Probably the most anticipated product that Apple fans are waiting for is the AirPower Mat by the Cupertino-based technology giant. Apple first showed off the charging mat in 2017, when it took wraps off its iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X smartphones. Even though the 2018 iPhone line up has also been launched and various leaks and rumours about the next iPhones are surfacing online, we still don’t know the date when Apple’s AirPower charging mat will be made available for purchase.
Furthermore, it was slightly strange that the company actually launched the second-generation AirPods that can be charged wirelessly last week, and there is still no word about Apple’s wireless charging mat. While there may not be an official word about it, Apple has dropped a big hint that the wireless charging mat is set to launch soon.
According to a report in MacRumors, Apple has drawn a diagram of the AirPower charging mat on the retail box of the second-generation AirPods Wireless Charging Case. The technology website says that a user sent the image to them just after receiving their AirPods, and another user on Twitter confirmed getting it too.
The back of the box of the newly launched AirPods shows a pill-shaped outline of the AirPower charging mat and a USB-C or Lightning cable close to it. This can only mean one thing: That the device that is yet to be launched will be able to charge the AirPods.
We should mention that this comes a week after a new Apple product image surfaced online showing an iPhone XS and the new AirPods inside the wireless charging case placed on top of the AirPower charging mat. The two images surfacing online so close together cannot be a coincidence. We feel that Apple is hinting that it will finally be launching the AirPower charging mat soon.
To recall, Apple launched the second generation of its AirPods last week. The updated wireless earphones from the Cupertino-based technology giant come with an optional wireless charging case and are powered by the new H1 audio chip. Another key highlight of the new AirPods us that they have hands-free ‘Hey Siri’ support.
In India, the new AirPods along with their standard charging case can be picked up at Rs 14,900. However, if you buy them along with their wireless charging case, you would have to pay Rs 18,900. And in case you pick up the charging case separately, you can get it for Rs 7,500.
Customers who ordered the new AirPods on the day of their launch will get the earpods by March 26 or March 27. The newly-launched AirPods will be available at Apple Stores and select resellers later this week.