Apple previews new AirPower wireless charging accessory, launching in 2018
Alongside unveiling the iPhone X today, Apple has previewed AirPower, their new wireless charging accessory that allows users to charge their iPhone 8 or iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 3 and AirPods* on one single mat.
The accessory which will be available at some point during 2018 was quickly previewed by Phil Schiller, with Apple keeping pricing, launch countries and specific availability information secret.
AirPower was just one of the many products Apple introduced today, with the iPhone X taking center-stage. The iPhone X, pronounced “iPhone Ten”, features a 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED edge-to-edge display with 2436 x 1125 resolution and 458ppi, HDR support, Dolby Vision, HDR10, and True Tone. The Home Button has been removed from the iPhone X, with Apple adding a new Tap to Wake feature which works alongside Raise to Wake.
iPhone X features the new A11 Bionic chip with a special neural engine that helps power Face ID which unlocks the device by taking a 3D scan of the users face. Apple says Face ID can’t be spoofed by photographs, masks, and makeup, and changing your actual appearance with a hat or beard or makeup won’t prevent Face ID from working.