AirPower to Launch in 'Late March' According to DigiTimes Sources

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  1. McTool macrumors 6502

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    Nope. Egocentric answer. What about people not owning an iMac?
     
  2. TheWatchfulOne macrumors 6502

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    I also have a Yootech wireless charing pad. It has a green ring around the edge that lights up when charing. Pretty cool looking and works very well. I think I paid $10 or $12 for it on Amazon.

    I also have an Anker wireless charging pad which also works very well. I don't think I paid more than $20 for it on Amazon. Seems like the price was reduced at the time I got it. They do have some products that are more expensive, but they also have options that are less expensive. Maybe shop around before purchasing?

    I'm also looking forward to AirPower.
     
  3. RemE macrumors regular

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    Ya, well having a "nearfield" usable distance of about 2-4mm from the wired device is basically a wired charger. Pebble, and Apple both did a decent job with magnetic connectors, mindlessly simple to connect and cheap, just say'n.

    That said, I have Qi charges all over for my phone, desk stands, car docks, which are great since they save a lot of connector wear and tear while sipping power throughout my day.
     
  4. McTool macrumors 6502

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    Zens. Not like  intend to. But still.
     
  5. CarlJ macrumors 68030

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    I thought similarly for a long time. Then I got an iPhone 8. Then I figured, "well, this Anker Qi charger ought to be reasonable quality (I've been pleased with their batteries) and is inexpensive, I'll try it, but I won't be impressed."

    And now, I really like Qi charging - it changes the equation, charging my iPhone is no longer a separate "now I need to charge it" step, I just set my phone down on the stand and it charges. When I want to look at something I pick it up and look, and set it back down. Yes, it wasn't charging for that 15 seconds while I was looking at it, but it started charging again as soon as I set it back down, without me having to either plug it back in or concern myself with where the wire was hanging when I picked it up. The natural pattern changes to, "whenever you're not looking at it, it's charging", rather than having to decide that now you're going to plug in and charge your phone. Qi charging was the feature that excited me the least about the phone when I got it, and now I really appreciate it.
     
  6. 69Mustang macrumors 604

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    Apologies, but I'm not sure of the point you're making. You haven't stated anything that disagrees with my point that it is wireless charging, but the context seems to indicate you do disagree with something. I mean the 2-4mm distance is probably why it's called near field wireless charging and not contact charging.
     
  7. iMatt. macrumors 6502

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  8. Romeo_Nightfall macrumors 6502a

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    Its just your comment dude, why even bother about?!
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    Nope WRONG, HAHA

    Wanna be the cool kid and don’t recognize 31st is already End of March
     
  9. Braderunner macrumors 6502a

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    Eventually, someone will be right with their guess.
    My inside source tells me today, or sometime after...;)
     
  10. imola.zhp macrumors 6502a

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    ...and wireless charging keyboard, magic mouse, magic track-pad.
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    3 devices? Just buy 3, still a fraction of the price. It does not work with apple watch, my only complaint. It recognized AW3, but did not charge, doesn't recognize AW4.
     
  11. Greymacuser macrumors 6502

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    Since this is an AirPower charger. How much air can be between the charger and the device? Would 6ft work?
     
  13. Boosf macrumors member

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  14. jimmy_uk macrumors 6502a

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    Snap.

    As for sticking with white, simply brand recognition. It sucks but is has worked for Apple for so long now.
     
  15. koa macrumors 6502

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    I’m announcing I’ll have an upcoming comment in the future.
     
  16. BvizioN macrumors 601

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    Hi
    It is late March until 31'st of March
     
  17. coolkid93 macrumors regular

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    Not interested
    This is gonna be a iPad3 type dilemma with this
     
  18. NBAasDOGG macrumors 6502

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    Thank you for providing reliable evidence based on your reproducible observation or measurement. I guess you have also statistically verified your results. Can’t wait to see it.... :p
     
  19. Khedron macrumors 68000

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    3mm
     
  20. Packerowner1984 macrumors newbie

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    Late March of this year or...?
     
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    I'd like to charge Magic Mouse, Magic Keyboard, Airpods, iPhone, Watch, Pencil, and an iPad all at the same time! "AirPower Pro", anyone? Or "AirPower Max" for charging your Macs!
     
  23. Dezmond macrumors member

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    Really feels like this product was ruined by all the Macrumors and other Apple site posts about it's 'potential' release.

    But let's see what this has to offer.
     
  24. UltimaKilo macrumors 6502

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    It could be announced in the next week with an April release date, just to make people wait longer.
     
  25. Ubuntu macrumors 68000

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    I assumed they meant as an alternative to the Airpower itself?
     

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