I'd rather have multiple chargers in different rooms if I had to pay the same amount of money.I’ll buy it if it’s the equivalent of 3 chargers in price I bought. That mophie one I got ass like $50. So $150 is my magic number
To be fair, it isn't Apple that's been continuously bringing it up for months, it's the rumor sites which are giving us the rumors we all choose to read. And this is why Apple mostly doesn't pre-announce things months in advance, because when they do, sometimes something goes wrong.It's going to be rather anticlimactic, after all this water under the bridge, when a customer finally gets one in their hands: This is... uh... a battery charger. Not too exciting.
But you're aware of the definition of "rumors", right? And maybe Apple won't release the product (although it would be odd with the trademarks work etc) but your post may not age well in the coming weeks.Macrumors just doesn't want to give up with this particular product. LOL! Apple has no intention of releasing this product, yet MR will keep giving this particular accessory the news time. Ridiculous!
Nah, I think Apple is going to make the base of the iMac an Energous Watt Up 2.0 transmitter at some point in the near future since it's finally more than just a pipe dream. The Energous-Dialog-Apple relationship has been rumored for quite some time. Near field and mid-field transmitters embedded in different appliances is going to be a thing and I bet Apple is going to do it. They already have patents filed. Although, if Energous' marketing video has any truth to it, expect Amazon to drop this tech first.They should make the base of the iMac Airpower - that would solve so many problems in one go.
Yes, convenience vs usage at odds with one another. More convenience and less usage vs the charging cable, which is less convenience and more usage. You get to choose.Until you don't have to keep it on a pad, it's not wireless charging. That I need to pick up my phone to look at it to wake it, but I need to keep it flat on the table to charge it, seem to be at odds with each other somehow.
I think Apple could have Eddy Cue come out juggling the world’s first folding phone—the Royole Flexpal or whatever it was called—along with the Galaxy Fold and the Huawei Mate X... while on fire... in a circular pattern (the hard way, not the easy left/right crossover pattern) and still not draw more than 50 million. That would be comprised of maybe:In other words, 99% of Apple customers do not follow announcement events? I know they've gotten boring as of late, but ouch
Or just buy wireless chargers on Amazon for a fraction of the estimated price, seriously, 2-pack for $22. I love them, I've bought 3 packs? I've also gifted two packs to family and friends. Phone is always charged.Maybe I’m just cheap but I don’t understand the people who will pay $250+ for this. It’s definitely very convenient and it will look nice but for $250 (purely my assumption on pricing) I can deal with a few extra wires.
It's a Qi charger, but with numerous coils, and sensors/circuitry for working out which ones it should power up at any given moment. So that it can charge multiple randomly placed devices at the same time, while also not trying to melt non-devices, like, say, your car keys.What’s AirPower? Qi charger?
Well actually← (uggh, do you just hate people who start off with that know-it-all phrase) it is wireless charging because there is no contact needed between the transmitter and receiver. That's why you can Qi charge through cases. It's near field charging. What you desire is either mid field or far field transmission. There are trade-offs though. Near field is the only way you're getting fast charging. Mid and far field will only be a trickle charge right now.Until you don't have to keep it on a pad, it's not wireless charging. That I need to pick up my phone to look at it to wake it, but I need to keep it flat on the table to charge it, seem to be at odds with each other somehow.