Code in Latest iOS 12.2 Beta Suggests AirPower Launch Coming Soon

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    Apple's long-awaited AirPower could be launching in the near future, based on coding changes that 9to5Mac's Guilherme Rambo says he found in the latest iOS 12.2 beta, released yesterday morning.

    There have been "significant changes" to the wireless charging code in the beta update, including "code responsible for identifying that two devices are charging on the same mat," which could indicate that Apple is planning an AirPower launch soon.

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    Apple's AirPower charging mat will be able to charge an iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods (with a new wireless charging case) all at once. The AirPower charging mat was first announced in 2017 alongside the iPhone X, but has seen production difficulties that led to multiple delays.

    In the iOS 12.2 beta specifically, there are changes to the 3D animations that are displayed on the largest of the charging devices to let you know charging levels.

    Apple has been silent on the AirPower ever since announcing it, but there have been continual signs that the Cupertino company is still working on it, including multiple recent rumors that a launch is happening in the spring.

    Apple on Monday introduced a new iPad Air and an iPad mini 5, and today introduced refreshed iMacs, suggesting it is perhaps aiming to roll out all of its spring hardware updates ahead of its services-focused event on March 25.

    Ahead of when the iPads and iMacs launched, we heard from a source that suggested Apple would debut new products on Monday through Wednesday, with a new iPod touch set to be announced tomorrow. We haven't heard word of an AirPower launch or an AirPods launch with new wireless charging case, but that doesn't mean it's not going to happen.

    There's a chance we will see AirPower and AirPods this week, but if not, it certainly seems like we're at least a bit closer to a debut.

    Article Link: Code in Latest iOS 12.2 Beta Suggests AirPower Launch Coming Soon
     
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    This is the new way of attention from Apple, i bet Samsung will follow
    I mean, the day and the product ! Dont release all of them in just one day...release 1-2 products per day to have a more time attention!
    The others i bet will follow this new "business" press strategy
     
  3. @meinertzhagen macrumors newbie

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    Is it one of the most delayed Apple products?
     
  4. kahl macrumors newbie

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    Pretty much, although we have been waiting on a half-decent Mac Pro since December 2013.
     
  5. SirChristopher macrumors newbie

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    It would be a huge mistake to not launch the AirPower mat alongside the second generation AirPods.
     
  6. recoil80 macrumors 68020

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    Will be funny to have one new product each day.
    Tomorrow a new iPod Touch, then what? Maybe a new pair of AirPods and Friday the grand finale with AirPower!
    My prediction for its price is $149, what do you think?
     
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    FTA: There have been "significant changes" to the wireless charging code in the beta update, including "code responsible for identifying that two devices are charging on the same mat," which could indicate that Apple is planning an AirPower launch soon.

    Yeah, that could also be a change to enable third party wireless charging devices.
     
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    Airpower is almost gaining legendary status only formerly occupied by Powerbook G5...
     
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    18 months to launch a product they hyped at a keynote.

    Bad Apple.
     
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    It is a rumors site after all...
     
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    Believe it when I see it in the flesh
     
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  16. Suttree macrumors regular

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    The laws of physics disallow this product from exisiting so I am guessing it’ll be a generic charging pad for the revolutionary price of $299 (Lightning cable sold separately, naturally).
     
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    What was the original plan? To charge a phone, watch and airpods? I’d say $249.99!
     
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    I don't see the value in such a product.
     
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    Wake me up when it's available to order.
     
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    Enable third party wireless charging devices? Are they not already "enabled"? I've been charging my iPhone 8 on third party wireless charging pads for months now. Unless I misunderstood what you said?
     
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    I'm beginning to think there is nothing that cannot be predicted by looking at iOS code.

    iOS 12.2 AD Death by Wolves.gif

    Oh… :eek:
     
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    So far there haven’t been multiple delays, we’re in month three since Apple missed their 2018 launch deadline. It’s not the end of the world.
     
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    So it won't be able to charge AirPods, Apple Watch & iPhone at once? That's a shame.
     
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