12. jan AirPower charging mat reportedly enters production after missing 2018 release [update]

AirPower charging mat reportedly enters production after missing 2018 release [update]

Apple News   |   01/12/2019 - 2:10pm   |   by A.Rider   |   88

A follow-up update from ChargerLab indicates that Pegatron is starting mass production on January 21.

While Apple has been silent on the fate of AirPower, a new report suggests the wireless charging mat has entered production. ChargerLab claims that manufacturer Luxshare Precision has started production of AirPower, suggesting the product has not been canceled. A follow-up update from ChargerLab indicates that Pegatron is starting mass production on January 21.

ChargerLab took to Twitter this weekend to say a “credible source in the supply chain” has informed it that AirPower production is underway. The tweet includes a screenshot of a conversation, presumably with the source, which corroborates the claims made in the tweet.

Luxshare is a regular partner of Apple’s, currently manufacturing AirPods and USB-C cables for the company. Interestingly, Bloomberg reported last year that Pegatron would be Apple’s partner on AirPower. Although it is possible that Luxshare could provide the components, while Pegatron handles assembly.

Read the full article and an update at 9to5Mac

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