Where is AirPower?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Juan007, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. Juan007 macrumors 6502a

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    This is getting ridiculous, it's not like Apple to announce a product and then leave us hanging for six months. I want an authorized charger that isn't going to burn down my phone or its battery, and Apple is the only one I trust to get it right. What's taking so long? Any idea about launch date?
     
  2. mtneer macrumors 68030

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    Which is exactly why Apple decides it can get away with things like this. When customers offer abject loyalty even when Apple does not keep its word, perform or price its products right - they have zero incentive to do anything but whatever they want to do...
     
  3. Juan007 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's not about abject loyalty, it's about getting a product that works. I'm not buying a shady product that turns my iPhone into a Samsung Galaxy IED. I'll keep charging using the OEM wall adapter for now, thanks.
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    There is no information on the AirPower release whatsoever and there is no marketing at all behind it. The only information available about the AirPower is it is to release in 2018 from when it was first announced back in September 2017. At this point, it’s either going to lunch during WWDC 2018 or in the fall along side the new iPhones. My thoughts are now the fall 2018, which would put it at one year later for a release. I’m shocked that Apple hasn’t even marketed this product whatsoever in the slightest to at least keep customers enticed.
     
  5. mtneer macrumors 68030

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    Which is exactly my point. By refusing to acknowledge that the competition has moved from the Galaxy "IED" days (essentially doing Apple's marketing for them); and refusing to even consider the competition - we leave Apple with no incentive to deliver on time, and meet or beat our expectations. If we want Apple to stay hungry, we've got to stop feeding it as a Pavlovian response. Let them earn a purchase for a change.
     
  6. puma1552 macrumors 603

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    I'll agree with this.

    My Belkin BoostUp charger that I bought with my 8 works flawlessly. But I can still justify the AirPower because my wife's SE will be getting replaced later this year with a wireless phone of some sort, so I can pass that on to her because she won't care. Plus I have AirPods on a lightning dock right next to the Belkin, so I just want to consolidate those two items into one (no watch here). But yes, I want Apple to earn my AirPower sale with a great product, especially given the wait.
     
  7. ZipZap macrumors 603

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    It is abject loyalty because you believe that only Apple can provide what you need.
     
  8. Hooterville macrumors 68000

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    You can get this "Air Power" mat at Sam's Club for $49.00 :eek:
     

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  9. Coffee50 macrumors 6502

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    I'm interested in the airpower as well, but I purchased a mophie wireless charging base & I'm happy with it. I was fine purchasing it due to the fact that apple promoted it in the keynote & they actually sell it in their retail stores. And yes.....that doesn't necessarily mean that it's going to be as good as airpower, but it does take away the "shady product" aspect of it.

    Hopefully the airpower will be released before summer. I'm thinking it's going to be released around the time of the new airpod charging cases (One of the main selling points is wireless charging, so it's easier to pitch those to consumers if you have the companion product that can actually provide the wireless charging)
     
  10. michael31986 macrumors 68040

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    are those safe?
     
  11. cansuds macrumors regular

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  12. Hooterville macrumors 68000

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    I didn't buy one so I don't know. I don't think it would charge the watch though.
     
  13. michael31986 macrumors 68040

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    Don't care much about watch but didn't knot they made these for multiple phones
     

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