At the beginning of the month The Apple Post reported exclusively that AirPower, Apple’s highly anticipated wireless charging mat for iPhone, Apple Watch and wireless charging AirPods will be available towards the end of March, and today a new report from Macotakara backs-up the news citing a reliable source who confirms Apple is on track for a March launch for the accessory.
Japanese news outlet Mac Otakara has a decent track record when it comes to predicting Apple product launches, and combined with our own sources who reported the news at the beginning of February its looking all the more clearer that AirPower will indeed launch at some point during March.
As of yet it’s unclear how much Apple will charge for AirPower, with no sources able to provide a specific price point. AirPower is shown on Polish online retailer X-Kom’s website for 999 Złotych, with the company showing the product is currently “unavailable”. The retailer has been showing AirPower online since November, but is an indication that third-party stores will have stock of the wireless charging accessory when it launches publicly.
A Best Buy retail employee was first to leak the news to The Apple Post, claiming Apple’s new charging case for AirPods will launch simultaneously with AirPower in March, however it’s believed Best Buy will only stock the case when sold with brand-new AirPods, hinting that the standalone wireless charging case will be available through Apple exclusively.
AirPower was first previewed alongside the unveiling of the iPhone X in September. Users will be able to charge up to three devices at once, including their Apple Watch Series 3, compatible Apple Watch charging case, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X on the wireless charging mat, with new products expected to gain wireless charging capabilities in the future. When users have multiple devices charging at the same time AirPower will ‘communicate’ between each device and intelligently decide on how much power each device requires.