A new image of Apple’s MIA AirPower charger, alongside an iPhone XS and the new AirPods wireless charging case, has been spotted online.
The image was discovered on Apple’s Australian website, apparently buried in source code. While it doesn’t 100 percent confirm that AirPower may finally be set to launch, it does add another bit of evidence to the case.
According to the Wall Street Journal, AirPower went into production at the start of 2019. In an article about the new AirPods, the WSJ noted: “The company earlier this year approved production of a wireless-charging pad called AirPower, according to people familiar with the matter.”
Apple originally unveiled the AirPower mat in September 2017, alongside the iPhone X. It promised that it would ship in 2017. However, when 2018 ticked over to 2019, it officially missed its Apple-imposed deadline. Apple has kept quiet about the cause of the various delays.
A 2018 report from renowned Apple leaker Sonny Dickson suggested that there were major hardware problems with the project. Specifically, Apple engineers faced overheating issues which hampered the effectiveness of the device.
If Apple does ship AirPower soon, it finally has a chance to make right by all the users who have been waiting for it. The only other question: Will fans still care after an 18-month wait? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.