anything Apple and if it doesn’t bother you getting ripped of by Apple, then we’re all good.

        • What’s fucked up is someone that obviously hates Apple spending so much time trolling Apple forums. Buy something else and get a life. problem solved

  2. Why do people have so much concern for our spending habits?
    It’s like they are too poor to afford a Galaxy Note 8, and make do with a bank busting J1.

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