AirPower who really wants one?

supernet33

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Jan 29, 2008
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I REALLY want an AirPower and I have been looking at MacRumors.com and apple.com everyday hoping they will release it.

Who else really wants one?

Come on Apple, release it already!
 
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supernet33

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Well, I like the fact I will be able to charge 3 devices at once including the apple watch
 

Bazooka-joe

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Mar 12, 2012
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I have swayed from side to side about whether AirPower will ever arrive. Currently, I just don't think they will. The fact that they have changed the packaging the AirPods not to show AirPower on the illustration and that Gen 2 AirPods have been piling up warehouses for months until they bit the bullet and released them just tells me that they don't have a product ready.
 

nippyjun

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Jul 26, 2007
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Apple just got the rights to use the airpower name so that leads me to believe it's coming....
 

bodonnell202

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Jan 5, 2016
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
I bought that with a brilliant QC 3.0 charger brick and the watch would charge for 2 seconds then stop. I returned it and kept the power brick that has both QC 30 USB A and 30W USB C charging for my MacBook.
I actually use an Apple 12w power brick with mine and both my iPhone and AW are always fully charged in the morning, so no complaints.
 

Tdosthp

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Apr 27, 2015
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I have swayed from side to side about whether AirPower will ever arrive. Currently, I just don't think they will. The fact that they have changed the packaging the AirPods not to show AirPower on the illustration and that Gen 2 AirPods have been piling up warehouses for months until they bit the bullet and released them just tells me that they don't have a product ready.
The packaging for the AirPods does not include the illustration of AirPower; only the separate wireless charging case packaging has the AirPower illustration.
 

Synomenon

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Apr 5, 2011
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If the part that charges the phone is not a stand, then I don't care about it. I want the phone charger to be the upright, standing type so I can see the phone's screen while it's charging.
 

Juan007

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Jun 14, 2010
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Apple will absolutely not scrap AirPower. "BeeGood", prepare to join the long line of haters who were wrong about Apple, including Michael Dell and Steve Ballmer.

Rumor is the store MIGHT get updated with AirPower today at midnight Cupertino time. Tomorrow is the last business day of the quarter. Make it happen Tim.
 

Ralfi

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bigjnyc

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Apr 10, 2008
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Not me, it's sure to be overpriced and it won't charge my watch with the bands I use. the Airpower assumes everyone uses a detachable band that you can just lay your watch down with.... I mostly use metal bands, and the milanese loop which does not detach..... So it will not work for me.

I put in an order for 2 of these from kickstarter, reputable company who is working on their second improved iteration:

https://9to5mac.com/2019/02/13/multi-coil-charger/

you can charge 3 devices and the watch charger has a little pop-up arm so you can charge with any band on. I got 2 for $138 and it comes with a 30W charging brick... Probably less than 1 airpower will cost....

 
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dotzero123

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Sep 3, 2018
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I'm passively interested depending on cost/design. Purchased the wireless case for airpods in case I have to have wireless charging in the future. Made a significant investment in Apple products this year so am going to let my credit cards cool down a bit before jumping in.

Also, there are so many options available already the cost at Apple might make me choose to purchase something different or just keep using cables for a time.

After all, it only charges. Not as exciting to me as my other Apple toys.
 

edlex

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Apr 14, 2010
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Cancelled! That’s all folks! I’m curious as to what engineering problems a juggernaut like Apple couldn’t solve?
 
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C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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Cancelled! That’s all folks! I’m curious as to what engineering problems a juggernaut like Apple couldn’t solve?
Perhaps not as much not being able to solve but not wanting to invest as much as would potentially be needed into it all in order to solve it.
 

Falhófnir

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Aug 19, 2017
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Like others have said, I’ve moved on. Apples window to release AirPower has closed IMO. Not having it ready at the release of AirPods 2 means the last holdouts are probably going to seek other solutions. My guess is that apple will quietly scrap it.
Good guess! I don't know how successful it would have been anyway. Considering wireless chargers are so cheap and for a very little extra functionality this was probably going to run $200 minimum...
 
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chfilm

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Nov 15, 2012
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I REALLY WANTED one. God damn it. The worst is that now that apple couldn’t pull it off, I doubt that anybody else ever will come up with a proper solution. Super sad.
 

Awesomesince86

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Sep 18, 2016
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I REALLY WANTED one. God damn it. The worst is that now that apple couldn’t pull it off, I doubt that anybody else ever will come up with a proper solution. Super sad.
Lol why is that? Apple aren't exactly known for being innovative or for introducing groundbreaking tech. They're good at buying companies with new tech, refining it, and rebranding it as an apple product or new tech.
 
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