Apple’s AirPower charger could be wildly expensive


AirPower is the ultimate wireless charger for iPhone.
Photo: Apple

We hope you didn’t spend the last of your savings on iPhone X, because you’re going to need more if you want an AirPower charger to go with it. According to one retailer, Apple’s latest accessory will be wildly expensive.

AirPower is unique in that, unlike most wireless charging pads, it can charge up to three devices simultaneously. You can top up your iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch all at once. But you might have to pay through the nose for the privilege.

AirPower could cost $199

AirPower will be priced at 999 zł (approx. $273.99) in Poland, according to local retailer X-Kom.

The actual U.S. price is expected to be closer to $199, which is still painfully expensive. Especially when you consider third-party pads can be bought for as little as $14.99, and even premium models with fast charging are as little as $39.99.

We have to point out, however, that X-Kom’s information could be inaccurate. Apple hasn’t confirmed its price tag for AirPower yet, so we should take this with a grain of salt. It’s likely little more than a guess.

AirPower launches in 2018

Apple’s prices do seem to be rising rather rapidly when you consider the cost of its latest iPhones, the iMac Pro, and even AirPods. But $199 for a wireless charging pad would be pretty insane.

We’ve asked Apple for clarification and we’ll update this post if we get a response, but don’t hold your breath. We likely won’t know for sure how much AirPower will cost until it make its debut next year. Apple hasn’t even confirmed a specific release date yet.

Via: ThinkApple

  • I expected $129 for this thing, and even that is wildly overpriced. $200 for that thing would be downright comical.

  • mgoblue20000

    200 US would be expensive. That would put it at 257 CAN and then apple doesn’t usually do direct conversion so add another 20 bucks you’re looking at 280+tax, putting this at 300 dollars for a qi charger. That said it wouldn’t be too surprising as the charger for the Apple Watch is 100 plus tax and that only does the one device.

  • AirPods are actually pretty cheap compared to the competition IMHO. But $200 for a wireless charging pad — if that’s true, the AirPower better have some superpowers.

  • What is the charging standard for the Apple Watch? Plus, the charger for the watch is magnetic and has a concave face on it. You have to wonder how this will be incorporated into a new charging pad.

  • sihaam

    I don’t have any mobile please I wanna this mobile ?
    I don’t have money my adress

  • Bespin

    its ok 1200 phone 200 or 300 is nothing to fans