Apple announced back in September 2017 the AirPower charging mat with a promise to release it in the next
This year is not the first time in the network appearreports that Apple has resumed work on a controversial wireless charger. Now on the Internet there are also photos of the allegedly prototype of the new AirPower.
Image has a low resolution. But we can see the upcoming product, which is known as the “C68” and looks almost identical to the original AirPower charging mat that was recycled last year. This may seem strange to some, but it is quite possible, because the problems with AirPower lie inside. Apple was having problems with the internal layout due to the presence of several overlapping coils that tended to overheat.
The situation did not help the Apple Watch, whichuses its own charging method, which requires more energy. In previous prototypes, when employees put the Apple Watch on a charging pad with other devices, it was claimed that AirPower simply overheated and, in most cases, “burned out”.
The version that is shown in the photo,allegedly uses the Apple A11 Bionic chipset internally for “dynamic heat control”. According to reports, such a prototype has the ability to "direct energy to certain areas of the coil" and wait until "the temperature drops before applying more energy - preventing it from overheating."
It looks like a wireless charging pad is everythingstill in the early stages of prototyping. But the reports say that an iPhone without ports is planned to be released at the end of 2021, which makes the introduction with this flagship product highly likely. Of course, if the company under the leadership of Tim Cook can prepare a prototype before this, an early launch is certainly possible.
John Prosser later now shared two moreimages that supposedly more clearly show the revived AirPower charging mat. Production is expected to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2020 or in the first quarter of 2021.