CUPERTINO, Calif.—Amid a bevy of recent product releases—the iPhone eight and iPhone X, Watch Series three with built-in LTE—Apple quietly offered a brand new solution to energy these iDevices suddenly. Called “AirPower,” Apple’s new charging pad will let customers scale back the necessity for a lot of cords and shops and as a substitute depend on this multi-device charging station.
Many of Apple’s newly introduced gadgets have glass backs and depend on Qi (seems like “chee”) wi-fi charging expertise, an ordinary favored by the Wireless Power Consortium. This means gadgets can cost wirelessly (and that Belkin and different firms will probably be providing chargers for brand spanking new merchandise just like the iPhone eight). Given these capabilities, Apple’s AirPower charging mat will ultimately enable customers to position an iPhone eight, Series three Apple Watch, and AirPods on the identical floor to be able to cost all of them directly.
Apple’s Eddy Cue launched AirPower as a “sneak peek of new wireless tech we’re working on” however did not present a lot data past its multi-device skills, identify, and launch timeframe. Cue famous AirPower will come “next year,” so we’ll doubtless be ready a bit on issues like launch specifics, pricing, and what’s taking place behind the scenes with the corporate’s latest accent.
Apple’s iPhone occasion has simply wrapped, however you possibly can revisit all of the motion in chronological order inside our liveblog from the Steve Jobs Theater.