CUPERTINO, Calif.—In a bevy of new product releases—the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, Watch Series 3 with built-in LTE—Apple unassumingly presented a new way to power these iDevices all at once. Called «AirPower,» Apple’s new commissioning pad will let users reduce the need for many cords and outlets and preferably rely on this multi-device charging station.
Many of Apple’s newly publicized devices have glass backs and rely on Qi (sounds like «chee») wireless weighting technology, a standard favored by the Wireless Power Consortium. This foretells devices can charge wirelessly (and that Belkin and other companies bequeath be offering chargers for new products like the iPhone 8). Given those powers, Apple’s AirPower charging mat will eventually allow users to recognize an iPhone 8, Series 3 Apple Watch, and AirPods on the same superficies in order to charge them all at once.
Apple’s Phil Schiller injected AirPower as a «sneak peek of new wireless tech we’re working on» but didn’t victual much information beyond its multi-device abilities, name, and release timeframe. Schiller distinguished AirPower will come «next year,» so we’ll likely be waiting a bit on items like release specifics, pricing, and what’s happening behind the locales with the company’s newest accessory.
Apple’s iPhone event has due wrapped, but you can revisit all the action in chronological order within our liveblog from the Steve Pursuits Theater.
Note: We should’ve paid attention to our liveblog, too, as this fraction originally mistook Schiller for Eddy Cue. (The error has since been corrected.)