It’s been an attention-grabbing and unusually busy week so far for Apple. Within some days, Apple unveiled a model new iPad Air and iPad Mini together with a revamped iMac lineup. What’s extra, there at the moment are rumblings that Apple could launch a refreshed iPod Contact later within the week. With Apple seemingly on a hardware launch binge, there’s a superb likelihood the corporate is getting a few of its comparatively minor hardware bulletins out of how earlier than its particular occasion subsequent week.
Although Apple’s particular media occasion — which can kick off subsequent Monday — will reportedly deal with media associated endeavors, there may be additionally an opportunity we would see some new hardware within the type of AirPods 2 and, imagine it or not, the lengthy-delayed AirPower charging mat Apple initially unveiled all the way in which again in September of 2018.
With rumors of an AirPower launch swirling about, the newest tidbit involves us courtesy of Guilherme Rambo of 9to5Mac who, upon diving into the most recent iOS 12.2 beta, unearthed some knowledge strings which recommend AirPower might turn out to be a transport product sooner relatively than later.
Particularly, Rambo notes that there have been “vital adjustments” to the iOS code liable for wireless charging duties.
As thrilling as that’s, it’s price noting that we’ve seen relatively a little bit of conflicting info concerning the discharge of AirPower. Although we’ve seen stories pointing to launch someday in the course of the first half of the yr, the latest report from DigiTimes (which has a considerably spotty file in the case of Apple rumors) claims that AirPower may not ship till the latter half of 2019.
All in all, the upside to all of this AirPower hypothesis is that Apple hasn’t canceled the product as beforehand rumored. When you recall, Apple encountered a lot of difficult technical hurdles because it sought to convey AirPower to market and reportedly contemplated axing the product altogether. Presently, it stands to purpose that the discharge of AirPower is an inevitability, with the one query centering on when versus if.