The new AirPower wireless charging mat is set to debut later this year, according to a report citing supply chain sources. Apple unveiled the AirPower mat back in September 2017 and was planned to bring it to the market last year. However, the company has so far maintained silence on its plans towards launching the unified wireless charging solution. The new report corroborates what analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted in October last year. Recently, it was also reported that manufacturer Luxshare Precision has started the production of AirPower, though the exact launch date is yet to be announced.
Citing supply chain sources, Digitimes reports that components orders for Apple’s AirPower continue to pull in and it will become available later this year.
Apple was originally set to bring the AirPower wireless charging mat to the market in 2018, though it missed the schedule, without giving any clarification. However, the Digitimes’ report suggests that the device is one of the ongoing developments by the Cupertino company.
Separately, Apple still maintains a reference to the AirPower mat as well as its missed 2018 launch on the Apple Store page, seen in an obscure corner – the refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 tech specs.