Apple AirPower, AirPods Wireless Charging Case To Launch Alongside iPhone SE 2 In May
Apple will host an event in May before the World Wide Developer’s Conference commences in June where the iPhone SE 2 will be launched. The Apple iPhone SE 2, after initial scepticism, seems more real than ever after recent reports. The renders of the iPhone SE 2 have revealed a glass back which means that there is a high possibility of it being wireless charging-compliant. The AirPower mat, which was unveiled at the iPhone X launch event and was supposed to launch in January 2018. However, after many delays, it appears that Apple will finally launch the AirPower along with the iPhone SE 2 in May. It makes sense for Apple to finally launch the AirPower along with the iPhone SE 2 since the SE 2 will also have wireless charging.
There is also a good chance that Apple will launch a few accessories for the Apple Watch Series 3 as well at the event. So far we know that the AirPower mat will connect via a USB type C cable and charge via a minimum of 25W Apple charger. The wireless charging mat will have a charging speed of up to 10W. Another interesting feature is that it will help devices communicate with each other to manage power consumption. In the demo video, the iPhone screen is shown tracking all the devices currently on the charger, and their battery status.
Apple users will be able to charge their wireless charging enabled iPhone, Apple Watch and the AirPods at the same time. However, Apple has still not launched the AirPods wireless charging case. This is another accessory that Apple will launch along with the iPhone SE 2. Since the AirPower will be able to charge 3 devices simultaneously, it is possible that users will be able to charge at least two iPhones simultaneously.
Apple has just announced the launch of the Apple Watch Series 3 in India. At the event in May, the company will also launch accessories like new watch bands for the Apple Watch. There have also been rumours of the Apple Watch soon supporting third-party watchfaces. This feature will likely be unveiled at the World Wide Developer’s Conference that will commence on the 4th of June.
The AirPower, in the future, might also be compatible with non-iPhone smartphones that support wireless charging. Apple said that it was working on the AirPower to be Qi-compliant and when that happens, the AirPower will become compatible with non-Apple Qi-compliant products like Galaxy S9, LG V30 and more.
The AirPower wireless charging mat, unlike the HomePod, will be globally available post its launch. Since the Apple Watch Series 3 has been announced in India and AirPods being popular among iPhone owners, we expect the AirPods wireless charging case and AirPower to launch in India soon after its global launch.