A new image of the AirPower wireless charging dock was accidentally shown on the introduction page of Airpods. The image shows an iPhone XS charging with the AirPods using Qi standard wireless charging case. If you look carefully, the list of charging devices displayed on the iPhone includes David’s iPhone, David’s Airpods and AirPod Case. This information is slightly different from the similar AirPower image released by Apple with the names Sam’s iPhone, Sam’s AirPods and “Charging Case”.
Obviously, by launching the new generation AirPods, using the new name in advertising images is not too stressful. The problem is that compared to the introduction of iPhone X and iPhone 8 in 2017, the AirPower lacks Apple Watch, the device that Apple once thought could be simultaneously wireless charging with iPhone and AirPods. Last year there was a rumor that the AirPower prototypes had problems with overheating and almost no Apple mentioned AirPower on their website.
However, a few days ago, sources from WSJ said that Apple had begun to approve mass production of wireless chargers since the beginning of the year. That combined with the innovation of the advertising image this time, allows us to hope that the day they officially release the charging dock will not be long.
And although the latest image of AirPower has just appeared without an Apple Watch, there is no proof that it cannot charge the Apple Watch. On the other hand, not long ago Guilherme Rambo, an iOS programmer who specializes in scanning code to find new information from Apple, said he found evidence that the Apple Watch will work with the charging dock.
It’s been a week and many new Apple products suddenly came out, from new iPads to iMac upgrades and now AirPods. It is still unclear what the upcoming days are, but there are no more days until March 25th, the day when Apple officially sent an event invitation. With this situation, I don’t know what time they will spend on that event. Don’t know which Big Things we don’t know.
Source: Macrumors and Twitter