The Apple AirPower mat is reportedly entering mass production at last
According to reputable charging experts ChargeLab, though, the AirPower mat is alive and well – and now entering mass production, finally. That’s based on a tip from unnamed sources working in the Apple supply chain.
ChargeLab’s sources say that the AirPower is being built by Luxshare Precision, the same company that handles manufacturing duties for the AirPods and various USB-C cables on behalf of Apple. While we can’t get guarantee that this is happening, it seems to be a tip off at the more credible end of the scale.
Charging to a complete launch
Apple remains silent on the matter for now, unless you count a mention of the AirPower mat in the instructional manual accompanying the iPhone XS: the manual details how to charge the phone with the mat, even though the mat doesn’t exist yet.
It seems clear at this point that Apple is having trouble getting the charging mat working in the way it wants. The AirPower base promises to charge three different devices at once, so you could pop down your iPhone, your Apple Watch, and your AirPods case on the gadget and watch them all start to charge up wirelessly.
That’s no mean feat in engineering terms, and earlier reports proposed that AirPower prototypes were slow, buggy and unreliable. If Apple has managed to iron out those problems, we might see an announcement in the upcoming few months.